Help Me Win The Darby Smart Designer Contest


Hey guys, I need your help. Please help me win the darbysmart designers contest

All you need to do is visit their website through my unique link here

Every visit counts as an entry towards my winning this. I. Need. To. Win. This!


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Please share my link with your friends to help me win this ๐Ÿ˜‰


Update on my Darby Smart Designs – Bejeweled Macrame Knot Bracelet + Off Tha Chain Necklace

So just a quick update. I submitted 2 of my Darby Smart designs yesterday and I wanted to share them with you. The first one is a necklace made with chain and t-shirt yarn and the second is a macrame bracelet also made with t shirt yarn and embellished with swarovski crystals.


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I totally, totally love them both. I’ve still got supplies left to make some more stuff and I’ll share them as soon as I’m done. I do hope they get accepted so that you can have access to the DIY kits and make some rad accessories with them. You can check out awesome stuff from other Darby Smart designers here.

So which is your favorite – my Bejeweled Macrame Knot Bracelet or the Off Tha Chain Necklace? Also, what other stuff would you like to see me make with the t shirt yarn, embroidery thread and pearl trim I’ve got left?ย  Please let me know in the comments section.

Ok, gotta go now. I do hope you have a great weekend.

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Newest Darby Smart Designer!

I was accepted as a designer on Darby Smart about a month ago (so it’s not so new anymore) and I was given $50 to shop for supplies on their store…yay! What is new is that my box arrived last week and I am so excited. So here’s what is in my box; t-shirt yarn, swarovski crystals, pearl trim, embroidery thread (in various colors), a gold curb chain and Martha Stewart acrylic paint (I really love the color)


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The top of the box was ‘mutilated’ but that’s not unusual with international shipping. I can’t wait to show you what I make with these…(patience my darlings). More exciting is the fact that if my designs get accepted, then the DIY kits will be available for purchase on the Darby Smart store, so you can make your very own accessory (or gift it to a friend). You can also purchase DIY project kits by other awesome designers and join the maker movement ๐Ÿ™‚

And if you are a creative junkie like me and would like to become a Darby Smart designer, visit their website right now. Once you get accepted, you then have to submit your designs for acceptance and then full production of your DIY project kits. As excited as I am about Darby Smart, there are 2 drawbacks for me personally;


1. They do not accept payments from cards outside the US. Thank God for the free $50 they gave me.

2. You stand a greater chance of getting your design(s) accepted if you use supplies from their store. This is so that they are sure they can get these supplies in large quantities if you make it to production stage. However, this may be a challenge for designers outside the US because of (1) above.


All in all, I think is a great opportunity, if you are so inclined . No, I am not being paid for this (that’s not a bad idea though). I am totally for pushing the maker movement forward and I think Darby Smart is doing a great job in that department.


For updates on what I make with my Darby Smart supplies and more, please follow Koltureshoq (button is to your left) and remember to share this news with your creative designer friends ๐Ÿ™‚






DIY Chain and Pearl Necklace 2



Remember this DIY Chain and Pearl Necklace I posted yesterday? Well, someone requested that I make her one. And I did. And it was awesome.

I even think it was better than mine.

What do you think?

I gotta go now but please hit the follow button (to your left) to get more awesome updates.

See you soon.






It just hit me right this minute how much I’ve abandoned this blog. I mean I come here from time to time and try to hook up at some link party or the other but I have missed sharing my projects with you guys. I have taken to Instagram lately and I just get so lost in the sea of amazing pictures that actually assume I have shared my pictures here as well.


We have a lot of catching up to do and I’ll make up for it…I promise. In the interim, here’s a picture of the multistrand chain and pearl necklace I made a month ago…what???


It’s really easy to make, trust me and I soon will put a post (although, there may be no step-by-step pictures, but not to worry)


I really think it’ll go well in other nude, neutral or pastel colored beads. What do you think?


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