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Vintaj VIP mailing box

I decided to get myself the Vintaj VIP monthly subscription box. I had thought about it for a while, but hadn’t done it. You can get a good look at what type of things you will be getting because Heather Powers does an unboxing video and project every month on her Humblebeads Facebook page. That is what finally convinced me to get the box. I really wanted the box shown in the most recent video. I love the components and especially the gorgeous Swarovski. Also, they had a deal for half price the first month, so I took advantage of that.

The kits include finished design ideas for inspiration. Heather Powers makes something different in her video, so that gives you additional inspiration if you’d like.

Pictures of sample jewelry designs on a card that came with the kit

Each box has beads, filigree, metal and special elements like something from Green Girl Studios and Swarovski.

Various jewelry components in baggies.

Here are pictures of each of the packages closer.

Beads and cabochons. I especially love the two pairs of set glass in the front. They will look wonderful in an Apoxie Sculpt project.

Various beads and cabochons in blue, clear, white and light pinkish colors

Metal components. Vintaj has all types of finishes, which I love. They show great mixed metal projects. I like all finishes. I’ve turned over one in a couple of the pairs to show the textured side and smoother side. You could use them either way.

Metal components: gold textured hoops, copper round charms, silver textured rings, filigree gold charms, filigree gold star pendant.

Green Girl Studios charm. It says Guardian Angel on the back.

Pewter charm with angel on front and the words "guardian angel" on back by Green Girl Studios

Vintaj filigree. I’ve always wanted to work more with filigree. I buy it, but I often don’t know what to do with it. I’ve purchased a couple of Vintaj technique books, so those will be helpful, as will the kit inspiration sheets.

Filigree components: frame, long and cross for wrapping, a charm pair and a bird and branch charm.

I don’t often make projects designed by other people, but I really loved the idea presented for the Swarovski piece on the Vintaj design ideas card, so I did make that with kit items and a vintage chain I had. Even the back is beautiful with the mirror finish on the crystal and the design on the filigree.

Large, rectangle Swarovski crystal wrapped in the long filigree on a chain to make a necklace. Picture shows front and on picture of painted floral background.

I think I will really enjoy these Vintaj boxes! There is still a lot of stuff to get through this year until there are more forms of support available (visiting family and friends in person, etc.) so I am continuing to find ways to engage in extra self-care.