Anthropologie Inspired Glass Necklace Makeover {tutorial}

I’m at it again with paint + jewelry.

01 glass and silver necklace makeover

It’s a cute glass waterfall necklace I got a few years ago on clearance at Target.

02 glass and silver necklace makeover

But I rarely wear it, and the big glass stones are starting to yellow, so it was time for a makeover!

03 glass and silver necklace 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.

04 glass and silver necklace makeover

I flipped the necklace over to paint on the back of the glass pieces.

05 glass and silver necklace makeover

Then it was as easy as slopping a couple of coats of paint on.

06 glass and silver necklace makeover

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!

07 glass and silver necklace makeover

And I am left with a necklace with the most delightful watery shades of blue and green.

08 glass and silver necklace makeover

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! πŸ™‚

[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.]

09 glass and silver necklace makeover

And shazaam! Just like that, an old yellowing piece has new life!

simple DIY glass necklace makeover tutorial

Now I’m going to be on the lookout for other neglected glass pieces to makeover, wheeeeee!

glass and silver necklace makeover before and after

Anyone else out there upcycle and remake your old jewelry into something fabulous and new? Do tell!

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And you might like these other adventures in jewelry…

LINK how to make {easy fantastic upcycled} diy jewelry

LINK dollar owl necklace transformation {just add paint & tassel}

LINK DIY faux enameled necklace tutorial

glass and silver necklace easy paint makeover

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