Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Thursday, May 10, 2012

TRY IT THURSDAY Neon Rhinestones

Do you LOVE them?!?!?!
If you looked in the magazines, read blogs or have been to the store you KNOW neon is making a comeback!! I have seen some really fabulous neon jewelry but just don't want to spend the money on a trend...SO what's a girl to do?!?! Make it herself OF COURSE!!

I picked up the bangles at Wal-Mart (after scouring several thrift stores and turning up empty handed...I did find some vintage rhinestone necklaces at a consignment shop BUT the price reflected....$24.99....I didn't want to spend that kind of money if this "experiment" wasn't going to work. And I do realize I am NOT the first person to use nailpolish on rhinestones). It was $5.00 for the buncha bracelets and you KNOW I love an armful, so that was $1.00 / bracelet - I can do that!!

 Then came the pressure to choose the "RIGHT" neon...Wal-Mart's colors were slim for the pickings....yellow would be pretty BUT NOT neon, pink, eh....I rarely wear pink...So I went with "WILD THING" by Pure Ice....PUURRRR-FECT!!!

 Here are the bangles while in process....

And the AFTER!! See, the same price tag and everything....I really did "make" them over!!

This pretty vintage beauty started her life like this....

What do you think?!?! Are you inspired to paint some rhinestones?!?! Lemme know if you try it!!


Makaila said...

Fantastic Idea!!! I've been amazed by all the things you can do with nail polish. Paint shoes even! I never thought to do it to jewelry. Great idea mama!

Nicole said...

Clever!!!! I am going to do this!