Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Inspired By Jewelry - Beaded Bracelet

I saved the best for last!  My last design is inspired by a fun, beaded bracelet that I saw online.  These are the types of bracelets I have been adding to my collection.  I absolutely love the colors and knew I had to recreate it!

The base of my design is White and Papaya.

The white beads are not just white.  They have some off white color to them.  I decided that the best way to accomplish this was to use the Saran Wrap method and Coconut.  It is really hard to see it in the pictures but it is almost perfect in person.

For the multicolored beads I used the Saran Wrap method again.  The colors are Guava and Papaya.  For some reason I was having trouble getting this to work at first but in the end the melting/merging of the colors turned out awesome!

I could have sworn that I had a Buddha head but I only had sitting Buddha.  It was a tad too big for my nail so I went in another direction.  I used my favorite image from MoYou London Explorer 07.  I applied it using Good As Gold.  I think it would make the perfect charm with this bracelet!

Yep, I am completely in love with this design!! I just wish you could see the color changes on my thumb and pinky.  It came together beautifully!

Don't forget about these ladies!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Inspired By Jewelry - Cameo Necklace

A cameo necklace seems like a given for a jewelry theme.  Maybe I should have done something more unique, but I found an image that was gorgeous and knew I had to try and recreate it.  My design is nowhere near as beautiful as the necklace but that's okay.  It's inspired not perfection! :)

I started with two coats of Don't Bossa Nova Me Around and KBShimmer My Life's Porpoise.  I really loved the grey background for the cameo.  It was a big reason I went with this necklace.

I used Whiteout to add my images.  The lace is from BP02 and the cameo is from MoYou London Literature 01.  My placement was a little off with the cameo so I decided to add some pearls and diamonds.  I used Whiteout for the pearls and Barry M Hologram for the diamonds.

I like that it is not an in your face design I just feel like it is missing something.  Maybe I should have added some "diamonds" to the lace.  

Don't forget about these ladies!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Inspired By Jewelry - Layered Necklaces

Today's design is really not inspired by jewelry.  It is inspired more by how I would like to wear jewelry.  I love how some ladies can carry off awesome necklaces.  They can layer all these necklaces and look amazing.  I have tried in the past and think I just look like an overdressed Christmas tree.  Or the choices are too much and I don't know what to buy.  Today is for those ladies that accessorize like pros!

I started with two coats of Don't Bossa Nova Me Around.  A fantastic skin color.

For my first set of necklaces I used PUEEN SE02B and Whiteout.

I added some gold beads using UC 1-03 and Good As Gold.

I was going to add a third layer of necklaces but I thought it would be too much.  Now I wish I had.  It seems like it is missing something.  Anyway, it is a nice and simple manicure.

Take a look at what the other ladies created!

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