DIY: Neon Embellished Skirt

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This spring and summer we’re really feeling sparkly embellishments, especially on unexpected pieces! This neon pink skirt was the perfect canvas for jeweled embellishments because it’s bold and will stand out at any party. If you want to tone this look down, try using a neutral base with monochromatic jewels instead! Materials for Neon Embellished Skirt   What You’ll Need: 

Skirt
18mm x 13mm Octagon Jewel W/2 Holes
28mm x 16mm Oval Jewel W/2 Holes
24mm x 10mm Oval Jewel W/2 Holes
14m Round Jewel W/2 Holes
Needle
Thread
Scissors

Placing Gems on Skirt1. Lay out your skirt and start to place your jewels where you would like them. We created a geometric pattern with ours. Sewing Jewels onto Skirt2. Once you have planned out your design, sew each jewel in place. Completed Neon Embellished SkirtNow you have a great skirt for going out in! You can also use this same technique to embellish a shirt or a jacket!

Beaded Decor Inspiration

Lately we’re really loving the look of jeweled elements hidden throughout the home. While we see a lot of luxurious and lavish decor around the holidays, we think these little jeweled accents are perfect for spring and summer decor because when the light hits them just right, they sparkle like the sun! If you want to dazzle to your decor, get inspired with these delicate decor details.
Bedroom by Rehoboth Beach Home Builders Echelon Custom Homes
Add some bling to your bed by adding rhinestone buttons to your headboard. They are an unexpected and special surprise that adds a dash of elegance to an already luxurious decor accessory.
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This rainbow “jeweled” chandelier is a fun and colorful addition to any room, and the way that the light reflects off of the chain on the chandelier is pure magic.
Bead Chandelier for Garden
This beaded chandelier would look beautiful in a greenhouse, or outside as a re-imagined wind chime.
Beaded Mirror DIY
This beaded mirror is not only beautiful, but it’s also DIY-able!  Make it yourself with scrapbook paper, stones, a ceiling medallion, and a mirror!
Maxhedron Light from Bec Brittain
These designer lamps look like mirrored crystals, and add a stunning, futuristic accent to your home.

Celebrating Carnival

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Every year before Lent, many cities participate in festivities that basically blow all of the others out of the water. Whether you call it Carnival or Mardi Gras, these celebrations are over the top and outrageous, but what WE love most about them is the style inspiration! Check out these amazing photos of Carnival around the world!
The-Rio-Carnival

Brazil Carnival Headdress

Brazil Carnival Blue Dresses

Brazil Sea of Feathers

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is wild, loud, and vibrant!  Paraders dance to the classic Brazilian dance, the samba, all while wearing gorgeous costumes with gigantic feathered headpieces. The celebration lasts for days, and the revelers are invited to join in on the fun by jumping into the parade! We love the costumes because they are so intricate and exciting!

Venetian Gold Mask

Celestial Venetian Mask

Venetian Couple During Carnival

While the Carnival in Rio may be racy, the Carnival festivities in Venice might be the exact opposite! Most people walk around cloaked in ornate costumes with beautiful masks covering their faces. Many centuries ago masks were worn frequently in Venice, and scholars have suggested that it was a way to disguise your social ranking in everyday life. When the mask came on a pauper could be a prince. These masks are often made with leather, porcelain or glass, and then decorated with gold and jewels.

Mardi Gras Mask

New Orleans Mardi Gras

In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is the main event. A combination of Venice’s masks and Rio’s headdresses with a penchant for gold, green and purple; this celebration is known nationwide! People flock from all over the globe to experience this event with a uniquely Louisiana vibe.

Have you ever been to any Carnival-type celebrations? If not, which would you love to go to?

Project DIY: Cold As Ice Unveiling

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This winter has been one for the record books, and we’re probably not the first ones to wish that this slushy snowy season was over! However, we think you should put off packing up your parka for a little while longer because this February just got a few degrees cooler. We’re so excited to finally unveil our Cold As Ice collection! If you’re unfamiliar with Project DIY, take a look at what this subscription service for the crafty entails. If you like what you see, you can sign up to receive the Cold As Ice collection and make your own frosted jewels!
Project DIY Crystal Clear Statement Necklace

Our Crystal Clear Statement Necklace is a DIYers dream! It comes with a frosty acrylic base, gorgeous link chain, and a bevy of jewels perfect for bedazzling! We show you how to arrange the crystals in a specific formation, but the placement of the jewels is totally up to you.

Project DIY On the Rocks Bracelet Duo

The next project in this collection is the On the Rocks Bracelet Duo, a pair of stunning bracelets with chunky curb chain and gorgeous jewel embellishments.

Now that you’ve seen the projects in this month’s collection, start brainstorming about how you’ll personalize your OWN pieces! Then take a photo of your gorgeous customized creations, and tag us @MJProjectDIY so we can be frozen with awe!

DIY: Sparkling Money Holder

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Looking for a new wallet that’s extra special? This bold blue box is perfect for carrying your loose change, credit cards and any other small knick-knacks you might need every day. Then when the sun sets, bring this little number with you out to dinner or dancing. Your sparkling wallet will be the talk of the town!

Materials for Sparkling Money Holder

What You’ll Need:

Altoid’s mint container

Rhinestones:

Chrysolite Opal SS20

Pacific Opal SS20

Light Turquoise SS16

2 10mm Half Dome Buttons with Shank in Turquoise #58614

E-6000

Gold paint

Paint brush

Rhinestone glue

Rhinestone tool

Painting Tin Gold

1. Paint your mint tin gold. Your tin will need a few coats to cover the information on the back. Let dry.

Rhinestones Glued onto Altoid Tin

2. Use the ridge of the tin as a guide, and outline it with rhinestones. Create your own fun pattern, and glue it down. It is easier if you use a rhinestone tool to place the stones onto the lid since you’re dealing with such tiny pieces. Once all of your stones are in place, let the glue dry.

Cutting off Button Shank

3. Take your two buttons, and carefully cut off the shanks.

Buttons Being Glued Onto Mint Tin

4. Have the mint case standing up with the opening upward. Glue one button onto the smaller lip of the tin, and glue the other to the opposite side. When you close the tin they should connect creating a little purse. Let dry.

Finished Rhinestone Money Holder

When you hit the town, hit it in style with this adorable accessory that’s sure to dazzle any passersby.

Project DIY: Cold As Ice Inspiration

This winter has been intense to say the least. With the Winter Olympic Games in effect and the polar vortex ravaging the East, we’ve been seeing a LOT of snow this season. Needless to say we’ve become completely inspired by the iridescent crystalline colors of the winter, and had to include them in our latest Project DIY collection.

Cold as Ice Inspiration

Doe Deere as Ice Queen

Cold as Ice Inspiration

Crystal Jewel Dress

This collection is all about big bling. We love the look of heavy jewels saturated in vibrant colors. Cold as Ice features a lot of bedazzled pieces that are sure to catch and reflect light in a beautiful way.

Cold as Ice Inspiration

Spike and Stone Shoes

This collection combines vintage rhinestones and shimmering metals that create an icy cool look.

Cold as Ice Inspiration

Valentine Yudashkin Paris Fashion Week 13/14

Valentine Yudashkin Paris Fashion Week 13/14

Our favorite aspect of this collection is the customizability of the pieces. With so many components available, we guarantee that no piece has to look the same. Each unique element can be as stunning and unique as a snowflake.

What do YOU think this month’s collection will contain?

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!

Top 5 Emerald D.I.Ys

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Emerald has been ruling the runways therefore it is only necessary to incorporate the “it color” into our lifestyles. Many bloggers have been creating emerald infused pieces and we’ve rounded up 5 that we particularly love.  The following D.I.Y’s will make everyone around you green with envy.
Click on the images for the tutorials on each piece.

VJuliet Emerald Bib Necklace

Bliss-athome Emerald Decorative Storage Box

glitter-n-glue-diy-emerald-green-button-ring

Glitter_N_Glue Emerald Green Button Ring

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HonestlyWTF Emerald Woven Charm Bracelet

kittenhood

Kittenhood Featuring Vixy Blue’s Emerald Heart Brooch

A big thanks to VJuliet, Bliss-athome, Glitter_N_Glue, HonestlyWTF and Kittenhood for the inspiration.

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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