Thursday, August 8, 2013

Nail Polished Cabochon Ring - Green Myth

Hi guys! Today I have something different to share! I superglued a cabochon ring today, though the cabochon (the clear part with nail polish on its back) was painted many months ago. I just recently got superglue so that's why it took so long to bind the parts together. I named this "Green Myth" because the combination reminds me of the scales of a green dragon.

I don't quite remember the order of the polishes I used so I'll try my best, but I do know the following are the correct ones I used.

Orly Mermaid Tale
Orly Here Comes Trouble
Essie Shine of the Times
Color Club Artsy Crafty

I have Polished By KPT Camellia on my nails. Also, I have never broken any of my fingers. They are just double-jointed.

When making any cabochon jewelry, you'll want to work backwards in layering polishes. Layering and glitter top coat polishes go first and then the base color. I made sure my base color was opaque by doing 3-4 coats. Leave each layer alone to dry before the next one. I remember leaving each layer alone for a long time since I didn't want to mess up. It's always better to be safe than sorry! I recommend using a clear top coat at the end to provide a smoother finish to which the super glue can attach. But before you attach the ring parts together, leave the cabochon to dry for at least one day. I think I left mine to dry for two days or so.

I received this cabochon ring set from Julep in one of my Maven boxes. Now, you can only purchase these when you have access to Julep's secret store. To have this access, you must be a Julep Maven and purchase a monthly Maven box. I haven't purchased a box in many months, and the price of one set is around $5-7 (if I remember correctly.) I think it's cheaper to purchase cabochons and ring posts from Etsy. If any of you guys know a good seller there, please let me know! :)

What do you guys think of nail polished cabochon jewelry? I love them! They are so easy and fun to make. I love how there are endless possible combinations.

See you guys on the other side of the day!


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