12.17.2013

Project DIY

M&J Trimmings is a huge store in NYC's garment district, that sells, well, trimmings. They are known worldwide for their top quality products and imports like ribbons from France, laces from Switzerland, Austrian Swarovski crystals, buttons from Italy, etc.


They have recently launched a monthly subscription box called Project DIY and sent me one to review. M&J's in-house jewelry designers curate 2-3 original looks each month and send you the instructions, tools, materials, and trimmings you'll need to customize your pieces. I received a starter kit and November's box, the Joan of Arc Collection and was able to make my own Warrior Cuff and Shield Necklace.  


And when I say "I," I really mean Jacob. I am not crafty, you guys. But we had a really good time making these pieces together. I got to create my own design and read the step-by-step instructions (which you can find on their website or through the free app), while Jacob took over most of the construction.


Warrior cuff


Shield necklace


 Voilà!


I have to say that these looks aren't something I would have ever picked out for myself, but since I got to make and personalize them, I kinda like it! You can choose a $30 monthly, 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscription and you can suspend or cancel it at any time. Take a look at their past projects and get a sneak peek of December's box, Baroque n' Roll. I love that one! This would make an awesome Christmas gift for that jewelry lover in your life.

Sponsored post. I received a free sample in exchange for my honest review.

4 comments:

Jodi said...

That is so cool. I have never done any of the monthly boxes but this one is right up my alley. I love what you made. So fun!!!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

This is really cool - I like the idea that you might not know how to do any of this, but through making it might learn a new craft or trade!!!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

This is just bloody great love the look of the jewellery

Brianna said...

Did it come with the jewelry making supplies? I was hoping to find someone who has that stuff to help me modify my Harry Potter bracelet.