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?