Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Mink And Stone Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

I was one of those kids, you know the kind - whinging in a gift shop on a school trip looking at personalised stationary, jewellery or similar. I know what you're thinking, come on Sam, your name isn't that weird! You'd be right, only - seeing as I'm not a Samantha - whilst all my friends got princesses I was more likely to end up with a tractor (thanks, gender oriented products). So, I now love personalised things in a magpie-esque fashion, and so when Mink and Stone offered me £10 towards making my own bracelet*, I couldn't get on there fast enough (seriously, I ordered it right there, from Spain.)

Mink and Stone Initial Bracelet
You can pick from a number of styles of jewellery, from bracelets to different necklace lengths, to chokers. Once you've picked these, it's onto the good bit - the beads. You can split the beads in a number of ways, by size, colour, material etc. - and then start adding them to trays clicking the + button (or click the i for more information). Once the beads are in trays you can add them to your bracelet (or don't add them to a tray and add them straight to, if you prefer) - these beads then show in your "added" across the bottom of the screen, so you can easily get back to the beads that you've used before.

Personalised Initial Bracelet

I'll admit, I had a few glitches. I struggled to get beads in the position that I wanted to get the bracelet even, even when I added one side and then the other, and so I had to make my bracelet a tiny bit bigger. I also struggled to work out the size of beads as I'd sorted them by colour and so there was a lot of trial and error, added to the fact that you have to fill the bracelet with beads completely - but it was all good fun. My finished bracelet ended up costing £13.72 as you pay by the bead, of which you're giving a running total, which I love (you can check my bracelet out, buy it or edit it to suit yourself here).

Mink and Stone Bracelet

All in all, it's the little details that set Mink and Stone apart. It's the silver tag on the bracelets that add that extra something, the velvet pouches, them sending a photo of your complete bracelet before it's shipped out. There's something so special about making your own jewellery and feeling like you truly are involved in each step of the process - there's something even more special about the bonus touches put in by Mink and Stone to make the whole experience just that little bit different. They're a company that I'll definitely be using again.

Have you used Mink and Stone?

Sammy xo.
*Products marked by an asterisk(*) were part paid for by Mink and Stone in consideration for a review, however this has not swayed my opinion and all views expressed are completely my own. Please read my disclaimer for more information.

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