Designing jewelry just for fun

Handmade goods are popular in Japan, with online marketplaces such as Etsy and Creema proving successful. But what if you like the idea of designing, but don't have the time or resources to find materials and actually make something?

Monomy by Fun Up Inc. is an iPhone app that allows jewelry lovers to custom-design earrings, necklaces and bracelets, without even stepping into a supplies store. Users are given a choice of more than 3,000 ready-made parts that they can put together on-screen. The designs also move so that you have an idea of what they will be like in real life.