Thursday, January 26, 2012

DIY: Hand painted earrings


I´ve been smitten with Tom Binns´ colorful creations for quite some time, but obviously, at 900 dollars a piece they are way out of my price range. Inspired by several beautiful bloggers´ DIY projects, I´ve decided to try and make some colorful jewelry all by myself. 

I´ve been collecting costume jewelry for several years, and I have tons and tons of pieces in every shape and color possible. Hovewer, when I go through my collections from time to time, I see items that I´ve grown tired of or that I don´t love anymore (hello, impulsive purchases!). This time, instead of giving them away, I´ve decided to give a few pieces a second chance and revamp them. Here´s how I proceeded:



First on my "to remake" list were these sparkly rhinestone earrings that felt somewhat plain and uninteresting. 


I picked up two bright nail polishes (Essie´s Cute as a Button and Fiesta) and started to paint. The inner circle became orange...


... and the outer circle became hot pink (what a surprise!). 


I painted two coats of each nail polish and the results were beyond my hopes and expectations. 


Say hello to my new favorite pair of earrings! Next on my list: vintage brooch and statement necklace. Stay tuned to see more!

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48 comments:

  1. Wow, what a cool idea, they look amazing! No wonder they're your new favourites

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  2. Fantastic idea!!!
    xoxoxo
    http://janakitchen.blogspot.com

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  3. I love how you used nail polish! These turned out GREAT :)
    xx

    www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

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  4. This is simple DIY and it turned out so well!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  5. They look great - love the colours! :)

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  6. What a great idea!!!
    Cute blog...
    I just saw the gingerbread house...... wooow fabulous!!

    Kisses
    from Milan
    Giulia
    www.thesmileybow.blogspot.com

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  7. Waw such a great and simple idea. The earrings look great! Love the colors you've choose.

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  8. That's an absolutely fab idea! I love it!!!

    http://eloquentenglish1.blogspot.com/

    xoxo

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  9. These are amazing you did such a wonderful job I love it.

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  10. i love this... i much prefer them painted and i love orange and pink together...totally inspired... thank you lady!:D
    rachel x

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  11. I love this DIY! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Great idea!
    Lovely blog!
    Following! Follow back? <3

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  13. I like your idea, thanks very much. Kisses from Spain.

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  14. Obsessed with this idea. Adding it to my to-DIY list pronto!!

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  15. These turned out so adorable!!! I never think to use nail polish to add a little color to my jewelry. Thanks for the inspiration!

    XOXO,
    Jamie
    http://ilookgoodtoday.com

    P.S. You're tagged on my blog today

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  16. That is such a great idea! And they turned out lovely!

    Em :-)
    x

    http://emberdrake.blogspot.com

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  17. Fabulous idea and simple way to make a wonderful change to your jewelry! Thanks for sharing :) (this will be my weekend project).

    www.dishesanddiamonds.com

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  18. They turned out so well! I love the colors you chose.

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  19. Ivana I love this idea! And the colors you selected are perfect for summer!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  20. ah! Love this~! What a great idea!

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  21. Nice idea ! Those colors are perfect for you !
    gonna make one !

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  22. This is such a great idea! I love the earrings and they look great on you.

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  23. NO WAY. they look so freaking good! I am totally going to copy you. hahha :)

    www.montesYmills.com

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  24. first off, i just love the polish colors, and what a fabulous idea! the earrings turned out great!

    [oomph.]

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  25. So clever!!! I totally want to try this! Great colors for spring!!

    my new blog...

    run-style-run.blogspot.com

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    1. PS this might be a dumb question...but what is a macaroon?

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  26. Those are gorgeous..fantastic idea!! Must try it!! Thanks for popping by doll!! Am enjoying your blog too..following back!!! Have a great weekend xx

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  27. What an amazing re-vamp. I'm like you, I always impulse buy and often just end up giving everything away. I'm going to try bringing them up to date next time :)

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  28. What a fab idea!! love your blog btw! Following now!

    xoxo
    Tina

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  29. Oh my goodness, Ivana, that's brilliant! They turned out so pretty!

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  30. Such a great idea! I love how much those earrings "pop." The colors are amazing! You've inspired me to try and DIY something too :)

    xoxo
    Paris

    http://glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com/

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  31. Now this is a fantastic idea and very stylish!!!!
    xo
    Darling Bonnie
    thehouseofdarling.blogspot.com

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  32. That's so cool, I really like this DIY

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  33. WOW! That is so creative, I LOVE it! They look amazing!

    Nicole Marie
    www.nicolemariewho.com

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  34. So creative and the colors are gorgeous on you!

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  35. This is a fabulous DIY! I'm going to copy it on a million different earrings from F21 and H&M : )

    ...Lauren

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  36. Amazing DIY! I'm going to try that out too once I find a sales item I dare to paint ;) xoxo

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  37. Amazing diy! I love these bright colors :)

    xo erica

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  38. that is a genius idea! i love it!

    xoxox,
    ruvic
    http://ruvicbe.blogspot.com

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  39. What a cool idea! I would've never thought of it. They look great on you. :D
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  40. Very cute and easy idea! Definitely going to try this one


    -Elyse
    For Elyse Clothing Online

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  41. I should try this !!!I have heaps of earrings that are forgotten...

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