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!
Pretty, aren’t they? These handmade gifts are perfect for your friends as well.
Thanks for reading ~