DIY Galaxy Necklace

DIY Galaxy Necklace

My apologies for being MIA this week. It was my partner's birthday yesterday (turning 30! I still can't believe it). I wanted everything to be perfect (or at least, the best possible) and it took me more work and time than I initially thought. I apologize.

DIY Galaxy Necklace

I have an easy DIY project to share today. As an astronomy lover, I've been loving the galaxy trend and the galaxy-related products, clothes and DIY projects popping up all over the interwebs. Strangely enough, a galaxy necklace is not easy to find (except from this kind of pendants where a photo is placed under a glass dome, which is nice, but not what I was looking for). So I thought I'd make it myself, and share the tutorial. It's an easy, fun, quick project that requires next to no crafting skills and doesn't cost a fortune in supplies.

You will need:
  • Triangle (or round, or any shape you fancy) charms. I used brass ones, similar to these.
  • Chain necklace (or chain, jump ring, and clasp to assemble- see an easy tutorial here).
  • Nail polish or acrylic paint
    • A dark color (I used navy blue)
    • A light color (I used white)
    • Two or more other colors (I used hot pink and lilac)
    • Glitter nail polish
    • Clear top coat nail polish or acrylic varnish
  • Cosmetic sponge

DIY Galaxy Necklace

I first applied a generous coat of navy blue polish and let it dry completely.

DIY Galaxy Necklace I started with the hot pink polish. I dabbed a small amount of polish on the corner of the sponge.

DIY Galaxy Necklace

I randomly sponged the polish onto the charm. Nail art experts probably do it in a better way (and way better!), but since I have little to no knowledge in the field, I relied on luck.

DIY Galaxy Necklace

I continued sponging the polish onto the charm- a dab here, a dab there, with lilac, then white, then navy blue (the color I used as a base) until I was happy with the result. I then let it dry completely (it took about 5 minutes).

DIY Galaxy Necklace

I applied a layer of glitter polish and let it dry completely. I then added a layer of top coat, that I let dry as well, before applying a clear acrylic varnish to make sure it would last longer than my typical manicure.

DIY Galaxy Necklace

VoilĂ ! Enjoy your new necklace.

DIY Galaxy Necklace

DIY Galaxy Necklace

DIY Galaxy Necklace

35 comments:

  1. My new craze is galaxy themed anything - mobile cover, leggings, wallpaper and now necklace... xD

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    1. I've been obsessed with the galaxy trend as well! Glad you enjoy the necklace :)

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  2. That was very pretty! Good job! :)

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  3. how neat! such a fun idea.
    thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Bridget, hope you'll try it!

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  4. woww nice idea!
    greetings from chile
    chris
    http://castrofeer.blogspot.com/

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  5. fantastic idea and sounds so simple to do! thanks for sharing :)

    fenn
    freckledfennell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hope you'll try it Rachel, it's really an easy DIY :)

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  6. That necklace is stunning! I would have never guessed it was so easy to make. Thank you for sharing!

    xx
    youngmildandfree.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes, it couldn't be easier- and it's quick as well :)

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  7. ohmygosh i always do galaxy nails, i don't know why i never thought of applying the nail polish in the same way to other things! i'm going to have to go find more things to galaxy-fy! thanks for this post (:

    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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    1. Ha, let's galaxy-fy everything! If you're used to doing galaxy nails, your necklace is going to look stunning.

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  8. Adorable!!!! Thanks to share!

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  9. Fantastic!
    http://metinearbata.blogspot.com/

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  10. What a pretty necklace, Clemence - great idea!

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    1. Thank you so much Ann, I'm glad you enjoy it!

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  11. Even though I'm sure mine wouldn't come out as perfect as yours, I'm gonna give this a shot! It's too cool.

    xo
    Tiffy
    Blog: CuteLA.com

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    1. I'm sure yours will turn out awesome. It's a no-fail DIY! So glad you're going to give it a try!

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  12. sooooooooooooo coool

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  13. Anonymous8/19/2013

    I love it! Thank you!

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  14. Anonymous8/19/2013

    What nail polish are you wearing in the final photos? I love it

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    1. It's OPI "barefoot in Barcelona".

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  15. So pretty! And thanks a lot for including the "dabbing" steps ;) I've never worked with nail polish before so this is a great! Thank you so much!

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  16. Very pretty, the blue with white specs remind me of lapis!

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  17. Ashley8/27/2013

    How pretty~
    I like too much it's style
    I want to make it :-)
    Thank you~

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  18. OMG !!
    this is sooo cooll!!

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  19. That's such a cool project! Thanks for the ideas.

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