“Every outfit deserves the perfect piece of jewellery. We want our customers to set their style free.”
Mink&Stone is an online boutique that allows you to design your own one of a kind jewellery pieces, fusing together two of my favourite things: fashion and creativity.
As a little girl, I remember purchasing jewellery-making kits and, even back then, I could appreciate the unique quality that this experience offered.
I’ve been on the Mink&Stone website for the best part of this week, so now that I have fully explored and designed my own pieces, I thought that I would share the process with you.
Step 1: Select the materials that you might like to work with.
There are six pages jam-packed full of beads, crystals and stones, which are all individually priced, so that you can work within your own budget. Alongside the price, there’s a + symbol to add the item to your “tray” for easy access later.
In case you change your mind, you will still be able to view, select and use any of the other materials whilst in the design stage.
Step 2: Choose the piece of jewellery that you would like to design.
The type of clasp, material and length can be altered once you’re in the design application.
Step 3: Get creative and start designing!
In the design application, simply drag and drop materials from your earlier tray selection or any of the other available materials.
One of my favourite features is that as each bead, crystal or stone is added to the piece, the price will adjust accordingly, so you can always keep track of where you’re up to.
You can either add the item to your cart for immediate purchase or save the design to continue working on at a later date. There’s also the option to publish your design to the inspiration page, this allows other customers to view your creations and, if they really like one of your pieces, they can purchase it and you will receive 10% of the purchase price back in stones towards your next piece of jewellery.
I’m going to be following up with a “Part 2”, sharing my jewellery designs and asking for your opinion on them, and a “Part 3” to show you the finalised piece once it’s arrived in the post, so watch this space!
Have you ever designed your own jewellery before? What style, colours and materials would you use?