Studs and Pearls Blogger of the Month – May!

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I had so much fun creating these projects with the surprise box that M&J Trimming sent me. There’s a lot of variety within these 6 projects, so I hope you’re inspired to try out at least one of them! Enjoy, and Happy DIY’ing!

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Project 1: Multi-Finger ring

Multi-finger rings have been spotted everywhere lately. As one of this season’s hottest trends, you can make your very own multi-finger ring with just a few supplies.

Supplies:
- 3 Fashion Dome Buttons Item# 46459 in Teal
- Button shank remover
- Scissors
- Scrap of pleather or leather (1.5″x2.5″)
- Super glue
- 3 ring blanks

1) Fold the scrap pleather/leather in half, lengthwise.
2) Glue along the inside.
3) Remove the shanks from the back of the buttons.

4) Glue the buttons onto the rectangle.

5) Glue the ring blanks on the back of the rectangle.
6) Let dry.

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Project 2: Chain and Cord Bracelet

This statement bracelet looks complicated, but it really isn’t! I love the combination of different textures, between the chain and the cord.

Supplies:
- Cord/Braid Item# 887060198 in Ovocado (1.800.9.MJTRIM) , about 60 inches
Kelly Green Color thread Item#42681
- 1 Fashion Dome Buttons Item# 46459 in Teal
- Thick wide curb chain
- Sewing needle
- Scissors
- Jewelry pliers
- Jewelry clasp and jump rings
- Clear nailpolish

Tip: Wrap tape around the ends of the cord to prevent them from fraying while you make the bracelet.
1) Cut the cord into two 30 inch pieces, and thread one piece through the first link of the curb chain. Fold the thread in half to make sure that there’s the same amount of thread on either side. Take the bottom strand, fold it over the top strand and then through the second link. 
2) Take this strand and fold it back over the chain, and under the other strand. That other strand then goes through the chain.

3) Repeat steps 1-2 until you reach the end

4) Thread the other piece of cord through the first link of the chain, and repeat until you’ve braided the other side.

5) Sew the ends together, and sew on the button to accent the bracelet.

6) Sew the clasp onto the cord, trim the ends and secure with clear nail polish to prevent fraying.

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Project 3: Ribbon Wrap Bracelet

This Ribbon Wrap Bracelet is the ultimate spring accessory; it totally reminds me of flowers, sunshine and nature. You can also use the same method with different types of ribbons to create a completely different vibe.

Supplies:
- Hand Dyed Silk Satin Ribbon Item# 33583 about 120 inches for a 7 inch bracelet
- Rhinestone trim (*this is actually from M&J Trimming as well, but I had this beforehand.)
- Scissors
- Hot glue gun

1) Fold the ribbon in half about 4 times. You might need to fold more or less times depending on the size of your wrist.
2) Tie the ends together in a bow.

3) Wrap a 1.5 inch piece of rhinestone trim around the bow, and secure with hot glue.

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Project 4: Shoulder Trim Shirt

You can give some life to a plain old shirt by using gold trim to accent the shoulders. I love the way the trim hangs off the sleeves – it adds a sultry, flirty element. Regardless of what color shirt you choose, the gold trim will look amazing with any color.

Supplies:
Gold Chain Item# 44522  (1.800.9.MJTRIM)
Peacock Color thread Item#42681
 - Sewing needle
- T-shirt of your choice
- Scissors

1) Find the seam on the shoulder of your shirt. Line the trim along the seam and sew the edge of the trim to the edge of the shirt.
2) Sew the trim in the middle, with just a one or two simple stitches.

3) Sew in a few more spots along the trim.

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Project 5: Gold Trim Headband

This headband is my personal favorite; it can add some gypsy-inspired flair to any outfit, and will look great whether you have short or long hair.

Supplies:
- Gold Chain Item# 44522  (1.800.9.MJTRIM), about 13-15 inches
- Elastic, 7-8 inches
- Super glue1) First and only step – glue both ends of the trim to the elastic. Instant headband.

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Project 6: Thread Tassel Keychain

Tassels are one of the hottest trends right now. You can easily make your own tassel with some thread, a pair of scissors and a small book. The best part?  You can even use different colored threads to create fun, multi-colored tassels.

Supplies:
- Metal Tooth Pendant Item# 42406
- Peacock Color thread Item#42681
- Small book
- Key ring
- Scissors

1) Create your own skein of thread by wrapping the thread around the book, about 40-50 times.

2) Slowly slip off the thread and tie the top section off, with a spare piece of thread. This will form a loop.
3) Attach the tassel and horn pendant to a key ring.

8 comments on “Studs and Pearls Blogger of the Month – May!

  1. Rebecca K says:

    I love the project ideas. There’s at least one that I intend to make shortly…once I get the supplies from M&J.
    Thanks for going to the trouble to inspire all of us.

  2. Marlean Leach says:

    These projects are awesome…..I’m going to share them with some 4-H groups .
    Thanks so much!!! Marlean

  3. I looked for that chain, Gold Chain Item# 44522, and it’s nowhere to be found on your site. Kindly update your information!

  4. Dannielle, it can be ordered by calling M&J, their number is listed above – just be sure to have the Item #! :)

  5. Wow! These are a great bunch of projects! Thanks for all the inspiration.
    p.s. I am loving grey nail polish right now! I haven’t changed from grey nails in weeks.

  6. Katherine says:

    Wow, S&P goes above and beyond! So creative!

  7. [...] that she’s a frequent visitor of M&J Trimming! We adored her creations when she was our Blogger of the Month last May, so we wanted to catch up with Kirsten and steal all of her DIY secrets. Check out her [...]

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