Fab-Foil Necklace

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Foil is traditionally used to cook snacks on and wrap sandwiches in, however it also has some more sensational possibilities - like being the perfect base for your next item of jewellery!  If you're in need of a quick and easy solution to a drab outfit, trot on over to your kitchen drawer and your problems will be solved faster than you can say, "CASSEROLE!".

You will need:

1 x metre of foil / Gems in multiple sizes and colours / Glitter / Hot Glue Sticks and Glue Gun / Plastic Greenery / Pom Poms

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Begin by doubling over your foil....

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Then scrunch up the foil to create the desired shape of your necklace.  At this stage, take a moment to fit it on your neck, making  sure that you like the fit.

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Start hot gluing on your bigger gems first...

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The aim is to cover the whole of your necklace...

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Keep going...

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And going...

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Once you are happy with your gemmed foundation, you can start gluing on some pom poms and any other nick-knacks that you desire.  I have used for some little plastic swan buttons and old pearls.

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Once you're happy with how this is looking, you are ready to glue on HEAPS of little gems and sequins.  This will make your necklace look SO lush and sparkly.

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Then, take some plastic greenery and chop up some of the sprigs. You can get this greenery at pet stores or $2 shops...or simply use some old fish tank decorations or fake foliage from around the house.

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Start gluing the greenery into random nooks of your necklace.  Add as much or as little as you desire.

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This next bit is a little, treasured secret of mine, that I use to make my swamping extra lush and fabulous.  Get your hot glue gun and squeeze out a big blob of glue.  Be really careful not to touch it - as it will be SO HOT.

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While the glue is still piping hot, get some loose glitter and scatter it on top of the hot glue. Continue gluing and glittering the necklace as you desire...

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You can see I have used some different coloured glitter throughout my necklace.  You can stick to one colour, or switch it up, depending on what you're after.

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Once all the glue is dry and cool to the touch, dust off the excess glitter with a dry paint brush.

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And voila! You now have a subtle, classy, statement piece that will take your outfit to the next level!

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