DIY: Valentine’s Day Pearl Bracelet

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By Blerona

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I had to make a fun accessory to celebrate the Loving Day! Here are the easy steps, perfect gift for freinds, family and loved ones!

Materials

Step1: Put the elastic thread through needle and tie knot. Then start slipping pearls through the needle onto elastic thread. When it fits around your rist, cut off end of the thread that’s attached to the needle.

Step:2 Now tie a double-Knot to connect both ends. And cut extra string off.

Step3: Tie a tulle onto the string of pearls, and start wrapping it about the pearls and elastic thread. Be sure to tie  a knot every other time you wrap it around. When you go all the way around, tie a bow with the other end of the tulle.

DIY:Rosette Belt

By Julissa

Now that the holidays are here, there are a lot of parties and family gatherings. The one thing I love to do is create an outfit or change a piece of garment to make it look more festive and make it look more me. Here is a belt I made out of rosettes. I know something like this will definitely get a lot of compliments. With a few easy steps, you can create your own.

Materials:

Directions:

  • Take the small white rosette flower trim and cut three individual flowers. Take two of the flowers and create an overlapping affect on the side of the big Grey flower.
  • Take small black rosette trim and cut two individual flowers. Glue a small black rosette on to the grey flower, glue it about two inches away from the white rosettes.
  • Take the other white rosette and glue on top of the black rosette, creating a overlapping affect. Then take the other black rosette and create another overlapping affect by gluing it on top of the white rosette.
  • Take the Grey chromspun ribbon and glue it behind the rosettes.
  • Then sew the hook and eye on the end of the ribbon.

M&J & RIT DYE DIY Video

M&J Trimmings teamed up with Edie and her team to show us how we can dye M&J’s silk ribbon,with RIT Dye, to make various patterns and combinations. She demonstrates how to iron the ribbons into a fabric mosaic panel that can be used to embellish almost anything from handbags to jewelry to gloves and back again. You can also dye your own fabric mosaic and trims to match your mood or event. Its easy and a lot of fun to do.

Check it out!!

M&J’s Extended Cyber Monday Sale!

We’re excited to announce our Cyber Monday Sale!!

Monday, November 29th 2010  get 15% Off Entire Site Including RHINESTONES!!

Save 15% off your entire order  including Swarovski rhinestones on Monday, November 29th 2010. Sale begins at 12am ends at 11:59pm EST. Take advantage of our special sale while supplies last.

Coupon codes are not valid on sale and promotional items.

We’ve Been Featured…

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We’ve been feature in the December issue of Country Living Magazine. They show you how you can take M&J’s velvet and pleated trim to decorate gifts.

Items Used:

16mm Velvet Ribbon Dark  Grey,Style# 02416 1

2” Pleated Velvet Ribbon Cardinal, Style # 40495 (1.800.9.mjtrim) 2

We’ve Been Featured….

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We’ve been featured in the December 2010 issue of InStyle magazine. InStyle magazine shows you how you can use ribbon and flowers to make your gifts more dressy and fun.

Items

Item 1 Fresh Celery Style# 33583, Avocado Style# 02324

Item 2 Big Sky Style# 33583, Antique Blue Style # 00299

Item 3 African Violet Style #42053 (1.800.9.mjtrim), Purple Style# 02315

Item 4 Purple Style # 02315

DIY: D-Ring Chain Necklace

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By Julissa

Bulky and big accessories are completely in. People like looking unique and dressing up their outfits with the craziest accessories. Here is a a chain necklace  made out of chain, d-rings and ribbon. With these steps, you can customize your own accessories.

Materials:

Directions:

  • take the longest chain, 18” gold chain, and slide both ends to the ribbon.
  • then take teh 12” matte gold chain, count 14 links, then open the link and lock in the 40mm gold d-ring. Then attach two links on the other side of the d-ring, with the links attach the 25mm antique brass d-ring. Attach one link on the other side. Then take the 20mm Gold d-ring and attach it to the one link. Then count 15 links, attach one side to the 20mm gold d-ring and slide the other end to the ribbon.
  • take the 11” Dark Antique chain and slide both ends to the ribbon.
  • do the same with the 9” gold chain, slide both ends to the ribbon.
  • then make a bow with the ribbon ends.

DIY:Beautiful Belt Creation

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By Julissa

Do you have plain dress you want to dress up? Well there’s no worries! You can take affordable material to design your own belt and customize  your own dress. Whether is to meet a friend at the local coffee shop or a night out in the town, you can’t go wrong with a floral belt. Make it casual, fun, or elegant. Your Choice! Here is a belt made out of double face satin ribbon and our popular rosettes.

Materials:

* Not everyone is the same size, the amount depends on your waist size.

Directions:

- Put the ribbon around your waist and mark the place on where you going to put the large rosette. Put a small mark towards your right side of your waist.

- Turn the large rosette over and small amounts of hot glue on the back. Gently press it down on where you made the mark on the ribbon.

- Take the two piece of the ivory rosettes, turn them over and apply small amounts of hot glue in the back. Take one end and glue it next to the large rosette, glue the other end away of the large rosette. There should be a small space between the large black rosette and the small ivory rosettes

- Take the punk rosette, turn it over and apply small amounts of hot glue. Glue it in between the large rosette and the small ivory rosettes.

- Take the Velcro and apply two dots at the end of the ribbon. This makes the belt removable.

DIY: Fun Clutch

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By Julissa

Hey everyone… Whats one of the most important accessory we need to go with our outfit?…A pocket book of course…these days, no female walks out without carrying a pocket book with her to carry all of her essentials. Whether  if it’s a tote, cross body bag, shoulder bag, or clutch, a female always has one with her. Do you want the stylish pocket book. Well, I created two stylish looks for a plain clutch… You can also purchase a low price clutch or dress up any old clutch or pocket book you have at home.

Plain Clutch

Take this plain clutch and turn it into something fun!

Beaded Bow Applique Clutch

 

 

Materials:

Directions:

  • Take the 1/4 yd piece of silver ribbon, take one end of the ribbon and turn it over so you can have two pieces of ribbon on each side. It should look like the following image.
  • You then glue it down on the clutch, any position you wish.
  • Do the same with the 8” black ribbon. Its going to be smaller than the silver ribbon, you then glue on top the silver ribbon.
  • You then take the applique and glue it on top of the ribbon.

Flower Brooch Clutch

Materials:

Directions:

  • First take the 1/4 yd black satin ribbon, take both ends and glue them in the middle of the ribbon (it should look like a bow). Then glue it on to the clutch, an position you desired.
  • Do the same with the 8” lemon colored ribbon and glue it on top of the black satin ribbon. So far, it should look like a two layer bow.
  • Do the same with the 6” pink ribbon and glue it on top of the lemon color ribbon. It should now look like a three layer bow.
  • The flower used on the clutch is a brooch, so it will have the pin in the back, simply just push the brooch in like it was a blouse, then close it. Your will place the flower brooch so one of the petals is covering the middle of the bow. Take your hot glue gun and pour a tiny drop of glue in the middle of the bow and push the flower petal down.