DIY Statement Necklace


Here at M&J we can’t get enough of our chunky chains. Rather than just wearing chunky acrylic chains, we’ve opted to incorporate one of our sleeker watch bands with a rustic pendant. By incorporating all three vibes you’ll be sure to wear this statement necklace all summer long.





Stone Pendant Style #54030- Available in our store. Contact

11 MM Watch Band Metal Chain Style # 49624

20MM Flat Acrylic Chain Style # 56301

Sew On Rhinestones- Style # 57044

Gem Tac Glue

Jump Rings- Available in our store. Contact

Large Clasp – Available in our store. Contact


Place one of your jump rings through the small pendant opening. Repeat this step for each of your pendants.


Using your Gem Tac Glue, Glue down each of your rhinestones in a fun and unique pattern.


Leave your pendants aside for this step, and place a jump ring through either side of your watch band.


Connect your watch band with your black chain.
The jump ring will simplify this process.


Loop another jump ring through your watch band.
This jump ring will connect your pendant with the gold band.
Repeat this step for each of your pendants.

Ta da! There you have it your very own statement necklace!DSC_0219

Prada Inspired Necklace DIY


Prada’s latest jewelry collection was rather inspiring. We loved the use of mixed mediums and statement pieces. We immediately thought we would be able to create a Prada Inspired DIY using supplies from M&J. We are very proud of this very simple DIY and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.



Prada Bracelet


MJtrimming Supplies

 1 1/4″ Large Acrylic Chain in Rust Combo-Style #56300

7/8″ Paillette Floral Trim in Beige Style # 30630

30438001 Matte Gold Clasp




Individually cut out each flower of your Floral Trim.


Lay out your chain and examine where you would like the Flowers to go.

We individually glued each flower onto the Acrylic Chain. Upon adding the glue we  pressed down for several seconds.


We continued to glue the flowers down until we felt the necklace was complete.


Our last step involved adding a clasp. We used a belt buckle since the acrylic chain is very thick. We looped both sides of the buckle into the chain creating an easy to use clasp.



We are so pumped to show off our easy to make Prada inspired necklace.


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DIY Street Style Inspiration


We love looking at street style photographs for DIY inspiration. M&J’s Garment District location allows us to see many creative individuals on a daily basis. Although many people working in and around the garment district may not be renowned designers they are often the inspiration for many runway designs. Fashion styling is always open for interpretation. We love looking at street style for inspiration.

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Street Style

Chunky Chains

Chunky Chains

Top 3 DIY Chunky Chains


Chunky chains have been a DIY favorite here at M&J. These statement making trims can update any outfit in a matter of seconds. We came across three great chunky chain tutorials that we couldn’t wait to share with you. Bromeliadliving’s Runway Inspired Necklace Tutorial is sleek and elegant. While both I SPY DIY and Nest of Posie used bright colors to accent their chains. We can’t wait to try out these easy and fun DIYs.

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Chunky Chains on Celebrities


Celebrities are often the first people to replicate runway trends. Chunky chains have been all over the place and we’re certainly loving the look. These chains can be styled in many ways depending on how you style them. We love looking at celebs for even more inspiration. People love to hate her, but Kim Kardashian can do no wrong with this simple peplum dress and chunky chain necklace. The chunky chain adds excitement to the neutral number. Cameron Diaz’s diamond encrusted chain has a perfect amount of glitz and glam. Gwenyth Paltrow and Rihanna dressed up their outfits with the statement making piece. No matter how you style your chunky chains be sure to show them off. This is one trend you won’t want to miss.

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Gwenyth Paltrow wearing two chains

Check out M&J for a large selection of chunky chains

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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