My new jewels!
I have a new addiction, and it’s making nail polish jewelry! These may look like precious stones, but they are in fact just glass beads painted with nail polish. Amazing, huh? I’ve seen a lot of these creations around in the nail polish forums and blogosphere lately, and it really made me want to try this for myself.
I found a tutorial for these stones on the MakeupAlley nail board, and I jumped to it and ordered some clear cabochons (that’s a fancy word for flat-back glass stones) and ring- and earring fittings. The package arrived today, and I immediately went ballistic with the polish. Now I’m impatiently waiting for the polish to cure completely before I can glue it on the fittings. These look so good that I just had to show them to you right away! (Both pics are of the same stones, but look how the angle of the light makes the colors change!)
Top row L to R: Nfu-Oh 51, Maybelline Colorama Pink Piñata over China Glaze Something Sweet, Nfu-Oh 56, OPI DS Original
Bottom row L to R: Nfu-Oh 51, Nfu-Oh 52, Nfu-Oh 56, Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure
Freakin’ gorgeous, or what!?!
The ovals are going to be rings, while the round ones will be earrings. I just can’t wait to wear these!
Of course, this wasn’t nearly enough, so I went ahead and ordered a lot more supplies today. I have a long list of ideas I want to try out, so I’m really looking forward to getting more stuff to play with. (I bought my supplies here, by the way.)
Thanks for reading, my darlings!