Thursday, July 12, 2012

DIY Carmelo Necklace

Months and months ago, this gorgeous Anthropologie necklace caught my eye. I actually considered buying it. The $48 price tag is pretty reasonable for Anthro. However, the sparkly bead reminded me of some that my mother-in-law had received as a gift from India.

I decided to give it a go and do-it-myself! I had nothing to lose!
I think it went pretty well. I'm not included instructions because I basically took all the beads and strung them together. I used fingernail polish, acrylic, and some spray paint to alter the colors of the beads I already had. I also used washers in between some of the large beads because the holes were too big. I could have made the main beads a little more yellow to match the Carmelo necklace, but I prefer the orange color for now.

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