DIY Painted Necklace Anthropologie Hack by Julia Walck

I was in an Anthropologie last week and saw this necklace. I swooned over it but then saw the pricetag. $158?! Come on Anthro... I love you but that's a bit much. 

I remembered that had someone gifted me a similar bib necklace that was gold and silver. I instantly thought, "I can make that!" So I did.


  • gold necklace (some suggestions below)
  • 2 colors of acrylic paint, one slightly darker than the other
  • gold paint pen or gold acrylic paint
  • paint brush(es)


  1. Paddle Necklace, $16.80
  2. Spike Statement Necklace, $8.90
  3. Stick Bib Necklace, $15.40


  • Put a paper towel under the necklace
  • Take your lighter paint color and paint the tips of the the necklace, going a little over halfway up.
  • Dabble the darker color on top of the lighter color. Don't worry, you can get messy! It actually adds more style if you do.
  •  Draw little circles/scribbles with your gold pen or paint.
  • Let dry and then wear it out for a night on the town! 

Disco Fever | Halloween Costume by Julia Walck

I'm one step closer to achieving my dream body: disco ball.  

The moment I saw this disco ball DIY from Studio DIY, I knew I had to do it. I felt like it was sort of cheating Halloween though... spending all that time on the disco ball and nothing else, so I went all out. 

I wanted to BECOME the disco ball, not just have one strapped around me. I asked a good friend who's a make up artist what the smartest way to go about gluing mirrored squares to my face was. She told me about Ben Nye Spirit Gum / Spirit Gum Remover, and it changed my life forever. 

I wrangled up some old disco ball ornaments from Christmas, took them apart and individually stuck about 200 mirrored squares to my forehead. The rest of my face I painted silver and sort of threw glitter everywhere. I put my hair up in a little bun, and hot glued some tiny disco ball ornaments which were still in tact to bobby pins I then placed around my bun. 

Funny part is, out of all of this the thing that took me the longest was putting on those damn fake eyelashes. 

Once it was all done, in the pitch black room we hit me with a light and I spun around forever. (It actually functioned as a disco ball!)