I've recently been lusting over Tom Binns' collection of hand-painted crystal pieces, like the necklace above. Unfortunately most of them are too far out of my price range to rationalize purchasing, so I decided to do as I did last time and recreate the look myself.
I decided to start with a plain crystal necklace (which I found at Forever21 for less than ten dollars!) and paint the stones by hand with nail polish. I had debated using acrylics, but decided nail polish would be easier to use and would likely provide a smoother finish. I was nervous I'd have to be super precise, but it was actually incredibly easy and foolproof–and I'm loving the result!
I used several different colors this time, since I was trying to replicate the Tom Binns necklace, but I'm looking forward to revamping another old necklace using just the citrus colors, which I think will look even more amazing. I'm also looking forward to trying my hand at some of his other pieces (like these earrings and this bracelet!)
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