DIY: Brighten Up Your Jewelry With Neon Thread!

When it comes to accessories I’m in a bit of a neon crazy lately – I love this editorial from Cosmo Australia that I saw on Oracle Fox and set out to create lots of fun, laid-back-surfer-girl-style accessories that look awesome when layered heavily like the photo above. And before you go thinking you need to buy a bunch of supplies – I spent $0 on this DIY! I had a bunch of embroidery floss already (but if you don’t, you can buy it in bulk online or at craft stores) and went hunting through my box of old jewelry – dating way back to even as far as middle school – to find the jewelry I would use as the basis of this DIY.

Krazy glue will also come in handy for this DIY!

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When it comes to gathering the accessories that will be the basis for this project – think outside the box!

On the left are some more standard necklaces and bracelets that I felt could use a little spicing up – on the right, some other random stuff I had lying around!

There are no rules or steps to this DIY – just get creative and see what you can come up with! To inspire you to get started, here’s what I created:

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This lanyard cord was buried in a drawer and ended up being PERFECT for this DIY. I just cut off the metal clip part at the end.

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Using brightly colored embroidery thread, I wrapped the thread around the cord in a random pattern, using the krazy glue to adhere it to the cord on the ends – which works amazingly well, it hasn’t budged! I want to get more cord like this so I can make a bunch of necklaces with different colors and patterns to layer all together.

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For the one on the left, I braided some of the neon thread with a piece of hemp and attached it to the end of a simple silver chain. And a tip for the one on the right – this chain was pretty small, but if you dab some krazy glue on the end of the embroidery thread and pinch it together, you can form an almost needle-like tip that you can then use to weave the thread through the chain. I love the subtle color it adds!

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I liked the way these colors accentuated the colors in the stone.

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I love how they look all layered together! Now I just need someone to do my hair like the girl in the top photo…

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