DIY hand painted neon necklace - how to
A statement necklace can make any outfit something special. Especially if we're talking about a beautiful hand painted DIY neon necklace that you created yourself. I have always loved making my own fashion accessories. You may remember this tutorial on how to make a woven neon necklace from a while ago. Unfortunately, due to my new motherly duties I've had little time to for DIY projects. For example, a source of inspiration for this neon necklace was a painted brooch I saw in Vogue October! Yes, that's how long it takes me to realize my ideas now. Guess who's taking all my spare time?
But from now I'm going to dedicate more time to DIY fashion as creating my own things is something I really enjoy doing.
Now - our hand painted neon necklace, it's pretty easy to recreate. However, there are a couple of tricks you should know about hand painting jewellery. So here is a tutorial so you can create a flawless necklace like this yourself.
1) Paint a base of white nail polish on each segment that will be coloured. Once dry (min 5 mins), repeat with a second coat.
2) Allow the second coat of white a further 10 mins to dry.
3) Decide which color each section will be. Its best to have symmetrical sections. Once you've settled on a pattern, start painting with one color at a time. I.e. paint all the blue first, then all yellow, etc.
4) Allow at least an hour for this coat to dry. You'll get even better results if you leave it overnight.
What I like about this DIY project is that you can customize your own jewellery to suit specific outfits in your wardrobes or just your mood at the time.
Tip: this necklace (or a bracelet) would also look great in pastel shades of these nail polishes.
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