The Tiny Heart: DIY: Handpainted Rhinestone Necklace

7.18.2012

DIY: Handpainted Rhinestone Necklace




Dress-Free People (cute option), Sunnies-c/o Nectar Sunglasses, Necklace-Vintage/DIY, Sandals-Target (similar)

I had been wanting one of those handpainted rhinestone necklaces that are so popular now, but my cheap self was not willing to pay $60 for it. So, I decided to make one myself. I'm usually way too lazy for DIY projects, but this one was super simple.

I purchased this vintage rhinestone necklace on Etsy for $8.00. Then, I took two nail polishes and painted it with two coats. Yep, if you can paint your nails, you can make this necklace! Your wallet can thank me now.

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134 comments:

  1. I like the colors of the necklace!

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  2. I love this idea! I also am super lazy and DIY scare me :) But it's just like painting your nails... great idea girl!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  3. omg, the necklace looks stunning. Fabulous post, love! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post for LaurenConrad.com. xo

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  4. Gorgeous dress, cute look
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  5. I've already done something like that with neons... I love the result!

    Lieselotte
    http://andthesummerof84.blogspot.be/

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  6. Great results Sharon, you would never know it was a DIY!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  7. It turned out super cute!!
    Love it!!

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  8. That was such a great idea! It came out perfect!

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  9. that is so cool that you painted it! love it!

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  10. such a pretty necklace - very cool DIY project!

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  11. It looks so cute! I love that it now matches your glasses :) Great way to update a vintage piece.

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  12. It looks so cute! Yeah I am with you about not wanting to pay $60 for a necklace. If you can make it then I am all for it! It turned out great.

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  13. nice dress! and cool necklace!

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  14. Love the idea. I just restyled a pair of earrings like that! You look awesome in that dress and the glasses! Love it Sharon!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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    1. Thanks Clare! I want to try a bracelet next :)

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  15. Love that you painted it yourself, so cute!

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  16. Love the dress and your are seriously creative! Can't believe you painted that necklace, so cute.
    Creamy

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  17. LOVE the DIY necklace, super cute! You look adorable as usual, love the pink sunnies!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  18. Cute necklace!! What a great idea!!

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  19. That necklace is fabulous! I tried something similar, but took forever to choose my colours, then really didn't end up liking what I chose. The colours you selected with look good with so many outfits!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. Thanks Jenny! You could always make a new one :)

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  20. Ohmygosh, I'm in love with your blog! Would be honoured if you would check out my blog?

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  21. Lovely DIY you got here! It makes simple accessory into extraordinary! Creative mind! :)



    Daney
    THE UNCANNY GIRL

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  22. that's a great deal on etsy, sharon. great DIY job, and it looks amazing on you. hope you're having a fabulous summer, sharon.
    kisses,
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  23. Nail polish as necklace paint - so smart!! I love the colors you chose for the necklace. And isn't something just more special when you make it yourself? :)

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    1. Thanks Catherine! It is much more special this way!

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  24. This is my kind of DIY! I would not have guessed you could do this with nail polish!! Great idea! It turned out really nice!

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  25. Great photos! :) The black dress is beautiful! :) Best wishes! :)

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  26. Lookin' good girlie!

    xx,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  27. I have been wanting to try this DIY too! I just haven't found the right necklace yet! I don't know why I haven't checked out Etsy! Thanks for the tip! It turned out so pretty!
    Shanna
    Giveaway @ Because Shanna Said So

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    1. Thanks Shanna! There's so many similar ones on Etsy :)

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  28. I love the idea of painting rhinestones...such an easy-peasy DIY! Love this black dress too, it's got such great details :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  29. WOW that's awesome! :) yeah I would NOT pay 60 bucks for the of those either, you did a great more affordable solution.

    sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Sara! Ironically that $60 necklace probably cost them $10!

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  30. I love the pop of pink in the necklace, glasses, and sandals. Very cute!

    -Little Petite

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  31. i love this idea! for a lazy diy-er, it's perfect! i might have to copy you!

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    1. Thanks! Go ahead and copy, I know I'm not the first person to do this :)

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  32. That is so great. Great job. Following you on GFC. Do you have bloglovin? Hope to you soon in my blog.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. Thanks! I do have Bloglovin...link is in my sidebar :)

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  33. Lovely dress, my dear!!! Wonderful beauty!!! Kisses!

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  34. I love it! What a great idea to use nail polish. Thanks for sharing. ~ Rhoda

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  35. Thanks for visiting me and following. Following you now on bloglovin too. Hope you can do the same.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. Thanks! Following you on Bloglovin as well :)

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  36. Love the pop of hot pink to this nice dress :)

    New post up...

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  37. Now that's my kind of DIY! Well done Sharon! I love your necklace and this cute LBD!

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  38. I love this!! What an awesome and easy DIY project :)

    alldressedupblog.com

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  39. very cool shades, love the fun color! you are so pretty! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  40. lovely post and blog :)

    check me out..
    http://elliebeaa.blogspot.com

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  41. That is such a good idea!!
    xo,
    http://missmelissafashionandbeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  42. I think I'll try this DIY. Lovely sunnies. Chic dress.

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  43. LOVE it Sharon! And LOL at your comment about being too lazy for DIY projects. Glad to know I'm not the only one :)
    XO - Marion

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    1. Haha, this is the first DIY project I knew I could do!

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  44. that's awesome! what a fun DIY!!! and that dress is so fabulous, sharon!

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  45. Thanks for follow me. i will follow you :)
    love the diy :)
    kiss

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  46. I still need to try the DIY jewelry craze! Beautiful necklace! Now following you :)

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  47. Thats awesome, I love how yours turned out! Thanks for checking out my blog. xoxo

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  48. I've never even considered painting a necklace like that. (:

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  49. Great DIY! I unfortunately paint my own nails like a kindergartener would, so I am not sure how successful I'd be at this, haha!

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  50. Great idea! So far the only time i've taken nail polish to jewelry has been to keep my fingers from turning green. ;)

    Your dress is super cute too!

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  51. Great DIY, the necklace looks so pretty! Love your simple black dress too, Sharon- simple yet so lovely!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  52. Pretty pretty pictures! Just found your blog and so glad, now following you :)

    xo,
    Courtney
    girlavantgarde.com

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  53. Very cute necklace! I've been thinking about trying that out...i need more color in my life.
    ~Jessica
    http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

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  54. Love your little black dress and you creativity!

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  55. ummm what!? i love what you did w/ that necklace!! you are soo creative!

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  56. That is such a clever idea! It looks so good!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  57. What a great idea! I love the colors, they're perfect for summer.

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  58. You just prove that I need to be more crafty-so fun! I love those colors together

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    1. Oh I'm really not that crafty at all! This is probably the only DIY project I've ever done :)

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  59. I have so many DIY's and recipes I want to try! My Pinterest list keeps growing! But thanks for the idea. It will get added to my ever-growing list of things to try and do! Also, I adore the pink sunnies! I almost got some at a thrift shop a few months ago! I just have too much stuff as it is, I have to seriously make myself stop and think if I need to add something else to my closet! -Jessica

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    1. I love trying new recipes but like I said, I usually don't do DIY projects!

      When I go shopping now I really try to buy things that I can wear with many other things instead of just buying stuff because it's cute :)

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  60. i love your sunnies!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  61. How creative!! Sweet blog, about to follow!! I'd love it if you could visit my blog (and follow if you like:p) @ georgexoxo.blogspot.com

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  62. I love theses shades! The colors are so fun and sassy and the pink frames are so cute! That was so clever to use nail polish to paint these rhinestones, I was thinking of using fabric paint, but I bet nail polish would stay on way better! (Not to mention cheaper.)

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    1. Thanks Katie! I was going to go to the craft store to buy paint, but it turned out that my craft store moved to another location. Then I realized nail polish would work just as well!

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  63. lovely necklace :)

    xx BBella
    justyled.blogspot.com

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  64. I read where you can paint your necklace. i think it's awesome! besides Essie has a wonderful color selection :D cute sunnies sharon.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  65. Hi there wife has had same prob got her to disable firewall the refresh blog site the followers have returned .You should try this they once you have refreshed blog turn firewall back on

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