Every fashion expert will tell you that if you can’t afford a new wardrobe, new accessories are an “inexpensive alternative.” But let’s be real; sometimes we can’t afford new jewelry either.
Upgrading old or used jewelry is one of my favorite past times! Whether you just change up the color of a piece or “Frankenstein” several together, the result is an inexpensive way to freshen up your wardrobe.
Changing colors of pieces is by far, the easiest thing to do- all you need is spray paint! I recommend Rustoleum paints: their metallics are amazing, their clear coat is amazing, plus they have a lot of heat resistant colors because they’re used a lot on hot rods. I actually discovered the brand from my dad when he was restoring his vintage Model A.
But anyhoo, I digress. Here is how I achieved the above:
Supplies: Round jewelry pliers, metallic silver spray paint, crystal
STEP ONE: Used pliers to take apart the necklace.
Pro Tip: You can use tweezers or regular needle nose pliers if you don’t own jewelry pliers… but at less than $7 I strongly suggest investing in a pair. They come in handy for lots of different crafts!
STEP TWO: Spray painted the colored part of the necklace.
Pro Tip: For a shinier finish, use metallic spray paint alone. To achieve the “gunmetal” silver pictured, just follow with a coat of clear acrylic.
STEP THREE: Used the pliers to put the necklace back together and then rocked my piece out on the town!