DIY Lace and Chain Accessory

By Dara

It has been quite a while since my last post, so I think I’m due for another DIY. 

The weather in NYC has been a lot warmer lately, in the mid 50s.  I assume it is also starting to get warmer everywhere else as well.  If you are tired of hibernating for the winter like me, then you’re probably looking forward to spring and the fashionable outfits that comes along with the weather.  So it’s time to shed off that thick coat and start dressing a little more fashionable and creative. 

As the season changes, I’m always in need of something new, but the my wallet won’t always allow me to do so.  Therefore, for this spring, I’m dressing up my outfits from last year with a little bit embellishments. 

This week, I made a shoulder accessory; which you’ll see more of in magazines and clothing stores this season. 

Materials:

Directions:

  1. Add a line of glue along the center of the suede fabric.
  2. Pick up the suede fabric with the glue side up and place along the center of the lace. 
  3. Take one end of the lace and place it over the glue.
  4. Add glue to the center of the fabric again.  Then take the other end of the lace and place that over the glue.  The suede fabric should be completely covered with the lace.
  5. With your finger, pinch the center of the fabric, then using a needle and thread, sew the center in place.
  6. Once the center is more table, wrap the center with your chains.  Leave a few inches off so it can dangle. 
  7. Now stitch on the pin back in the center of the fabric on the back side where there is glue.

Now you’re all done and ready to add this to the shoulder of  your tank top, t-shirt or dress.  You can also add it onto your clutch or put a clip instead of a pin back and use it as hair accessory.  For a little more glam, you can also add sequins over the lace with glue.

 

Running of the Brides 2010

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By Blerona 

As many may know, Filene’s Basement   is most famous for its annual Bridal Gown Events  when brides-to-be can save hundreds, even thousands of dollars on designer wedding gowns.

And it is with great pleasure to announce that M&J Trimming will be working alongside Filene’s Basement in Union Square, NY on February 5th for their annual Running of The Brides Event.

Their huge selections of designer dresses are beautiful, but sometimes brides might think the one they chose is just a little plain. Well that’s where M&J Trimming comes in. Our bridal specialists will be there with samples of bridal trim to help give suggestions on embellishing the wedding dress fashionably with our newest bridal trim, and accessories.

And that’s not all, M&J Trimming will also be handing out Discount Cards to all attendees at the event, giving Brides-to-be another discount to save on trimmings, embellishments, veils, headpieces, custom gloves, silk flowers and more! So once you’ve picked out your designer dress and decided on your favorite trimming, come to M&J Trimming in New York with your card and purchase your selected trim at a discounted price!

Working with Filene’s Basement is a partnership we are very proud of. We cannot wait to help Brides-to-be get their ‘Dream Dress’!

Store Locations

Filene’s Basement
40 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 358-0169
 
M&J Trimming
1008 Sixth Avenue
Between 37th & 38th Sts.
New York, NY 10018

New E-mailer Feature

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What Are You Wearing This Spring?

 Donna Karan

What are you wearing this spring?  Yes, it is still winter.  However, spring is not that far away; especially with January already coming close to an end.  NYC’s fashion week is also coming up soon.  So to give you a little inspiration, we are posting some amazing outfits for Spring 2010 from some of the world’s top designers.  Be sure to check back often as we update you on the latest runway shows from NYC’s fashion week.

Ralph Lauren

Erdem

Bottega Veneta

Versace

 

LIMITED TIME! Swarovski Rhinestone Price Reduction

Swarovski Rhinestones at www.MJTRIM.com

M&J Trimming currently has a special promotion going on for all rhinestone fans.  For a limited time all of our Sawarovski Rhinestone prices have been reduced by 15%.  That means you get 15% off any size of flatback or hotfix rhinestones.  This is a limited time offer.  To find out the expiration date, be sure to sign-up for our e-mailer and we will update you on the latest offers and their expiration dates. 

Limited Time Swarovski Rhinestone Price Reduction

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It is that time of the year when most retailers are evaluating how much their Swarovski Rhinestone price should increase by because this is typically the time when Swarovski also increases their prices to vendors.  However, this year, M&J Trimming is taking the other route.  For a limited time we invite you to take advantage of our Swarovski Rhinestone price reduction.  The special reduction is on both small and large packs.  Both flatback rhinestones and hotfix rhinestone prices have been reduced.  We do encourage you to take advantage of this exciting news because it only tempoary.  Customers on our e-mail list will be informed prior to the expiration date. 

If you are not already on our e-mail list, please sign-up to be informed on the expiration date along with future promotions.

 

Sew-on Jewel Bib Necklace on Martha Stewart Show

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Not too long ago M&J Trimming was featured on the Martha Stewart show.  Martha’s in house designer, Hosanna Houser showed the audience how to create fashionable jewel bib necklaces using M&J’s merchandise.  We are currently flooded with phone calls and emails regarding the sew-on jewel used on Hosanna’s necklace.  So to answer your questions, here are some information. 

Hosanna used an assorted color and sizes of glass sew-on jewels on the sample necklace.  On her necklace she used the champange/silver mesh sew-on jewels.  If you missed the episode and would like to watch it again, please click here.

Happy New Years!

  

It seems like it was only the blink of an eye and it is now already time to celebrate a New Year!  All of our blog writers, Roseann, Blerona, Goldie, Bethany, Dara and Milton along with the rest of the M&J Trimming staff would like to wish everyone a wonderful New Years.  May 2010 bring you lots of happiness and good health.  

Happy New Years!  

Free Shipping! December Special Only!

Have you taken advantage of our Free Shipping promotion?  For the entire month of December, when you spend $25 or more, you will get Free UPS Ground Shipping.  Spend more time shopping and less time worrying about shipping.  Spend $25 or more and we’ll take care of the rest.  Hurry, there’s only a few days left until the promotion ends.  Be sure to use the coupon code: shippingdec09.  Happy Holiday!