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:
The middle of the necklace is painted in OPI’s liquid sand, but the rest is just whatever decorative polish I had lying around:
I added sequins from one of the bottles of confetti polish to dress up the stars on the necklace:
The brushes on the polish bottles will likely be too large for your project, so I suggest using a toothpick for painting.
Just remember to be patient and apply a thing coat, beefing it up with additional coats only after the polish is completely dry.
…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?
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!