I ordered this necklace as a Birchbox bonus. The directions were for the most part easy to follow. I personally struggled with tying the knots. My necklace did not end be ing adjustable and I had to keep burning the edges to keep them from unraveling. That being said, I get a lot of compliments on this necklace and it has become one of my favorite pieces. After this DIY, I did subscribe to For the Makers subscription for a few boxes.