Ombre Wooden Necklace

Hey, friends!  If you’ve been following along here on the blog and on the Facebook page lately, you already know that I’m obsessed with coral, the new “hot” color for Spring!  I recently made a memory wire bracelet to go with my infamous PYP skirt, so I decided it was time to make a necklace too.  Here’s how I did it {and you can too}!
painted coral ombre wooden disc necklace
– acrylic paint
– painters’ tape
– paintbrush
– unfinished wooden disc
– jump ring
– cord or chain

STEP 1: Mix your paint.  Start with the darkest color you want, then add a little white, then more white until you have three separate shades on your palette {paper plate}.  

To get my dark color, I actually mixed orange and pink paint together since I didn’t have a nice coral right from the bottle.

STEPS 2-5: Place tape on wooden disc so that it covers all but the bottom third of your disc.  Paint two coats of your darkest color.  Fold down so the top third is exposed and paint two coats of your lightest color.  When dry, remove tape and paint your middle color.

STEP 6: Cover with a thick coat of Super Gloss Mod Podge.  Make sure not to seal your hole shut.

STEP 7: Add a jump ring and chain, whatever length you like.

You can also substitute a colored cord, like this fun turquoise leather, for a fun contrast.

What do you think?  Would you wear this type of necklace?  What color{s} would yours be?
Hugs & Glitter,

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