Wednesday, August 1, 2012

DIY GEOMETRIC PAINT + GLITTER PENDANTS

I had a good many wooden discs left over from this pendant DIY. I was playing around with them the other day and came up with this idea. It's a really neat little project because after making one, you won't want to stop. I sat at my desk and made all of these at once...I actually couldn't stop. Lots of different designs are easy to come up with, too. The wood background looks really stylish with all different color combinations, and the glitter adds a little sparkle. Here are the supplies you'll need:
a few supply notes: I recommend Martha Stewart all-purpose craft paint for this because it's super smooth and goes on in even coats though any craft paint will be fine // the glitter I used is also Martha Stewart brand // the bails (above) are what the necklace goes through; I got mine in the beading section in AC Moore // my discs are 1.5 inches
Mark off the first area you want to paint with tape. Press along the edge of the tape with your finger to make sure it's all stuck down to get a clean line. Paint the section; it might take two or three coats. Let dry then remove tape.
Start your second color section by taping over what you just painted. Then add more pieces of tape to make your next shape. Paint; remove tape. (I'm pretty sure you could all figure out how to do all this....but I just wanted to share a step-by-step to show the whole process)
Tape off your glitter section completely. Apply Mod Podge and shake on glitter. Once it's all set and tape-free, paint over the whole thing with Mod Podge to keep the glitter in place. To avoid spreading the glitter over the whole pendant, I covered the painted areas first, then dabbed Mod Podge over the glitter section.
When completely dry, glue bail to the back of pendant. Let dry and string your necklace.
I hope you enjoy this DIY - below are all the designs I've come up with so far. What I'm going to do with all these, I do not know. You can easily make brooches out of these, too, by using some pinbacks. So that's what a few of these will end up as. Let me know if you try these out - I'd love to see what designs you come up with.

18 comments:

  1. Smitten! These are so cute, I love them!

    xomando
    www.mandatorycreations.blogspot.com

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  2. This is literally the cutest DIY I've seen in months! I love it and I will be doing this stat.

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  3. These look so great! I might have to try this out, looks like lots of fun :)

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  4. Ahh!!! Girl...I kid you not...we are on some freaky share a brain thing right now! Aaron and I were working on super similar things the other night! We are nutso for Geo stuff...and I was looking at nail tutorials..like umm yeah..let's paint some discs like these! Loving yours to bits! We did not use glitter...which mann it looks perfect! Shocker since everything in our house has glitter..including our pups, and the sandwiches we eat...true story. :/

    Love from the NJ Shore,
    xo Jenny

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  5. @Jenny Holiday
    That's so funny!! I'm obsessed with geometric right now, too. And yeah...everything in our tiny apartment is covered in glitter constantly. Including Douglas's navy uniforms this one time...which I think is a really nice combo. Him, not so much.

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  6. These are awesome...and Math ish!! :)

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  7. yes! I love it. I'm going to have to do this on my day off. teeheehee. I feel like I'm just discovering glitter for the first time in my life. and I dig it. I just hope it never ever gets in my eye. I imagine that would be a painful and frightening experience.

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  8. I love them !!! That's a very good DIY idea...:) And the combination of colours is really beautiful...

    http://daysinspirations.blogspot.fr/

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  9. oh ah !! saw a link for this diy on et tu, tutu .... soo cute ! love this ! glad i found your side of the web!! heartandthrift.blogspot.com

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  10. my love for geometric shapes & patterns grows by the day - these are awesome! The original pendants are also v.cool :)

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  11. These are adorable. What did you use to hang the pendants on...chain?

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  12. Love your pendants. I've been making jewelry with wood for many years. Here are some examples.

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  13. I have some discs laying around in my studio, this inspired me to finally use them!

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  14. Oh this is cute. I love any project with modge podge.

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  15. These are so sweet, and fun. I am going hunting for some scrap wood now. I love the colors, it's all very inspiring.

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  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Geometric Art Challenge :)
    http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/41/young-house-love-geometric-art

    Xo,
    Candie

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