Tag: Necklace

DIY: Horned Pendant Necklace

We love mixing materials to make pieces that are truly unique. For this week’s DIY we took inspiration from the festival styles that are all the rage this time of year and mixed metal, stone and leather to create a necklace that will look great will all of your bohemian outfits this season!

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What You’ll Need:

Braided Leather Bolo

Metal Tooth Pendant

Cord Ends

4.5mm Steel Rolo Chain

Faux Leather Fringe

Lobster Claw

4mm Jump Rings

8mm Jump Rings

2 Pliers

Scissors

E6000

DSC_01221. Take your cord and cut evenly in half for each side of the necklace. We made ours 7 inches long each.

DSC_0125 2. Add end caps to each end. Total of 4 end caps.

DSC_01343. Cut your chain into two pieces. We made ours 4 inches long. Add jump rings and attach to the cord ends.

DSC_01364. Take your leather cord again and cut a piece. We made ours 6 inches long. Add end caps to the ends.

DSC_01355. Take your tooth pendent and add to the cord. Now attach jump rings to the end caps and attach to the other ends of the chain.

DSC_01436. Cut a 4 inch piece of fringe and add glue to the rim and roll to create a tassel. Once dried add a jump ring and attach to cord where tooth pendant is.

 DSC_01427. Lastly, add jump rings to the top of the necklace and a lobster clasp.

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Halloween DIY: Gilded Goddess Statement Necklace

If you’ve ever wanted to realize your inner goddess, we have the first step to your transformation. This epic statement necklace features chunky pendants, chains in an assortment of sizes and shapes, and beautiful beaded trim. 
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2 5/8” Bugle/Seed Beaded Fringe

1 1/4” Square Linked Chain

1 1/8” Metallic Circle Chain

Gold Sunflower Pendant

13mm Small Round Rope Chain

E6000

Jump Rings

Teardrop Pendant

Lobster Clasp

Pliers

Wire Cutters

 

DSC_05531. Create a long necklace using your small round chain. Add a jump ring and lobster clasp to the back.

DSC_05582. Lay the necklace out in an oval. Place a piece of the square chain to the center. Connect the corners with jump rings. Attach the jump rings to smaller pieces of the small round chain.

DSC_05803. Take the larger round chain and attach pieces to each side.

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4. Repeat step 3 with the small round chain.

DSC_05755. Add the teardrop pendants to the bottom on each side, and one on the top overlaying the square chain.

DSC_05716. Add the sunflower pendant to the bottom center.

DSC_05877. Cut a 5 inch piece of the beaded fringe. Fold over and glue each ribbon side together, then glue the ribbon to the back of the sunflower pendant so that only the fringe is exposed.

DSC_0588DSC_05908. Create a smaller fringe pieces doing the same process in step 7. This time add a hole in the center. Add a jump ring and attached on to each side next to the teardrop pendent in the center.

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Studded Necklace DIYs

Spice up your Sunday afternoon with a few DIYs that are bound to make your autumn outfits a little more interesting. Add some spikes and nailheads to your craft kit, and whip up a few of these edgy necklaces!
IMG_0868What’s sassier than a fringe necklace? A fringe necklace with studs of course!

spike-chain-necklace-diy-closeupThis gorgeous necklace from Trinkets in Bloom can be worn over something feminine to give it an edge, or rock it with skinny jeans and a tee for a total punk rock look!

neck12-500x591This studded necklace from Home Heart Craft offers a more casual.

diyspikebeadedchoker_introThis incredible necklace from Chic Steals is perfect for a date night outfit! We love the look of layered spikes and the dimension it adds to the piece.

Lace Jewelry Inspiration

We love an unconventional approach to jewelry as much as the next fashionista, but we especially adore jewelry that’s made out of one of our favorite trims: lace! It’s romantic, has a vintage vibe, and is light and perfect for spring.
il_fullxfull.592495399_10z7Sequins and an ombre dye are one way to liven up a pair of earrings!

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a38e9fbcffcbe2f7a0ce2a66397636a2Jazz up your lace with a bright color to make it more playful and less precious-looking!
il_570xN.317724348The best part about the lace used on this necklace is its natural appeal. Each piece looks like a long and elegant feather or leaf.
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Do you love lace jewelry as much as we do? Let us know below!

Reuse Holiday Ribbon

The presents have been wrapped, the cookies have been iced, and the seasonal DIYs are done. Well..almost. Before you throw out that holiday ribbon that’s wrapping your present, give it another glance. Ribbon is like DIY platinum. It’s a great resource to DIY with! Trust us on this one. We went all the way back into the M&J Archives and dug up some of our favorite ways to use ribbon, along with updated seasonal suggestions!

Ribbon and Applique Necklace from M&J Trimming

Use a beautiful solid-colored ribbon to show off some jewels. This DIY would be easy to recreate with some of our rhinestone buttons or appliques!

Curtain Tieback from M&J Trimming

If you’re left with a lot of the same seasonal ribbon, use it to spruce up your winter decor! Gold or rich velvet ribbons would look great against a dark winter curtain. Need a little more hold for heavier curtains? Secure the curtain with a thick craft wire first, then wrap the ribbon around it and tie a beautiful bow!

Pearl and Grosgrain Necklace from M&J Trimming

Pearls add fun to the sophisticated look of pearls by making this cool ribbon and pearl necklace!

Ribbon Shirt from M&J Trimming

Reuse that ribbon to accent a basic shirt. Imagine how pretty a bright red shirt would look with this plaid ribbon as an accent.

We hope these suggestions have shown some new light on those oft-forgotten ribbons. Now that you have those ribbons safety stashed, go enjoy some cookies and watch Home Alone already! From all of us at M&J Trimming, we wish you a very merry Christmas, and happy holidays!

Top 5 Floral D.I.Y

Top 5 Floral D.I.Y’s

This week we are obsessed with floral prints. The once girly print has transitioned itself into a wearable everyday piece.  Each of these D.I.Y Bloggers has showcased a floral project in a diverse way making these blogger our top 5 d.i.y’s of the week. Click on the images for the full tutorials on each piece and stay tuned on Tuesday for our take on the spring trend.

SwellMaybe DIY ShortsSwell Mayde’s D.I.Y Floral Denim Shorts

Free PeopleFree People’s D.I.Y Denim Repair

Floral Embroidered Bib Necklace DIY 2Home Heart Craft’s floral bib necklace

Beautiful-Ideas-For-Necklace-12Fashion Diva Design’s Floral Necklace

lana del rey flower crown wreath diyFuji Files’s D.I.Y Flower Crown

Top 5 DIY Collar Necklaces

We are big fans of collars and have seen them all over our favorite magazines and blogs.  We are now in love with necklaces in the shape of collars and bibs.  They look great on oxford shirts and thrown over our favorite worn-in tees.  We searched the web for DIY collar necklaces that we could make ourselves and these are our top 5!

And don’t forget…our Winter sale ends tonight at 11:59pm.  So hurry and get 50% off select buttons, ribbons, fringe, and leather trims!

DIY Chain Collar Necklace via Hello, Whimsy

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DIY Rhinestone Collar Necklace via taylor & DEMOLISH

2 taylor and demolish

DIY Marc by Marc Jacobs Collar Necklace via Court & Hudson

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DIY Chain Collar Necklace via A Pair and A Spare

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DIY Rhinestone Collar Necklace via Where Did U Get That

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DIY Tassel Necklace

 

We were recently browsing one of our favorite DIY blogs, Thanks I Made It, when we spotted this lovely DIY tassel necklace. Erin used some chain and tassels from our store, and combined them to create this pretty, vintage-looking necklace. This is such a simple DIY, and we love the final result! Head on over to Thanks, I Made It to find out how Erin made this beautiful necklace.