Pearls are one of the more classic trends of our time. Pearls can be styled in many ways ranging from modest studs to intricate couture work. Often showcasing a sophistication and maturity, pearls are great for everyone. Each of these DIY projects proves how accessible this trend is for everyone. Those of you who are more daring may opt for something a bit more extreme a la Alexander McQueen while those of you who want to dip your toes into the trend may want to start off with something simpler such as a beaded necklace. We hope you enjoy these DIY projects and don’t forget to tweet us your pearl inspired projects.
Here at M&J we’ve demonstrated many ways to create jewelry. Now that we’ve shown you how to create jewelry it only feels right to show off ways to store those gems as well. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite jewelry storage solution DIYs that will give you a reason to show off your favorite baubles. These jewelry storage tutorials will not only simplify your getting ready process but will decorate your home as well.
Like what you see? These DIY projects would make for a great Mother’s Day present.
We’ve been eyeing the Lucite bags on the runway in Valentino’s and Marc Jacobs’s 2013 collection and have been wanting to try our hand at a DIY influenced by this trend. We gave our bag a mini face-lift and couldn’t be happier with the results. We spiced up our pink lucite bag with swarovski flatback rhinestones and couldn’t wait to show off this easy and affordable DIY.
Hold your bag in a way that allows you to put the Brisk-Set Rhinestone Setter inside. Place a SS48 Tiffany Setting with the prongs facing down over your plastic bag. Make sure the SS48 Tiffany Setting matches the hole in the Brisk-Set Rhinestone Setter .
Press down on your Brisk-Set Rhinestone Setter for the rhinestone to set.
For harder to reach areas you may want to manually place each of the crystals into place. The first thing you’ll want to do is push your Tiffany Settings through the bag from the interior side.
Once the settings are locked into place, place your crystal in the backing. It may help to angle your bag in a way that allows the stone to comfortably sit into place.
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Rhinestones are some of our favorite treasures here at M&J. Each day we come across a new DIY project that expands our creative appetite even more. Our selection of Swarovski crystals seems endless due to the many shapes and color combinations possible. We can’t wait to ransack our rhinestone trims, and swarovski crystals to create each of these DIY’s.
We are having the rhinestone sale on Monday April 29th and Tuesday April 30th. We’re offering 10% Off Swarovski flatback and hotfix rhinestones only. Please note, this does not include rhinestone trim, sew on jewels, appliqués, or anything else. This promotion is only valid for our rhinestone flatbacks and hotfix line
Jenni of I SPY DIY creates some of our favorite fashion forward DIY projects. We are constantly amazed by each of her projects and often yearn for more. Since it is rhinestone week here at M&J we felt this was the perfect time to show off I SPY DIY’s latest decorated denim DIY tutorial. We were excited to show you how I SPY DIY updated her daisy dukes. We adore this look and all of I SPY DIY’s posts. Click on the images for the full tutorial.
Don’t forget we are having our rhinestone sale on 4/29 and 4/30 and we’re offering 10% Off Swarovski flatback and hotfix rhinestones.
When looking for upcoming trends we are often inspired by our surroundings.Being located in New York City, we find there is always an abundance of style around us. One trend that has been making its way to the east coast post-Coachella is definitely the global influenced/boho trend. The vibrant colors, mixed mediums and over-the-top detail associated with many of these products completely satisfies our creative juices. We’ve rounded up some of our top bohemian-influenced pieces that you can recreate using M&J trims just in time for Bonnaroo or everyday use.
Check out M&J for even more inspiration.
This Earth Day many DIY Bloggers are getting in on the DIY action. Some are giving life to worn out items while others are creating art from recycled goods. Both Honestly WTF, Suburban Mom and Trash to Couture have added value to their basic tees while Inner Child Fun and Almastoller have created art out of what some may consider garbage. Here at M&J we love seeing what is going on in the crafting world and couldn’t wait to share some of our Earth Day favorites with you.
DIY Key Wind Charm
DIY T-Shirt Slippers
DIY Market Bag
DIY: How to Recycle a Magazine
DIY: Create a ruffled skirt
DIY: How to macrame an old shirt
Making Eco-friendly fashion choices can be very costly. Rather than purchasing an Eco friendly garment, revamp something you already have. Earth Day has allowed us to reevaluate the many ways we can refashion our own items. Here are some of our favorite up-cycled DIY projects.
Mich L in LA: Wear your Jeans as a Bracelet Tutorial
Arstar by Althea: Upcycled Tie Necklace Tutorial
Ms. Not So Perfect: T-Shirt Scarf
Trash to Couture: Basket Weave Old Shirts
Jeans Guardian: Denim Slippers
Don’t forget to tweet us some of your upcycled DIY projects. #mjtrim
We combined two of our favorite things (our neon ribbon and our over sized acrylic chain) to create an amazing headpiece that will get you noticed. Our 4 Ways Music Festivals DIY Feature wouldn’t be complete without an ode to the 70′s.
Cut two small identical pieces of your 3/8” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain in Neon Green
Place your now cut ribbon through the last link of your 1 1/4 inch Large Acrylic Chain.
Double knot your 3/8” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain in Neon Green ribbon leaving an even amount of space on either side.
Repeat these steps for both sides. Once each end of your chain has ribbon on either end, tie both ends together.
Now wear your chain headband with confidence!
Not feeling this look? This easy to create DIY can transition from a headband to a necklace within seconds…Just loosen the ribbon
Recently we’ve been seeing tons of cropped tops all over the place. With Coachella rolling in we thought it was the perfect time to spruce up one of our cropped tops with neon accents. We had so much fun creating this piece and can’t wait to rock this look all summer long.
Magna Tac Glue
Cropped Top (Forever 21)
Wrap your 3/8” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain Ribbon around the hemline of your cropped top.
Cut the 3/8” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain once it circles around the top.
NOTE: If there is an elastic band in the back make sure to leave it uncovered or else your top will no longer stretch
Now that your 3/8” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain ribbon is measured, carefully glue it down.
Use a small amount of glue since the ribbon is very thin. You can add more glue later if you feel it is necessary.
Repeat the above steps for any additional area you choose to embellish. We chose to highlight both straps by measuring the ribbon, cutting it and gluing it down.
Make sure your top is perfectly dry before you show it off to all of your friends!