Promo Alert: 2 Day Swarovski Rhinestone Sale Starts Now!

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Our 2 Day Online Rhinestone Sale is back!

Rhinestone Sale

This Rhinestone Sale ends September 25th, 2013 at 11:59pm EST or while supplies last. Discount is valid only on Swarovski hotfix and Swarovski flatback rhinestones in orders containing 10 or more packs of any size of Swarovski hotfixes or Swarovski flatbacks. Packs can be mixed and matched between hoftixes and flatbacks of any color, size or package size (small pack, 1 gross, 10 gross, etc).

Rhinestone Street Style

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We love the way rhinestones look, but rocking the gems everyday may seem a bit tricky to those looking to dress down the glitzy duds. We looked at some of our favorite street style blogs to see how fellow fashionistas were rocking the look. We adored the versatility in everyone’s use of the stones. We can’t wait to recreate some of these astonishing looks here at M&J.

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Glitz and Glamour

Whoever said diamonds were a girl’s best friend must not have known about Swarovski rhinestones. The affordable gems are just as beautiful as the real thing. Rhinestones can be used to embellish, highlight, decorate or enhance any look. Here at M&J we can’t get enough of them. Whether selecting from a Flatback or Hot-Fix, the color assortments will be sure to blow you away.  Sometimes we find ourselves wishing everything we owned were encrusted in these stones.

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emlr_05312013memorialdayweekCheck out our previous rhinestone DIY for even more inspiration. 

Rhinestone Lucite Bag DIY

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We’ve been eyeing the Lucite bags on the runway in Valentino’s and Marc Jacobs’s 2013 collection and have been wanting to try our hand at a DIY influenced by this trend. We gave our bag a mini face-lift and couldn’t be happier with the results. We spiced up our pink lucite bag with swarovski flatback rhinestones and couldn’t wait to show off this easy and affordable DIY.

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SUPPLIES:

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Brisk-Set Rhinestone Setter

SS48 Tiffany Settings-Nickel Regular Legs

Swarovski Flatback Rhinestones- Crystal AB SS48

STEPS:

Place your Swarovski Flatback Rhinestones- Crystal AB SS48 face down in the Brisk-Set Rhinestone Setter. The pointed side of the stone will be faced down revealing the silver back.

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Hold your bag in a way that allows you to put the Brisk-Set Rhinestone Setter inside. Place a SS48 Tiffany Setting with the prongs facing down over your plastic bag. Make sure the SS48 Tiffany Setting matches the hole in the Brisk-Set Rhinestone Setter .

DSC_0575Press down on your Brisk-Set Rhinestone Setter for the rhinestone to set.

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For harder to reach areas you may want to manually place each of the crystals into place. The first thing you’ll want to do is push your Tiffany Settings through the bag from the interior side.

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Once the settings are locked into place, place your crystal in the backing. It may help to angle your bag in a way that allows the stone to comfortably sit into place.

DSC_0581In order to secure the crystal fold the metal legs so they appear to be clasping the crystal. Add as many crystals as you desire in order to achieve the perfect bag.

Lucite Bag DIY

Don’t forget today is the last day of our 2 Day Sale!
TAKE 10% OFF FLATBACK AND HOTFIX RHINESTONES
USE CODE CRYSTALSALE AT CHECKOUT

 

Rhinestones on the Runway

Many designers use rhinestones to enhance pieces within their collection. Some designers add a few stones here and there while others create works of art. Judith Leiber is one designer who has made a name for herself for her innovative use of crystals and rhinestones. Her initial bag created due to a shipping error which left many of her bags damaged. Rather than throwing the bags away, Judith began decorating them with a variety of small crystals. Ms. Leiber’s creative instincts may have inspired some of the runway looks we see today. Here are some of our favorite rhinestone-enhanced looks from the runway.

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DIY Rhinestone Collar Necklace

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We were completely inspired to create a necklace with our Swarovski crystals over the weekend.  Because we are obsessed with collars again this season, we decided to create a rhinestone collar necklace!  It was a lot of fun to create and the way it sparkles on sunny, snowy days makes us even happier!

Supplies:

2 size packs of Swarovski flatback rhinestones

1 size pack of Swarovski sew-on rhinestones

2 rhinestone buttons

1 ft. of ribbon

2 ft. of chain

Clasp

Jump ring

Gem glue

Matching thread & needle

Scissors

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1.  Cut out two triangular pieces of ribbon.

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2.  Sew on a few rhinestones and one button onto one cutout.

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3.  Glue some of your rhinestone flatbacks onto your cutout.  Use your smaller rhinestones to fill in the gaps.

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4.  Repeat steps 2 and 3 on your other triangular cutout and let both dry for an hour.

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5.  Glue and sew your triangles together at one point.

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6.   Cut your chain into two equal pieces.

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7.  Open your jump ring and slip your clasp onto it, as depicted.  Then, slip one end of one chain onto the jump ring and close it.

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8.  Sew the last link of this chain onto the outside corner of your collar.  Repeat using your other chain and the opposite corner of your collar.

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9.  Now you’ve got a beautiful rhinestone collar necklace to add to your jewelry collection!

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Tell Us Which Is Your Favorite!

Swarovski Rhinestone Center

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Do you like all things glits and glam? How about shinny and new?  Then you’ll definitely like our newly updated Swarovski Rhinestone center.  In this center you’ll find all of our Swarovski crystal merchandise as well as rhinestone related merchandise such as the rhinestone kits.