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I love Tom Binns for his statement necklaces, particularly ones with a mix of sparkle, metal, and pearls. However, it wasn’t until over the holidays that I discovered his hand painted and splatter painted chandelier necklace designs.  Perhaps it’s because I am sick of seeing cloudy cold days, but the colors and overall “chaos” in which they are applied really caught my eye. Seeing that I wasn’t ready to spend $700-$100+ on a necklace, I spent a snowy weekend DIY-ing.

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I started with a vintage bib necklace with clear stones purchased from Bauble Bar.  Now some might be already cringing at the suggestion of using a perfectly good necklace for a paint project, but I equate it to using wine in cooking…you need to start out with quality ingredients if you want a quality output. For paint, I choose fabric paint with a lighter consistency so that when it dries, it has a color stained look.  Another option would be to use fabric puff paint to get a more opaque effect.

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Once you have your materials, prep your necklace if you choose to keep part of it unpainted.  Using a small paint brush, apply the first color using a splattering method.  Let this dry for an hour, repeat with the second color and let it set overnight.

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Once dry, examine the necklace and determine where color needs to be reinforced.  In other words, once dry, the color may not be as vibrant; therefore, touch-up by hand using the same small paint brush.

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Ah…bright greens and pinks!  Your eyes and neck will thank you for the change of pace.

22 thoughts on “Easy DIY: Color Splattered Necklace

  1. You are cool, this tutorial is cool, and now I know about Bauble Bar, which is ALSO cool! I never would have thought of this. Well done, Miss!

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