Here at M&J we are obsessed with emerald jewelry. While browsing possible D.I.Y projects we came across a stunning bracelet created by Trinkets in Bloom. By using rhinestone trim, chain, and scissors featured at M&J this bracelet is sure to make heads turn.
Check out the M&J Trimming’s site for all of your emerald needs!
We have been inspired to create statement necklaces all week with our great assortment of chains, cords, and rhinestone trims. And we are not the only ones! Over at Meredith & Gwyneth, the New Yorkie, they created a DIY statement necklace using some of our supplies. It looks amazing and is very simple to make, so make sure to check out their tutorial here!
After all the inspirational DIY statement necklaces we found on the web and during NYFW, we decided it was time to make one of our own! A little glue and glitz really does go a long way!
2 ft of chain
1 ft of 5mm rhinestone trim
1 ft of 1/8″ sapphire rhinestone trim
1/2 ft of rhinestone spike trim
Interlock buckles (in store)
1. Use your sticks for applying glue.
2. Find the middle of your chain trim and line it up with the middle of your larger rhinestone trim. Glue these together as depicted.
3. Line up your blue rhinestone trim with the glued rhinestone trim and glue this on top of it.
4. Line up your spiked trim with the middle of chain and glue it onto the bottom of the chain.
5. Use your pliers to open the last links of your chain and add your buckle closures. Close the links with your pliers.
6. Let this dry for 2 hours and you’ve created a new standout piece for your jewelry collection!
We can always count on Kristen of Glitter N Glue for awesome DIY projects, and this one is no exception. She grabbed two different colored chains from our store, attached them with pliers, added a clasp, and voila! This awesome two-tone chain necklace was born. Head on over to Glitter N Glue to see more of Kristen’s lovely necklace (as well as an endless amount of other cool DIYs)!
The neon craze is still going strong, so naturally we’re obsessed with this DIY neon cord necklace by Christine of Court and Hudson. She used chain from M&J Trimming to create this bright statement necklace, and now we’re dying to make one of our own. Isn’t it awesome? Find her full tutorial at Court and Hudson.
In our opinion, the chain necklace is a staple for any DIY fanatic. Whether you’re spraypainting, looping neon ribbon through, or attaching cool metal embellishments, there’s endless possibilities for a simple strand of chain. Lately we’ve been loving bright, chunky chain necklaces, so we gathered a few pieces of inspiration. We just might try to replicate one of these in a DIY someday! Which one do you like the best?
via Stella & Dot / Fashion Lane / Revolve Clothing / Mac and Mir
A while back, we shared this incredible studded clutch as our DIY inspiration. We spotted it on the lovely Chiara of The Blonde Salad, and it instantly went on our must-try DIY list. And now we’re proud to say that we’ve finally made it! With a few materials from M&J Trimming, it was easy to transform a simple black wallet into an edgy studded bag with a chain strap. You can use it as a clutch, like Chiara, or you can drape it over your shoulder for an effortless look. Either way, check out our instructions below to make your own!
1. Gather your supplies. You’ll need:
2. Add about 8 studs to the piece of leather trim. You’ll have to push the studs through in the front, then push down the prongs in the back. Make sure you leave about an inch without studs on either end.
3. Measure out where you want your studded strap on the wallet. Flip over the studded piece of leather, and use your glue to attach one of the ends to the clutch. When you glue it, the studded side should be facing down.
4. Once the glue has dried for the first side of the strap, flip it over so the studs are facing up. Fold down the extra inch on the other end, and glue it onto the wallet to create the strap. Hold in place while the glue dries.
5. Use your pliers to open up a link on both ends of the chain.
6. If your wallet has holes on top, you can simply slip the link through and then close it with your pliers. If not, you will need to create a hole on either side with a leather hole punch. Attach the chain on both sides of the wallet to create the strap. Now you’re all done!
Not quite a headband, not quite a hat, a headpiece is our favorite way to add a bohemian vibe to an outfit. Ever since we spotted them on some of our style icons at Coachella, we have been searching for the best headpiece tutorials to follow. Here’s our top 5!
1. DIY Bohemian Chain Headpiece by All The Good Girls Go To Heaven
2. DIY Beach Boho Headpiece by P.S. I Made This
3. DIY Feather Headpiece by Wunderlust
4. DIY Ann Demeulemeester Feather Headpiece by Monoxious
5. DIY Headpiece Out of a Necklace by Oh So Pretty the Diaries
Minkette.com just shared this amazing headpiece tutorial – made completely out of M&J products! To keep that Coachella inspired style going for the rest of the summer head over to MJTrim.com and see the directions below.
Supplies: 1 yard of chain, jump rings, charm or stone, and pliers.
- Gather your supplies. If you don’t have jump rings, you can remove a few links from a chain with pliers and use them as a substitute.
- Use the pliers to separate the chain into three separate pieces. Each piece should be about 10-12 inches, depending on how loose you want your headpiece to be.
- Attach one end of each chain together with a jump ring.
- Do the same thing with the other ends of each chain, so all three chains are connected on both ends.
- Use one more jump ring to attach a charm to one of the ends of the chains. Drape over your head and you are ready to keep that Coachella inspired style going all summer long!
Minkette.com just shared this awesome neon necklace tutorial – and they used M&J products! For all you neon fans, this is a great and simple DIY to recreate. Just grab your supplies from MJTrim.com and see the directions below.
Supplies: 1 ft large silver chain, 4 ft each of 3 different neon cords or ribbon, pliers, scissors
1. Tie one of the ribbons (we used green) around the right side of the first link in the chain. Bring the ribbon under the second link and then pull it through the link, making sure to stay on the right side.
2. Keep wrapping around the following links, continuing to pull the ribbon under and through each link. Continue to stay on the right side. The chain may twist a little but that’s alright!
3. Tie your second ribbon on the left side of the first link. Repeat the wraparound process that you used for the first ribbon, but this time stay on the left side.
4. Keep wrapping the second ribbon around left right side of the chain. Stop whenever it looks long enough.
5. Tie the third ribbon around the first link. Instead of wrapping this one around the sides of the chain, weave it down the middle of the chain, going under one link and coming up in the next one.
6. Use the pliers to clip the chain wherever you want to finish. Tie all three ribbons in a tight knot around the last link. Either leave all three ribbons on the end, or cut two of them off and leave one ribbon to tie the necklace together.