4.05.2012

DIY: Ombre' Necklace


Inspiration comes to me in the strangest of ways. I was looking at my two EOS lip balms, liked the colors, and decided I wanted to make a necklace. Here's the best part--this is completely customizable--use the size and as many beads as you'd like. Make the colors whatever you'd like. It's up to you! Here's what I used & how to make one yourself:


T O O L S:

  • acrylic paints (I used 4 colors)
  • beads 
  • Paint brush or sponge
  • cording/string 
  • glaze or sealer (optional)
M E T H O D:
  • After deciding your colors, paint the beads and let dry.
  • Apply a second coat if needed.
  • I opted for a matte finish, but paint with a glaze for a shiny finish.
  • String beads.
  • Decide the length of the necklace, cut off the excess and tie in a knot. That's it!
T I P S:
  • To avoid paint on your fingers, try placing the beads on a skewer.
  • To thread the beads more easily, wrap a piece of tape on the end. Beads will slide on!
  • Choose the bead size/colors/length you'd like! I made two examples of 4 and 8 beads.


38 comments:

  1. Clever! They remind me of pompoms :)

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  2. This is cute, I've been loving all of the ombre nails I've seen lately. Ombre jewelry is a cool twist!

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  3. I love that the inspiration came from lip balm!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  4. So cute and so easy! Thanks!

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  5. Love this necklace! ANd I love that it's DIY!

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  6. Very cool! You are so creative. :)

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  7. Love it! And love how that inspired you :) xoxo

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  8. It looks great! What a fun idea!

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  9. So cute!
    You're quite crafty, doll. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  10. This is so cute! Great idea :)

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  11. Oh, cute!!! xoxo
    http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

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  12. Oh, cute!!! xoxo
    http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

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  13. So creative:) I love the skewer tip.

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  14. This is so lovely! You are truly a creativity whizz kid!

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  15. You're so crafty!! Looks so pretty. I would've never thought of the skewer as a way to avoid paint on your fingers :)

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  16. SO pretty!!! :) I'm really loving the ombre trend!

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  17. wow, that is so simple, yet never would've thought about that idea on my own! it turned out super cute!! might have to make myself a version of this- i'm thinking spring greens!!

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  18. Oh, fun! How cute! I'm loving this idea!

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  19. What a cute idea--I love that you were inspired by lip balm :) I think I could totally do this too, I might have to try!

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  20. That turned out beautifully Elle! I love the colours you went with and the matte finish. Very nice.

    loulou

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  21. okay hold up, you just thought of that??? too cool! that is great.

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  22. Excellent idea!!!! Happy Friday!
    xoxo
    Jelena

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  23. The necklace came out amazingly. I'm a massive fan of fun, statement necklaces, so this is a perfect DIY.

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  24. Wow, I love this idea. I was actually noticing today that trend of bulky necklace excuse me baubles with a button up shirt and a nice sweater paired with jeans and flats. I so wish I could pull that trend off... :)

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  25. Ahh love your necklace and I can see why EOS inspired you - LOVE their colors. Way to be creative girl!

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  26. Cute! I will totally make these with my nieces!

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