DIY: Tassel Statement Necklace

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We’re used to seeing jewelry that’s made of gold and silver, but jewelry doesn’t need to be made of metal to make a real statement! This week we’ve created a necklace that features silky cord and fun braided tassels. This necklace will go great with any summer outfit, or swap out the tassels for a look that goes right into fall.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY MaterialsMaterials:

3/16” Rayon Twist Cord

2.75” Braided Band Imported Tassels

End Caps

Jump Rings

Lobster Clasp

E6000

Scissors

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Measuring Cord1. Take your cord and measure the length you want your necklace to be. Cut to size.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Gluing End Caps2. Add the end caps to each cord end with E6000.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Adding Jump Rings 3. Add jump rings and lobster clasp.

M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY Adding Tassel4. Lastly, add your tassels to your necklace.
M&J Trimming - Cord and Tassel Necklace DIY

Fall 2015 Fashion Accessory Inspiration

Although we still have plenty of summer left, it’s never too early to start prepping for fall. An easy way to update your wardrobe for the upcoming season is to bring in stylish accessories. Check out some of our upcoming favorites!  M&J Trimming - Chanel Pearl Rosary Chain Pearls, often associated with preppy style, have gotten revamped. The simple string of pearls just won’t do! Expect to see accessories in abstract and modern shapes. You can DIY a similar style necklace to the Chanel above using rosary pearl chain!M&J Trimming - Small Trunk BagSay goodbye to shoulder bags this season! This year designers favored styles with shorter handles, and rectangular trunk bodies were especially popular.

M&J Trimming - Balenciaga ShoesDress up your feet with embellished and accessorized footwear. From glitter to beading, shoes are shimmering and shining with every step!

M&J Trimming - Flower BroochBrooches are back, baby! An easy way to take your outfit from basic to statement-making, brooches are one of our favorite accessories. Especially when they’re covered in crystal.

 

Time to Party…Nautical Style

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Summer is not over yet! So party it up before summer ends with these simple nautical inspired party decor ideas. It sets a great oceanic vibe to the party. If you can’t bring the party to the beach, then bring the beach to your backyard.

M&J Trimming - Rope Tied Silverware

So simple, yet so creative. A simple rope tie does wonders for your silverware presentation.

M&J Trimming - Rope Knot Napkin Rings

These knotted rope napkin rings are so pretty and vibrant! Will definitely add a pop of color to any occasion.

 

M&J Trimming - Nautical Inspired CorsageThese nautical inspired “mommy and daddy to be” corsages are too adorable. What a great way to use the stripped edged ribbon! It goes perfect with this nautical theme.

M&J Trimming - DIY Buoy Garland

These buoy garlands are so creative! You can change the colors of the stripes to go along with the occasion of the party.

M&J Trimming - Clay Pot Light

What’s a party without setting the right lighting? Check out this creative way to make a lighthouse outdoor lamp out of plant pots!

Rope and Cord Accessory Inspiration

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This week we’ve been focusing on the use of rope and cord for decor almost exclusively, but there’s so much more to do with this type of trim! We took a look at some of our favorite ways to feature these elements in your outfit, and we think you’ll agree that when it comes to rope, the possibilities are plentiful!
M&J Trimming - Rope and Metal NecklaceThis fall and winter metal hardware meets braided cotton for dynamic accessories with both texture and shine.

 

M&J Trimming - Jimmy Choo Sandals

 

The perfect pair of sandals for summer, these Jimmy Choos are knotted in all the right ways.

M&J Trimming - Mini O BagA modern bag gets an earthy touch with rope handles.

M&J Trimming - Nautical Knot DIYNot only is this a chic statement necklace, it’s easy enough to make with these simple steps!

 

 

M&J Trimming - Rope and Raffia BackpackThis backpack is perfect for a day at the beach and channeling those nautical vibes.

Home Decor DIYs Using Rope Cords

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Feeling a little twisted? Check out these awesome nautical inspired DIYs using twisted rope cords. They’re very strong and able to uphold even the heaviest of your creations.

M&J Trimming - Hardware Inspired MirrorWho knew rope cord could make such a great strap for a mirror? This Hardware Inspired Mirror is the perfect addition to any bathroom.

M&J Trimming - Nautical Rope VaseThis beautiful Nautical Rope Vase will have your home looking summery all year round (change flowers according to season to intensify the look).

M&J Trimming - Rope WordsHow cute is this Rope Word DIY! It’s the perfect addition to any bedroom. Let the ropes do the talking!

M&J Trimming - Rope Shade LampShed some light into any ol’ bedroom with a Nautical Inspired Lamp.

M&J Trimming - Nautical LanternThese rope handle lanterns are perfect for those outdoor festivities. Switch up the add-ins according to your event.

DIY: Jute Rope Coasters

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If you’re lucky enough to live by the sea, you might be a fan of nautical decor. This fun and carefree theme usually involves a combination of anchor art, navy accents, and definitely elements that feature rope. This DIY is for the sailors at heart and nautically-inclined. We’ve created a set of coasters using jute braid that are as simple to make as they are stylish.
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What You’ll Need:

1/2” (13mm) Jute Tubular Braid

Long pins

Scissors

Sobo Glue

1. Cut one yard of jute for each coaster.
DSC_0396 2. Glue the ends of the coaster so they do not fray.
DSC_0397 3. Start rolling the jute into itself, kind of like a cinnamon roll.DSC_04004. Start to pin through the jute to hold each area in place.DSC_0450

Perfect Coffee Table Projects

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If you’ve recently moved into a new place, or your current living room needs a makeover, we have a simple way to spruce it up: your coffee table! Make your tabletop the talk of the town with these projects that are perfect for your coffee table!

M&J Trimming - Polaroid CoastersPersonalize your place with coasters that look like Polaroid photographs!

M&J Trimming - TerrariumA terrarium is an easy way to add natural color and texture to your room. You can’t go wrong with a cluster of lovely succulents!

 

M&J Trimming -Marble Planters DIYIf you decide a potted plant is for you, dress it up in style with these marble-patterned planters!

M&J Trimming - Geometric Scupture DIYMake a statement piece for your tabletop with these fun and easy-to-make geometric sculptures.

 

 

Favorite DIYs from July

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As the summer slowly comes to an end, keep yourself busy with these DIYs that surely come in handy.

M&J Trimming - Hardware Necklace DIYWho said hardware couldn’t be a girl’s best friend? Check out this necklace made out of hardware pieces and leather cording.

M&J Trimming - Bleached Beach Towel DIYThese personalized bleached towels are to die for!

CornholrKeep the summer going with these fun DIY outdoor games!

FrameHave your memories surrounded by summer all year long with this nautical-inspired picture frame.

BraceletWho knew hook and eyes would make such a cute accessory piece?  These bracelets are a must-have for the perfect arm candy.

 

 

Deep Sea Coral Inspiration

When it comes to design, fashion, and home decor; the word “coral” evokes a bold color that balances beautifully between red, orange and pink. But today we’re tackling the topic of coral, the living and breathing aquatic invertebrate responsible for some of the most beautiful abstract patterns found in natural. We prefer just to use these beauties as inspiration, as we think the real thing belongs in the sea. Check out some of our favorite iterations of this amazing creature that look like they were plucked right from the reef! M&J Trimming - Blue and White Coral PrintM&J Trimming - Whit Coral Sculptures

M&J Trimming - Coral Shape Chandelier

 

M&J Trimming - Coral & Opal Ring

 

M&J Trimming - Coral Reef Necklace

Sparkling Brilliance Stones DIY Roundup

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Our newly featured Brilliance Collection of rhinestones is here for all of your sparkling creative needs.  Tackle your biggest projects with our Brilliance Collection.

Flip-Flop-RhinestonesDazzle up your plain jane flip flops with our Brilliance rhinestones before the summer ends.

15-how-to-crystallize-a-champagne-flute-tutorialThe perfect engagement or wedding preset any bride can have is this beautifully designed Crystallized Wine/Champagne Flute Glass.

c93dc3a756599051352dc7ca92e78086Shine bright like a diamond in this amazing tropical-inspired bra top. It’s brilliant! (And perfect for Halloween.)

DIY-Gem-ClusterEarringsA cluster of sparkles makes this the perfect DIY accessory for any formal event!