Neon Statement Necklace

Neon Statement Necklace

I saw this craft on a DIY website that I follow and I thought it was so chic and easy that I made one that day. I like the idea of taking jewelry that you already have and up-cycling it to something that’s on trend right now. Neon is huge for this spring, and while I haven’t embraced it with all-out pieces in my wardrobe I like the idea of bringing the pop of color with a necklace. After making this, I’m itching to try it on some bracelets too… I think it will be fun to play around with different colors and pieces of jewelry. 

Start off with a necklace… I got mine a while ago at Forever21, but they sell these bib style necklaces all over now for really cheap. Use pliers to remove the chain from the necklace if you don’t want to paint it (in the inspirations post, she painted hers… I chose to leave mine the original color). Take your necklace outside (or to a well ventilated area) and set it on top of a magazine or newspaper. Spray with a light coat of Krylon’s Fluorescent Spray Paint. I used this yellowish-green color, but they have a few others to choose from. Let that dry completely (it will only take about 15 minutes) and then give it one more coat. Once that coat is totally dry, you can put the chain back on your necklace and voilà! You’re done! Such an easy and inexpensive project with such vibrant results! My necklace had a netting over the beads which I thought gave it and extra layer of texture that I loved once it was painted. I can’t wait to try out some more!

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Here’s a picture of the necklace on:

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