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This Week’s Giveaway!

This Week’s Books!

Here’s how to enter:

Like us on Facebook, suggest us to friends, then post a

comment on our page by finishing this sentence;

“In your opinion which designer does the best job using ribbons?”

We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page October 14 2011!

Giveaway!

This Week’s Giveaway!

This Week’s Books!

“Who What Wear”

“Busy With Buttons”

“The Beautiful Beaded
Home”

Here’s how to enter:

Like us on Facebook, suggest us to friends, then post a
comment on our page by finishing this sentence; “What is the most creative
thing you’ve made with beads and buttons recently?”

We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page!

Runway DIY Blogger of the Month- September!

M&J has always been my go-to source for supplies and inspiration, so being asked to be September’s Blogger of the Month was so flattering and exciting! When I was very young, my great-aunt gave me a beautiful box full of gorgeous silk ribbons for my birthday. I was only about 6 at the time, but I still remember it as one of my favorite presents. When I opened M&J’s box and saw the stunning ribbons they had picked out for me, I felt like a little kid again! There are so many ways to use ribbons and embellishments to take pieces you already have and update them to look fresh off the runway.

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Project 1: Button Elastics

I am always tying my hair back in the middle of the day to get it out of my face so I wear a hair elastic on my wrist at all times. This easy DIY brightens up boring hair elastics for a tie that looks just as cute on your wrist as it will in your ponytail!

M&J Items Used:

Enamel Fashion Button Item# 45870011 (Call 1.800.9.MJTRIM)

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Project 2: Sweet Rocker Tee:

I absolutely love a great vintage tee. Adding some frills and beaded embellishments can give them a feminine touch – making the perfect top to pair with some leggings and booties for a sweet hard rock look.

M&J Items Used:

3″ Rigid Lace Item# 37077
7/8″ Sequin/Organdy Border Item# 47225 (Call 1.800.9.MJTRIM)
Beaded Applique Item# 39350 (Call 1.800.9.MJTRIM)

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Project 3: Prada-Inspired Striped Midi Skirt

Prada’s S/S 11 lollipop colored stripes on sophisticated black items inspired the midi skirt I created. I don’t have a sewing machine, so everything you see here was sewn by hand. It doesn’t take much time, and if you make sure you get a perfectly-matching color of thread, it doesn’t take much talent either!

M&J Items Used:

50Mm Midori Dupioni Silk Item# 37302 in Burnt Sienna and Dahlia
Needle and Thread in colors Item# 42681 Magenta and Poppy

Nailhead Giveaway!

This week’s giveaway is all about the Nailheads!

We’re giving away an assorted bag of M&J’s most popular item- NAILHEADS! 

Here’s How to Enter:

Follow Us on Twitter and tweet to us by finishing this sentence – “I love using @MJtrim #Nailheads on… “ for a chance to win this week’s giveaway!

* Be Sure to add our twitter handle and #Nailheads Hastag*

We’ll announce the winner on Twitter and Facebook Friday, August 5th after 1pm EST

Don’t forget to tell your friends about this Giveaway!

This Week’s Giveaway!

This Week’s Books

“Altered Shoes “

“Art to Wear”

“Terri O’s Easy Embellishing”

Here’s How to Enter:

Like Us on Facebook, Suggest us to Friends, then post a comment on our page by finishing this sentence “My Favorite  thing to embellish is….”

We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page  on Friday July  15th after 1pm EST

M&J Challenge 2 Giveaway!!!

This Giveaway is now Closed. Congratulations Beth!

Check Out the M&J Challenge 2! And Leave a comment about the Challenge 2 Here and you could be the lucky winner!! We’re Giving Away the Same Mystery Package we sent our challengers!! Winner Will Be Picked On Friday!

Be sure to Leave a Comment On the M&J Challenge 2 Page and your email address!

Whats in the Package?

5/8″ POLY GROSGRAIN RIBBON Item# 00305 in Calypso

1.5″ HAND DYED SILK SATIN RIBBON Item# 25179 in Echinacia

RIT DYE (POWDER)  Item# 46301 in Teal & Golden Yellow

THREAD 274YDS SPL Item# 42681 in Purssian and Goldenrod

GLUE-ON  KIT Item# 77334

4MM BRAIDED VINYL BOLO Item# 48591 Orange Neon and Aqua

1.5″ NET RIBBON Item# 46935 Fushsia

SS20 Flat Back Rhinestones  Assorted Colors

 

This Weeks Giveaway!

This Week’s Books

“The Perfect Bag”

“Altered Shoes”

“The Feisty Stitcher”

“Jazzy Jeans”

Here’s How to Enter:

Like Us on Facebook, Suggest us to Friends, then post a comment on our page by finishing this sentence “My Favorite Color in  Hand Dyed Ribbon is….”

We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page on Friday June 17th after 1pm EST

This Week’s Giveaway!

This Week’s Books

“The Feisty Stitcher” 

“Ribbon Art Book & Kit”

“Leather Jewelry”

 Here’s How to Enter:

 Like Us on Facebook, Suggest us to Friends, then post a comment on our page by finishing this sentence “My Favorite  Swarovski Rhinestone Color is….”

We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page  on Friday June  10th after 1pm EST

Suprise M&J Trimming Giveaway!

By Blerona

This week we’ll be doing a ‘Suprise Giveaway’ with one of M&J’s most popular products!! To Enter visit our website www.mjtrim.com and copy the photo of the product you love the most, then post it on facebook page and tell us why you love it!

Winner Will Be Announced Friday May 27, 2011

 

Studs and Pearls Blogger of the Month – May!

I had so much fun creating these projects with the surprise box that M&J Trimming sent me. There’s a lot of variety within these 6 projects, so I hope you’re inspired to try out at least one of them! Enjoy, and Happy DIY’ing!

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Project 1: Multi-Finger ring

Multi-finger rings have been spotted everywhere lately. As one of this season’s hottest trends, you can make your very own multi-finger ring with just a few supplies.

Supplies:
3 Fashion Dome Buttons Item# 46459 in Teal
– Button shank remover
– Scissors
– Scrap of pleather or leather (1.5″x2.5″)
– Super glue
– 3 ring blanks

1) Fold the scrap pleather/leather in half, lengthwise.
2) Glue along the inside.
3) Remove the shanks from the back of the buttons.

4) Glue the buttons onto the rectangle.

5) Glue the ring blanks on the back of the rectangle.
6) Let dry.

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Project 2: Chain and Cord Bracelet

This statement bracelet looks complicated, but it really isn’t! I love the combination of different textures, between the chain and the cord.

Supplies:
Cord/Braid Item# 887060198 in Ovocado (1.800.9.MJTRIM) , about 60 inches
– Kelly Green Color thread Item#42681
1 Fashion Dome Buttons Item# 46459 in Teal
– Thick wide curb chain
– Sewing needle
– Scissors
– Jewelry pliers
– Jewelry clasp and jump rings
– Clear nailpolish

Tip: Wrap tape around the ends of the cord to prevent them from fraying while you make the bracelet.
1) Cut the cord into two 30 inch pieces, and thread one piece through the first link of the curb chain. Fold the thread in half to make sure that there’s the same amount of thread on either side. Take the bottom strand, fold it over the top strand and then through the second link. 
2) Take this strand and fold it back over the chain, and under the other strand. That other strand then goes through the chain.

3) Repeat steps 1-2 until you reach the end

4) Thread the other piece of cord through the first link of the chain, and repeat until you’ve braided the other side.

5) Sew the ends together, and sew on the button to accent the bracelet.

6) Sew the clasp onto the cord, trim the ends and secure with clear nail polish to prevent fraying.

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Project 3: Ribbon Wrap Bracelet

This Ribbon Wrap Bracelet is the ultimate spring accessory; it totally reminds me of flowers, sunshine and nature. You can also use the same method with different types of ribbons to create a completely different vibe.

Supplies:
Hand Dyed Silk Satin Ribbon Item# 33583 about 120 inches for a 7 inch bracelet
Rhinestone trim (*this is actually from M&J Trimming as well, but I had this beforehand.)
– Scissors
– Hot glue gun

1) Fold the ribbon in half about 4 times. You might need to fold more or less times depending on the size of your wrist.
2) Tie the ends together in a bow.

3) Wrap a 1.5 inch piece of rhinestone trim around the bow, and secure with hot glue.

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Project 4: Shoulder Trim Shirt

You can give some life to a plain old shirt by using gold trim to accent the shoulders. I love the way the trim hangs off the sleeves – it adds a sultry, flirty element. Regardless of what color shirt you choose, the gold trim will look amazing with any color.

Supplies:
– Gold Chain Item# 44522  (1.800.9.MJTRIM)
– Peacock Color thread Item#42681
 – Sewing needle
– T-shirt of your choice
– Scissors

1) Find the seam on the shoulder of your shirt. Line the trim along the seam and sew the edge of the trim to the edge of the shirt.
2) Sew the trim in the middle, with just a one or two simple stitches.

3) Sew in a few more spots along the trim.

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Project 5: Gold Trim Headband

This headband is my personal favorite; it can add some gypsy-inspired flair to any outfit, and will look great whether you have short or long hair.

Supplies:
Gold Chain Item# 44522  (1.800.9.MJTRIM), about 13-15 inches
– Elastic, 7-8 inches
– Super glue1) First and only step – glue both ends of the trim to the elastic. Instant headband.

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Project 6: Thread Tassel Keychain

Tassels are one of the hottest trends right now. You can easily make your own tassel with some thread, a pair of scissors and a small book. The best part?  You can even use different colored threads to create fun, multi-colored tassels.

Supplies:
Metal Tooth Pendant Item# 42406
Peacock Color thread Item#42681
– Small book
– Key ring
– Scissors

1) Create your own skein of thread by wrapping the thread around the book, about 40-50 times.

2) Slowly slip off the thread and tie the top section off, with a spare piece of thread. This will form a loop.
3) Attach the tassel and horn pendant to a key ring.