24 October 2012

How To: Painted Rhinestone Necklace


Most painted rhinestone necklaces I have been lusting after are quite pricey. A while back, I purchased a clear rhinestone necklace at a thrift shop and was never quite happy with how murky the rhinestones were.  My solution was to turn it into a piece that I love by painting it with bright colors while saving a nice sum of money in the process! 


A beautiful design, not so beautiful stones



You need: a few bottles of inexpensive nail polish (mine were on sale for 49 cents each!),  a toothpick to correct mistakes along with nail polish remover, and plain white paper to place under the necklace




Start with one color at a time and dab the nailpolish onto the stone. It's okay to cover the prongs...


By using one color at a time, it's easier to decide on your desired color placement


Rotate the paper as you work, not the necklace. Gradually, the necklace begins to come alive!







 



4 comments:

  1. I drool over those necklaces all the time as well. I attempted this a while back but only used yellow since I was on a yellow lovin' kick. Your turned out lovely!

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    1. Thanks Daphne! I would love to see the yellow one you created.

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    1. Thanks Foxy! I see a project in your future ;o)

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