DIY Studded Neon Fringe Necklace


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!

The inspiration:


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!

Editorial Inspiration


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?

DIY Studded Converse by Sketch 42

We can’t get over these awesome studded Converse that we found over on Sketch 42. These have the perfect amount of edge – and we love that they used all M&J Trimming products! All you need are some screw-on studs, a leather hole punch, and a pair of Converse sneakers. Head over to Sketch 42 to see the whole DIY.

Blogger Highlight: All The Good Girls Go To Heaven

All The Good Girls Go To Heaven is one of our latest DIY blog discoveries. Ren always creates incredibly on-trend DIYs that mirror some of our favorite designer pieces, like her DIY Dannijo bracelet. We would seriously wear everything that she’s made – see more of her great tutorials on All The Good Girls Go To Heaven!

DIY Dannijo Friendship Bracelet

DIY Pyramid Stud Choker

DIY Studded Neon Bracelet


This summer we’re all about neon accessories – especially ones that have a little edge to them. So we picked up some hot pink trim and some metal studs and got right to work with this studded bracelet! You only need 4 supplies (all from M&J Trimming, of course) and the steps are incredibly easy. See the instructions below to find out how to make your own.



1. Stick a stud through the braided trim – make sure the prongs go through to the other side.

2. Flip the trim over and fold the prongs down to keep the stud in place.

3. Add more studs, 4 or 5 should be a good amount.

4. Slide the metal closure onto the vinyl, and fold the trim over it. Glue the trim to itself so the closure stays in place. Then do the same for the other side of the closure.

5. Hold the trim together while the glue dries – you may need to use clips or bobby pins to hold it in place.

6. Once the glue dries, you’re all set. Enjoy your bracelet!

DIY Studded Headband

We’re constantly getting inspired by the items in our store, and today these edgy studs caught our eye. We added them to a classic black ribbon, and ended up with this awesome headband. See how to make it yourself below!



1. Starting in the middle of the ribbon, push a stud through. The prongs should poke out on the other side.

2. Flip the ribbon over and push down the edges of the stud to hold it in. We used our fingers, but some people prefer to use hard, flat objects (like a butter knife).

3. Add studs on either side of the first stud until they are covering about 1/3 of the ribbon, in the middle. You should have extra ribbon on either side so you can tie the headband.

4. All done! Simply tie the ends in a bow to secure it behind your head.

DIY: Leather Studded Wrap Bracelet


By Blerona,

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)