Rhinestones are some of our favorite treasures here at M&J. Each day we come across a new DIY project that expands our creative appetite even more. Our selection of Swarovski crystals seems endless due to the many shapes and color combinations possible. We can’t wait to ransack our rhinestone trims, and swarovski crystals to create each of these DIY’s.
A Pair and a Spare
All Good Girls go to Heaven
PS I Made This
Punky Little DIYer
We are having the rhinestone sale on Monday April 29th and Tuesday April 30th. We’re offering 10% Off Swarovski flatback and hotfix rhinestones only. Please note, this does not include rhinestone trim, sew on jewels, appliqués, or anything else. This promotion is only valid for our rhinestone flatbacks and hotfix line
Rhinestones are the perfect way to add shine and shimmer to anything and we carry an amazing supply of them, like our sew-on Swarovski rhinestones. With a huge supply like ours, we are always looking for cool ways to embellish items with rhinestones. These 5 DIYs are some of the coolest ways to embellish and add some sparkle to items already in your daily life!
And make sure to check out our Rhinestone Event! Get 10% off your purchase of 10 packs or more of our Swarovski flatback or hotfix rhinestones using code CRYSTALSALE. This deal lasts until January 30th 11:59 EST, so hurry and get all of the rhinestones you’ve ever dreamed of!
DIY Rhinestone Cell Case via Lovely Indeed
DIY Rhinestone Sliding Knot Bracelet via Honestly WTF
DIY Rhinestone Handbag via A Pair and A Spare
DIY Rhinestone Rope Necklace via Stripes & Sequins
DIY Rhinestone Pumps via Glitter ‘N Glue
Carly of Chic Steals is a sucker for big, sparkly things…and so are we! We love the way jewels glisten on wintery nights. When we saw that Carly made these sparkly earrings using our rhinestone trim, we fell in love with them. Check out her blog to read her full DIY on how to make these jewels yourself!
With the abundance of jewels in our store right now, we’ve been thinking about making a lovely jeweled clutch. So naturally we looked to our favorite DIY blogs for inspiration and found a few amazing DIY jeweled clutches. Check out our top 5 below! Which one is your favorite?
DIY Jeweled Clutch by Cupcakes and Cashmere
DIY Bejewelled Clutch by Because She Started Knitting
DIY McQueen Statement Clutch by Syl and Sam
DIY Embellished Clutch by College Fashion
DIY Bright Embellished Clutch by Crimenes de la Moda
Lately we’ve been dreaming about making a DIY embellished cuff; it’s a great statement accessory that will jazz up every outfit. You could use rhinestones, leather, gems – anything goes! The only problem is that we can’t decide what we like best: minimalistic leather with metal accents, or a colorful gem-filled bracelet. Which cuff do you like best?
via Dannijo / My Theresa / Etsy / Ssense / The Blonde Salad
With such an abundance of rhinestone trims and accents in our store, it’s about time we found some rhinestone DIY inspiration. Paint neon nail polish on rhinestone trim for a trendy necklace, or attach a strand of rhinestones to your heels for a chic anklet. And of course you can never go wrong with a rhinestone collar. We can’t wait to DIY some of these!
images via Cats & Rocking Chairs / Karla’s Closet / Tumblr / Dannijo / Tumblr
This bracelet is essence of summer: natural materials, a bit of sparkle, and a fresh mint color come together for some arm candy that’s sure to be a new favorite. Keep reading for how it’s made.
Tools and Materials:
25mm herringbone trim, in mint
36mm jute braid
1/8″ rhinestone trim (1/2 yard)
Embroidery thread in Aqua
Sew-on snap closure
E6000 super glue
Cut a piece of jute trim long enough to wrap around your wrist, plus an inch extra. Cut a piece of herringbone ribbon to the same length.
Measure and cut another piece of the herringbone ribbon as long as the width of the trim. Use fray check or a lighter to melt down and fuse the ends to prevent unraveling.
Spread a layer of super glue on the ribbon.
Place on one end of jute and stick to the trim.
Place larger piece of herringbone on the jute, and fold the smaller piece of trim and glue over the trim. Repeat on the other end of the trim.
Use a clip to hold in place until the glue dries completely.
Sew one half of the snap closure to the outside of the trim.
Sew the other half of the snap to the inside of the trim, making sure to line up the snaps before sewing in place.
Cut two pieces of rhinestone trim to fit on the ribbon.
Sew the trim onto the bracelet, with stitches in between the stones.
Sew the second row of rhinestones.
Created by Erin of Thanks, I Made It
. You can find more DIY inspiration and tutorials on her site.
With summer just around the corner, there’s no better time to be DIYing some colorful bracelets. We picked up some rhinestone trim the other day and got inspired to make this rhinestone wrap bracelet. It’s super easy to make, so you can whip up a bunch for your friends. Follow our tutorial below and let us know how it turns out!
1. Take one of the pieces of suede trim and pull the end through the metal closure. Hold it in place by tying a knot around the suede with the cord.
2. Begin wrapping the cord around the suede.
3. Once you have wrapped the cord around a few times, place the rhinestone trim on top of the suede trim. Continue wrapping the cord around, this time wrapping it over the rhinestone trim to hold it in place.
4. Keep wrapping until you reach the end of the trim, or until it is long enough to fit around your wrist. Like you did at the beginning, bring the end of the suede through the other side of the metal closure and wrap the cord around to hold it in place. Tie a knot to keep it secure. Then repeat the process to create the second strand. Now you’re ready to wear your bracelet!
Consider us obsessed with the May 2012 cover of Numero – that bejeweled lace dress is absolutely killing us. We’re tempted to gather all of our rhinestone buttons and DIY them onto a dress for a similar effect. Who’s with us?
Every time I go shopping for something new, it becomes my favorite piece of clothing and I want to wear it over and over. Of course that only last until I go shopping again and I find something else. Then they all end up piling up in my closet and I forget about them.
With time I have discovered that with simple changes I can bring those forgotten pieces back to life and make them my favorites again. I’m sure this happens to many of you, and that’s why every week I’ll give you ideas on how to transform pieces that you already have and make them new again.
For my first blog I’ll show you one of my favorite technique to adding iron-on appliqués to my clothes. They are so simple to apply; it takes less than 5 minutes to transform any piece of garment. The first one I did for myself was a studs eagle appliqué on top of a gray t-shirt. Everyone loved it and asked me where I bough it from. I always get compliments about it.
I’m not a rhinestone person, but recently we had a shipment of new styles of iron-on appliqués and one of them was an all crystal dragon. It is really hot and the first thing I thought was it would look perfect on my black blazer. So I added it to my blazer and I love the way it looks. With over 200 styles of rhinestone & studded iron-on appliqué on our website, I’ve been redesigning a lot of my clothes. If you have good drawing skills you could also make your own design and then fill it with rhinestones and studs.