M&J Holiday Special Everyday This WEEK!

Everyday this week, we are having 24 hour sales on various popular items.

 Starting this week, all buttons are on sale for 15% off. Rhinestone buttons, fashion buttons, leather buttons and any buttons you can imagine are all on sale for 15% off. Sale ends at 11:59 PM EST.

DIY Button Earrings

3

By Blerona

Watching Red Carpet events always makes me want to get dressed up for no reason, I fall in love with elegance and glamour on the red carpet. Beautiful statement dresses with simple jewelry pieces or simple dress with dramatic jewelry pieces. I have to say my all time favorite look was Angelina Jolie’s at the 2009 Oscars. She wore a simple but beautiful Elie Saab black dress with stunning emerald Lorraine Schwartz earrings. It’s amazing what jewelry can do for any outfit.

 

Here is my inspired Red Carpet Earrings, made from Swarovski Rhinestone Buttons

Materials:

Directions

Step 1: Take pliers and cut the shank off the back of rhinestone buttons.

Step 2: (Optional) File down the back of button, making it smooth

Step 3: Glue earring backs to the back of rhinestone buttons with E6000 (let dry for 30mins)

Step 4: Ready to WEAR!

DIY Wine Charms

4

By Roseann

Tis the season to entertain, Christmas parties have already begun and people are starting to plan their New Years Eve.  If you are among those who will be hosting than these next series of blogs are just for you.  Each week I am going to give some quick and easy DIY projects useful for your holiday parties.  This week I decided to create some cute wine charms using nothing more than simple hoop earrings, which can be purchased at most craft or jewelry findings stores, and rhinestone buttons.   Our collection of rhinestone buttons is quite extensive, so no matter how large or private your shindig each one of your guests can have their own unique charm.  Don’t be caught asking “Which glass is mine?” this season.

Have a happy DIY and a safe holiday season!

 

Winter Wedding Colors

1

By Kristin

Rhinestone Button50Mm Midori Dupioni Silk Ribbon24Mm Round Jewel With 2 HolesRhinestone/Bead AppliqueBeaded Sequin Leaf AppliqueGlass Silk Blos. W/Pin

 You can apply these items to wedding gowns, invitations, wedding cakes and even center pieces.  It’s amazing how adding a little accessory can make a big difference. 

Unity Candles

2

By Kristin

 candle

My husband and I were originally not going to use unity candles, but I thought it would be a nice thing to incorporate into our short ceremony.  Unity candles are used to represent the love of the two families for the Bride and Groom coming together as one happy family.  Usually there are two taper candles and one pillar.  The parents of the bride and groom light the tapers and in turn the bride and groom light the pillar candle with the tapers making the union complete. 

I used a pretty taffeta ribbon that has a great sheen to it and accented with a coordinating rhinestone button.  You can pick any ribbon/button combo you like, I just happen to love purple colors, so that’s what I used here.

Note:  Before you look into having a unity candle, be sure to ask your venue if you can have live flames from candles.  Some places will not allow them.

 

Materials Used:

 Tools:

 Direction

Wrap the ribbon around the pillar candle and tie into a bow.  Sew the rhinestone button to the middle of the knot.  The same technique can be used for the taper candles as well, the rhinestone button can be left off the tapers and just a simple small bow tied towards the bottom.

DIY Wired Ribbon Christmas Tree

By Dara

Okay, I’m a little early but early is better than late.  What am I talking about?  Well, I’m talking about getting ready for Christmas.  I’ve already kept my eyes open for gifts and decorations.  Besides purchasing decorations from department stores, I also like making them myself.  It’s one of the best time of the year to spend with family and work on a fun project.

This week, I decided to create a miniature Christmas tree out of wired ribbon.  This is really fun and it’s great to do as a family or teachers can use this for school projects also. 

 

Materials: (1-800-965-8746)

Directions:

  1. Using the scissors cut 6 inches of the 1 1/2″ ribbon.  You’re going to need five pieces of this.  Then five pieces in 5 inches, five pieces in 4 inches, and five pieces in 3 inches.
  2. Once again using the scissors cut 6 inches of the 1″ ribbon.  You’re gong to need six pieces of this.  Then six pieces in 5 inches, six pieces in 4 inches, and 3 pieces in 3 inches.
  3. Now take the craft stick and place it into the styrofoam.  The styrofoam will be the base. 
  4. Remember the 6″ of the 1 1/2″ ribbon you cut earlier?  There was five pieces.  Take the ribbon, add glue to 1/2″ of the ribbon on the edge and wrap it around the stick towards the bottom.  Do this with the rest of the ribbon.  It’s okay if you overlap the area that you already placed the ribbon. 
  5. Once you’re done with those five pieces.  The next part is to do the same with the six pieces of the 1″ ribbon.  From then on, you pretty much just have to wrap the ribbons around the stick; switching between the 1″ and the 1 1/2″ ribbon.  Go from the largest cut ribbon to the smallest.  Such as from 6″ to 5″ to 4″ to 3″.
  6. Once you reach the top, you can glue the rhinestone button on as a star.
  7. Then start shapping the wired ribbon and decorate using the rhinestones, pearls, nailheads and gem-tac glue. 
  8. After you’re finish, wrap the base with the velvet ribbon and you’re done. 

M&J Trimming Featured in InStyle Magazine

M&J Trimming was recently featured in InStyle magazine’s September 2008 issue.  Our Swarovski rhinestone buttons can be found on page 274 with Katie Holmes. 

 

Featured Buttons: