Day 20 of the Oh Mon Dieu Challenge is 3D nails! There are so many options for this theme….and I contemplated for a long time on this one. Since I make jewelry I kept feeling inspired to use jewelry findings to make my own 3D nail art embellishments. I started with two coats of Zoya Zuza and then the 3D fun began……..
I used some 20 gauge silver beading wire to shape some spirals! Crazy cool, right? Creating spirals is a common technique for jewelry makers since they can be used in a lot of designs. Also, spirals are used to make the cage part of a ‘caged bead’!
After I shaped my spirals I pounded them with a jewelry mallet to give them a nice hammered finish… and then bent the sides down with some pliers so they’d have a nice curved shape (like my nails do). I stuck them on with some clear polish called My Nails Are Sealed. I have no idea when or where I got this polish- I just know I’ve had it foreverrr and it works great to secure 3D stuff to my nails. I’ve been wearing them for 3 hrs and washed my hands a few times too and they’re still stuck on there. So we shall see how long they last!
So, what do you think of my crazy 3d nails?
20 thoughts on “Day 20 of OMD Challenge- 3D Spiral Wire Nails”
Oh, why didn’t I thought of something like this? Looks really pretty! 🙂
OMG these are gorgeous!
Thank you ! 🙂
Seriously, this SO cool!! SOOO cool! I have nothing more to say. Speechless.
Wow, they’re that cool? YAY I’m glad you like ’em !
This is such a beautiful manicure 🙂
thank you so much 🙂 !
Holy moley, this is so cool looking! How do your fingers feel? Do they feel weighed down at all?
No actually… they didnt feel heavy. But the big one fell off when I made lunch. Whoever gets the grilled cheese with the spiral gets a prize!
This is so cool! Nice 3D effect 🙂
Lovely! I can’t believe you shaped the wires by yourself, it’s really unique! 😀
This is brilliant!! Now let’s all pierce our nails like it’s the 90’s and Jacqui can make jewelry for us 😉
Oh, very cool. You really do use crafty things on your nails!
These are crazy cool! Awesome, awesome, awesome! And so creative!! GREAT JOB!
Love this idea! So innovative.
Wow, I make jewelry too, never thought to use them on nails, brilliant!