January 06, 2012

DIY Fri: Glitter Statement Necklace





Inspiration

This past week on Modern Family, I saw the gorgeous Sofia Vergara wearing this chunky gold necklace, and instantly fell in love. I have a huge crush on everything glitter lately, and this is just another sparkly thing I had to make for myself. I spent a couple hours searching for the designer/label, but still haven't uncovered the source. 


Materials:
-Old cereal box, or similarly thin cardboard
-Decoupage glue 
-Small paint brush
-Glitter
-Clear jewelry thread or fishing line
-Jewelry clasp/closure
-Craft glue (you know I love Fabri-Tac)

1. Make oval templates on paper in three different sizes, trace on to cardboard, and cut out. I used six ovals 2.25 x 1.5 inches, eight ovals 1.75 x 1.25 inches, and four ovals 1.5 x .75 inches big. 2. Mix the decoupage glue with a butt-load of glitter in a bowl, then paint the glue-glitter mixture onto half of the cardboard ovals. Make sure to lay it on thick but not too chunky, and top it off by sprinkling glitter on top. Wait for it to dry, tap off glitter, and repeat if necessary. Put one solid coat of decoupage paint on top to seal. 3. Flip the glittered pieces over and arrange how you want your necklace. Glue pieces of your clear jewelry thread to the backs of the glittered pieces so that each one connects to the other. Make sure to keep them butted up to one another, and to leave long pieces at the end 4. Glue the other half of the cardboard pieces to the back of the ones with glitter, making sure the solid brown is on the outside. When dry, hold it up to your neck and measure how long the end pieces should be. Tie them off to the jewelry clasp a couple times to secure. 5. Enjoy your new sparkly and bold necklace! 


4 comments:

  1. Very cute! And hooray for recycling. :-)

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  2. So cute and chic, great inspiration and it looks wonderful!

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