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Something Colorful This Way Comes

I’m not going to spend too much time bragging about the beautiful weather we have in Boston right now, but I will say this. The sunlight, warmth, and beauty of spring arriving almost makes the New England winters bearable. The city truly comes alive in the spring.

Well then. Enough sappy shit. Here’s my quickie art project from the weekend. I bought this rhinestone collar from Forever21 at the end of february, fully intending to paint it (using nail polishes and acrylic paint) at some point. I finally got around to it and I couldn’t be happier with the results. This particular necklace isn’t available online anymore, but it might still be in stores and Etsy is always a great resource for vintage rhinestone necklaces if you want to try this out yourself.

 

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{ 15 comments… add one }

  • goldenmeans March 19, 2012, 3:12 pm

    That is *amazing* Najeema!!  And it looks awesome on you :)

  • lei ann March 19, 2012, 4:07 pm

    oooo…that is truly dazzling! well done ^_^

  • Anonymous March 19, 2012, 6:40 pm

    I absolutely love what you did with that necklace! Great job, girl. And,yeah, isn’t this weather incredible?!

    xo,

    Hannah

    http://www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

  • Aglimpseofglamour March 19, 2012, 7:36 pm

    you go with your diy bad self. i wanted to buy that necklace to wear without the paint but now you’ve got me making plans for all the neon polishes i just bought from f21…

    xo
    sami

  • Katie_q March 19, 2012, 9:52 pm

    I love this!  (What a clever idea, I would have never thought of nail polish!  I’m going to have to try something like this, the results you came up with are just lovely!)

  • Marissa March 20, 2012, 10:52 am

    This is AWESOME! Which works better - acrylic or nail polish?

  • Hogger & Co. March 20, 2012, 10:58 am

    They should PAY you for making it look SO MUCH BETTER!!! 

  • Lissy March 20, 2012, 9:55 pm

    Najeema, I am totally impressed!  The necklace looks fabulous!!!  Love it!

  • Lynsey Eaton March 20, 2012, 11:51 pm

    Color me JEALOUS.  I have been dying for the DANNIJO collar that looks almost identical.  This is GENIUS.

    xx
    http://www.law-of-fashion.com

  • Jen@redsolesandredwine March 21, 2012, 2:19 pm

    Ok, I’m dying because I love love this necklace.  What kind of paint did you use?  I’ve seen people use nail polish.  

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  • Jen@redsolesandredwine March 21, 2012, 2:20 pm

    Sorry just read your post more carefully, nail polish and acrylics :) any brand in particular worked better?

  • Bri March 21, 2012, 3:28 pm

    Pretty!  It came out awesome!

  • Chictherapyonline March 22, 2012, 3:17 pm

    wow, i love it.I got to hunt this necklace down @ f21.you did a good job

  • Martini April 6, 2012, 10:33 am

    It looks awesome!

  • Zoey April 6, 2012, 1:45 pm

    Wow, that looks really great! I am a Boston blogger, too and am now following your really amazing style through bloglovin. Also, the H&M flower pants + purple shirt was great for work. 

    my blog: zoe has her moments

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