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!