Halloween Mask Inspiration


Halloween is getting closer and closer and we are super excited for one of our favorite holidays. Halloween is a day to be creative and bring your favorite characters to life, or you can make one up. One big deal for Halloween is, what to do with your face! If you’re still thinking about what to be for Halloween, or you just need some creative ideas to get your creative juices flowing, well then, here we are to help. We’ve gathered some pretty unique mask ideas. Sometimes you don’t even need a mask, just apply some make-up and face paint, and let your face be your canvas.
M&J Trimming - DIY Rabbit Hole Mask

Alice in Wonderland Inspiration. How cool are these “Rabbit in Hole” masks?

M&J Trimming - DIY Ice Queen Mask

Ice Queen Mask. Soooo iceyyyyy! You can add some sew-on jewels to make the effect pop.

M&J Trimming - Glitter-Eye-Mask

No mask needed for this Diamond Mask inspiration. All you need is some make-up. You can add rhinestones and apply with body glue. Perfect for those last-minute costumes.

M&J Trimming - Halloweenmask@janhobbins

Going to a ball soon? This Masquerade Mask is perfect for you! We love how the lace and purple colors all combine so beautifully.

DIY: Brilliance Embellished Blossom Bottle


If you’re looking for an easy way to add glamour to your decor, look no further than this DIY. It’s easy to make if you’re no stranger to a paint brush, and will instantly make your room look and feel more stylish. We used acrylic paint and our new Brilliance rhinestones to turn a basic glass bottle into a colorful flower vase.


Brilliance SS20 Fuchsia Crystals

Small Glass Bottle

Acrylic Paint

Paint Brush


Glue Syringe

Crystal Katana
DSC_00951. Begin by framing the rectangle glass bottle with paint.
DSC_01082. Add flowers with your paint, and let it dry.
DSC_01123. Glue Brilliance crystals to the centers of the flowers you painted, and let dry.DSC_0125

DIY: Embellished Easter Eggs


One of our favorite Easter events is decorating the eggs! There are so many fun and unique ways to make your eggs stand out. You can use ribbon, buttons, and countless other embellishments to decorate. This year add a little dazzle to your Easter celebrations with metallic accents and rhinestone embellishments!

What You’ll Need: 

Faux Eggs

Gold permanent marker


Crystal Katana



Green Egg:

DSC_07211. Create a scallop pattern with your gold pen going around the middle of the egg.


DSC_07342. Glue down a rhinestone at each scallop corner.



Pink Egg:


DSC_07291. Take your gold pen and draw a line going around the egg. Under that line draw a scalloped pattern like the green egg design. In the loop draw stripes.

DSC_07412. Glue down a rhinestone at each scallop corner.


Blue Egg:


DSC_07431. Take your gold pen an create a loop going vertical on each side of the egg.


DSC_0755 2. Create a rhinestone pattern in the center of the egg. Mirror what you do on one side to the other sign.


DIY: Crystal Embellished T-Shirt


Does your old graphic tee need a glamorous upgrade? Give it the gusto it deserves with Swarovski crystals! We’re channeling spring and breathing bright color into this botanical print t-shirt by outlining the leaves in brilliant shades of emerald and olive. DSC_0588

What You’ll Need: 

Graphic Tee (H&M)

Olivine SS20 Flat Back Rhinestones

Fern Green SS16 Flat Back Rhinestones 


Glue Syringe

Crystal KatanaDSC_05901. Decide which areas you would like to embellish with crystals. We decided to use the rhinestones to accent the palm fronds on the shirt.

DSC_05902. Apply glue with the syringe to create a neat thin line.

DSC_0599 3. Using your Crystal Katana, lay out your rhinestones precisely but quickly on the line of glue.

DSC_06124. Apply the rhinestones and glue section by section so that the glue doesn’t dry prematurely, and let the piece dry overnight.


Sparkling Sew-Ons


This month we’re happy to introduce a huge selection of beautiful new sew-on stones. These sparkling crystals are cut to reflect light just like real gems, and will make a next great addition to your next DIY.



Our Margarita Sew-On Jewels add the perfect amount of floral sparkle to your next piece! Use these rhinestones to embellish the collar of your blouse, add them to your sweater for subtle shimmer, or sew them onto a hat for a sprinkling of shine! 71634-CRYSTAL


These Navette Sew-Ons add the ideal amount of shimmer. They have two holes on either end, offering a secure hold for almost any project! Add them to a dress, belt, or even a handbag! 71646-CRYSTAL


These beautiful Oval Sew-On Jewels with Settings are great for making a necklace or bracelet. You can also sew them to the collar of your sweater.




These gorgeous Pear Sew-Ons with Settings are perfect for making a statement. Use them to create a brooch, necklace, or add them to a jacket.

Check out our selection of sew-ons!


DIY: Embellished Pillow


Add a little ice to your home decor this season with an embellished pillow that is sure to sparkle! We used loch rosen rhinestones and flat metal sequins to add a multi-dimensional shimmer that’s not too over-the-top, but still has a high-end style. DSC_0150

What You’ll Need:

6mm Round Loch Rosen Rhinestones
8mm Round Metal Sequins
Needle and thread

DSC_01601. Sew sequins and sew-on rhinestones into an abstract cluster shape.

DSC_01622. Repeat the pattern throughout the pillow, or embellish random sections for a more eclectic look!


DIY: Party Hats


With our 78th Anniversary coming up we have parties on the brain. From cake to candles, all we can think about is fun celebrations! Our next DIY highlights our recent obsession, and aims to create an upgraded party staple using trims, crystals and colorful card stock!

DSC_0073What You’ll Need:

Card Stock Paper

Citrine Flatback Rhinestones in SS20 and SS34

Capri Blue Flatback Rhinestones in SS20 and SS34

Light Siam Flatback Rhinestones in SS30

Emerald Flatback Rhinestones in SS30 and SS34

15MM  Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe

23MM Box Pleated Chromspun Edging 



Hot Glue Gun

Hole Puncher

Thick String



Pompom Party Hat
DSC_00791. Cut a circle out of your card stock.

DSC_00812. Cut a line into the center of the circle.

DSC_00843. Start to curve the paper to form a cone, and glue in place.

DSC_00904.  Glue your 15MM Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe around the rim of the hat.

DSC_00975. Punch a hole on each side and put through the thick string on each side.

DSC_0102Make a knot on the inside. Cut string to appropriate length to tie around your face.




Ruffled Trim Hat


 DSC_01091. Create the cone from card stock as shown with the first hat.

DSC_01172. Take your 23MM Box Pleated Chromspun Edging and starting from the top, glue down going around the cone in a spiral.






Crystal Party Hat
1. Create the cone from card stock as shown with the first hat.


DSC_01262. Glue crystals onto the cone with E6000


DIY: Sparkling Lace Bracelet


This season, unlike the bundled and structured styles of winter and autumn, is all about being carefree and fun! We take this to heart when it comes to stylish accessories too, so this spring don’t let heavy metals weight you down! A beautiful bracelet made of lace trim and rhinestones offers just the right amount of sparkle and won’t weigh down your wrist.

Materials for Lace Bracelet


What You’ll Need:

1 3/8” Scallop Rosette Lace-White

8mm Round HF Epoxy Nailheads

5mm Round HF Epoxy Nailheads

SS10 Hot Fix Swarovski Pearl

SS12 Swarovski in Emerald

SS20 Swarovski in  Light Sapphire, Emerald, Light Topaz

SS34 Swarovski in Crystal

Crimp Closures

Jump Rings

Lobster Clasp



Crystal Katana


Measuring Lace Trim Around Wrist1. Wrap the lace trim around your wrist, and measure how long the lace is when it overlaps on your wrist. Add an inch to that number, and cut.

Folding Over Lace Trim2.  Fold your lace over half an inch, so that the crimp closure will have a thicker grip.

Clamping Metal Crimper3. Place the crimp at the end of your folded lace, and clamp down. Repeat on the opposite side.

Attaching Jump Ring to Lace Trim4.  Connect your jump ring and lobster clasp, and then connect each end to a jump ring.

Laying Out Pattern with Rhinestones5. Now it’s time to design! Lay out your bracelet, and create the pattern you want using rhinestones and nailheads. Use your crystal katana to easily pick up  and place the rhinestones.Gluing Down Rhinestones on Lace Bracelets6. Once you’ve laid out your pattern, glue down each stone. Let the bracelet dry overnight.

Finished Embellished Lace Bracelet

Now you have a bracelet that’s perfect for your next spring adventure!

DIY Tips and Tricks: Jewelry


Jewelry-making is a popular way to DIY right now because the projects are usually quick, easy, and the results are stunning. There’s also the added bonus of having a completely custom piece that will have all of your friends asking where you got it! While making jewelry is usually a simple affair, there are a few things you can do to make it even easier!


When working with rhinestones, a crystal jewel setter is your best friend. It allows you to easily pick up and place rhinestones without the hassle of turning them over and fiddling around with them manually. It also allows for more precision. Don’t have a jewel setter? A toothpick with beeswax on the tip works just as well.

Opening jump rings the right way is a lesson that will help you throughout jewelry making. Almost every piece needs a jump ring to attach closures! Check out our video to see how to open and close jump rings properly, so that you aren’t stuck with that annoying gap.


Keep it in a caddy. With all of the tiny beads and charms floating around, its good to keep them organized so that you’re able to find the exact piece you need when you need it.


When it comes to buying supplies, the least noticeable parts are probably the most important. When buying thread or chain, make sure to get the good stuff, or at least the medium stuff. If you’re using a mediocre chain or thread to keep your item together it could easily snap and break.


Colored Crystal DIY Roundup


Our most popular rhinestones are the Crystal and Crystal AB variety which have a clear or iridescent shine. They’re classic and elegant, and perfect for making any accessory or outfit more special and statement-worthy. But if you like a little more sass with your sparkle, our Swarovski crystals come in a full spectrum of colors! Sometimes adding a little bit of color goes a long way, and these DIYs prove it!

Painted Rhinestone Necklace by Swell MaydeThis necklace from Swell Mayde is great for repurposing old, inexpensive necklaces that you wouldn’t otherwise wear. Just a few coats of paint and you have the perfect spring accessory!

School Magnets from EarringsIf you’re in school or just love having beautiful office supplies, these fun magnets are a great weekend DIY! Created using inexpensive earrings, these are sure to set your locker apart from the rest.


Ombre Rhinestone TrimsThese Miu Miu-inspired earrings are so sweet and elegant, and you know our thoughts on ombre anything. Must have.


Crystal Mirror From Design Love FestThis mirror from Designlovefest is a favorite because it is so unique. It’s an exciting addition to your home, and would make a fantastic house-warming present.


Crystal Clutch from Honestly WTFThis clutch from Honestly WTF is fierce and fashionable. We love the drama of the beautiful crystal shards.