If you want to jazz up your outfit without having to get out of your comfy tee and favorite jeans, we have a fashionable suggestion. Throw on a statement necklace! Dainty chains need not apply because this piece is meant to draw some attention! The easiest way to get your hands on one of these style lifesavers is to make it. Here are a few of our favorites to try out TODAY! You’ll thank us on Monday.
The New Nautical
A Beautiful Mess’s braided statement necklace made from parachute cord is to die for! We’re always a huge fan of anything neon, hence why we’re one of the only places WE know that carries neon studs.
This simple ribbon and chain necklace from Fall for DIY is making our creative gears turn. The combinations we could make out of M&J ribbons and chains is practically endless! We’re doing this. Today.
Bold and Beautiful
This stacked necklace from A Pair and a Spare makes a serious statement. It takes a few different necklaces to get this over-the-top look that’s guaranteed to turn heads!
We made a Prada-inspired necklace last spring that is screaming to be shared again! It’s so easy to jazz up some simple acrylic chain to make an outfit impact.
Our friends at Refinery29 made this stunning black statement necklace, perfect for breaking your style out of the doldrums!
Have we convinced you to make a statement yet? Good! We can’t wait to see them!
Every month we make it a point to bring you the most cutting-edge and trendy collections, and we work with our designers to produce top-quality projects using only the best materials. November’s collection was inspired by a tough girl whose story (and style) stands the test of time. We’re talking about the one and only Joan of Arc!
We created the Joan of Arc collection with her persona and era in mind. Think lots of chainmail, mixed metals, and pieces that are strong with a feminine edge.
Our first project is a mixed metal cuff that screams tough girl glam! One of Joan of Arc’s most inspiring attributes was her ability to be a great leader through mountains of adversity. The idea of a teenage girl leading an army into battle was absolutely unheard of! Plus she wore pants and had a cropped haircut, style icon much? Channel your inner Joan, and be the leader of the fashion pack with this gold and gutsy cuff!
Our second project is this beautiful necklace that is sure to make a statement anywhere you go! The thick metal chains are reminiscent of the chainmail Joan may have worn in battle, but the silver tubing give the chains a modern edge. We chose the bronze statement pendant because it looked similar to a glammed-up shield.
We hope you enjoy this month’s Joan of Arc collection, and embrace your inner warrior with this fierce jewelry! Which project are you looking forward to making? If you’re interested in making these beautiful pieces, subscribe to Project DIY today!
At M&J Trimming we have no qualms about our love of lace. This Renaissance-inspired DIY is perfect for those ladies who share our love of the dainty look of white lace.
What You’ll Need:
Stretch Lace #57291
Oval Woman Head Cameo #41584
1. Take your lace trim, and wrap it around your neck to measure how much you will need. Leave a little overlap so you have room to place the snap closures.
2. Open your snap, and glue the stud to one end of the lace trim.
3. Take the other half of your snap, the socket, and place it on the opposite side of the other end. You’re trying to create a closure so that you can wrap the lace around your neck. 4. Place your cameo button in the center of the choker, and glue it down. Let the project dry at least 3 hours!
There you have it Madame! Wear your choker to your next grand ball, or just out for the night when you’re feeling extra feminine. Love our lace? Take a look at some of the other lace styles we have in stock! Looking for more inspiration? Check out our Medieval Renaissance Inspiration page for trim and notions that are fit for a queen!
Top 5 Floral D.I.Y’s
This week we are obsessed with floral prints. The once girly print has transitioned itself into a wearable everyday piece. Each of these D.I.Y Bloggers has showcased a floral project in a diverse way making these blogger our top 5 d.i.y’s of the week. Click on the images for the full tutorials on each piece and stay tuned on Tuesday for our take on the spring trend.
Swell Mayde’s D.I.Y Floral Denim Shorts
Free People’s D.I.Y Denim Repair
Home Heart Craft’s floral bib necklace
Fashion Diva Design’s Floral Necklace
Fuji Files’s D.I.Y Flower Crown
We are big fans of collars and have seen them all over our favorite magazines and blogs. We are now in love with necklaces in the shape of collars and bibs. They look great on oxford shirts and thrown over our favorite worn-in tees. We searched the web for DIY collar necklaces that we could make ourselves and these are our top 5!
And don’t forget…our Winter sale ends tonight at 11:59pm. So hurry and get 50% off select buttons, ribbons, fringe, and leather trims!
DIY Chain Collar Necklace via Hello, Whimsy
DIY Rhinestone Collar Necklace via taylor & DEMOLISH
DIY Marc by Marc Jacobs Collar Necklace via Court & Hudson
DIY Chain Collar Necklace via A Pair and A Spare
DIY Rhinestone Collar Necklace via Where Did U Get That
With the abundance of lace in our store, we’ve been getting inspired to make some lovely DIY lace jewelry. It’s both simple and delicate, and will easily add a ladylike touch to any outfit. Check out our inspiration below!
Grace of Stripes and Sequins always wows us with her creative DIYs, and we’re especially obsessing over her latest project, this metallic rope necklace. She used metallic trim from our store to add a bit of shine to the necklace, and we love the way it looks with the nautical rope and the green electric tape. Stop by Stripes and Sequins to see Grace’s full tutorial!
We were recently browsing one of our favorite DIY blogs, Thanks I Made It, when we spotted this lovely DIY tassel necklace. Erin used some chain and tassels from our store, and combined them to create this pretty, vintage-looking necklace. This is such a simple DIY, and we love the final result! Head on over to Thanks, I Made It to find out how Erin made this beautiful necklace.
We started swooning over this DIY rope and crystal necklace as soon as we saw it on Grace’s blog, Stripes and Sequins. She got the gemstones, velvet ribbon, rhinestone trim, and cord from M&J Trimming, and combined them to make this ultra chic necklace. Wouldn’t this be such a perfect fall accessory? Stop by Stripes and Sequins to see the full tutorial so you can make it yourself!
We can always count on Kristen of Glitter N Glue for awesome DIY projects, and this one is no exception. She grabbed two different colored chains from our store, attached them with pliers, added a clasp, and voila! This awesome two-tone chain necklace was born. Head on over to Glitter N Glue to see more of Kristen’s lovely necklace (as well as an endless amount of other cool DIYs)!