Friday, July 20, 2012

DIY Nail Polish Jewelry - Glass and Nail Polish Pendants and Rings


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Are you looking for and easy and inexpensive craft, with beautiful results?  I have just the craft for you!  I wish I could take credit for it, but I can't.  I ran across something similar on YouTube and thought I'd give it a try!  I must warn you that the possibilities are endless and it is downright ADDICTIVE!  I was only going to do a few and give it a try, but here's what I ended up with:








I took pictures of them out in the sun, in hopes of capturing how beautiful they are.  However, the pictures don't begin to capture the sparkle and depth!

I'll give you a quick run down on the what you need and the how to do it, but here is the video tutorial:




You will need:

-  Clear glass stones (craft stores carry them and often dollar stores do too)
-  Nail polish top coat
-  Nail polish in varying colors and glitter polish if you want
-  Glitter
-  Contact adhesive (glue that glues glass, metal, etc.)
-  Ring blank or bail

Here are a few items that will work, incase you wanted to give it a try:




 I did these in different ways.  I just started experimenting and kept getting different effects, so I suggest you do the same.  You can purchase inexpensive nail polish, look for clearance items.

Directions:

1.  Take the clear top coat and coat the flat side of the the glass stone.  This will help even out the surface imperfections and let dry.  On some of these what I did was I put on the the clear top coat and sprinkled a clear glitter (doesn't have to be clear) on it while it was still wet.
2.  Choose a color of nail polish and put it over and let dry.  You may need more than one coat.
3.  Finish with a coat of top coat to help protect the polish.  Let dry COMPLETELY!  (I capped completely because I have a tendency to be impatient and not let it dry COMPLETELY!).
4.  Take an adhesive/glue that is made to glue metal and glass.  Follow the directions!  The brand I used says wait 24 hours and 72 for a full dry.  Glue the ring blank or the bail to the decorated stones and let it dry COMPLETELY!
5.  Accessorize!  Accessorize!  Accessorize!

Here are a few really cool things about it:

1.  Easy!  Easy!  Easy!
2.  If you mess up, break out the nail polish remover and start over!
3.  Inexpensive, but impressive.
4.  Now you can match your jewelry to your NAIL POLISH!!!!!!!!!!

I would truly LOVE to see what you come up with!  Share your pictures by posting them on  my  Facebook page!!!




















Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona




13 comments:

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

Very pretty. I'm visiting from Diana Ramble's party. Have a wonderful New Year.
Debi

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Great post! Thanks for linking up at the Best of 2012 Party!

Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Eija from Finland. Where can i order a clear glass stones.What sizes of glass stones are? I do not find them from Finland.
Sorry my english

Craft Klatch said...

Hi Eija!
Your english is great!

You can go on Amazon and look up clear glass stones.

Here is a link to what I think are the same ones I have. I hope it helps. Let me know if you have any additional questions!

http://www.amazon.com/Panacea-Decorative-Accents-Glass-Jumbo/dp/B000YJ0RKA/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1357421803&sr=8-5&keywords=clear+glass+stones

Thanks for stopping by!
Mona

Anonymous said...

They can not deliver to Finland:(
I don't know why

Craft Klatch said...

I just looked at it and it seems it's from one of their sellers, not directly from Amazon. That must be why.

Check out these links and see if these might work for you:

http://www.amazon.com/Round-Clear-Glass-Tile-Wafers/dp/B0046MVT4Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1357656462&sr=1-1

http://gobstock.com/panacea-decorative-accents-glass-jumbo-gems-clear-12oz-3-pack.html?gclid=CPyCm7qB2bQCFelDMgode18AWg

Otherwise, go onto Google and type in Jumbo Clear Gems
- maybe it will lead you to something that is available in Finland. Let me know how it goes!

Mona

Craft Klatch said...

Eija - I tracked down the manufacturer and sent them a message to see if they could refer me to one of their retailers that ships to Finland. Try those other links I gave you, but I will let you know if I hear from them.

Mona

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to find whole Finland, but is not found.

Romina said...

You can order them from eBay, try searching for cabochon

Anonymous said...

This is so clever, and I love that it is simple enough for people of all ages. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome idea!

Anonymous said...

cool

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