DIY: Metallic Chain Cuff


If you’re in need of a flashy statement accessory that will get you through the holiday season, from holiday party to New Year’s Eve, look no further than this DIY! This metallic chain cuff is just the piece you need to grab the spotlight without looking overdone. We used our flat snake chain to adorn a simple cuff, and the result looks like liquid gold! DSC_0001

What You’ll Need:

Metal cuff

6mm Flat Metal Snake Chain





DSC_00051. Take your chain and cut seven 1″ pieces.

DSC_00072. Add E6000 to your syringe. Start adding glue about a half inch up from one side and ending one half inch up from the other side.

DSC_0015 3. Place one piece of chain at the top making sure one side of the chain is longer than the other side.

DSC_0018 4. Continue down making sure you keep making one side longer than the piece of chain above it. This will create an angle with the chain on the cuff.


Cool Cuff Inspiration


Looking for the one piece of jewelry that’s going to take your look to the next level? Try a cuff on for size! These cool bracelets have the impact of a statement piece, and can easily be paired with almost any outfit. Going for the minimalist look? Wear a bold cuff with a basic dress. Or go bohemian and layer your cuff with daintier pieces to create a clustered and carefree look.  0da283dde2e987ac48718720a2b5e798ALL DAY EVERYDAY BEACH JEWELS // GYPSEA Brass Bangle Cuffs <---


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Project DIY: Introducing Joan of Arc

Every month we make it a point to bring you the most cutting-edge and trendy collections, and we work with our designers to produce top-quality projects using only the best materials. November’s collection was inspired by a tough girl whose story (and style) stands the test of time. We’re talking about the one and only Joan of Arc!

We created the Joan of Arc collection with her persona and era in mind. Think lots of chainmail, mixed metals, and pieces that are strong with a feminine edge.

Joan of Arc Cuff | M&J TrimmingJoan of Arc Cuff | M&J Trimming

Our first project is a mixed metal cuff that screams tough girl glam! One of  Joan of Arc’s most inspiring attributes was her ability to be a great leader through mountains of adversity. The idea of a teenage girl leading an army into battle was absolutely unheard of! Plus she wore pants and had a cropped haircut, style icon much? Channel your inner Joan, and be the leader of the fashion pack with this gold and gutsy cuff!

Joan of Arc Statement Necklace | M&J TrimmingJoan of Arc Statement Necklace | M&J Trimming

Our second project is this beautiful necklace that is sure to make a statement anywhere you go! The thick metal chains are reminiscent of the chainmail Joan may have worn in battle, but the silver tubing give the chains a modern edge. We chose the bronze statement pendant because it looked similar to a glammed-up shield.

Joan of Arc Completed Projects | M&J Trimming

We hope you enjoy this month’s Joan of Arc collection, and embrace your inner warrior with this fierce jewelry! Which project are you looking forward to making? If you’re interested in making these beautiful pieces, subscribe to Project DIY today!

DIY Inspiration: Lace Jewelry



With the abundance of lace in our store, we’ve been getting inspired to make some lovely DIY lace jewelry. It’s both simple and delicate, and will easily add a ladylike touch to any outfit. Check out our inspiration below!





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DIY Falling Gem Cuff




We recently stumbled upon this DIY cuff on I Am Momma – Hear Me Roar, and instantly fell in love with the adorable bracelet. Cheri used gems from our store to create this cute cuff, and we adore the way she arranged them in a scattered formation. Now we’re dying to make one of our own! See the full tutorial at I am Momma – Hear Me Roar.



DIY Inspiration: Embellished Cuffs


Lately we’ve been dreaming about making a DIY embellished cuff; it’s a great statement accessory that will jazz up every outfit. You could use rhinestones, leather, gems – anything goes! The only problem is that we can’t decide what we like best: minimalistic leather with metal accents, or a colorful gem-filled bracelet. Which cuff do you like best?

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DIY Golden Lace Cuff by Runway DIY



How cool is this DIY lace cuff by Arianna of Runway DIY? This is such a great way to transform a simple piece of lace – we’ve been trying to think of new ways to use all the lace in our store. The end result is chic and classy, and it doesn’t look like DIY at all! Head over to to see the full tutorial.


Fabricate Your Own Leather and Spike Cuff


by Goldie

I would like to share with you a quick and simple way to create your own edgy cuff. I used two of my favorite items to create this cuff, leather and nail heads.

I used:

  • ¼  yard of 81503 Gun Metal/ Ivory (to order please call 1-800-9-mjtrim)
  • one package of Spike Nailheads
  • Sew on Snaps (439320) (to order please call 1-800-9MJTRIM


  1. Start by measuring your wris
  2. Take that measurement and add one inch
  3. On the back of the leather sew on one side of the snap ¼” from the edge.  On the face side of the leather at the opposite end sew the other sides of your snaps ¼” from the edge.
  4. Apply your nail heads to the leather.  Mark points to the back of the leather where you would like your nail heads to lie. Since the leather is thick you will need to use a Brisk-set Rhinestone Setter with nail head adapter to apply your nail heads. Be sure to use the correct adapter for the size nail head you use.