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Nail Polish Jewelry

Hey! πŸ™‚

nail polish jewelry

I have been making nail polish jewelry! It really is so much fun!

The only difficult bit for me was deciding which polishes to use πŸ™‚

nail polish jewelry

I picked up the findings and glass cabochons from ebay.Β  there are so many potions to choose from, and after spending ages searching I decided to go with a kit that had everything.

I’m not really a big fan of the brass/gold coloured findings, so If I make any more in the future I might go with the antique silver ones!

this necklace is a double sided one, with the cats on one side and the roses on the other πŸ™‚

nail polish jewelry

These earrings where the first thing that I made. I added far to much glue to the back of the cabochons and ended up in a dreadful mess lol

nail polish jewelry

I’ve had quite a few people asking where I got these from, but these are just for me, I really don’t have any interest in making loads of these to sell, I think it would take the fun out of making them!

nail polish jewelry

 


Purple Dragon Egg!

Hey Everyone! πŸ™‚

Sorry for being MIA for a while, I’ll explain most of what’s been going on at the end of this post!

Purple Dragon Egg

Purple Dragon Egg

Here is my purple dragon egg! I really do love making these, they can take a long time to make (especially the large ones) but I do find there is something really satisfying about completing one!

This isn’t the first time I have made these you can find my first Dragon Egg post HERE

Purple Dragon Egg

All the Purple Polish

These are the polishes I used

  • Revlon – Star Watch
  • Laval – Black (I forgot to add this one in the photograph)
  • Sally Hansen – Currant Trend
  • Sinful Colors – Winterberry
  • Sally Hansen – Lick-O-Rich
  • Sally Hansen – Grape Race
  • Sinful Colors – I Miss You

I decided on seven purple and black polishes with different finishes, Creme, Texture, Magnetic, Glitter, Shimmer and Metallic!

Purple Dragon Egg

Texture!

Looking at these pictures of my dragon egg, I should probably have added another coat of polish…

But I was feeling impatient, so I didn’t lol! πŸ™‚

Purple Dragon Egg

Well that’s it for the dragon egg! I’m not going to be offended if you want to stop reading here!

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I’m going to start with some fun stuff! I finally got my grubby paws on some lovely A England polishes! Yay! I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get some!

I have also invested in a couple of Helmers (from Ikea). Hopefully they’ll help to keep my growing collection of polishes all neat and tidy! πŸ˜€

And I met this fuzzy guy! πŸ™‚

Squirrel

Squirrel!

 

So, on to the first rubbish thing to happen.

One of my gloves split while I was using a home hair dye kit, the hole in the glove was deceptively tiny, at the time it seemed like I had more dye inside the glove than on my hair :/

the staining was really bad across the back of my hand, my knuckles and my ring and middle fingers. My skin and nails where stained a really nasty grey/brown/blue! and of course it was my swatching hand. Ugh the horror!

I tried everything I could think of to get rid of it, Hair Dye stain remover, Bubblewhite, Scrubbing, Whitening Toothpaste, Bleach… The Bleach was a mistake, it changed the colour to a grey/green which was even worse.

With all the scrubbing, washing and chemicals I managed to end up with a really unpleasant case of Contact Dermatitis. And on top of that my poor nails started flaking and were so brittle that they would break and peel with the slightest pressure.

I’m so glad that the damage has mostly gone, my nails still feel a little weak, but I now have a few millimeters of free edge! Yay!

I’m never ever going to use the gloves that come in the Hair dye kits ever again!

The other dreadful thing that happened (this is much worse) is that my mother is in hospital. She fell and fractured her hip.

She had to have an operation to pin the break back together, during the procedure she lost a lot of blood and was in intensive care for a few days.

It’s been a couple of weeks since the operation and she is doing much better! She’s now been transferred to a hospital closer to home and amazingly she’s even been walking a little! πŸ™‚

I’ll keep this brief otherwise I’ll end up writing pages (and pages) about what’s been happening!

Hopefully now that mum is recovering and everything is less stressful I should hopefully (fingers crossed) be able to start blogging regularly again!

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Nail Polish Dragon Eggs!

Hello I hope you are having a lovely weekend! πŸ™‚

Today I have a nest of nail polish dragon eggs to show you!

Nail Polish Dragon Eggs

Nail Polish Dragon Egg

The eggs take a long time to make but I think the end result is worth it!

All you need for these are polystyrene egg forms, you can pick these up in most craft shops, Mine cost Β£2 for six, Drawing pins (or thumb tacks if your in the US) I picked mine up from Poundland. For these three eggs I used up just under 800 pins!

Oh yeah, you’ll need something to stick your pins in while your painting them, I used a cardboard box! Actually the part of making the eggs that took the longest was sticking the pins half way into the cardboard! It was so boring :/

I picked up some cheep black Laval polish (I didn’t want to use up of my nice/expensive ones on this) and used that to apply two coats to each pin, after the first coat I realized my mistake… I had to open all the windows, the Laval polish has a very VERY strong chemical smell. It might have just been the amount I was using but it was close to eye wateringly strong!

Nail Polish Dragon Eggs

Look at the sparkles!

After the pins where dry I added a coat of the colored polishes

Oh I didn’t make these at the same time! I made each of them over a few days, Trying to make all three at once may be a quick path to twitchy nail polish related madness! lol

Nail Polish Dragon Eggs

Black Polish with Models Own Purple Blue

For this egg I added a thick coat of purple blue from Models Own over the black, This one took the most pins to make around 350! and I used up nearly a quarter of the models own bottle oO Lucky I have quite a few polishes similar to this one!

Nail Polish Dragon Eggs

Elle’s Spell Dragon egg

This Egg was the first one that I made, and it’s definitely my favorite! I used a coat of Elle’s Spell over the black. It really is a shame the the duo-chrome glitter isn’t showing up in the picture 😦

Nail Polish Dragon Eggs

Jess Pixie Dragon Egg

This little one was the last one I made, If I make any more I’m going to stick with this size!Β The Teal polish is Pixie from Jess. Looking at the picture I’m thinking I should have added another couple of coats of black to the pins as the teal polish is rather sheer so the manufacturing marks on the pin head are showing through!

Even tho it was a bit stinky and took a long time, I really like the end result of my dragon eggs! I’m now going to go find them a home somewhere in my book shelf! πŸ˜€

Oh if you want to make your own here is a wonderfulΒ Dragon Egg tutorial from Accio Lacquer


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