Refashioned Jewels: Coloring Gems DIY

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It’s not that I don’t love these Amrita Singh Napeague Earrings which I found on GILT a few months ago {and wore here} but I realized recently that I have quite a few pairs of turquoise earrings, so I thought I’d DIY them into something new. Though I just noticed, when looking for the link on the Amrita Singh site, that these earrings are also available with black stones. But this DIY is for earrings, necklaces, bracelets or any piece of jewelry with gemstones: grab your black Sharpies and give them a makeover!

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Sharpie Earrings DIY - materials

* Sharpie
* Q-tips
* Earrings or necklace with faceted colored gemstones

steps

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* Carefully mark your gems evenly with a new Sharpie making sure to avoid the metal base.

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* Immediately after marking, take your q-tip and simply buff the stone so some of the marker wears away allowing your stone to shine through {if your stones are not faceted, this won’t work}.

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* You may also choose not to buff your stone, which will give you a solid black effect. You may also choose to use a different color… any darker tones will work. My goal was to achieve a vintage look, and I love the way they turned out.

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Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

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