We’re huge fans of Glitter N Glue, and can’t get enough of her DIYs. Each morning we quickly log onto her site anticipating greatness. We were thrilled to see our 6-Row Plastic Square Trim. Be sure to check out the full satchel bag DIY tutorial on Glitter N Glue’s latest DIY Post!
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.
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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.
No matter where you’re going this summer, you’ll be sure to spot someone donning a floral crown. This summer staple has been making waves in various markets. Brides adore this whimsical look, but they are certainly not the only ones. This trend has surpassed the bridal markets making an impact in the high fashion markets as well. Retailers have been showing off various versions of the flower crown, and we simply can’t get enough of it! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite headpiece tutorials so you too can fall in love with this trend.
This Father’s Day show dad you truly care with an original craft made just for him. If your old man is into golf, why don’t you set the table accordingly? If fashion is his thing, spruce up his wardrobe with some key pieces he’ll be sure to love. Every man could use a bow tie, suspenders or bracelet in their wardrobe. Not only will these DIY’s be handmade, they’ll make him feel incredibly special.
If you’re anything like us here at M&J, you love accessorizing. With the summer heat rolling in fast, we often neglect our jewelry due to the additional bulk and weight it usually adds on. Luckily for us, this statement making piece is so lightweight you’ll barely feel it on. Regardless of the temperature outside, we’ll be rocking this easy chain bracelet/ring combo DIY.
5MM Jewelry Metal Chain
Ring (We used one from Fun 2 Bead)
Gently stretch out your ring
Place the last link of each side of your chain through your spiral ring. Once the links are on the ring, swivel them to the center so they will be secure.
Now that both sides of your chain are attached to the ring, squeeze the ring back together.
Put your ring on your middle finger with the chains extending in opposite directions.
This is what your chain should look like once you are complete.
We love how this DIY is so easy yet fashion forward. We can’t wait to rock this look all summer long.
Stay tuned for our Flower ring tutorial tomorrow!
Buttons may be one of the more underrated items that we sell at M&J. Many people overlook the beauty that buttons have. Here at M&J we have an entire store devoted to them. We’ve rounded up several Button DIY tutorials in order to show you some great ways of incorporating buttons into your wardrobe. Both I Spy DIY and Crazy for Collars created beautiful bracelets while Glitter n Glue made ridiculously stylish rings. These buttons are simply too pretty so be hidden.
Memorial Day weekend has many meanings to many people. Some celebrate the history of our country while others simply enjoy the days off of work and a sign that summer is quickly approaching. This holiday marks the beginning of warm weather, BBQs, family bonding, and beach days. Grab your nearest trims and start constructing some of the greatest DIY’s for the fun filled weekend you have ahead of you.
Ribbons can be used for many purposes. Due to the many types of ribbons there are many ways they can be used. We’ve dedicated this post to some of our favorite ribbon bracelet tutorials. Inspiration & Realisation uses silk ribbon and charms to create a wrapped charm bracelet. This bracelet is perfect for those summer days when you want to throw on a lightweight piece of jewelry. The chain bracelet has been a staple among the blogger community. The ribbon and chain contrast adds a hard and soft edge to any outfit. Trinkets in Bloom also toughens up her ribbon adding spikes to the often delicate trim. We can’t wait to try out all three DIYs.
Check out M&J for a large supply of ribbons and trims.
It’s not too late to show mom you care this Mother’s Day. Rather than buying her something she already has, make her something she never even knew she wanted. Each of these DIYs are quirky and fun gifts any mom will cherish. A Girl and a Glue Gun created an easy to make sunglasses pouch that will make any mom smile. U-Create Crafts will make mom chuckle with their Pin-it pin cushion. The irony is so clever we wish we had though of it first. If neither of those are for you, maybe you’ll love Alpha Mom’s Sandpaper printed t-shirt tutorial. We can’t wait to try all three.
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Do you have Gatsby fever? So do we. We’ve been eyeing the amazing Gatsby collection at Tiffany & Co all week long. Even though most people have been raving about Daisy’s headpiece we can’t get enough of her bracelet. The intricate pearl and diamond piece is truly stunning. For those of us who can’t afford the jewels at Tiffany’s you can create them with our M&J goods.
The Great Gatsby
First cut 5 small strands of the Pearl Rosary Chain about 5 ½ inches long each. These will comprise the bracelet part of the finished piece.
Attach jump rings to each end of the strands and connect the ends of the strands to the adjacent strand(s) using more jump rings. The idea is to attach the strands together in adjacent rows so that they don’t get jumbled together in a mess of pearl chains
Once the ends of your chains are linked together, make a little chain of jump rings and attach it to one end and on the other end attach the lobster claw closure to the jump ring on the center pearl strand. At this point you should have an 5-strand pearl chain bracelet that is adjustable and has a lobster claw closure.
In the center of the pearl strands, link each strand to the one(s) adjacent using jump rings so that the five strands hold together. This is important because it allows you to attach the Rhinestone Pearl Flower Applique to the jump rings running down the center of the pearl strands so that it is attached to the entire pearl chain bracelet and not just one strand. Again, this will help to keep the five strands of the bracelets stacked in neat little rows rather than getting jumbled together.
Cut a three inch piece of your Pearl Rosary Chain, and on the other end of the Rhinestone Pearl Flower Applique sew the end of this short piece of Pearl Rosary Chain. This will form the ring part of the jewelry piece.
Make a loop with the 3 inch piece of chain and attach the end to the base of the strand of pearl chain to complete the ring.
And there you are: your very own Daisy Buchannan party piece.
To wear it, slip your finger first through the ring at the top and make sure the appliqué sits comfortably on the top of your hand, then close the bracelet around your wrist and you’re ready to go.