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Monday, April 23, 2012

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Painted Chain Necklace:.

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I promised a tutorial for this beauty, and a tutorial you shall have!

Here's what you need:

- chain
- clasps (if the chain doesn't come with one already)
- paint
- paint brushes

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My chain was really long, so I split it in half, and re-attached the ends to the clasp and the hook so that I had two chains attached to each end. I just did this by using my crimping pliers to open up jump rings, put the chain where I wanted, and closed the jump rings back up. You can have your chain be as many or as few as you like!

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A nice clean necklace!

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Next I measured my chain so that I could be sure to paint the colors in equal areas. I was using three colors, so I wanted each color to be the same length on the necklace, with the same distance between each grouping of colors.

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I figured that out, took my first color, and went ahead and marked where I was starting each grouping on each side. For my chain, I was doing three colors in each grouping, with each color being two inches each. Then I put three inches in between each grouping of colors.

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Start painting your two inch colors! You'll have to pick up your chain, even after it's dry, to make sure you get the chain covered well.

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Looking good so far!

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Yes?

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Once it's dry, admire your finished necklace! Keep it long...

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Or double it up for another look!

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You could also do this using colored chain that you buy at the store. It would just require opening up the links and re-attaching. I think paint gives you more options, but either way works great!

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What colors would you do?

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6 comments:

  1. I've been seeing these and can't wait to try it! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. This is so pretty! I'm such a spray paint addict that I never even thought to use acrylic paint on jewelry. So many more colour options if you go this way!

    Does it flake off at all?

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  3. So cute! I would love for you to share this with my "Unveil Your Genius" link party.
    http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-8.html

    Happy Sunday!

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  4. Super cute, Summer. Love the pop of turquoise!

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  5. Amazing idea Summer! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  6. This is so cool! I saw it some time ago, thought I pinned for future reference, thinking it would be really hard! But.. I hadn't pinned it and was looking for it forever!! So glad I found it...and that it's super easy....Lol! How well does this hold up, though? I'm curious if I'll have to "touch up" after a couple of wears?

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