Every time I hit the dollar store I'm mesmerized by the racks of cheap jewelry. Indeed, it does look cheap, but the creative person in me always wants to figure out something to do with it. Well, after watching Downton Abbey (I'm obsessed) and seeing the Victorian mourning jewelry, I knew just what to do with all of that wonderful cheap jewelry! This project is so easy, it will have you dressed for an Anna Sui runway show or a Downton Abbey funeral in no time. Plus, how cool would this stuff look with a white dress or blouse? I'm thinking AMAZING!
My Downton Abbey Masterpiece
Check out the how-to video
From The Big-Ass Book of Bling
From The Big Ass Book of Bling
Assorted pieces of dollar store jewelry
Black gloss Krylon spray paint
Lobster claw closure
Needle nose pliers
Gather your pieces
Cut off the rings and pin backs using the wire cutters
Arrange your pieces the way you want
Link them together with jump rings
Create a tassel by cutting 5-6 lengths of chain about 3" long and
adding them all to one jump ring
Add the tassel to the base of your necklace
Add chain to the back at a length you desire
Clip the center back and add a closure with jump rings
Lay flat and spray paint both sides outside!
Let dry at least 15 minutes on each side and give several coats if you need to.