Project DIY: Your Projects in February 2014

We don’t know if it’s just the shortened month, but it seems like February just flew by! Our subscribers have been busy bees working on their Project DIY collections, and really customizing and personalizing each piece. Here are some of our favorite projects from this month to help inspire your creativity! Punk and Film Noir Combination

We love how Instagrammer @PrincessLeighLeigh combined the Punk Revival and Film Noir collections! And the pom pom trim she used in the Femme Fatale necklace? So on trend.

Stylecaster Project DIY Collections

Stylecaster got in on the fun by creating four different collections!! They all look fabulous, but we should ask them which THEY liked the most!

Rain Blanken Film Noir

Rain Blanken, DIY guru from About.com, came to visit us and spoke with lead designer Michelle Levy about Project DIY! She made some pretty cool customized pieces from the Film Noir collection before heading back to her home state. Hope you come back into the city soon Rain!

Sketch 42 Film Noir Camera Strap

One of our favorite bloggers, Nicole from Sketch 42, modified the convertible belt into a cool camera strap! Pretty perfect for such a great photographer.

How did YOU customize your projects in February? Share your results with us on Instagram @MJProjectDIY!

Project DIY: Your Projects in January 2014

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This month has been super busy for Project DIY! We got to see some of your gorgeous Baroque n’ Roll pieces, released our Film Noir collection and had a chance to meet a few of you at our Project DIY Workshop! Check out some of our favorite Project DIY moments from this month below.

Customized Bracelets from About.com

Customized Earrings from About.com

Rain Blanken, the DIY guru from About.com, customized her creations with indigo nail polish to achieve a tarnished look! We loved this unique way to customize your pieces. Nail polish on metal, who knew?

Customized Joan of Arc Shield Necklace from Workshop

So these Joan of Arc Shield Necklaces from Instagrammers @everyeveryeve @samanthalavine @jumpoverthemoon really knocked our socks off! Each one was similar but different, just like the three friends themselves! We had a blast customizing the Joan of Arc necklaces with you at our Project DIY Workshop, and can’t wait to meet more of you at next month’s meeting!

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We love this layered look by Instagram user @Mandersbal! So many different customized options make this piece perfect for any outfit, and are a divine accessory for any silver screen siren.

We can’t wait to see what February has in store, and look forward to seeing your creations in the coming month!

Project DIY: Film Noir Materials

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This month’s Project DIY collection harkens back to an earlier time when right was right and wrong was wrong, and a slow saunter in a satin dress was enough to stop a man’s heart. We’re talking about the 1940s when the detective movie reigned supreme, and the stories were told in greyscale. We took our favorite elements from these classic films, and put them into this month’s collection: Film Noir.

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You’ll be using gorgeous satin trim which is reminiscent of those long flowing dresses that the femme fatales of the 1940s wore so elegantly.

Project DIY Film Noir Charms

Need another hint? These projects will be just as charming as the femme fatales themselves! Another “likely suspect” in the Project DIY collection, the chain, is going to be used in an unlikely color.

What do you think you’ll be making this month? Let us know your theories below!

Project DIY: Film Noir Inspiration

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Our first Project DIY collection of 2014 recalls a not too distant past when seductive sirens lit up the silver screen. From the dimly lit alleyways of New York City to the rolling hills of Hollywood, the femme fatales of the 1940s were our muses for this month’s collection, Film Noir.

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We adored the look of silky satin, a staple of these leading ladies. While we couldn’t put an entire dress in this collection, the smooth look and feel of this fabric is definitely represented.

Film Noir Shoot

Inspired by the sharply contrasted look of old detective dramas, the Film Noir collection features a limited color palette. It’s perfect for those who like to make a sophisticated statement.

Natalie Alcala Femme Fatale

We think that the ladies of the Film Noir genre had a certain undeniable charm which played an influential role in our collection.

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So what do you think the latest Project DIY collection holds in store? We would love to hear your guesses in the comment section!