Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Polishing More than Nails

I was going to post last night, but its just one thing after the other with Daisy and I've been trying to keep my eye on her. And I was exhausted and totally ready for bed by 7:30. Of course, I didn't actually GO to bed until 10:30 or 11, but that's a story for a different day. Like, the day you feel like being bored, because there isn't much to it.

But, I was able to finish my friend Kim's birthday present. And she LOVED it! I got a wooden tag and on one side I painted a scene I had done on a nail that she loved and was inspired by her daughter (and a little bit of her husband). On the other side, I painted a pineapple and the letter K. You know, so her daughter couldn't try to swipe the necklace lol.

The background is all nail polish and the surf board and details are done with acrylic paint. I used Sally Hansen Blue Me Away for the darker blue, then sponged China Glaze For Audrey over that using a disposable eyeshadow applicator. The sand was done by using the same sponge technique with China Glaze Classic Camel. You can't see the glittery bits, but I added some China Glaze Cowardly Lyin' on top of that for the sparkly sand look.

Here is the necklace next to the nail that was the inspiration.

Here's the back. The pineapple is China Glaze Classic Carmel, the rest is acrylic paint.

I topped both sizes off with two coats each of Seche Vite. I think it came out looking pretty awesome, myself. Once I made the hook for it and slapped it on a chain, I boxed it up all pretty like. Kim LOVED it and I'm rather tickled with it, myself. I'm gonna have to start doing more of these. What do you think?


  1. Woahh you're so talented!! That's so awesome and well made!

  2. Such an awesome idea, and I love how it came out!

  3. Thank you SOOO much! :D I was unbelievably thrilled with it when I was done. I think I might make some more of these with some of the nail art designs I've made recently, so be on the look out for more.

  4. I love that necklace, you did an amzing job!!!