Having seen this online on a few blogs, and on sale on various websites, and lusting after some of my own, I thought 'how hard can it be?' and decided to make my own!
I bought some basic supplies from Amazon UK (some round glass cabochons, some oval ones, a pendant kit and some ring bases) and when they arrived on Saturday, I got painting.
First I cleaned all the cabochons really well with nail varnish remover. Then I stuck them in some blobs of blue tack to hold them steady, and painted the flat sides with clear base coat. Then I painted layers of my chosen nail varnish over the flat side, and waited a LONG time for them to be really really dry. When it looked right, I added topcoat, and then super glued the small cabochons to the bases and the large one to the pendant base.
This is what I ended up with! (click to enlarge)
This is Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday (the one I was most excited about, but in the end, the most disapppointing I think):
This is a round pendant and oval ring in China Glaze Blonde Bombshell:
This is China Glaze Ruby Pumps:
And this is Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe:
I decided to start with only a few, just to see how it went. But as it was so easy, and the results seem so good, I'm going to order a load more supplies, and make more! I want rings to match any nails!
I LOVE how these look! They catch the light so well, and are just so shiny and pretty. And they can match my nails! How awesome is that?