So, as you may have realized (or not, but it's ok), for the last Fatshion Faceoff post I wound up making my own neon necklace. I've been meaning to make one for forever. Seriously, I've had this necklace from Forever21 in my To DIY box (yes, I have one of those) for like months and months (or so it feels). I've been wanting to turn it into a Tom Binn's-esque creation because, well, his stuff is fun and funky and bright, but also hundreds of dollars. I saw a similar DIY for it here a while back on one of my favorite blogs, so I wanted to share the awesomeness and easiness of this project with you guys. Especially since mine is peter pan collar one, I thought it'd be extra fun (your's can be any shape you want, though, so don't stress). Let's go make it! --->
DIY: NEON NECKLACE A LA TOM BINNS
Assemble your supplies:
cheapie rhinestone necklace via F21, Claire's, garage sale, etc, the less prom queen in it the better (I'd go for quirky takes like this or this); white nail polish or a shade close to it; neon nail polishes (I chose pink and yellow, but added in orange at the last minute)
Take the white polish and paint some on each sparkly bit. I didn't do it too carefully (cuz there were a LOT of rhinestones), but it still turned out ok. Maybe if your necklace is gold-tone instead of silverly like mine, then maybe be more cautious?
Make sure they're all covered! I thought all of the white kinda looked like a strange take on pearls/beads from a distance (you had to be there, I guess) and I considered stopping, but forged on in the end. I had a neon mission to accomplish and whatnot.
Once all the white polish is dry, start dotting on your colored polishes! I started to make mine a pattern, but it looked weird with the design of my necklace. Go crazy, do tons of colors, make it yours! You probably will need a second coat of polish though. I did another one to get the really vibrant finish I wanted. When you're done, let everything dry for at least a couple of hours (or preferably overnight).
And ta-da! You're done! Super cute and bright, right? And this project was pretty inexpensive too, which makes it a great way to test out a trend while still getting all the fun of saying "yeah, I totally made this, how awesome am I, right?". :)
Will you be making your own DIY neon necklace? If you do, please make sure to email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll feature you in all your fabulousness here on the blog! I'd love to see what you come up with, you creative babe you. :)