How to Paint Jewelry

homemade jewelryWearing painted jewelry can help you turn heads whenever you walk into the room.  There is something special about someone who is wearing jewelry that sparkles and shines.  Painting your own jewelry can help you create custom pieces in addition to saving some money.  Below are some of the top tips on how to paint necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings.

  • Jewelry Paint

Jewelry paint is the easiest way to complete your DIY project.  Before you start, you should disassemble the piece of jewelry.  Then you have to do is apply the jewelry glaze with a brush.  Apply a thick, even layer if you want the paint to look opaque.  Wait until the paint air dries and then voila!

  • Spray painting metal jewelry gold
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If you don’t have enough money to purchase an expensive gold piece of jewelry, you can create something special with spray paint.  A good material to use for gold spray paint is metal.  It is a strong and sturdy material that’ll help your accessory last a life time.

Step 1) Set up a space for you to spray paint- Because jewelry is relatively small; you have the option to set up a space inside or go outside to spray paint.  You will want to find a relatively open space.  Make sure to cover up all of the items that you don’t want paint to get on.

Step 2) Prepare your jewelry- The next step is to prepare your jewelry.  You can prep the jewelry by using steel wool to remove any corrosion.  When you place the jewelry down on your spray paint station, make sure it is flat.  This will help the spray paint to go on evenly.

Step 3) Follow the instructions- After you have created a spray paint station and properly prepared the jewelry; you should read and follow the instructions.  The instructions will probably advise you to wear eye protective wear and shake the can before you start painting.  It might also provide additional tips on how to spray paint specific items or materials.

Step 4) Start to spray paint the metal jewelry- Finally, it is time to start spray painting.  Most instructions will state to hold the can between 8-12 inches away from the item that is being sprayed.  Then you should allow the jewelry to fully dry and apply a second coat.  You will want to allow the jewelry to dry for at least 24 hours before you put it on.  This will prevent any paint and/or fumes from getting onto your skin.

  • Acrylin jewelry paint

A simple way to add a pop of color to jewelry is to add a touch of acrylin paint.  You should follow the instructions on the bottle to paint your jewelry.  Some of the colors that you can choose from include silver, white, yellow, brown, gold, orange, and blue.

Spray painting jewelry can help you save money or create a whole new look.  It is easy to go for gold or transform a simple piece to an over-the-top masterpiece.  A good piece of jewelry can dress up an outfit and help you get noticed.  Homemade jewelry is also a popular gift during the holiday season.  When you paint jewelry on your own, you have the ability to pick someone’s favorite colors and designs.  There are endless opportunities when it comes to painting and customizing your jewelry.


Here’s a collection of my recent necklace designs.

Guide to NYC Artists

Taki 183- One of the artists who made the earliest impact on the graffiti art world in NYC was Taki 183.  He grew up as a Greek American and the 183 in his tag represents West 183rd Street in New York City.  He is significant because he was one of the first graffiti artists in New York City to be recognized by the media.  Taki 183, amongst other young artists in New York City, started to tag their names on everything.  This trend is still popular today and he opened the doors to thousands of artists in the big apple.nycgraffiti

Billy 167- Billy 167 is known for being one of the most talented letter stylists of all time.  His signature style was probably known as the swirl side of piecing.  He was from the Bronx and created the most artwork between 1972 and 1977.  He did some outstanding work on the subways.

Kool 131- Kool 131 was from Harlem and was most famous between 1975 and 1984.  He started writing when he was only fourteen years old and is known for his extremely unique style which features clean fill-ins.  This differs significantly from the camouflage style and is believed to be harder to obtain.  A rumor about this graffiti artist is that he would have to start all over if his outline didn’t work.  He will be remembered for having the ability to create clean and crisp artwork.

Lady Pink- One of the most influential female graffiti artists of all time is Lady Pink.  Sandra Fabara, “Lady Pink”, was raised in the Queens.  Her name is inspired by her love for historical romances from the Victorian period. And she began to tag her boyfriend’s name across the city after her boyfriend was arrested.  Her first solo show was called Femmes-Fatales and was presented when she was only twenty one years old.  She was amazing at using colors in her artwork and was known for being intelligent and quick-witted.

Dondi- Doni was a graffiti artist who was from Brooklyn, New York.  He was one out of fourteen children and had a difficult time growing up.  In interviews, Dondi has stated that he was forced to join gangs in order to prevent himself from getting jumped.  In the earlier stages of his career, he liked to tag his name on buildings.  Because he wanted the public to see and recognize his work; he drew in readable letters.  But after a couple of years went by, he began drawing detailed paintings that covered large areas.  Dondi’s most famous art piece is probably the Children of the Grave. It took up three entire cars on the subway trains in New York City between 1978 and 1980.  Sadly, Dondi passed away from HIV/AIDS in 1998.

Kel 139- Kel 139 was from the Bronx and is probably most famous for being a part of three major graffiti art crews.  The three crews include IRT lines, Roc Stars, and RTW.  He later used his artistic capabilities to help businesses create and market their products.   Kel’s crews were the first ever to use commercial pressure washers to wash off other “taggers” work to put up their own.  This has since become very popular among graffiti artists who “beef” with one another.

Despite the fact that this style of art started to become associated with violence and crime during the 1980’s, museums and the general public are starting to see the value in graffiti.  The different styles and designs can be seen throughout the entire city.  Whether you are in the subway or walking through Harlem, there is an abundance of graffiti to be seen and enjoyed.

Back Pain Remedies For the Artist

As an artist I am on my feet for hours at a time. Besides being on my feet, I am in a number of weird positions painting or doing art that the human body is just not accustomed to on a regular basis.    This wear and tear over the years has brought on back pain.  Here I share some of my way to combat this problem.

One of the most common problems faced by people now-a-days is back pain. More and more number of people are experiencing back pain due to poor work or sitting conditions. Some of the factors responsible for back ache could be poor posture, sudden lifting, twisting or turning causing sudden jerks, weight problems, accidents or mishaps and could also be due to longer hours of sitting or standing in the same position. Your back provides major support to your body. Back pain can be mild and also excruciating in some cases. Well, there are several forms of back therapies which have proven helpful in relieving back pains.arrrr

To relieve you from back ache, you need to detect the reason first. Detection of the cause may help you in following the back therapy which may prove useful to for your pain. Some of the common forms of back therapy are:


This therapy for the back is chosen by many people who experience pain in the back. The physiotherapists understand the functioning of the body very well and provide solutions which would relieve you from the pain. Physiotherapists give the best advice to the patients depending on the level of the pain and any other health problems they may be facing.

Inversion Therapy

One of the most common forms of back therapy, Inversion Therapy requires the patient to hang upside down. However, the angle of the inversion depends totally upon the ongoing therapy and the health of the patient. It is observed that this back therapy helps in repairing the problems with the spinal cord which might have occurred during an accident, injury or due to aging. However, this back therapy is not advisable for everyone since patients suffering from other health problems may not be able to follow this therapy. If you’re looking for a good affordable inversion table for your home visit

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a soothing and assured way to achieve relief from your back ache. This back therapy not only provides you with relief but also with comfort and lets you rejuvenate. The massage therapy not only relaxes you physically but also mentally. It is observed that the massage therapy is great for pregnant women.

Cold Laser Therapy

The cold laser therapy is also one of the most common forms of back therapy. This back therapy has been recently developed to treat aches and injuries. In the therapy, there is a laser light to which the affected area is exposed for a duration of 30 seconds or more depending on the level of your pain. The laser light penetrates in the tissues of your body and gives a boost to your cell which relieves you back ache.

However, all these back therapies should be adopted after you consult a doctor.