Have you ever heard of the legend if the Christmas Spider?
I think the Christmas Spider is a really lovely Christmas story.
“According to ancient storytellers, there once was a widow living in her cramped, cold hut with her children. One day, a pine cone dropped from the tree outside and took root. The children, excited by the prospect of a tree for Christmas, tended the seedling and made plans about how they would decorate the tree. Poverty was a way of life for the small family, and when Christmas approached, the widow knew that they would not be able to decorate the tree. The children and the widow accepted their fate and went to bed on Christmas Eve, the tiny tree branches bare.
But the household’s spiders heard the children’s sobs and spun intricate webs on the tree. Early on Christmas morning, the children cried, “Mother, mother wake up and see the tree. It is beautiful!” The widow rose to find that during the cold night a spider had spun its web around the fragile branches. As the rays of the sun crept along the floor and silently climbed the tree, the glow touched the threads of the web turning each one into silver and gold, and, as the story goes, from that day forward the widow never wanted for anything.”
This version is from Ukraine.com
For My Christmas Spider Nails I started with the lovely Beauty Never Fails from A England.
Then using I’d Melt For You from China Glaze and Golden from Revlon I stamped the gold and silver Spider Webs.
The web image Is from Stamping plate HD04.
Hardly anyone I know has heard of this story so If you are interested here’s a bit of further reading 🙂
Christmas Spider Wikipedia Page
msichicago Holiday Traditions
It’s been ages since my last post! Sorry about that!
Before I run out of time here is my Pick and Mix Mani for this week! This weeks prompts are Red, Gold and Chevron.
Taras Talons Zombie Blood and Revlon Golden
For this I used Zombie Blood from this years Halloween range from the lovely Taras Talons, It really is a glorious red jelly! The green holographic glitters are wonderful.
The gold polish is from Revlon and it’s called Golden.
very festive colours
I didn’t want to add to much gold to this mani, Zombie Blood Is so lovely I didn’t want to cover it up!
So much glitter! 😀
I applies three coats of the red polish then when it had dried I used striping tape to create the Chevrons and the triangle shapes and carefully added two coats of golden.
Lovely, lovely striping tape
This really is such a festive look!
After having a quick hunt about on the interwebs for blue nails trying to get some inspiration I came across loads of pictures of Turquoise gem stone nails, and this is my attempt at them! 🙂
For this I started with two coats of Air-kiss from Filthy Gorgeous which is a lovely mid blue cream.
Turquoise Water Spotted Nails
Then when it was dry I used cling film (saran wrap) to apply Catwalk Couture from Seventeen which is a slightly paler blue cream polish, along with a couple of drops each of Golden from Revlon and Antiquated from Color Club, and a tiny bit of Blue-Topia a dark blue jelly also from Color Club I put them all onto a plate and swirled the polishes around a little then gently dabbed the mixture onto my nails.
Then using Twilight from Filthy Gorgeous (which is also a really good black for water marbling) I used the water spotting technique to apply the black, and I should probably stop using my expensive perfume to do water spotting, but my nails smell lovely after lol!
Then I used Color Club Topcoat, and unfortunately ended up with a little bit of dragging on my thumb
I’m definitely going to be doing this again, hopefully when I can keep my nail art on for longer than 24 hours! 😀