How to: Make Nail Polish Rings
As promised, here is the step by step tutorial on how to make your own nail polish rings!
- your polishes for layering
- base coat
- top coat
- clear cabochons or flat marbles
- adjustable ring bands / frames
- blue tack
Step 1: Using a blue tack, secure the cabochon on your table.
Step 2: Apply one layer of base coat on the cabochon.
Step 3: First nail polish to apply is to be the first layer you see when you wear your ring. For eg, for the crackles to be seen on the ring, I apply my crackle polish as my first layer.
Alternatively, you can apply glitter polish as your first layer, like below.
Step 4: Continue with other nail polishes. Allow 2-3 minutes of drying in between layers.
Step 5: Finish your final layer with either a metallic polish, to match the colour of your ring, or a cream polish like what I do.
Step 6: Seal off your “gem” with a nail top coat.
My favourite polishes for nail polish rings are glitters, duochromes and of course, flakies! Below is one of my flakie ring polish, on top of a duochrome.
On my fingers:
A few weeks after taking these photos for the tutorial, I received more materials to make the rings! And here are my production.
Beautiful looking gems. Which one is your favourite?
I like to use creme colours to paint over the layers before adding my top coat.
I like the one with the YSL logo because the “gem” reminds me of YSL Arty Rings!
Okay, so here is a confession. I went a little crazy and made these rings at one shot! Obviously, these are way too many for my 10 fingers and it is not like I am wearing 10 rings per day! I ended up selling these rings and the rings with the antique frames were quite popular.
As of now, I have no more materials for these antique rings, but if you are interested in getting these customized rings from me (no more than SGD9 / USD7), let me know and I will bring in more materials to make more! I am willing to ship to overseas as well!
Pretty, aren’t they?
If you have no idea where to find these ring findings, I am selling them! CLICK HERE.
Thanks for reading ~