Easy DIY: Painted Necklace
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Easy DIY: Painted Necklace

Since I tend to gravitate to “colors” like gray and black, I wanted a cheap and easy way to add a shot of color–something bright and playful, almost cartoon-y.

I found this slightly weird necklace in the $1.00 bin at a flea market and decided it was my mission in life to paint it an obscenely bright traffic-sign yellow.

The whole project only took about 10 minutes, and I let it “hang dry” on my fire escape for the rest of the day.

I can’t wait to wear it with something gray, or maybe black–or ooh, navy. Mission accomplished!

  • Kasmira

    July 15, 2011 at 8:58 am Reply

    Oooh, pretty! I love that color. I can’t wait to see you styling this!

    Maybe it will turn up in a future A-line shoot?

    • tamia

      July 19, 2011 at 5:45 pm Reply

      You know what’s funny is I kind of wished I’d had it for the last shoot!

  • Bonifant

    July 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm Reply

    In my head ur my best friend. Now mail me that necklace pronto!

    I love it. acid yellow, neon yellow. Whichever you call it that’s what’s up for summer accessories. Good Job

    • tamia

      July 19, 2011 at 5:44 pm Reply

      Ahaha, internet bffs! For whatever reason, it HAD to be that acid/neon yellow–in my head, that was the only option. Go figure!

  • Iky

    July 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm Reply

    That’s such a good idea!! I’m definitely going to try it out

    • tamia

      July 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm Reply

      Do it! It’s really quick and easy.

  • Sing

    July 18, 2011 at 10:26 am Reply

    So cool and great color!

  • dreamer

    July 24, 2011 at 8:37 am Reply

    Great idea! I see you used an acrylic paint…is that craft paint? Do you see a need to prime the item first?

    • tamia

      July 28, 2011 at 8:01 am Reply

      I think it’s just regular ol’ spray paint. I didn’t prime this necklace because it’s made of plastic/wood/leather, but if it was metal I would’ve used metal primer.

  • Victoria

    July 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm Reply

    Great idea! I definitely wanna try it!

  • jena

    July 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm Reply

    wow! pretty awesome.. very very creative!:)) i love the color!

    check out my post too i also posted a DIY: Recycle your old crappy heels into fabulous GLITTER PUMPS


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  • Neila

    April 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm Reply


    I know you did this awhile ago, but do by any chance remember the name of the paint color. They sell that brand of spray paint at my local paint store. Love it. So many great colors.

    • tamia

      April 25, 2012 at 11:52 pm Reply

      Thanks Neila! I *think* it was Flash Yellow.

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