What’s New for September

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September is a great month for jewelry makers because we introduced a lot of new materials for DIYers to work with. From beads to jump rings, the jewelry-making selection at M&J Trimming continues to grow and offer unique and on-trend pieces to add to your next project!

DSC_1021If you’re a fun-loving bohemian, we have a huge selection of pendants just for you! These beautiful mosaic pieces are just the ticket for that chunky statement necklace you’ve been working on.

DSC_1025Looking for more delicate pieces? We have just the charm for you. From nature-inspired leaves to spiritual hamsas and crosses, we have the perfect charm for your bracelet or necklace.

DSC_1030What about some bold beads to really set off your next project? Our Czech Glass Beads come in a rainbow of colors, and look good enough to eat!

DSC_1029If you’re a fan of the more classic look, check out our Czech Glass Pearls. They come in a range of sizes and colors, making them perfect for using in both jewelry and fashion DIYs!

DIY Statement Necklace

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Here at M&J we can’t get enough of our chunky chains. Rather than just wearing chunky acrylic chains, we’ve opted to incorporate one of our sleeker watch bands with a rustic pendant. By incorporating all three vibes you’ll be sure to wear this statement necklace all summer long.

 

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Supplies:

Stone Pendant Style #54030- Available in our store. Contact info@mjtrim.com

11 MM Watch Band Metal Chain Style # 49624

20MM Flat Acrylic Chain Style # 56301

Sew On Rhinestones- Style # 57044

Gem Tac Glue

Jump Rings- Available in our store. Contact info@mjtrim.com

Large Clasp – Available in our store. Contact info@mjtrim.com

Steps:

Place one of your jump rings through the small pendant opening. Repeat this step for each of your pendants.

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Using your Gem Tac Glue, Glue down each of your rhinestones in a fun and unique pattern.

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Leave your pendants aside for this step, and place a jump ring through either side of your watch band.

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Connect your watch band with your black chain.
The jump ring will simplify this process.

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Loop another jump ring through your watch band.
This jump ring will connect your pendant with the gold band.
Repeat this step for each of your pendants.
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Ta da! There you have it your very own statement necklace!DSC_0219

DIY: Dolce & Gabbana

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By Blerona

Fall is here and its time to do some major shopping. What I love doing at the beginning of every season before I go shopping is look through that season’s fashion week. Looking through 2010 Fall Fashion Week, I came across Dolce & Gabbana’s line and I was in love with this pendant/pin that kept showing up on each model walking down the runway and I knew that I had to have it or something like it. Of course my shopping budget doesn’t allow me to spend $200  on an accessory, but i desperately wanted something like it, so I decided to make my own and I’m in love. Tell me what you think!

Inspiration

DIY

Materials:

Directions Are So Simple!!

  • Each trim has it own loop, simply slide each pendant onto the pin. Then take the chain open one of the link and attach it to one side of the pin. Then open the other end of the line and attach it to the side of the pin.
  • For a better hold you can attach the pendants to the other side of the safety pin so they don’t move.

Happy DIY’S

Gossip Girl Fashion Inspiration

By Blerona

Chain and Pendant Necklace

Spring is almost here, and I’m ready for that sun to shine! Next season is all about piling on your mega-big iconic shaped pendants. Designers like Michele Scholnick, Lanvin, Baleciaga and Max Mara are all embracing this look into their collection. To get a head start, learn how to make this simple and beautiful gold chain necklace with two rare and unique pendants. In just 3 Easy Steps!

I got my inspiration from Gossip Girl, I just love the way they dress always very classy, and glamorous. I can definitely picture Serena wearing this with one of her many fabulous outfits!

 Materials:

 

Directions:

  1. Attach one pendant to one end of the chain.
  2. Attach second pendant to the other end of the chain
  3. Make a knot on desired location

New Shopping Category

 

 

M&J Trimming is proud to announce that we now have three new categories, Sew-on, Sequins and MoreHere at M&J Trimming we strive to make a memorable shopping experience for all customers.  Therefore, we have created these new categories in order to make your search easier for when you’re in need for these specific garment embellishments. 

 Within the “Sew-on” category, you’ll notice that we have recently added new items.  We have also separated the sew-on jewels into multiple subcategories.  Whether you’re in need of glass sew-on or shell sew-on, you’ll be sure to easy find what you are searching for. 

 Our other category is “Sequins”.  For years, sequins have been quite popular on various garments.  However, its’ popularity and demands have grown tremendously within the past couple of years.  For this reason, M&J Trimming had decided that sequins deserved its’ very own category.  You’ll be able to find items such as basic sequin trims to loose sequins and sequin-decorated appliqués. 

 Last, but not least, we have the “More” category.  The title of the category may seem a bit odd and the decision did not come easily.  After months of deliberation, we decided that this category would have items such as flower pins, chains, boas and more.  Within this category you’ll be able to find unique embellishments and accessories. 

 We hope that the new category will assist in making your search easier when you’re looking for these items.  We’ll keep you updated with more changes coming soon. 

 

 

 

A Video Of M&J Trimming

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Due to M&J Trimming’s 5,000 sq ft showroom being located in New York City, we have decided to make a video for customers who have not yet had a chance to visit us. We hope this video will help you learn more about M&J Trimming and what we have to offer.

For those who had a chance to visit us in New York City and have photos of the showroom, please feel free to share. You can also share your story about your visit to the showroom. We’d all love to hear from you.