Published on : 16 June 20203 min reading time
Do you have some jewellery that you no longer like, or old jewellery lying around in a drawer? If you want to bring your old jewellery back to life or simply need a change, here are a few tips to give them a makeover. Here are 2 video tutorials to teach you how to customize your jewelry, using colored nail polish.
With this makeover you will be able to bring to all your jewelry: rings, necklaces, earrings … a touch of color and cheerfulness. You will not get tired of personalizing your jewelry ad infinitum with this method. It’s simple when you feel like changing your style or color, just apply a little remover and you’re done. This video is proposed by Marie Claire idées TV, in partnership with Eléonore from the blog Chic Maker. If you like DIY, this is clearly the blog to follow.
Tutorial 1: rhinestone necklace
The first tutorial presents the relooking of a necklace entirely set with rhinestones. But you can make it on any other type of material: pearls… To do so, you must use several shades of nail polish of your choice. On the video, the colors used are turquoise, coral and fluorescent yellow. The best is to select colours that go well together, for example choose either pastel or flashy colours.
Apply the nail polish in small strokes on the rhinestones, trying not to overdo it. If this is the case, use a cotton swab with nail polish remover to remove excess nail polish. Finally, once finished, leave to air dry and admire the result.
Tutorial 2: angel wing necklace
For the second tutorial, the personalized jewel on the video is an angel wing necklace set with small costume crystals. Before you start, make sure you have a piece of costume jewelry that you no longer wear, either plastic or metal.
Choose two opaque nail polishes with shades that match each other (one light and one dark), then get a make-up sponge and nail polish remover. Start by cleaning your jewelry with the small foam sponge dipped in nail polish remover. Then pour a little varnish into a cup.
Take some neutral varnish (white or nude) and apply it to your pendant, dabbing gently from the edges towards the centre. Do the same with the coloured varnish using the other side of the sponge and dab it on your jewelry to create a gradient effect. Let it dry before adding a little varnish with a brush on the ends of the wings.
If you are not completely convinced by the result, clean your pendant with nail polish remover and repeat the operation. Your work is now finished, all you have to do is wear it.