Monday, January 30, 2012

A Ridiculously Easy DIY

Hi friends! Hope you had a lovely weekend. Those of you who follow me on Instagram (I’m @queenjord) may have seen this little project that I whipped up, but I wanted to show more pictures on the blog!


On Friday when I came home from work I found myself in a crafty mood. Inspired by all of the beautiful and creative painted necklace I’ve been seeing and drooling over online, I decided to make my own! I am by no means an expert on DIY-ing, so you KNOW this was a super easy project :)


I had a gorgeous rhinestone necklace laying around that I rarely wore - perfect for zhushing up!


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I pulled a few of my favorite bright pink nail polishes out of my medicine cabinet and made sure they went together nicely. From left to right: OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender, Essie Movers and Shakers, Essie Splash of Grenadine, OPI La Paz-itively Hot, and Essie Big Spender.


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From there on it, it couldn’t have been an easier project. I decided I wanted to transform my necklace using an ombre pattern, so I arranged the nail polish colors going dark to light, and went to town painting. I made sure to dab each rhinestone carefully with the nail polish.


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It only took me about 45 minutes to do the entire necklace, and that included time chatting with my roommate and watching Will & Grace on DVR :) I let it dry while I went out for Fancy Date Night with my boyfriend, and later that night, we came home to this beauty...


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I love this shot - you can see all the pretty colors!


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I texted a picture to my mom and my sister, both of whom immediately wrote back demanding their own. Looks like I have a new hobby! Obviously I am a cheeseball and had to model it for you. (BTW, do you like my new hair? I dyed it redder!)


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If you decide to make your own, send me a picture. I’d love to see! It was super easy and I can’t wait to wear my new necklace!

6 comments:

cara said...

this is ridiculously cute! great idea and good color scheme :)

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

THIS looks so fantastic. People keep doing necklaces and it makes me almost want to too! The colors are super pretty together! LOVE!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I'm so proud of you! Nice work, friend!!

Katie said...

What a cool idea! Great job on the necklace.

Gameday Stylist said...

What a great idea - super cute!

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist

The Fashionable ESQ said...

I had seen this done before and I thought it was adorable. So much more economical than the Tom Binns version ;)

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