Project DIY: Baroque n’ Roll Materials

This month we’re rolling out a Project DIY collection that is sure to turn a few heads. (Probably because it’s packed with sparkle!) Our Baroque n’ Roll collection is lavish, elegant and luxe; perfect for the holiday season. While we aren’t revealing what the projects are just yet, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what materials you’ll be introduced to in this collection.Project DIY: Baroque n' Roll Collection Lace

This is our first Project DIY collection to feature a big band of trim, and beautiful lace trim at that! If you’re wondering what you’ll be making, we aren’t spilling the beans yet, but you will need to use a needle and thread to create it.

Project DIY: Baroque n' Roll Collection Gold Project DIY: Baroque n' Roll Collection Gold

It wouldn’t be a Baroque n’ Roll collection without a little bit of bling! From pearls to rhinestones, we picked materials that were incredibly glamorous and elegant. You’ll also be using rich gold pieces that invoke Baroque with their scrolling filigree details.

Project DIY: Baroque n' Roll Collection Cameo

Since this collection is so elegant and feminine, we wanted to include one of the most elegant and feminine items we know, a cameo embellishment. It’s delicate, charming and a perfect addition to one of our projects.

Any guesses about what projects are in the latest Project DIY collection? Leave them down below!

 

DIY: Baroque Pearl Ornament

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If you want your ornaments to make an elegant statement, we have the DIY for you! This month is all about sparkle and shine, from the tinsel on a Christmas tree to the icicles adorning your window. With these frosty and fun images in mind, we wanted to create something that was both seasonal and sparkly!

Baroque Pearl Ornament DIY from M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:

8mm Faux Pearls Package #49380

6mm Faux Pearls Package #49387

40 x 30mm Oval Women Head Cameo #41584

3/8” Single Face Satin Ribbon (Ivory) #00295

7/8” Single Face Satin Ribbon (Silver) #00298

Styrofoam ball

Pins

T-pins

Glue

Scissors

Gluing Cameo onto Styrofoam Ball

Placing Cameo onto Styrofoam from M&J Trimming

1. Glue the cameo onto the center of the Styrofoam ball, and begin pinning pearls around it to create a frame.

Pinning Pearls from M&J Trimming

2. Continue adding pearls to the ornament until it is completely covered, aside from a small space at the top.

Gluing Ribbon from M&J Trimming

3. Pull your satin ribbon through a t-pin, and glue one end to the other.

Gluing Ribbon to Ornament from M&J Trimming

4. Once the ribbon seam is dry, push the t-pin through the empty space on top.Ribbon Bow Ornament from M&J Trimming

7. Create a bow using the other satin ribbon, and glue it in front of the looped ribbon.

DSC_0092Baroque Pearl Ornament from M&J Trimming

This pearl-adorned ornament is perfect for a classic and elegant tree. If you want the ornament to be a little less Baroque-inspired, just remove the cameo for an ornament that’s reminiscent of a playful snowball!

Project DIY: Baroque n’ Roll Inspiration

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For last month’s Project DIY collection, we explored the tough-girl world of Joan of Arc with bold pieces and mixed metals. With the holidays quickly approaching, we thought we would embrace a more luxurious aesthetic. When we were dreaming up this collection, we couldn’t help but think of rich velvets, warm golds, ornate designs and lots of elegant sparkle. These elements lend themselves well to the festive holiday atmosphere of December, which is why we’re happy to announce that our latest collection is Baroque n’ Roll!

Dolce and Gabanna Autumn 2012 Runway

Andrew Yee Baroque Shoot for How to Spend It Magazine

Project DIY: Baroque and Roll Inspiration Red Fabric

Baroque Fashion from Pink Lemonade Design

This collection is all about lavish decadence. We combined diverse textures and deep colors to make the Baroque n’ Roll collection feel as elegant as its namesake era.

Project DIY: Baroque and Roll Inspiration Chandelier

Baroque Couture from Babs Closet

We fell in love with the look of ornate filigree and sprawling brocades, and used a similar floral design in some of our materials.

Andrew Yee Baroque Shoot for How to Spend It Magazine

Project DIY: Baroque and Roll Inspiration Gold Lace

You can’t do the Baroque period justice without some gorgeous lace! This delicate and intricate trim is highly representative of the time-period, but will continue to be popular in fashion until the end of time!

Project DIY: Baroque and Roll Inspiration Confetti

The Baroque n’ Roll collection is a fantastic holiday gift because the pieces make the perfect accessories to your holiday dress! If you’re interested in experiencing the Project DIY: Baroque n’ Roll collection, just sign up here! If you prefer one of our previous collections, you can always buy the kits or individual projects at mjtrim.com!

Editorial Inspiration

The ‘Dance Baby Dance’ editorial in Vogue Turkey’s December 2012 issue is so inspiring.  While searching for New Years party outfits, this editorial definitely makes us want to DIY instead of buy!  Chunky chains, sequin pants, sequin tops, baroque lace and feather dresses … we are going back into our DIY archives for ideas because we want this New Years to truly be one of a kind!

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