A few weeks ago I popped to Bloggers Fashion Week, an event for bloggers to meet up and be introduced to lots of amazing brands. One of the brands that really stood out to me were Mink and Stone. They offer a service wear you can design your own beaded jewellery online from a huge selection of beads chains and lengths of necklace or bracelets. Once you’ve played around and designed your perfect piece of jewellery they make it up and send it to you. I couldn’t wait to create something of my own.
A couple of weeks later after playing around loads on their website and designing lots of different things I settled on a lovely spring themed bracelet with beautiful pink roses. The website is really easy and fun to use. You just have to select the item you’d like to make, there are lots of choices of length for necklaces so there’s something for every taste. You can then start selecting which beads you’d like to include. There are a huge number of beads available so it helps if you select the colour you’d like first.
Once you’ve chosen the colour chain you’d like and made sure the length is right, you can then pay for your jewellery and a few days later it will arrive through your door. I really enjoyed the process of creating my perfect bracelet and also had fun just playing around on the website. You can save all your designs to edit and come back to later or just take inspiration from some of the designs that are already on the site.
My bracelet arrived after a few days, it was well wrapped in tissue and delivered in it’s own jewellery pouch which is perfect for storing it away and keeping it safe as well as being a really nice touch if you’re giving it away as a gift. I was really impressed with the delivery time as well. I also appreciated that you have the option of adding your twitter account so that they can tweet you a preview of your made up piece of jewellery before they send it out.
The bracelet itself was absolutely beautiful and I was so impressed by how pretty the rose beads were and how nicely it had been put together. It is going to look absolutely perfect with some of my pink vintage summer dresses and I think it will be a favourite for a long time to come.
I think Mink and Stone is just a fantastic idea and is a really affordable way of having a lovely bespoke item to treasure. I’ll definitely be considering as a gift option for friends too, as I’d really like to design different things to suit their different styles and personalities.
If you’d like to have a go at designing your perfect piece of jewellery visit the Mink and Stone website.