Monday, October 8, 2012

Savin' Maven Monday: DIY Refurbished Prom Jewelry

Happy Monday my loves. 

I hope every one has had a great weekend.

Mine was pretty productive; on Saturday, I spent most the day with my lovely goddaughter and on Sunday I visited the honey and was greeted with dinner, a movie, and a clean house. 
My first thought was 'Oh gosh, he must want something!?'
I know, that's sad right!!

Atop of all that I was able to fit in a fairly quick and easy DIY project. 

As I was attempting to finish organizing my accessories, I came across my old prom jewelry. For some reason, I was still not able to part with it, even though it's clearly more than 10 years old. Clearly, I know I'm not going to get anymore use out of it, but still, I wanted to keep it. 

So I decided to refurbish it.

How you ask!?

I painted it!

With fingernail polish!!!!

Amazing, right?

Here's how.

Alls you need is some of your favorite colored polish and you're ready to roll.

I used 2 of my Sinful Colors shades that I picked up while they were 99 cents at Walgreens. 

I began with the bracelet. I didn't want the whole thing to be orange so I did every other diamond (cubic zirconium).

Since I don't want it to look too prom-esque, I filled in the uncolored spaces with a muted gray shade (not pictured)

I did the same thing with the earrings, using blue as my base color instead of the orange.

You may or may not want to use a top coat-just like you would with your nails, it's totally up to you.

Now I have all new accessories to add to my collection!

How exciting is that!?

So exciting that I didn't even get around to finishing the other pair of earrings that you saw pictured. 

What do you think?

And how do you refurbish your old jewelry?

I can't wait to hear from you!

Thanks for reading!



  1. OMG you are a genius! I never thought to do this and the earrings and necklace look way better with it painted those colors! Great job hun and thank you for your comments on my blog! xo


  2. OMG! How fun!!!!!!!! What a great way to update old jewelry!

  3. Hmmm... I have so much old rhinestone jewelry from my beauty pageant days, but I never thought to color the stones. That is a def must try! Thank Diva! Smooches!


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