This week we are totally inspired by the sparkle and shine of Swarovski crystals! If you aren’t familiar with them, these Austrian crystals are some of the most beautiful, colorful, and most versatile DIY elements we know. Adding jewels or gems to an article of clothing or a home decor item can instantly take it from boring basic to one-of-a-kind. Take a look at some of our favorite bedazzled pieces.
Circular jeweled embellishments were huge at this year’s Burberry Prorsum SS14 show. We’ve been seeing a lot of great DIYs using that pink embellished jacket as inspiration!
Crystal necklaces, headpieces, belts, and other assorted accessories are popular with brides because they add just the right amount of sparkle to their dresses. These high-fashion pieces may be a little too bold and heavy for most brides, but we love the look of these ornate accessories.
Headbands are one of the easiest ways, aside from regular jewelry, to inject some sparkle and shine into your look. We think crystal headbands look exquisite when paired with a messy updo.
So what do you think of these “shining stars”? Do bedazzles make your life more dazzling, or do you prefer a more understated embellishment?
Lace Belt D.I.Y
With Paris Fashion Week rounding up, we are beyond obsessed with anything and everything black and white. The major trend highlighted at every show inspired us to create this lace belt. This Chanel inspired D.I.Y will spruce up a plain white tee or a fab gown ready to be taken out on the town. Check out our selection of elegant lace and beaded trims on our site.
Beacon Magna-Tas 809 Glue
3″ Rigid Lace from M&J Trimming
Grossgrain Bow from M&J Trimming
Mundial 8.5″ Dressmaker Shears Scissor
1. Cut lace in half based on the floral design(One side will be larger than the other depending on which lace was selected)
2. Fold the thinner piece in half3. Glue both halves together creating a thicker piece (You can match the lace or mismatch for a more romantic touch…)
4. Pick up the leftover piece of lace and lay this piece under the now thicker band making sure it is centered.
5. Using your Beacon Magna-Tac 809, now glue down this piece for an additional layered look
6. Be creative! We glued on a bow, but feel free to add brooches, rhinestones, chains or studs! Make this lace belt your own canvas
7. Ta Da!
Want to try your hand at making a stylish evening accessory? See our selection of elegant trims on our site and don’t forget to posts photos of your DIYs on Instagram (#MJtrimmingDIY) and Pinterest (@MJtrim) so we can see!
M & J has the most fabulous selection of buttons,I thought these pictures would be perfect to share with you. The pictures were taken by Chellise Michael Photography. This duo has a great eye for capturing the day. Paying attention to the details, of your wedding, is not only fun but shows off your style. Click here to see more of Chellise Michael. See more photos here.
Everyone always sees the adorable little girl throwing petals on the floor. Brides also need to worry about what to put on their flower girls. You can create your own head band for your flower girl using ribbon and crystals with these easy steps.
- 1/2 yd of 2 1/4 Poly Satin Ribbon, Ivory Style# 00318 (1.800.9.mjtrim)
- 1/2 yd of 10mm Organdy Ribbon, Light Peach Style# 02110
- 25mm Plastic Head Band, White Style#43469 (1.800.9.mjtrim)
- 1 pack of SS12 Swarvoski Rhinestones, Crystal Style# 03012
- 1 pack of SS34 Swarvoski Rhinestones, Crystal Style# 03034
- 15” of 2mm Fine Metallic Twist Cord, Brown Gold Style# 00860
- 1/4” Swarvoski Crystal Belt, Crystal/Silver Style # 19912
- 2 pcs of 18*10mm Swarvoski Crystal Sew-on Pear Shaped Jewel, Crystal Style# 27474
- 1 pc of 15*4 mm Navette Rhinestone w/Setting, Crystal Style# 03912
- 1 pc of 18*9mm Sew-on, Crystal Style# 27473
- 1 pc of 12*6mm Sew-on, Crystal Style# 27473
- 1 pc of 10mm Round Sew-on, Crystal #32016
- E6000, Style # 37777
- Take the 1/2 yard of satin ribbon and glue it the headband to cover the plastic, cut the the ends to make them shorter, then glue the ends to the inside.
- Take the 1/2 yard of organza ribbon and glue it straight in the middle of the headband. Cut a little of the ends, leave some left over to glue the ends on the inside of the headband.
- take the metallic cord, cut 4 pieces even pieces (about 3 1/2 inches long), take the belt and swoop the pieces through, as a belt and glue the the ends on to the headband.
- take the other pieces of jewels and scatter them as you wish on each side of the head band.
M&J Bridal Salon Accessories– Necklace Style#44880 & Large Cage Veil Style#42929
There are so many great reasons for DIY projects, to save money, to create something you can’t find, to re-use something you don’t use, but most importantly to show your creativity and personality. And here’s something that works great anywhere and I mean anywhere. For a wedding or everyday use, this fabric brooch looks great in the hair, accessory, clothing and even your wedding dress.
M&J Bridal Salon Accessory Necklace Style# 44880
- The length of each material depends on how you want to design your flower brooch. For this particular project. Here is what I did.
- I took a 4” long pleated taffeta and folded ½” on both sides and used the glue gun to attach it to the felt. Make sure you don’t lay it down too straight or it’ll end up looking a little awkward. Slight bend both sides a little and glue it down. Be careful, the glue gun is extremely hot.
- Next I took about 2” of a double row rhinestone trim and glued it on top of the pleated ribbon to cover the ribbons stitches that it came with.
- Next is making the flower.
- For the larger flower, I used about 3/4 of a yard of Midori Dupinoi ribbon. On one end, tie a loose knot. Make it as flat as possible.
- Next lay the ribbon down on a table and with two finger, hold down the knot.
- With the other hand, start flipping the ribbon over one small section at a time. The ribbons should over lap each other as you also turn the ribbon on the table to form a flower. You can make the flower as tight or loose as you would like, but just remember to hold it down so it stays in shape.
4. When you’re complete with the flower, tuck the end down underneath the flower and carefully pick up the flower to glue it down onto the felt. Glue it close to the rhinestone trim.
- Repeat steps a-d for the other two flowers
- When you’re done gluing the entire flower down, glue the loose pearls onto the center of the flower.
- Also glue pieces of the rhinestones along areas where you can visibly see the felt.
- Next, take the scissors and carefully trim the brooch. Be careful not to get too close to the flower and not to trim too far.
- Lastly, glue the accessory clip onto the back of the felt. With this clip, you can add it onto your hair, clothing or anywhere you like.
Accessories are from our M&J Bridal Salon
Call 1-800-9MJTRIM to Purchase.
Necklace Style# 44880
Large Cage Veil Style#42929
Photography by: kfirziv.com
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M&J Bridal is excited to annouce that we have recently finish the photoshoot for our lookbook. Below is a glimpse the beautiful bridal accessories we are currently carrying. Click on the image below to view the entire lookbook.
To contact regarding any of the pieces, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-704-8017.
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’!
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Save the date! M&J Trimming is officially opening our new Bridal Salon to the public. The opening is scheduled for June 1st from 11am – 6pm. Come join us and Magnolia Bakery for cupcake tasting and custom veil and glove viewing.
On this big day, you’ll meet our Bridal Specialist, Bethany. Don’t forget the delicious cupcake tasting and wedding dessert ideas by NYC’s most popular Magnolia Bakery. We look forward to seeing you there.
Are you going to be in New York City in March and April? Well, then mark your calendar and visit us at New York City’s most luxurious Wedding Salon and the New York Weddings Showcase. It’ll be an event you’ll definitely find enjoyable especially if when you’re in the process of planning a wedding.
Wedding Salon – New York, NY
Show date: Monday March 23, 2009
Show hours: 3pm to 8pm
Venue: Gotham Hall
Address: 1356 Broadway – New York, NY 10018
New York Weddings Showcase – New York, NY
Show date: Monday April 1, 2009
Show hours: 5pm to 8pm
Venue: Metropolitan Pavilian
Address: 125 West 18th Street
For more details call 1-800-965-8008 ext 308