Paint Chip Necklaces

I’m BAAAAAAACK! I took a week off with my husband and we headed for the Caribbean on a cruise ship.  I am relaxed, rejuvenated, refreshed and ready to go!

Okay I am trying this vlog thing.  Apparently I don’t know what I am doing.  I just used my little digital camera to record.  I have no idea how to compress it without losing quality.  I must have tried this for a week straight so I give up.

So if any of you gurus out there have any advice for me I am all ears.

But for now…here is my craptastic quality video of how to make Paint Chip Necklaces.

They are super easy to make and very fun.  The possibilities are endless with all the different color combinations and shapes you can make from this simple technique.

Supply List:
Paint Samples (I have used Behr, Valspar, Sherwin Williams and Glidden)
Dimensional Magic by Mod Podge
1” heavy duty hole punch
wax paper
jump rings
jewelry pliers
necklace chain
Cordless or
Corded Drill with a small bit
White Glue

 

Paint Chip from Beckie Farrant on Vimeo.





  • gail myrepurposedlife.net

    great job beckie! :) I've often wondered about that glaze. Now I know!
    gail

  • Sarah {The Student Knitter}

    you're adorable and what a fun project! I love it! :D

  • Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely

    I'm having so much fun seeing bloggy friends on video. It makes me feel a little more like I know you all. :)

  • Allyson/HBMomof2

    You are so cute. I loved the video. It made me think that I might actually be able to do it. I especially love how well prepared you were. You had the next step all ready and it made it flow so well. Great job and off to Michael's for Dimensional Glaze!

  • [email protected]

    It's great! I love the project and the vlog.
    I have no idea how to fix videos for the internet, but it looks fine at that res.

  • Mindy

    Welcome back, and I hope you had an awesome trip! Thank you for this vlog. It's fabulous, and I am just in love with this idea. I saw your candy corns and I had to make my own (well I made them for my daughter and daughter-in-law. I blogged about it here: http://createonedayinthefuture.blogspot.com/2010/09/imitation-is-sweetest-form-of-flattery.html

    Gonna make lots more paint chip jewelry now. Thanks!

  • Su

    Wow…great video and a fantastic idea and such a fun project! Dimensional glaze, eh? Love it.

  • Kris Stepney

    Love the video blog! I'm a visual learner so videos always make more sense to me than reading How-To Instructions. Great job and the quality looked fine to me! Can't wait for another :P

  • Jessica

    what a great idea!!!

  • Annie of Blue Gables

    Genius!!!! I paid $15 at some department store for some thing that looked just like this, but the violet faded to pink!!! I was so crabby that I had this great necklace that matched my violet sweater, and now it had faded to PINK??? I will go get some perfectly matched paint chips and make another one that WON'T fade. Hurray Beckie!!! You are so cute by the way.
    ~a

  • Tyree

    love it! What a fun easy and cheap idea (my three fav critera :) )

  • Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal

    Oh that was great Beckie, it looked so good with your little camera too. I wear more bracelets then necklaces, have you made one into a bracelet yet? The color choices are endless!

  • bet1975

    unique idea!

  • Ginger

    What an awesome tutorial! Great job and super cute project!> i would have never thought your necklace was made from paint chips!

  • valechula

    I think your video was perfect! informative and a fun tutorial also!!! dont worry you did a fabulous job!!!!

  • Alyssa

    Great idea and the video tutorial was good! Thanks for sharing it.

  • Utterly Disheveled

    I really want to see the finished product. We have satellite internet and I am unable to view your video. Could you please post some pictures?

  • Angela

    Beckie…you are so smart! Great idea!

  • Amy Jo @ The Little Moments

    Great project! I haven't made anything with jumprings, but you make it look easy. I love the dimentional glue stuff!

    Welcome back!

  • Allison

    Thanks for the video, it was very helpful. As a new crafter it would be great if you listed the supply names in the post, just a suggestion :)

  • Shayna @ Texas Monkey

    Welcome back, we missed you! This video is great and what a great idea, I'm thinking Christmas gifts on a budget! Thank you for sharing.

  • Carrie

    That was amazing, I am so ready to go and make one now!!! You did a great job and I can't wait to see more.

  • Julie

    What a great idea! I think they are so cute!! I REALLY need to buy some modge podge :)

  • CollegeSAHM

    OMGosh I LOVE it!!!!!! I want to go and make a whole bunch!!!!!

  • * Nancy *

    Awesome video/tutorial! Thank you. :)

  • Jean S.

    That was wonderful! I saw your idea for candy corn jewelry on eighteen25 and I am so doing it! Thank you for the demo. ;o)

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    So cute, Beckie!!! You look great on "TV." :)

  • Iris Williams

    Fabulous idea! :-) The vlog worked well!

  • Roberta

    Fabulous!! How fun!
    This (again) is such a clever idea. I hope you get reimbursed for advertising, I am definitely going to have to get some of that fancier Mod Podge. I never knew there was a variety.

  • Christine

    Nice project! You did a great job on the vlog!!

  • Tracy Suzanne

    Beckie your video tutorial was great and you look so sweet. I only wish my sound worked on the computer. But you did such a good job I could follow along by just watching. But no sound is frustrating. Thanks for putting it together and sharing with us.

    Hugs…Tracy :)

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    'craptastic' my butt. I've tried over & over to do painting videos. Ugh. Double Ugh. Yuck. And other things I won't write in your comment section.

    I need someone to film for me – not the Hubs. He has 'helpful' suggestions. Drives me crazy. And as he always says – it's a short drive.

    Your video was great. Do some more. Purty please?

    And a paint chip necklace? Right up my alley, if I wore necklaces.

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    'craptastic' my butt. I've tried over & over to do painting videos. Ugh. Double Ugh. Yuck. And other things I won't write in your comment section.

    I need someone to film for me – not the Hubs. He has 'helpful' suggestions. Drives me crazy. And as he always says – it's a short drive.

    Your video was great. Do some more. Purty please?

    And a paint chip necklace? Right up my alley, if I wore necklaces.

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    'craptastic' my butt. I've tried over & over to do painting videos. Ugh. Double Ugh. Yuck. And other things I won't write in your comment section.

    I need someone to film for me – not the Hubs. He has 'helpful' suggestions. Drives me crazy. And as he always says – it's a short drive.

    Your video was great. Do some more. Purty please?

    And a paint chip necklace? Right up my alley, if I wore necklaces.

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    'craptastic' my butt. I've tried over & over to do painting videos. Ugh. Double Ugh. Yuck. And other things I won't write in your comment section.

    I need someone to film for me – not the Hubs. He has 'helpful' suggestions. Drives me crazy. And as he always says – it's a short drive.

    Your video was great. Do some more. Purty please?

    And a paint chip necklace? Right up my alley, if I wore necklaces.

  • Michelle L.

    Great project!!! And wonderful video! You did such a great tutorial with every step for beginners – I am so impressed. I love the necklaces, such a great use for paint chips. Yay – you need to vlog again.

  • life as we know it…

    ooooooh can you imagine photos on that??!? i can!!! love it, you are SO crafty and what an awesome creative mind you have been blessed with… love it :)

  • Sonja @ Craft-Werk

    You have amazing ideas, Beckie. I would have never thought of a way of turning paint sample cards into a beautiful craft project. I have to get my hands on that mod podge stuff. Thanks for the vid tutorial.

  • Deidre

    Cool!! So creative. I don't know how you come up with this stuff! Love it.

  • Alison @ Stretch My Check

    I love this idea! I'm thinking of adding an initial or a monogram before the Modge Podge for some personalization. LOVE IT!!

  • Kara

    Perfect timing! I've been trying my hand at jewelry making this week, and I am heading to Home Depot tonight. I can't wait to try these, they are so cute!!
    Love the video by the way. You are just as cute as I imagined. :)

  • Vone

    Love it. I'm so inspired. I need to find the diminutional glaze. I see Christmas presents in the future.

  • KatrinkaJane

    I see bracelets in my future. Or bookmarks! Ooh…now my brain is twitching…

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