Yes. More DIY! You can thank Pinterest. heh.
So, this time I went through all of my jewelry. I found every single earring, broken gem, tarnished pendants, etc. that I had and found what I wanted to refurbish - my very first key pendant. I LOVE keys, especially as a necklace. I have oodles of them, but want more! This super simple project gave me a brand-new key to show off. yay!
I forgot to take before pictures, but this is roughly what it looked like. It was quite tarnished from over-wearing a very inexpensive pendant.
|Photo on Etsy|
I took some fine sandpaper I had from my old pastillage work (sugar) and roughed up the key a bit more. I tried to take off any remaining silver paint and make the surface ready for paint. I then took some black acrylic paint (from my sugar work) and added two coats of the paint, letting it dry between coats and making sure I got in between all the swirlies.
I let it sit overnight just to ensure the paint was completely dry. In the morning, I painted the key with my gel-finish top coat nail polish (from Forever 21, it was only $2!). And voila! My "blackened" key is all done!
|Looks so much better in person. This pic is miserable!|
I love the final product. I was going to add some gems, and still might later, but I loved the final look as is. Colored keys are so unique and look lovely! This makes my second colored key - the other being a Kingdom Hearts key with a red top. I definitely think more colored keys are in my future. Maybe I'll turn some modern keys into something more ornate... hmm...
Happy DIY week!