Sunday, September 25, 2011

Inspired By

Inspired by Dismount Creative, via Sherylrose Ong, to make a faux enamel necklace:

I realized recently that although I'm fond of purple, I didn't have any purple jewelry. What I do have in abundance is purple nail polish! So when I saw this necklace on clearance, I knew what I wanted to do.

The polishes I used were CND Amethyst Sparkle, Sally Hansen Complete Delphinium, Rescue Beauty Lounge Insouciant, Zoya Caitlin, Zoya Kelly, and Sephora by OPI Eve-y on the Eyes. I found it a lot easier to paint the pieces if I used a piece of double-stick tape to hold them steady on a paper towel. I did 2 coats of polish, followed by 2 coats of my favorite fast-dry topcoat from Diamond Cosmetics.


  1. What a smart idea--the necklace looks so much nicer!

  2. Such a cool idea and it turned out really cute!

  3. Thank you, everyone!

    @Gail: I always have a hard time with jump rings. I should probably get your advice.

  4. This is such a crafty project.
    I love it.
    I love nail polish and see you have some I really, really need.
    Now, I'm goin' 'round this house looking for things that NEED to be BLING-ed ! ! ! ! !
    Love your 'new' necklace.

  5. Brilliant! I am going to look at the clearance jewelry at Kohl's differently now. :)

  6. Gorgeous! What a great idea!