It’s that time of the month again, when we pick our favorite blogger of the MONTH! Our Pick for March is coming from NYC!
Meet Stefanie Schiada, design and lifestyle blogger better known to her readers from Brooklyn Limestone simply as Mrs. Limestone. Whether working on a DIY home decor project, traveling to all corners of the world in the pursuit of a full passport or prepping for a costume party, she documents it all on her blog. Stefanie is a lifelong New Yorker and self confessed trash tv addict. Check out more of design, decor and travel at Brooklyn Limestone. And that’s why we love her, her home renovation just blew us away and so did all her other creative projects!
Heres what we sent her for the Blogger of the Month Challenge…now let’s see what she can make! Check back on Thursday March 17, 2011.
Hi Everyone! Welcome back from the long weekend. I hope everyone had a good time off and enjoyed the summer weather. I have an annoucement today for those who are fans of Swarovski Rhinestones! Until July 7th 2010 at 11:59pm EST, when you spend $250 or more on Swarovski Flatback or Hotfix, you get $25 Off your entire purchase! Great time to save some extra $$ on your purchase. With your purchase, you’ll also qualify for Free UPS Ground Shipping (Continental US Only).
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It has been quite a while since my last post, so I think I’m due for another DIY.
The weather in NYC has been a lot warmer lately, in the mid 50s. I assume it is also starting to get warmer everywhere else as well. If you are tired of hibernating for the winter like me, then you’re probably looking forward to spring and the fashionable outfits that comes along with the weather. So it’s time to shed off that thick coat and start dressing a little more fashionable and creative.
As the season changes, I’m always in need of something new, but the my wallet won’t always allow me to do so. Therefore, for this spring, I’m dressing up my outfits from last year with a little bit embellishments.
This week, I made a shoulder accessory; which you’ll see more of in magazines and clothing stores this season.
- Add a line of glue along the center of the suede fabric.
- Pick up the suede fabric with the glue side up and place along the center of the lace.
- Take one end of the lace and place it over the glue.
- Add glue to the center of the fabric again. Then take the other end of the lace and place that over the glue. The suede fabric should be completely covered with the lace.
- With your finger, pinch the center of the fabric, then using a needle and thread, sew the center in place.
- Once the center is more table, wrap the center with your chains. Leave a few inches off so it can dangle.
- Now stitch on the pin back in the center of the fabric on the back side where there is glue.
Now you’re all done and ready to add this to the shoulder of your tank top, t-shirt or dress. You can also add it onto your clutch or put a clip instead of a pin back and use it as hair accessory. For a little more glam, you can also add sequins over the lace with glue.
M&J is constantly getting in new items and I have fallen in love with this new sequin trim. It’s a gorgeous scalloped edge trim on a netting. There are so many uses for this trim and a headband is an easy one. One of the girls who work on the floor took the gold version of this trim and made a simple flower from it for her hair. I was instantly inspired to make my own version.
I’m a huge fan of headbands, hairclips, and hair ties to hold back and adorn my long hair. Working at M&J has allowed me to expand my collection and have a different look everyday. I’ll show you how to make a sequined flower that can then be glued to a headband or hair clip, or even sew a pin on the back for other uses. It only takes a few minutes to make, so it’s also a great last minute gift idea.
#44434 – ½ Yard Gunmetal Scalloped Sequin Trim
#42955 – 23mm Silver Sequin Look Button
#43659 – Black Plastic Headband
*Call 1-800-9MJTRIM, ext:377 to order any of the products not listed online.
1.) Thread your needle and knot the end. Weave the needle through the sheer side of the trim about 1” away from the edge. Weave it in and out every ½” or so to create a gathering stitch. When you get to the end, pull the trim down this thread to gather it up. Gather it to about 3-4” long and knot the end securely to keep it gathered.
2.) Sew one gathered end to the other. You should now have a circle that is ruffled, this will be your flower. You can now either sew on or glue the button to the middle to cover the hole. If you glued it, once it is dry you can move to the next step.
3.) Now you can choose to glue this to a headband, a hair clip, or a pin back and you are set!
Here is another way to add your own personal touch and style to your home from what you already own. I would like to share with you two quick and easy ways to remodel your lamp.
- Start by choosing your trim.
- Once you have decided on your trim you can glue the trim to the lamp, for this project E600 would hold the trim best.
- For the first lamp I decided to go with a funkier look with a feather trim.
- Then I glued a braided trim over the feather trim to give it a neater look.
- My second idea was more traditional, using this black brush fringe.
- You also have the option of cutting the extra string off the bottom to give it a more elegant look.
It is that time of the year when most retailers are evaluating how much their Swarovski Rhinestone price should increase by because this is typically the time when Swarovski also increases their prices to vendors. However, this year, M&J Trimming is taking the other route. For a limited time we invite you to take advantage of our Swarovski Rhinestone price reduction. The special reduction is on both small and large packs. Both flatback rhinestones and hotfix rhinestone prices have been reduced. We do encourage you to take advantage of this exciting news because it only tempoary. Customers on our e-mail list will be informed prior to the expiration date.
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I would like to share with you a quick and simple way to create your own edgy cuff. I used two of my favorite items to create this cuff, leather and nail heads.
- ¼ yard of 81503 Gun Metal/ Ivory (to order please call 1-800-9-mjtrim)
- one package of Spike Nailheads
- Sew on Snaps (439320) (to order please call 1-800-9MJTRIM
- Start by measuring your wris
- Take that measurement and add one inch
- On the back of the leather sew on one side of the snap ¼” from the edge. On the face side of the leather at the opposite end sew the other sides of your snaps ¼” from the edge.
- Apply your nail heads to the leather. Mark points to the back of the leather where you would like your nail heads to lie. Since the leather is thick you will need to use a Brisk-set Rhinestone Setter with nail head adapter to apply your nail heads. Be sure to use the correct adapter for the size nail head you use.
Here is a way to give your table décor the perfect final touch. Although you can make napkin holders out of just about anything, I would like to share with you some ideas I have created.
Material I used:
These directions are very simple and quick. Start by deciding on which color combination you like, your napkins should be in front of you. Take the ribbon you have chosen and wrap it around your napkin and make sure it shapes it well you will sew the ends of the ribbon together. If you have chosen an appliqués you can attach it buy using hot glue.
Leather and nailheads are all the rage this season, and I don’t think there going anywhere next season either. Join the fun by making your own leather studded bracelet, its just three easy steps to becoming part of a massive fashion trend.
I had some braided leather cord, and left over nailheads lying around, thinking of something to make I decided on a bracelet. It’s simple and easy and a great way to get creative with leftover trimmings. I hope you enjoy this DIY.
Step 1: Cut the Vinyl Braid to 26inches
Step 2: Take one of the two pieces from the closure and sew one end of the braid to it. Then sew the other end of the braid to the other closure (Make sure you place the braid on top of the closure when sewing)
Step 3: Take the one SS30 nailhead and push the prongs through the braid and leather closure, (push the prongs inward to aviod stratching when wearing) now the other closure. Finally place SS20 nailheads on sections of the braid. (I used 14 but you can put as many as you like)