Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Do It Yourself Statement Necklace

Statement necklaces. We all own them. We all love them. We all are on the hunt for them. 

Am I right? Or am I right?

I thought, why don't I make my own? Well, not actually "make" a necklace, but take a clear and simple rhinestone one and make it my very own. I posted the original necklace on Instagram and the feedback I recieved was, paint it PINK. So, my friends, that's what I did. It just so happens that I don't own a neon pink necklace, so thanks for reading my mind!

I am far from being a DIY kind of girl.  I can't even tell you the last time I attempted this sort of craftiness. So, this was BIG for me even though it only entailed three easy steps.

Are your ready?


What you will need: 
1. A clear rhinestone necklace (got mine here)
2. Nail Polish
3. Essie 3-Way Glaze (more info here)

The Steps
1. Paint one coat of polish on the rhinestones. Brush downward. Let dry.
2. Paint a second coat of polish. Let dry.
3. Apply Essie 3-Way Glaze to the stones. This will help give shine and even out the color. 

Total Cost
$13.85 (I already had both polishes, so I just spent money on the necklace.)

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. Right? 

I must admit that I LOVE it. I want to make more and plan on hitting up Forever 21 to see if they have any left in the store. I knew I should have bought two or three. Kicking myself.

Here is one way that I styled it. I can't wait to wear it again and again and again.

Top:Francesca's | Jeans:Old Navy | Shoes:H&M | Belt: Forever 21

Who would have thought that I could get DIY supplies at Forever 21 and Ulta? 
This is my kind of crafting. 

So, what do you think? 
Are you ready to try it for yourself? 
What color statement necklace are you missing?

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56 comments:

Angie Ang said...

Really neat idea! the end result looks so pretty!
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A J said...

Seriously, LOVE this! I'm obsessed with statement necklaces. And where is that top from?? So cute!

-AJ
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Karen said...

Super cute! Love the bright pink!

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Fancy Schmancy! Love how you styled it as well :)

Sheena Rae said...

I am digging that polka dot shirt with the hot pink heels!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

It turned out cute! Looks better painted than un-painted. Love it with the polka dot blouse too!

Amy



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Heidi said...

I love it! I also want to echo the sentiment by many others - where did you get your top?!?!?!? It's adorable.

Katie said...

LOVe it! you did such a good job! and love your polka dot top!

Melody said...

LOVE! I did the same with a pair of clear earrings I had. SO easy and SUPER cute!!

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

Holy cannoli! What a great idea. I'm off to paint all my rhinestone earrings in rainbow colors now. BYE.

Courtney said...

How stinkin' cute are you? Guess I"ll be going to F21 today. Where's that top from????;)

Michelle Pennington said...

Love! I can't wait to try this!

Asher said...

Love that!! Such a great idea & awesome turnout! I'm gonna HAVE to try this!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

So cute!! Way to go my new DIY friend! Love it!!

Montana said...

What a great DIY!! Love it! Must try soon! Thank ya maam!!

TheTinyHeart said...

Sooo cute, Shanna! I think I may just have to buy that necklace :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Win a Mint Green Statement Necklace!

Melissa said...

A-MAZ-ING! Love it! :)

<3 Melissa

Alisa Marie said...

LOVE IT! I never would have thought about doing anything like that, but I might have to dig up some old rhinestone necklaces to paint. Your outfit is adorable, like always!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Oh my goodness! Super adorable! I love that you even paired it with your pink shoes!

Ruthie Hart said...

omg this is awesome!! I love it Shanna!

Morgan @ xoxo, me said...

well aren't you crafty?! I LOVE it! It looks fabulous, and who would've thought you could paint a necklace with nail polish? Crazy! Nice work!

Makaila said...

looove it!! it turned out Perfect! Isn't it crazy all the things you can do with nail polish!? I've been dying to try a DIY shoe makeover with polish.. way to go chicaroo!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I love wearing sharks teeth with a shirt with round dots as targets. Do not go swimming in ocean today. Note to self. Okay it's awesome. I love you!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I have the same top!! And I love your DIY, it's great!!

ashlyn williams said...

ok so you do it all! & that necklace looks amazing :] & love the design of it too. & love that shirt on you, i still need to get some polka dots in my life! ha

xxA

Hannah said...

SO cute! Looks a million times better.

Landi {Freckled Confessions} said...

Shannnaaaanana that is an AWESOME project!!! It looks like you bought it with the hot pink! Love how you styled it with the pink shoes too ;) xoxo

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

such a great project for everyone to try out. it's kind of genius!

grace
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Ashley said...

Girl, you better work!

I "need" SO many statement necklaces!!! You can never have too many :-)

Always Maylee said...

LOVE this diy, you did a fabulous job. The necklace looks awesome. I just might have to try this!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

i love this!! i think i'm going to try this the next time i go shopping.

Laura said...

heck yes! love that we both did neon pink for our DIY necklace. great minds think alike!

Emily said...

Wow you crafty gal! That is SO SO cute. Love it.

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Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Well done!

Annie said...

That came out great Shanna - love it!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

tara said...

what an awesome idea!! you did such a great job!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

fantastic idea! Since I can't paint my nails, I shall use the paint for other projects!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

omg. that is amazing. how did u do it so neatly?! i swear i'd have little specks of pink paint everywhere. its fabulous & theres a necklace at H&M that looks EXACTLY like that except its neon green! very cool! and of course i LOVE the outfit! fabulous! great heels...the color is my fav! XO

Go For The Glam said...

That turned out great!! It looks amazing with that shirt!!

xoxo
go for the glam

meghan said...

love it shanna!! I was shopping at F21 online this weekend and saw that necklace and a couple of others and thought it would be the perfect necklace to do it with! awesome.

and i bought a fun statement necklace while I was shopping and can't wait for it to arrive!

Cindii said...

This is such an awesome idea!! Plus you can wear that nail polish and it'll match.

TaraMixandMatch said...

Wow, this came out amazingly, and I love how you styled it!

Ashlee @ Life's Little Lovelies said...

SO adorable! Getting one and doing this. LOVE IT!

hotpants™ said...

Makaila from Distinctly M sent me over here to see this. What a great idea! Love your blog. New follower here. :)

Jeans and a Teacup said...

The necklace looks great! I love the whole outfit too.
~Jessica
http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

alovelylittleblog said...

i've seen this somewhere else too!! i love the idea! it looks so easy! Im going to have to try it stat! you look gorg as always my love!

xoxo

Head to Toe Chic said...

Make me one please! I loveeeeee it. You know I have a sweet spot for necklaces. Love it with the polka dots too!

Xo,
Angela

Jade Sierra said...

Top 5 places in the world I'd like to travel:
1. Australia
2. Italy
3. Greece
4. Fiji
5. Shanna's Closet

Oops. Did that just happen? Seriously, though!

Amber said...

I looooove this!!

Jenny said...

LOVE this DIY project, Shanna! It looks so professional! Thank you SO much for sharing. I think I will definitely have to try it, and I'm heading to F21 to see if I can find some of those necklaces to begin the project! Your outfit looks gorgeous with that polka dot blouse and how you matched the pink from your necklace with your pumps! Simply adorable!

Jenny
www.jensoutfitjournal.com

Shea Sayers said...

Wow I love the way this turned out!! I saw some rhinestone necklaces at H&M last night--now I want to go back and buy one so I can paint it!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

GREAT job! That's so pretty!

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

absolutely faboosh lady ;) looking lovely as ALWAYS! I love coming over to see what outfit you've conjured up and think "omg so cute.........got to go grab everything haha" :)

Sylvia said...

Great DIY. I will have to try this. Great look. Thanks for posting!

Mary Ann said...

I'm really impressed with the DIY Shanna! I've been wanting to do something similar but haven't gotten to it. How did you keep the polish from getting on the prongs?

MissRockwell said...

I actually did try this DIY but it didn't turn out anywhere near as good as this. I love it!

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