Saturday, December 8, 2012

Jewelry Revamp With Paint!

Got old, faded or tarnished jewelry that you love way too much to throw away? I do! I always save them thinking that some day I will bring them back to life or make something else out of them. As you can see below, this is just one of many boxes of costume jewelry that I can never seem to part with. Funny thing is, I hardly wore any of it...
Anyway, I found one medallion necklace that I really loved amongst all the junk. The metal was really tarnished and dark looking. I didn't have anything to remove the tarnish so I decided to paint it with a touch of gold metallic paint. I wanted to keep the details of the piece but bring out more shine and sparkle. Here's how.
I took out my lovely metal paints ...One is a rustic gold and the other a shiny, sexy metallic.
Instead of spray painting the necklace directly, I sprayed some of the paint onto a paper plate at CLOSE range. That made the paint come out as a liquid instead of a mist. I didn't want to spray the necklace because I didn't want the necklace to be covered in too much paint. It's not cute if you smell like a can of spray paint when wearing this necklace.
I sprayed the other metallic gold paint also...
I used a cheap paintbrush because I didn't want the hassle of cleaning it and I was not sure if it could be cleaned :( I mixed the two paint colors and lightly brushed the top ridges of the medallion necklace. Depending on the look you are going for, add more or less paint...
This is before...
...and this is after.
It was really hard photographing myself with my big camera so the photo below is an iPhone photo...not the best but I wanted to show you how it looked when worn :)
Hope you enjoyed this simple and quick jewelry revamp!
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  1. Hi Trish, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Trish, you have a natural talent and are very creative. Do you find that your ideas come easy? I really like your tea cup potted plant. Have you ever thought about decorating a saucer too? I can see a saucer being used to hold jewelry or a cup holder. Just a thought. I love your site. I'm new to blogging. How did you create your page. Thanks Mystic Topaz


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