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)
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).
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.
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