Tag: Crystals

DIY: Crystal Embellished T-Shirt

Does your old graphic tee need a glamorous upgrade? Give it the gusto it deserves with Swarovski crystals! We’re channeling spring and breathing bright color into this botanical print t-shirt by outlining the leaves in brilliant shades of emerald and olive. DSC_0588

What You’ll Need: 

Graphic Tee (H&M)

Olivine SS20 Flat Back Rhinestones

Fern Green SS16 Flat Back Rhinestones 

E6000

Glue Syringe

Crystal KatanaDSC_05901. Decide which areas you would like to embellish with crystals. We decided to use the rhinestones to accent the palm fronds on the shirt.

DSC_05902. Apply glue with the syringe to create a neat thin line.

DSC_0599 3. Using your Crystal Katana, lay out your rhinestones precisely but quickly on the line of glue.

DSC_06124. Apply the rhinestones and glue section by section so that the glue doesn’t dry prematurely, and let the piece dry overnight.

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DIY: Embellished Jeans

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to update your basic blue jeans, look no further than this DIY! It’s so easy, and there’s absolutely no sewing involved. Just place the gems and studs where you want to add some pop, heat them up with glue, and you’re ready to hit the town in style!DSC_0662 What You’ll Need:

 4mm HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud
6.5mm Hotfix Cone Shaped Stud
SS10 Hotfix Swarovski Pearl
Jeans
Iron

 DSC_0663 1. Lay out your jeans and place the iron-on studs and pearls to the desired areas. We laid the studs and pearls out in a denser pattern at the top and faded them out to the middle of the jean.

DSC_0665 2. Place your iron on top of studs and pearls to heat up the glue. The heat will attach the studs and pearl to the jean.

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Halloween DIY: Frozen Fantasy Shoe

This year almost everyone was obsessed with an icy cool animated film, and we have yet to “let it go”. This year, embrace that Arctic-freezing fashion with your Halloween costume! Learn how to make a shoe that’s worthy of an ice princess. Not the princess you had in mind? Check out our Fiction and Fantasy Halloween Shop for everything you need to create the most magical costume of all!

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What You’ll Need:

Pumps with clear siding

Crystal Meridian Blue

Sapphire

Light Sapphire

Crystal

Crystal AB

14mm Round Jewel With 2 Holes

24mm x 10mm Oval Jewel With Holes

E6000

Crystal KatanaDSC_06201. Decide on the pattern you want to create on your shoes.

DSC_06322. Use up the larger stones and pieces first. This ensures that you will have space for them.

DSC_06433. Hold each stone in place for a few seconds so that the stones don’t slip down the shoe.

DSC_06474. Let dry overnight before wearing.DSC_0701

DIY: Shimmering Nail Art

Did you know that the items we sell at M&J aren’t only great for fashion and accessories? You can also use them to beautify your nails! We used some of our smaller Swarovski crystals to add a shimmering accent to a fresh manicure. You can switch out the colors to match or contrast your nail polish for a customized look that’s all your own!  DSC_0487 What You’ll Need:

Polished nails

SS20 Rose AB Swarovski Flatbacks

SS20 Aquamarine AB Swarovski Flatbacks

SS16 Crystal Swarovski Flatbacks

Nail Glue

TweezersDSC_0488 1. Once your nails are painted, dab a little glue onto your ring finger, or whichever finger you’d  like to be the accent nail.

DSC_0490 2. Apply each rhinestone on your nail individually, using tweezers for more precision. Start with bigger rhinestones first, otherwise you may not have room for them later.DSC_0502 3. You can stop at one stone, or continue adding rhinestones until your entire nail is covered.

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Beaded Decor Inspiration

Lately we’re really loving the look of jeweled elements hidden throughout the home. While we see a lot of luxurious and lavish decor around the holidays, we think these little jeweled accents are perfect for spring and summer decor because when the light hits them just right, they sparkle like the sun! If you want to dazzle to your decor, get inspired with these delicate decor details.
Bedroom by Rehoboth Beach Home Builders Echelon Custom Homes
Add some bling to your bed by adding rhinestone buttons to your headboard. They are an unexpected and special surprise that adds a dash of elegance to an already luxurious decor accessory.
DIYBeadedChandelier_LivingWithLindsay
This rainbow “jeweled” chandelier is a fun and colorful addition to any room, and the way that the light reflects off of the chain on the chandelier is pure magic.
Bead Chandelier for Garden
This beaded chandelier would look beautiful in a greenhouse, or outside as a re-imagined wind chime.
Beaded Mirror DIY
This beaded mirror is not only beautiful, but it’s also DIY-able!  Make it yourself with scrapbook paper, stones, a ceiling medallion, and a mirror!
Maxhedron Light from Bec Brittain
These designer lamps look like mirrored crystals, and add a stunning, futuristic accent to your home.

Colored Crystal DIY Roundup

Our most popular rhinestones are the Crystal and Crystal AB variety which have a clear or iridescent shine. They’re classic and elegant, and perfect for making any accessory or outfit more special and statement-worthy. But if you like a little more sass with your sparkle, our Swarovski crystals come in a full spectrum of colors! Sometimes adding a little bit of color goes a long way, and these DIYs prove it!

Painted Rhinestone Necklace by Swell MaydeThis necklace from Swell Mayde is great for repurposing old, inexpensive necklaces that you wouldn’t otherwise wear. Just a few coats of paint and you have the perfect spring accessory!

School Magnets from EarringsIf you’re in school or just love having beautiful office supplies, these fun magnets are a great weekend DIY! Created using inexpensive earrings, these are sure to set your locker apart from the rest.

 

Ombre Rhinestone TrimsThese Miu Miu-inspired earrings are so sweet and elegant, and you know our thoughts on ombre anything. Must have.

 

Crystal Mirror From Design Love FestThis mirror from Designlovefest is a favorite because it is so unique. It’s an exciting addition to your home, and would make a fantastic house-warming present.

 

Crystal Clutch from Honestly WTFThis clutch from Honestly WTF is fierce and fashionable. We love the drama of the beautiful crystal shards.

M&J Rhinestone Roundup

At M&J we’re very proud of our selection of rhinestones. It could have to do with the fact that we sell the most amazing genuine Swarovski crystals, or because we have a penchant for anything sparkly. Whatever the reason, we thought we would highlight our rhinestone love by showing you some of our favorite DIYs using rhinestones! An added bonus? Today you can receive 10% off Swarovski flatback and hotfix crystals, which means these awesome DIYs are only a click away!

Nutcracker Inspired Ballet Slippers

These Nutcracker-Inspired Ballet Flats are the perfect gift for any princess or ballerina! They use an assortment of crystals that can be easily customized to fit any costume or outfit! Want to make a black flat instead? Try using Jet AB, Dark Indigo or Crystal Silver Night!

Fringe Bag DIY

Our Fringe Bag DIY has a subtle shine that comes from golden Swarovski crystals! Mix and match your metals by using Light Gold or Crystal Rose Gold.

Rhinestone Clutch DIY

This Rhinestone Clutch will be your perfect partner-in-crime for a great night out! The rhinestones blend seamlessly into this graphic clutch, making it a bejeweled work of art! For an unexpected approach, highlight the leaves with Dark Moss Green!

Rhinestone Collar Necklace

This Rhinestone Collar Necklace is THE piece for glamming up any basic outfit! It adds just the right amount of sparkle without being overwhelming. Try Crystal AB for an iridescent alternative.

So now that you’ve seen what you can make, what’s stopping you from stocking up on our beautiful Swarovski Rhinestones for your upcoming DIYs? But hurry! Our spectacular sale on Swarovski ends tonight!

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.

Judith LeiberJudith Lieber minaudiere

the blonds 1The Blonds

McQueen MaskAlexander McQueen

the blonds 2The Blonds

Milan Fashion WeekFrancesco Scognamiglio

DIY: Bling out your accessories…

By Julissa

Bling out apparel is something that will never go out of season. Whether its your shirt, and bag or headband; you can always take something plain and boring decorate it and make it your own. Here is a plain plastic ring decorated with Swarvoski rhinestone.

Materials:

Directions:

  • Get the Swarvoski colors and sizes you wish to put on the ring.
  • Apply them how you wish on the plain ring.

Inspiration… Henri Bendel

http://www.henribendel.com/

DIY: Flower Girl Swarvoski Head Band

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By Julissa

Everyone always sees the adorable little girl throwing petals on the floor. Brides also need to worry about what to put on their flower girls. You can create your own head band for your flower girl using ribbon and crystals with these easy steps.

Materials:

Directions:

  • Take the 1/2 yard of satin ribbon and glue it the headband to cover the plastic, cut the the ends to make them shorter, then glue the ends to the inside.
  • Take the 1/2 yard of organza ribbon and glue it straight in the middle of the headband. Cut a little of the ends, leave some left over to glue the ends on the inside of the headband.
  • take the metallic cord, cut 4 pieces even pieces (about 3 1/2 inches long), take the belt and swoop the pieces through, as a belt and glue the the ends on to the headband.
  • take the other pieces of jewels and scatter them as you wish on each side of the head band.