DIY: Bejeweled Holiday Clutch

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New Year’s Eve is the time for glitz and glam, and this year we’re pulling out all of the stops with a DIY accessory that’s sure to garner some attention. We’re making a bejeweled golden Holiday Clutch that’s perfect for that VIP New Year’s Eve party!

Bejeweled Holiday Clutch from M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:

Antiqued 12mm X 10mm Rectangle With Setting

Antiqued 10MM X 6MM Pear With Setting

10mm X 5mm Navette Rhinestone with Setting 

10mm X 6mm Pear Rhinestone with Setting

10mm X 8mm Swarovski Crystal Oval Rhinestone with Setting

8mm X 6mm Oval Rhinestone with Setting

2” Large Rhinestone Leaf Trim

Glue

Glue Applicator Syringe

Scissors

Clutch

Cutting Rhinestone Trim M&J Trimming

1. Cut three sets of two leaves and one circle out of the rhinestone trim.

Bejeweled Holiday Clutch from M&J Trimming

2. Glue down each set so that they are mirroring each other. TIP: Use the applicator syringe so the glue does not get messy.

Bejeweled Holiday Clutch Sew-Ons from M&J Trimming

3. Create a colorful pattern with your sew-ons. Make sure that the pattern on one side matches the one on the other.

Bejeweled Holiday Clutch Rhinestone Sew-On from M&J Trimming

4. Glue the sew-ons down using that same syringe.

Bejeweled Holiday Clutch Rhinestone Sew-On from M&J Trimming

5. Allow the glue to dry for 24 hours.

Final Bejeweled Holiday Clutch

After the glue has set, your stunning holiday clutch is ready to follow you wherever the night takes you!

DIY Dangly Gem Earrings

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Dangly earrings are an easy upgrade to glamorize any outfit. DIY your own jeweled drop earrings using sew-on gems in colors that capture the oceanic and pastel trends of the season.
Tools and Materials:
Pliers and wire clippers
Scissors
Octagonal sew-on jewels in jade green, smoked blue, and amethyst
Choose your layout of the jewels.
Clip off two to three inches of craft wire, and use to connect two jewels together, like above, with a longer end to secure the wire.
Gripping the wires with your pliers, wrap the longer end of the wire around the shorter end three times and clip off any extra wire.
Connect all the jewels together.
Put a small drop of E6000 on the back of the top jewel.
Stick the earring post back in the glue. Press firmly in place for 30 seconds, and let dry over night.
Created by Erin of Thanks, I Made It