I’m at it again with paint + jewelry.
It’s a cute glass waterfall necklace I got a few years ago on clearance at Target.
But I rarely wear it, and the big glass stones are starting to yellow, so it was time for a makeover!
At first, I ran to Michael’s to buy some enamel paint (which is also available in these little bottles), but then I opted to just try the acrylics I already have on hand. [They worked like a charm!] I chose meadow green, cloudless, and light leaf green.
I flipped the necklace over to paint on the back of the glass pieces.
Then it was as easy as slopping a couple of coats of paint on.
Even though it looked a little sloppy from the back, the fronts of the glass stones looked fantastic. I touched up where needed and called it done!
And I am left with a necklace with the most delightful watery shades of blue and green.
I painted the bottom stones blue, then green, then light leaf green (which almost reads yellow), then back to green then blue again. I might seal the back with a coat of mod podge to prevent scratching… But I was too eager to wear it today, so that will have to wait! 🙂
[Update: I wore my “new” necklace that day and the next with no scratches or problems, but i did go ahead and seal the backs with a coat of gloss mod podge just for durability.]
And shazaam! Just like that, an old yellowing piece has new life!
Now I’m going to be on the lookout for other neglected glass pieces to makeover, wheeeeee!
Anyone else out there upcycle and remake your old jewelry into something fabulous and new? Do tell!
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