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Promo Alert: 2 Day Swarovski Rhinestone Sale Starts Now!

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 Lucite Bag DIY

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:

DSC_0570Forever 21 Pink Lucite Bag

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

 

M&J Holiday Special – Day 3

Third day of our week long sales

What better way to end the year than with beautiful sparkling rhinestones to adorn everything imaginable? Take advantage of today’s limited time sale and save 10% on all Swarovski™ flatback rhinestones. No matter what size or color it is, its 10% off today only. Sale ends at 11:59 PM EST

Twitter Giveaway!!

This week’s giveaway is all about creating for your loved ones! This Week’s Books
“B IS FOR BABY”

“Warm Fuzzies”

“Bend-The-Rules Sewing”

Here’s How to Enter:

 Follow Us on Twitter, then Tweet us by finishing this sentence “My Favorite Swarovski Rhinestone color is…”  

It’s that Simple!

We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page and Twitter Page on Friday February 25th at 1pm EST



Flatback Rhinestones Vs Hotfix Rhinestones

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Have you ever wondered what is the difference between Flatback rhinestones and Hotfix rhinestones; as well as which one would work best for you?  If you have, then hopefully today’s post can help answer your questions.

 M&J Trimming supplies both Swarovski Flatback rhinestones and Swarovski Hotfix rhinestones.  Both are quite popular and which one would work best for your project, really depends on what you will be using them for.  So let’s get started.

 Flatback rhinestones have two sides.  One side is the multi-faceted side; which is the side where you see the shimmering crystal.  The other side is gray in color, flat and smooth in texture.  Flatback rhinestones can be applied onto your project using glue such as Gem-tac, E-6000, or even Magna-tac.  You will need to place the glue into a syringe to insure that you don’t use too much glue when applying the Flatback rhinestones.  And since the rhinestones are too small to pick up by hand, you’ll have to use tweezers to pick them up one by one and place them on top of the area that you had applied glue to.  Flatback rhinestones can be used for arts and crafts or any material that you don’t mind if the Flatback rhinestones become loose.

If you want something more permanent, then you’ll have to use the Hotfix rhinestones.  Hotfix rhinestones also have a multi-faceted side and back side that is gray in color, but when you look closely, there’s already dry glue added to the gray flat surface.  Hotfix rhinestones are added onto your fabric by using heat from a hot-fixer rhinestone setter.  Since there’s already glue on the Hotfix rhinestones, all you need to do is apply heat.  You have to be careful when using Hotfix rhinestones because once applied, it’s permanent and will not come off your material.  Hotfix rhinestones are also less messy as you don’t have to apply glue yourself.

 Here’s a big difference between hotfix and flatback rhinestones.  Hotfix rhinestones are only recommended for fabric.  It is not recommended for leather, rubber, paper or plastic.  The hot-fixer rhinestones setter that is used to help apply the stones is extremely hot and can possibly burn any material that is not fabric.  By the way, yes, it is okay to use hotfix rhinestones on tulle.

 So there you have it; the difference between Flatback rhinestones and Hotfix rhinestones.

Swarovski Rhinestone Limited Time Special!

By Dara

Swarovski Rhinestone

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).

$25 Off Your Entire Purchase

When You Spend $250 or more on

Swarovski Rhinestone Flatbacks or Hotfix!

Special Ends:  July 7th 2010 @ 11:59pm EST!

Coupon Code: 25offsmrrs

LIMITED TIME! Swarovski Rhinestone Price Reduction

Swarovski Rhinestones at www.MJTRIM.com

M&J Trimming currently has a special promotion going on for all rhinestone fans.  For a limited time all of our Sawarovski Rhinestone prices have been reduced by 15%.  That means you get 15% off any size of flatback or hotfix rhinestones.  This is a limited time offer.  To find out the expiration date, be sure to sign-up for our e-mailer and we will update you on the latest offers and their expiration dates.