With the new Diamond Art Freestyle program by Leisure Arts, you can buy gems individually to get exactly the colors you want. There are over 400 colors of gems, including metallics, neon, aurora borealis, and even glow-in-the-dark. (Affiliate links here and throughout the post.) With so many colors of sparkly gems available and two different adhesives designed to work on practically any surface, you can now create any design you can dream up.
Today's project is a simple monogram necklace. It is very easy and takes just minutes. I used Aegean Blue #5003, but any color would be beautiful.
Diamond Art Monogram Necklace
- Plaid Wood Letters
- Folk Art acrylic paint (I used ultramarine blue)
- Dotz Stick Freestyle adhesive
- Freestyle gems (I used Aegean Blue #5003)
- jewelry bail
- Supertite glue
- embroidery floss
Choose a letter and paint it with your desired color. When the paint is dry, add a coat of Freestyle adhesive. It will go on milky white. It is ready to use when it is clear, anywhere from 10-30 minutes depending on the temperature and humidity.
Apply gems to the front of the monogram. Glue the bail to the back. When it is dry, measure enough embroidery floss for the length of your necklace, thread it through the bail, and tie it with a knot.