Monday, 16 January 2012

Nail Varnish Jewellery!

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):
HB ring 3 HB ring 2

This is a round pendant and oval ring in China Glaze Blonde Bombshell:
BB ring 2 bb necklace 3 BB necklace 1

This is China Glaze Ruby Pumps:
RP ring 2 RP & BB rings 2
And this is Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe:
ATU ring 2 ATU ring 1

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?

6 comments:

  1. Can't believe how incredible that Across The Universe ring looks! These are the best basics I have seen as well... I like it so simple. Have you got a link to the Amazon seller you bought from?

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  2. Thanks!

    The Amazon seller was called BeadaholiqueUK:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?ie=UTF8&me=A2SDY9Q6BIVNVL&rh=p_4%3ABeadaholique&page=1, although I think the ring bases might have come from a different seller.

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  3. Oh my god! I would actually pay for those! Do you have any for sale?:)
    if you are willing to make those beauties for sale, please contact me at balintnati (at) gmail (dot) com

    thank you ;)

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    1. Hehe! Thanks! I hadn't planned to sell any, but I suppose I could...

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    2. I would buy them if you sold them!

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    3. I have thought about selling them, but it seems such a faff to use Etsy or something to do it! Apparently you have to register as self employed and do tax returns and everything, even it you're only selling a few now and then!

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