This speckled curb chain necklace will add add a little fun to a traditional piece.
One of my big issues is that I tend to make things more difficult than they need to be. And sometimes I have to put a lot of effort into making simpler crafts. Like a LOT of effort.
So I’ve decided to challenge myself to make projects that are easier and less time consuming. Not all of them, of course. I’m still going to be that chick that makes things like flip flops out of cork and yarn and plaster of Paris head statues from alignate and a foam wig head. BUT I’m going to work harder to make projects that aren’t so hard. Yup I’m working harder to make things easier :)
This necklace is an example of just that. I have been wanting to do something with super thick and chunky curb chain for some time now. But I didn’t want to do the same old thing that everyone else is doing. And since my pop of color key pendant has always done really well, I started to work something up along that same vein. So, want to make one of your own?
For this project you will need:
- Chunky curb chain necklace or this chunky curb chain necklace
- Fingernail polish in bright, fun colors
First off I purchased my necklace in a little store somewhere and stashed it away. I found a similar necklaces which are linked above. The first is from Amazon and has visible differences and is a bit longer, but you could keep the length or shorten it (mine is 18 inches). The second looks really darn close and may be the exact one I have. It’s from Ebay and ships from China so it will take 2-4 weeks for you to get it.
I chose to use NYC fingernail polish for a few reasons. I loved their selection of colors and they were only $1.50 apiece. Plus, I’ve used the polish in the past for my nails and I’ve always been really happy with the coverage. You may already have the polish you need on hand, making this an even cheaper project!
Start with one color and place a dot or two on one half of the curb chain. Place it on the side, the top, wherever but place them kind of haphazardly.
Continue with the other colors. When they start getting a bit crowded, let them dry before continuing on.
Keep going and when you’re happy with this side, flip it and paint the other.
This is the way I had envisioned wearing the necklace in my head, with the colorful side in.
But with the nature of the curb chain, you can flip it to have it on the outside, too. And I think that I’m digging it that way a weensy bit more.
So! I also have some pretty exciting news, too. Tomorrow I’ll be hosting my very first all me giveaway with my favorite summer things. AND this necklace and the fingernail polish used to fancy it up are going to be included. So be sure to come back tomorrow to get some entries to win this pretty sucker and some other fun, hot weather themed stuff!
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