Saturday, December 28, 2013

Day 30: Nail Polish Ring : DIY - Black heart sky

Hi all! How are all you polish lovers out there? Today's blog is about a DIY craft I found on a wonderful YouTube channel I follow called Glossandsparkle. She has a great video on DIY nail polish rings, which inspired me to make some of my own. So while on vacation, I shopped a lot, and bought the items needed to make fabulous polish rings.

Items I USED:
E6000 glue
Large gem like stones ( found in floral section of Hobby Lobby
Ring bases (to attach stone on)
Nail polish (any kind you like)
Clear nail polish (topcoat works too) 

MY TECHNIQUE:
1. Applied a clear heart glitter polish first (on flat back side if stone)
LET DRY COMPLETELY
2. Applied black nail polish - 2 Coats
LET DRY COMPLETELY 
3. Applied clear nail polish
LET DRY COMPLETELY (let mine dry 3-6 hours)
4. Dabbed E6000 glue on ring base
5. Attached stone ( the same flat side you put polish one) to gluey ring base
6. CENTER STONE ( so it sirs nicely balanced on ring base)
7. Lie ring face down on unpolished side
8. LET DRY OVERNIGHT
9. Try ring on (adjust ring band size as needed)
10. VOILA, a beautiful NAIL POLISH RING

 Customize with any COLOR, Brand and style of nail polish you prefer
First layer: glitter heart polish, applied using a dabbing technique to get more hearts on. Swiping it like you would if you were painting your nails, does not work well on polishes that have large glitters in them.


OTHER IDEAS: 

  • Layer with glitter polish first, then opaque polish (like I did mine)
  • Use 1 or more polishes
  • Create designs like nail art 
  • Use tape to make straight lines
  • Cut out magazine pictures and size it to make one of a kind rings (Glossandsparkle has a great video on this)
And whatever else your little heart desires.

REMEMBER: if you mess up, don't like the design or simply want to try something new, dip stone in nail polish remover, wash to remove the remover, let dry and START OVER. 
I hope you put your Creative flower hat on and try this DIY NAIL POLISH RING CRAFT. 
Please, comment, post pics, and share your ideas with us all.

                 As always,
"Have a Grand day and don't forget to Glaze!"