My DIY | Neon Gem Necklace

DIY PROJECT, Jewelry DIY

Inspired by the neck candy yesterday, I painted gems with nail polish to create a statement necklace perfect for the summer months. Steps and supplies after the break…

Supplies: 
Nail polish
Stick-it Craft Felt
Black Felt
Black Ribbon 
Clear Gems
Scissors
Super Glue
(all supplies can be found at Hobbylobby.com
Steps: 
1. First, on the back of your black felt (non-stick) draw the shape of your bib necklace
2. Cut out the shape
*To make sure both sides are even, fold in half and trim
3. Next adhere the sticky side of the stick-it felt to the back of your black felt and cut out. 
4. At each end of the bib, in between the two pieces of felt, place an end of the ribbon
5. This will create the bib, you can add a dab of glue to ensure the ribbon stays
6. Next paint your gems with the nail polish
7. Paint three coats letting the polish dry between each coat
8. Arrange your gems on the bib
9. Using superglue or Gem tack, adhere the gems to the bib
10. Let dry


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  1. Andrea says:

    What a cute idea!
    I love the finished product, it looks so pretty and perfect for summer. 🙂
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  2. Liveseygirl says:

    Love this sooo clever x

  3. Amy says:

    Great DIY! Love the finished product!

    Amy

    http://www.LeopardandLillies.com

  4. Roxanne says:

    So pretty! Love it!!
    Dammit what am I so lazy to do these things!!
    I promise this one I will do for sure!

    http://head2heels-roxanne.blogspot.in/

  5. I love how you’ve been! This week I made ​​Tom Binns at my feet in sandals …. jijijijij …. I leave the link and I hope you like! http://www.desdetenerifeconamor.com/2012/06/tom-binns-at-your-feet.html

  6. Egle Ge says:

    Great idea!!;)

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  7. Wonderful and completely inspirational idea, as always on your site!!<3
    Happy Tuesday!! kisses
    Jelena

  8. Love your post!!!
    You make it look so easy 🙂
    x
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

  9. CaPiz says:

    What a cool idea! I tried this a while ago on a T-shirt, take a look on my blog for the result: http://scrapsscribbles.blogspot.nl/2012/03/diy-neon-embellished-tee.html
    Cheers!

  10. Sandra says:

    It’s beautiful!

  11. Mady says:

    an amazing idea! you’re full of inspiration!

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

  12. Karla V. says:

    Wow!
    Amazing DIY!
    I love this!

    Look my new DIY “Clutch Alexander McQueen”: http://detrasdellabial.blogspot.com.es/2012/06/diy-clutch-alexander-mcqueen.html

  13. Vendy says:

    Wow, amazing! :’)

  14. Amina says:

    Wow, just amazing! =D

  15. Vanessa says:

    You are awesome : ) I love DIY too ,look it : )

  16. this is so amazing! simple but i would never thought of it haha LOve your blog, so inspiring!

  17. Anonymous says:

    This necklace is amazing. Love the neon colors.

  18. Anonymous says:

    This necklace is really a fashion statement.

  19. Lela says:

    I use nailpolish to color anything and everything. From jewelry and vases to lamps. It’s a great and inexpensive way to update stuff!

  20. Effie says:

    DIY projects are the best because they are so customized to exactly what you want! I love everything personalized!

    http://www.thevintagelibrary.blogspot.com

  21. Desirée V. says:

    Brilliant! I’m obssessed with I Spy DIY!

    thefashionskitch.blogspot.com

  22. Petra says:

    Wow It looks amazing. Absolutely love it. I gonna try this out.
    xo, Petra

    If you have a second take a look on my blog http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

  23. Anonymous says:

    This is amazing. Must try the neon color necklace. This is fantastic!!!

  24. Wasifa Ahmad says:

    you are AMAZING!! I absolutely loved the idea! yesterday I was browsing online and came upon a statement piece like this… I was almost ready to order it… then I stopped my impulse shopping “itch” 😛
    and here, today I have come upon this DIY idea! Bless your innovative soul!
    http://theotherside-wsf.blogspot.com/

  25. Anonymous says:

    How cool is that!!!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Love the necklace. May try it. Looks great.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I have an extra pair of cheap fake ‘diamond’ earrings I should try this on! I might actually wear them if they were, I don’t know, lime green!

  28. Anonymous says:

    Jenni, did you have problems witht the polish sticking to the gem? I tried something similar with a sticky glue (colored) and it just slid down the sides.

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  30. Anonymous says:

    Nice work Jenni. Love the necklace.

  31. Fashion-isha says:

    This is such a smart way to create the colors you love!
    xo
    Sharon

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