NEON CORD NECKLACE DIY
So I fought this neon craze as long as I could. I do like it, I just had to fight back the memories of 80’s neon. That said, I love the way designers are incorporating it into fashion, it’s so fresh and great to see so much color. This Neon Cord Necklace is a great way to add a little neon without feeling a bit like dayglo!
I LOVE making DIY’s that I can get at least part of the supplies from a hardware store!
To see step by step instructions and photos click here.
What you’ll need to make your Neon Cord Necklace:
- 10 copper ½ inch coupling (copper tubes)
- Neon cord – I cut mine 42 inches (107 cm)
- Mod Podge
- Silver Glitter
- Hot glue
- Necklace clasp
- Paint brush
In a bowl mix your Mod Podge and glitter.
TIP: Line the bowl you are using with aluminum foil and your mixture won’t dry up as quickly. This is helpful since you might need to keep touching up your beads as they dry.
Using a brush paint the glitter/mod podge mixture onto the copper tubes and set them in the sun or fresh air to dry (they dry faster this way).
You will probably have to paint several coats, check your tubes as they are drying and do touch ups.
Cut your neon cord 42 inches or approximately 107 cm.
Feed each end of your neon cord through a jump ring and fold it over, securing the end of your neon cord to itself with hot glue.
Put a small amount of your glitter mod podge mixture over the ends of your neon cord. This will help secure it and make it look nicer.
I love the simplicity of this necklace, but yet it still makes quite a bold statement. Plus I LOVE making DIY’s that I can get at least part of the supplies from a hardware store! You can see another hardware store DIY here.
What are your favorite hardware store finds?