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.
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
I first applied a generous coat of navy blue polish and let it dry completely.
I started with the hot pink polish. I dabbed a small amount of polish on the corner of the sponge.
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.
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).
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.
Voilà! Enjoy your new necklace.