Hey friends! I orginally posted this tutorial on Feel Good Style, but thought you guys would like it as well!
Have you ever received a pair of earrings that you like, but they're just not the right color? That's how I felt with these gold earrings I received as a gift from a friend. I loveeee leaves/trees, so I loved the base of the earrings, but I just couldn't get over the gold. I know everyone says that gold is coming back, but unless it's the antique-looking gold, it's just not me. With my pasty skin and blonde hair, it blends in too much. Anyway, enough complaining!
Instead of allowing the earrings to sit and sit some more in my jewelry stash, I decided to update them with spray paint!
What You Will Need:
1. Earrings that need a redo
2. Spray paint
3. Painter's tape
4. Sand paper (optional)
5. Spray sealer (optional)
How To Do It:
1. Tape off the part of the earrings that go into your ears.
2. Spray paint your earrings! Don't forget that multiple light coats will give you better results that one heavy coat.
3. After painting, it seemed like the details of the leaves got a little lost with the dark paint. To help them pop out a little more, I decided to distress the earrings with sand paper. I loved the way it added depth and dimension to the earrings. Sanding is totally optional, though!
4. Wipe off any sanding dust from your earrings. Then, seal your earrings with a spray sealer. Normally I use a spray Polycrylic or spray acrylic. This step is optional, but I highly recommend it. Sealing your earrings with help protect your paint job over time. Plus, I've found that it kind of neutralizes that strong spray paint smell once the sealer has dried for a few days.
What do you think? Are there any earrings in your jewelry stash that you could redo?
Check out these other DIY jewelry and accessory tutorials:
- How To: Turn a Vintage Earring into an Unique Hair Pin
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