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.
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 serve many purposes. Rhinestones can accent an outfit in many ways. The beauty of these crystals are their versatility. Each crystal can be used individually or grouped together. Rhinestones can be used for clothing, jewelry or even makeup purposes. However you choose to rock the look you’ll be sure to sparkle in the crowd.
Many designers use rhinestones to enhance pieces within their collection. Some designers add a few stones here and there while others create works of art. Judith Leiber is one designer who has made a name for herself for her innovative use of crystals and rhinestones. Her initial bag created due to a shipping error which left many of her bags damaged. Rather than throwing the bags away, Judith began decorating them with a variety of small crystals. Ms. Leiber’s creative instincts may have inspired some of the runway looks we see today. Here are some of our favorite rhinestone-enhanced looks from the runway.
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.
Supermodels, Celebs, and music lovers rejoiced at Coachella 2013. The California based music festival brought people together to celebrate musicians, comedians and fashion. As we scanned through instagram envious of those soaking up the sun in Cali we admired the many cropped tops, studded shorts and floral headpieces donned by the crowd. Below are some of our favorite looks we can’t wait to recreate.
For the past 30 days, Aimee of Clones n Clowns has been transforming basics tee shirts into spring and summer must-haves. Her day-by-day tutorials are not only earth friendly but easy to make with her step-by-step instructions. With 30 tee shirt transformations there is sure to be something stylish for everyone. We loved seeing each of Aimee’s tee shirt designs (as well as those submitted by her readers) and hope her transformations inspire you as much as they inspired us.
Stay tuned for our tee shirt to bag transformation tomorrow.
We are so honored to be included in Chic Steals’s podcast “Creatively Chic.” Her bimonthly 30-minute episode consists of a 25-minute interview with one guest and a 5-minute interview with another-usually a company representative. Her first guest often discusses ways in which you can incorporate crafts and creativity into your life. Many of her guests have discussed the ways they have created clothing, accessories, gifts, and home decor on budget. The past episode highlighted the very talented Outi Pyy, the DIY’er of Outsapop.com. M&J was featured as the spotlight interview following Outi Pyy. You can find our interview at the 35:23 mark where we discuss everything M&J from our 5,000 square foot showroom to our Bridal Salon and Trollbeads kiosk. We are so happy to be a part of Chic Steal’s podcast and couldn’t wait to post the link for everyone to hear about our amazing store and website.
Enjoy the podcast, we certainly had fun being involved with it.
The arm party may be over, but as we continue obsessing over the bracelets and accessories we’d wear at Coachella, we couldn’t help but make a couple of easy bracelet DIYs with our fabulous leather cords. These cord bracelet DIYs are so easy, they take less than 10 minutes to make and look great layered together. Don’t believe us? Check it out!
Cut the amount of cord that you’d like for each of your your bracelets
Add glue to the end of your cord
Place the glued cord into a metal clasp
Apply pressure securing the cord and clasp together
Repeat the above step for both ends of the cord
Enjoy this easy Cord Bracelet DIY Tutorial. Layer your bracelets and have fun with this look…Don’t forget to tweet us your bracelets! Check out or site for all your Music Festival Fashion needs.
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