Saturday, 15 July 2017

All that glitters....

I don't wear nail varnish at all and so I was initially surprised when Crafty Green Boyfriend's Mum gave me a set of three nail varnishes that she had picked up at the end of a jumble sale. But when she told me she thought I could use them as paint, then I immediately starting thinking.....

The glitterly nail varnish has proven to be the most useful! As some readers of this blog may remember, I buy bags of unsellable and broken jewellery from local second hand shops to recreate into items to sell in my Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop. Some items are just slightly shabby and a coat of glittery nail varnish is just enough to smarten them up! Take this large ring and metallic bangle, I've no 'before' photos but this is how they look after the nail varnishing

The problem is though I'm not sure what to do with them now - I've not created anything new with them so I can't sell them as handmade, I wouldn't wear them myself and I'm not sure they're vintage so I can't sell them in my Crafty Green Magpie vintage and supplies shop..... I also have no idea how well the nail varnish will last!

3 comments:

Rabbits' Guy said...

I guess an experiment to see how the nail varnish holds up is in store. They do look nice!

Sandy said...

I have used nail polish for paint, but never thought of the sparkly kind. I like the way it looks on these pieces.

Magyar said...

Nifty thought Juliet; we hope the varnish and its color can face the ware factor. Smiles.
__ Nails, one of our natural tools; nail polish (termed in the US), can add freshness to their toil... as Kathy my wife would say. _m

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