Today's DIY is inspired by all the fun neon jewelry I've been seeing out there on Etsy/ShopBop/Pinterest. Sure, you can go out and spend $50 and buy some- or your could DIY your own for under $10!
The sisters behind Sorelle in Style and Maegen from ...love Maegan both have done this- and who wouldn't want to be as creative and stylish as these ladies?
So here it is dears, my DIY neon necklace...
First things first, let me tell you about this necklace. It looks like it belongs on a gaudy 16 year old trying to show her older prom date that she's a sparkly, classy princess-right? Well I went looking for dirt-cheap rhinestone jewelry and actually found it at Burlington Coat Factory- which is like a darker version of Tj Maxx or Marshalls. I was choosing between this one and a smaller, less gaudy one and Michael said, "well, you might as well go big or go home!" Smart man.
First I took my $9 necklace and wiped it clean:
Next I painted each rectangular gem with white acrylic paint:
After the white paint dried I went over it with a layer of neon pink paint. I've seen people use nail polish too- but I didn't have any that was quite this neon!
A layer of Mod Podge later the paint was sealed and extra glossy:
The final product!!!!!!
I love how bright it is- and it looks great under or over a blouse (this cobalt one is from Forever21).
Would you wear this gaudy neon bauble?!