Floral Sweater D.I.Y

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Upon seeing Oscar De La Renta’s Spring 2013 collection, we were in awe.  The floral embellishments had been kicked into high gear leaving us with waves of excitement. Clearly we were left with no choice but to recreate an affordable but just as fabulous piece using M&J products.

INSPIRATION:
Oscar De La Renta Spring 2013 RTW
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SUPPLIES:

Crew Neck Sweater ($7 at K-mart)

Rosette By Yard(21 Rosettes) in Light Pink

Flower By The Yard 1 1/2″

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Scissors

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STEPS:

Cut each rosette individually.

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Now individually cut out each flower from the other trim.

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Lay out the flowers in a design that you’re fond of.
We spaced the flowers out but feel free to play around with the layout.

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Pin down each flower once you have finalized your design.

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Begin sewing each flower onto the sweater.

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The Final Look…

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You can find all our floral trims and brooches at our store located at 1008 Sixth Avenue, New York NY 10018 or on our website!

Floral Runway Inspiration

Floral Prints have been a key feature on the runway. The nature infused trend has been revamped in a major way. Designers have been using various mediums such as fur, lace, beads, fabric  and appliques to incorporate these patterns. Below are some of our favorite floral runway pieces that give us the urge to create some of our very own pieces.

Prada Spring 2013 RTW

Valentino Spring 2013 Couture

Chanel Spring 2013

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2013 RTW

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Oscar De La Renta Spring 2013 RTW

Bottega Veneta Spring 2013

Custo Barcelona

Tory Burch Spring 2013 RTW
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Blogger Highlight:Trinkets in Bloom

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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.

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Check out the M&J Trimming’s site for all of your emerald needs!

Honestly WTF’s DIY Jeweled Beanie

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Winter in NYC is not over so we’ve been looking for creative ways to add style to our wardrobe while still wearing the same coats, hats, scarves and gloves.  Not only are statement necklaces a great way to do this but so are jeweled winter accessories!  The girls over at Honestly WTF created a beautiful DIY jeweled beanie using our sew on and flatback rhinestones.  It’s cool, chic, and unique so make sure to check out their tutorial in order to make your own!

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Meredith & The New Yorkie’s DIY Statement Necklace

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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!

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Top 5 DIY Statement Necklaces

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We love a great standout piece of jewelry.  During the winter, a great way to add style to your layers is adding a great statement necklace over everything.  These statement necklaces are a great way to add some glitz and creativity to your everyday wardrobe!

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DIY Punk Statement Necklace

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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!

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Supplies

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

Glue

Interlock buckles (in store)

Pliers

1.  Use your sticks for applying glue.

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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.

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3.  Line up your blue rhinestone trim with the glued rhinestone trim and glue this on top of it.

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4.  Line up your spiked trim with the middle of chain and glue it onto the bottom of the chain.

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5.  Use your pliers to open the last links of your chain and add your buckle closures.  Close the links with your pliers.

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6.  Let this dry for 2 hours and you’ve created a new standout piece for your jewelry collection!

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DIY Inspiration: Statement Necklaces

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We have a deep love for DIY necklaces here at M&J Trimming. The more chains, studs, and rhinestones, the better. With a large assortment of these products in our store, it’s only natural that we want to make our own!

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DIY Inspiration: NYFW Statement Accessories

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Nothing makes a bolder statement than a statement accessory against a classic yet modern outfit.  There were so many standout pieces that were worn during NYFW that we are still thinking about them a week later!  We love all of the cool pieces below!  Which are your favorites?

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Top 5 Studded Trim DIYs

All week we’ve been ranting and raving about all of our new studded iron-on trims.  They make studding so easy – simply cut and paste! The DIYs below are definitely ones that we want to recreate!

DIY Studded Trim Cell Case via I Spy DIY

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DIY Studded Trim Vase via West Elm & P.S. I Made This

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DIY Studded Trim Clutch via Glitter N Glue

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DIY Studded Trim Vase via Desert Domicile

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DIY Studded Trim Sunglasses via A Splendid Assemblage

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