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After a reader tweeted me about Plasti-dip, I immediately bought some and got to dippin’. After seeing these bold necklaces, I knew I wanted to create a half metal/half plastic version. I must admit that the plastic coating is some serious stuff and should only be handled by adults in a well ventilated area, but I was pretty stoked with the final product.

Supplies:
Plasti-dip and color tint
Chain necklace or bracelet
Aluminum can (I use one for peanuts, note that plastic will not work, the Plasti-dip will eat through it)
Plastic spoon

How To: 
Mix your first color by pouring 1/4 of the Plasiti-dip into the peanut container
Then add some coloring and mix with the spoon till you reach your desired color
Next dip your chain in, then let excess drip off for at least a minute
Continue to hold and let harden for 5 minutes
Before wearing, let sit overnight to completely dry.
Mix additional colors in a new container.


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  1. I love this! I can’t wait to try it. Where did you buy the necklace and bracelets?
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    1. milano mode says:

      I hope I can find that plasti-dip here on this side of the planet.

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    2. Anonymous says:

      Check out the sale tab!! http://www.stelladot.com/megkeane

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    4. Francesca says:

      Hi! I’m italian too, and I just find out that plasti-dip exist even in Italy! plastidip.it, it’s really expensive (150€ for almost 4 lt of product) but it exists!! Check it out!
      Francesca

  2. Xeana says:

    Great bracelets and necklace!

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  3. It looks easy… but I’m sure that if I try to do it will be a mess!!!

  4. Lana says:

    They look amazing! Where did you get the chains?

    1. meghan says:

      Lana,

      check out the sale tab- they have 3 different chain options on sale from $70-$80 NOW ONLY $25-$30. PLUS the extender can be worn as a bracelet so it’s like getting a necklace and bracelet for only $30!
      http://www.stelldot.com/megkeane

  5. this is genius!! Definitely need to try this!

  6. Oh my God that’s fantastic! But you live in New York and you have a place to find everything for you DIYs, I live in Lucca and I have no place to go! 🙁 Poor me, I would like to DIY but I have no shop to go! 🙁
    Btw, if I can find all the things, I will do that for sure! Great, great idea!! 🙂

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    1. Francesca says:

      Hi! I’m italian too, and I just find out that plasti-dip exist even in Italy! plastidip.it, it’s really expensive (150€ for almost 4 lt of product) but it exists!! Check it out!
      Francesca

  7. This is so cool
    I already found a webshop for my country!!

    April
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  8. Marie-Eve says:

    This looks amazing ! I need to get me some of that plasti dip !
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  9. Be! says:

    I love it! but I don’t know how to get the plactic dip

  10. ABI says:

    Love it! 😀

  11. Petra says:

    Wow this idea is amazing. Love these bracelets.
    xo, Petra

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Do you think this would work with nail polish? Or is that not flexible enough?

  13. Meli says:

    Where can I get the chain from??? What website?

    1. Anonymous says:

      http://www.stelladot.com/megkeane check out the sale tab- they have extenders on the necklaces that can be removed so it’s like getting a necklace and bracelet for $30 or you can just wear the necklace longer!

  14. You did a great job dear!
    Love it!!

    XO

  15. Hannah says:

    Looks so good! I’d be terrified I’d screw it up! You have steady hands my friend!

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  16. Wow I never thought about doing this, how fun! It turned out really cute too, love all the colors together.

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  17. Scatter Girl says:

    This is such a great idea! Love all the bright colors miexed with gold and it looks pretty simple to do! thanks:)

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  18. Love this tutorial! I have never heard of Plasti-Dip but now I’m not sure how I lived without it!
    Ashley from http://www.girlyobsessions.com

  19. Nicole says:

    If only plasti-dip was available in the Philippines. This is awesome!
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  20. Your ideas are genius..because stylish, have a simple concept and an easy execution. I want to try this!

    xxx
    Nina
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  21. Anonymous says:

    This idea is super. I love the chains. You look nice.

  22. Anonymous says:

    This is too cool.

  23. Amazing! Where in the world can i get this all the way here in Nairobi?

  24. jenny0303 says:

    OMG I love this! It so freaking cute, and I will definitely be trying it!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Please just sell these fantastic necklaces and bracelets and make it easy on those of us who are non-creative and non-diy capable!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Love, love,love necklace. So cool.

  27. Margaret says:

    Love this! Can’t wait to try!!!

  28. Bea Pe says:

    Great idea! I did the same but with nailpolish

  29. Phuong says:

    What an amazing idea! I love the results!

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  30. Nancy says:

    This is so wonderful! I can’t wait to try something like this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. It is a great idea!
    So beautiful 😉

  32. Hanna Jeong says:

    This is great! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. But, I have a question, what happens in the areas where the two links meet? Does the PlastiDip gather in the creases? If so, does it make the chain less pliable?

    1. Anonymous says:

      I immediately had the same questions. A couple of the links even look stuck together in the pictures.

  33. Alyssa says:

    This is great! Over the summer I bought a chain necklace that is part red-dipped, and I get so many compliments on it. Might have to start making my own!

    Alyssa @ http://www.ruffleandcurl.com

  34. Melanie says:

    I love this idea 😀 Thanks for sharing!

    Love xx
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  38. AngelaMuir says:

    Awesome! love this. thanks for sharing. new follower here 🙂
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  39. It seems really simple. But I’m somewhat of a “perfectionist”, so when dipping it in the Plasti Dip how do we minimize the bubbles or lumps on the the chain? I wanna keep it as smooth as possible. I imagine it would dry in the dripping form.Making it look like the chain itself is that raw color would be sweet.

  40. Shannon Yeh says:

    OMG AMAZING. also where do you buy these chains?

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