Since the Kentucky Derby is going on this weekend, we felt it was the perfect opportunity to share our love for oversized hats with you. The Kentucky Derby gives you an opportunity to show off your movie-star persona and rock one of your favorite hats. We know you’ve secretly tried it on every morning questioning if you could pull it off —you can! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Kentucky Derby approved hats but you can be sure to find us at M&J embellishing some of our own. Be sure to share picture of your DIY Derby-style pieces.
Wearing a scarf is one of the simpler ways of sprucing up an outfit. We found 5 DIY tutorials that demonstrate the many innovative ways to wear, embellish, or use scarves in original DIYs. Whether you’re looking to dip dye one you already have or reuse it to tie bows to your toes, these DIYs will perfect your spring wardrobe. Click on each of the images for the full demonstration.
Dip Dyed Scarf via Scarves Dot Net
Braided Jersey Scarf viaPickles
Scarf accented shoes via Palm Beach Parties
Scarf necklace via My Life; My Story
Pearls are one of the more classic trends of our time. Pearls can be styled in many ways ranging from modest studs to intricate couture work. Often showcasing a sophistication and maturity, pearls are great for everyone. Each of these DIY projects proves how accessible this trend is for everyone. Those of you who are more daring may opt for something a bit more extreme a la Alexander McQueen while those of you who want to dip your toes into the trend may want to start off with something simpler such as a beaded necklace. We hope you enjoy these DIY projects and don’t forget to tweet us your pearl inspired projects.
Here at M&J we’ve demonstrated many ways to create jewelry. Now that we’ve shown you how to create jewelry it only feels right to show off ways to store those gems as well. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite jewelry storage solution DIYs that will give you a reason to show off your favorite baubles. These jewelry storage tutorials will not only simplify your getting ready process but will decorate your home as well.
Like what you see? These DIY projects would make for a great Mother’s Day present.
We’ve been eyeing the Lucite bags on the runway in Valentino’s and Marc Jacobs’s 2013 collection and have been wanting to try our hand at a DIY influenced by this trend. We gave our bag a mini face-lift and couldn’t be happier with the results. We spiced up our pink lucite bag with swarovski flatback rhinestones and couldn’t wait to show off this easy and affordable DIY.
Hold your bag in a way that allows you to put the Brisk-Set Rhinestone Setter inside. Place a SS48 Tiffany Setting with the prongs facing down over your plastic bag. Make sure the SS48 Tiffany Setting matches the hole in the Brisk-Set Rhinestone Setter .
Press down on your Brisk-Set Rhinestone Setter for the rhinestone to set.
For harder to reach areas you may want to manually place each of the crystals into place. The first thing you’ll want to do is push your Tiffany Settings through the bag from the interior side.
Once the settings are locked into place, place your crystal in the backing. It may help to angle your bag in a way that allows the stone to comfortably sit into place.
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Rhinestones serve many purposes. Rhinestones can accent an outfit in many ways. The beauty of these crystals are their versatility. Each crystal can be used individually or grouped together. Rhinestones can be used for clothing, jewelry or even makeup purposes. However you choose to rock the look you’ll be sure to sparkle in the crowd.
Many designers use rhinestones to enhance pieces within their collection. Some designers add a few stones here and there while others create works of art. Judith Leiber is one designer who has made a name for herself for her innovative use of crystals and rhinestones. Her initial bag created due to a shipping error which left many of her bags damaged. Rather than throwing the bags away, Judith began decorating them with a variety of small crystals. Ms. Leiber’s creative instincts may have inspired some of the runway looks we see today. Here are some of our favorite rhinestone-enhanced looks from the runway.
Rhinestones are often used to accentuate one’s natural beauty. Each crystal glistens and gleams giving off a vivacious thrill. This dramatic effect is something photographers are often looking for in their subjects. One rhinestone necklace may change the entire attitude of a shot. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite rhinestone-enhanced editorial prints that evoke beauty, power and sophistication. Check out M&J for our large selection of Swarovski crystals and rhinestone trims.
Rhinestones are some of our favorite treasures here at M&J. Each day we come across a new DIY project that expands our creative appetite even more. Our selection of Swarovski crystals seems endless due to the many shapes and color combinations possible. We can’t wait to ransack our rhinestone trims, and swarovski crystals to create each of these DIY’s.
We are having the rhinestone sale on Monday April 29th and Tuesday April 30th. We’re offering 10% Off Swarovski flatback and hotfix rhinestones only. Please note, this does not include rhinestone trim, sew on jewels, appliqués, or anything else. This promotion is only valid for our rhinestone flatbacks and hotfix line
Jenni of I SPY DIY creates some of our favorite fashion forward DIY projects. We are constantly amazed by each of her projects and often yearn for more. Since it is rhinestone week here at M&J we felt this was the perfect time to show off I SPY DIY’s latest decorated denim DIY tutorial. We were excited to show you how I SPY DIY updated her daisy dukes. We adore this look and all of I SPY DIY’s posts. Click on the images for the full tutorial.
Don’t forget we are having our rhinestone sale on 4/29 and 4/30 and we’re offering 10% Off Swarovski flatback and hotfix rhinestones.