Nail Polish Necklace

Painting with Nail Polish: Buzz Lightyear Infinity Necklace

Just posted a new tutorial on for painting with nail polish. Behold, my Disney nail polish necklace:

The finished nail polish necklace.
The finished nail polish necklace.

Nail polish enamel is a great way to add a shining finish to costume jewelry. I started the project out of necessity, a the original necklace had script that was small and hard to read. Here it is before the paint job:

Nail Polish Necklace Tutorial by Rain Blanken
Painting with Nail Polish: Disney’s Buzz Lightyear ‘To Infinity and Beyond’ necklace by Rain Blanken

The middle of the necklace is painted in OPI’s liquid sand, but the rest is just whatever decorative polish I had lying around:

Painting with Nail Polish
Paint a necklace with nail polish for lasting color.

I added sequins from one of the bottles of confetti polish to dress up the stars on the necklace:

Painting with Nail Polish
Add pieces of sequins to clear polish.

The brushes on the polish bottles will likely be too large for your project, so I suggest using a toothpick for painting.

nail polish necklace
Use a toothpick to remove extra globs of nailpolish from nooks and crannies.

Just remember to be patient and apply a thing coat, beefing it up with additional coats only after the polish is completely dry.

Painting with Nail Polish
Painting with Nail Polish: Nail Polish Necklace Tutorial by Rain Blanken


Rain Models her Nail Polish Necklace
Rain in her brand-spankin new nail polish necklace. To Infinity! And Beyond!

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St. Pattys Day Drinks

St. Patricks Day Shamrock Magic!

Sometimes jewelry is the gift that keeps on giving. Last year, my husband bought me this glittering shamrock necklace from

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…because I’m fairly Irish. I’ve got the red hair, a nice undead sheen to my skin, and a penchant for holding my liquor that no 127 lb lady should possess. Since my husband is mostly a mutt, he loves that I have some kind of culture in the ol’ background. Today, I posted my glittering shamrock necklace to Instagram:

In the Facebook post version of this (which I try to change up now, since people on Facebook hate seeing a lot of hashtags), I thanked Mr. T for my lovely necklace. This evening, what should appear in front of me for my trouble?

St. Pattys Day Drinks
St. Pattys Day Drinks!

Mine is the darker one… just whiskey and water with a bit of green. The husband’s is a gin and tonic, which works much better with the food coloring. I was so jealous of his pretty drink that for a second, I almost wished that whiskey was fizzy. Just for a second.

Did you enjoy the effort I made by putting a piece of copy paper on the table? See how much I love you? Happy St. Patty’s Day!