How cool are these DIY studded gloves? We spotted them on Rachel The Stylish Wanderer, and instantly started lusting over them. It turns out that she used studs from M&J Trimming to create these edgy gloves, and now we can’t wait to DIY a pair of our own! Stop by Rachel The Stylish Wanderer to see Rachel’s full tutorial.
If you read our blog frequently, you’ll know that there’s nothing we love more than a good studded DIY. We think it’s appropriate to add studs to just about everything, and apparently Jenni of I Spy DIY agrees with us. Jenni picked up some round hotfix nailheads from our store, and used them to add some edge to a clutch, a keychain, and a pair of flats. Our favorite is the oversized clutch – wouldn’t it be perfect for a night out? Head over to I Spy DIY to see how Jenni created these cool studded items.
Remember that awesome DIY body harness we posted a while ago? It was created by the incredibly talented Candy of Taylor and Demolish, whose blog we follow religiously. We were so thrilled to see that she created another edgy DIY harness, made with M&J Trimming products, and we just had to share the tutorial with you. Check it out below, and stop by Taylor and Demolish to see more cool DIYS!
1. Measure the length of trim that would wrap around your waist and sit right above your belly button. Add 1 inch to this measurement and cut this length.
2. Measure 2 lengths of trim – one that would wrap around your waist and sit 2 inches above the trim cut in step 1 and one that would be 2 inches below the trim cut in step 1. Add 1 inch to each measurement and cut.
3. Lay the 3 three pieces of trim that you cut on a flat surface. Space them out so that they are centered and that there is 2 inches separating them equally.
4. Cut 2 pieces of trim that will fall diagonally across the 3 waist trims close to the center, as depicted in the picture above.
5. Add a little fabric glue to connect all of the pieces of trim.
6. Push the 6 studs onto the 6 meeting points of the trim.
7. Add sew snaps to the ends of the trims.
8. Et voila!
Fall is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about your outerwear options. Personally, we’re loving this DIY studded trench coat by Meredith and Gwyneth of Meredith and Gwyneth, The New Yorkie. They used pyramid studs from M&J Trimming to embellish this coat, and the end result is to die for. Stop by Meredith and Gwyneth, The New Yorkie to see more!
We can’t get enough of the friendship bracelet trend that we’ve been seeing everywhere. But of course we couldn’t just rock a plain friendship bracelet without adding some DIY embellishment! So we whipped up two different studded friendship bracelets to add to your stack of arm candy. Check them out below.
1. Gather your supplies. All you need is a friendship bracelet and a pack of pyramid studs.
2. Starting at one end of the friendship bracelet, push the stud into the bracelet. Make sure the prongs go all the way through.
3. Flip the bracelet over and push down each of the prongs to hold the stud in place. You can use your fingers, but you may want to use something like a butter knife to push the sharp prongs down.
4. Continue to add studs to your bracelet until you reach the end. Now you’re all done!
2. Apply a small amount of glue to the back of one of the nailheads. You may want to use a toothpick to do this.
3. Gently place the nailhead near one end of the friendship bracelet. Hold in place for a few seconds while the glue dries.
Looking for a way to spice up your summer bun? We’ve been browsing around Pinterest lately and got inspired to make an edgy studded bun cuff. We grabbed supplies from M&J Trimming and quickly whipped this up. What do you think? Follow the instructions below to make it yourself.
1. Gather your supplies. You’ll need:
A while back, we shared this incredible studded clutch as our DIY inspiration. We spotted it on the lovely Chiara of The Blonde Salad, and it instantly went on our must-try DIY list. And now we’re proud to say that we’ve finally made it! With a few materials from M&J Trimming, it was easy to transform a simple black wallet into an edgy studded bag with a chain strap. You can use it as a clutch, like Chiara, or you can drape it over your shoulder for an effortless look. Either way, check out our instructions below to make your own!
1. Gather your supplies. You’ll need:
- a plain black wallet
- 1 1/2 yds of gold chain
- 1 pack of gold studs
- E6000 glue
- 6 inches of black leather trim
After seeking out our favorite DIY iPhone cases, it was about time that we made our own. And when we spotted these new neon studs in our store, we knew they would be a great addition to a plain white phone case. Armed with our studs and some E3000 glue, we created this neon iPhone case that will be the perfect summer accessory. Keep reading to find out how to make your own!
1. Begin to arrange your studs on the case to figure out the design you want. You could do polka dots, or stripes, but we opted for a simple geometric pattern.
2. Using the E3000 glue, begin to individually glue down each stud. If you use the same pattern as us, start in the middle and work your way out. You may want to use a toothpick to apply glue to each stud.
3. Continue to apply the studs until you’ve covered the entire phone case. Let dry for half an hour then you’re ready to show off your new neon case!
If anyone remembers our fringe inspiration post from last week, you’ll know that we were obsessing over this neon fringe necklace that we saw on Chiara of The Blonde Salad. We decided to make our own edgier version with some studs and fringe from M&J Trimming. Follow along below to make it yourself!
- jewelry pliers
- E6000 glue
- a pack of cone studs
- 1 ft chain
- 1 1/2 ft short neon fringe
- 1 1/2 ft long black fringe
1. Cut the neon fringe in half, so you have two 9 inch pieces of fringe. Spread a thin line of glue across the top of one of the pieces, then place the other piece directly on top and press them together. (This is so the fringe will be thicker and sturdier.) Do the same thing with the black fringe.
2. Draw a line of glue across the top of the black fringe. Place the neon fringe directly on top and press down. Let the glue dry.
3. Using your pliers, open a link on one end of the chain. Hook it through one of the loops in the top of the fringe and then close the link with the pliers. Do the same on the other side of the fringe. Make sure the chain is long enough to slip over your head.
4. Unscrew the studs and remove the screws, so you only have the flat studs. Space them evenly along the top of the fringe, then glue them down individually. Let them dry and you’re all set!
We’re really loving all of the metal embellishments in this “Rhinestone Cowgirl” editorial for Fashion Gone Rogue. That studded bustier is to die for – totally DIY-able too! And we can’t get enough of those crystal embellished jeans. Are you loving this editorial as much as we are?