Sunday, 23 September 2012

Out of This World.

Hi there Folks,

I first discovered nail polish jewellery through SayAnything Br00ke's YouTube where she talked about a seller on Etsy called Ginger Kitty Designs who makes nail polish jewelley. After watching some of the videos on them, I decided that seeing as I have an abundance of nail varnish I should have a try myself.

Now I love Galaxy nails...they're a whole lot of effort but I think they look so wonderful when they're done. So I decided to do my take on a Galaxy design, but in necklace form. I really love how they always turn out a little different than the time before, so I thought I would make you a picture tutorial so that you could try it out at home if you wanted.

Firstly you will need the following:

Polish Colours (L-R): No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat, Revlon Galaxy, MUA Shade 1, Collection 2000 Hot Look Sherbert Lemon (30), Miss Sporty Lastig Colour (No Name), Natural Collection White, MUA Shade 2.  

A clear glass cabochon 

Silver plated cabochon back

Small silver plated jump ring (approx 3mm)

Silver plated chain (any size you like)

A blob of Blutac

Nail polish (see above colours for reference)

You will also need: tweezers, 4 small pieces of sponge, a piece of paper and super glue.

Now for the photo tutorial.

1. Place your cabochon upside down on the Blutac to secure it. Paint one coat of clear polish and let dry and then one coat of your chosen glitter polish and again let dry.

2. The galaxy needs to be build up in layers. Firstly place a small amount of the dark blue polish on the paper. Use your tweezers to hold a small piece of sponge, dab in the blue paint and stipple along the outside of where you want the centre of your galaxy to be. The black line is where I'm planning to have the centre so the blue is acting as a blending colour into the black background. Let the blue dry.

3. Take your pink polish, dab on the paper and stipple as before, this time along the inside edge of the blue you placed down previously and let dry. 

4. Then take the yellow and stipple it alongside the pink and also a little further towards to centre and let dry.

5. Next take your white and stipple it down the centre of the galaxy, i.e. along where the black line is running, then let dry.

6. Finally, once all the stippled layers are dry paint two coats of black polish over the design. Let this dry then place another coat of clear varnish over the top and leave to dry thoroughly.

7. Once entirely dry, flip your cabochon over and your galaxy will be revealed! You now need to decide which way up you would like you galaxy to sit. Add a small amount of super glue to your cabochon back and glue the cabochon into place.

8. Finally, attach your galaxy pendant to your chain using the jump ring and voila! You have your very own galaxy necklace.

Here's a close up of the finished product :]

Have any of you ever tried this or would like to try it in the future? If so please share! I've made quite a few different designs and think it gives such a lovely effect. I may well do some more tutorials on these in the future.

Ciao for now,


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  1. That is unbelievably beautiful. Really well done and a great tutorial.

    1. Thank you so much Amy! I really appreciate that :) you should give it a whirl and then you can have your own lovely necklace :)

  2. I'm so glad that I found you on Overflowing with Creativity. Wow! What a clever idea and I love the way it turned out. Thanks so much for sharing:)


    1. Thank you so much Katie! I'm really glad you enjoyed it :]

  3. Hi JB -- thanks so much for the tutorial on the Galaxy Pendant. I saw one of Ginger Kitty's galaxy rings online awhile back and absolutely loved it. I have been doing my own little craft I call "Pocket Galaxies" -- nail polish paintings on the back of glass floral pebbles. The images I paint are similar to the colorful photographs of super novas and nebulas taken out in deep space by the Hubble telescope. You can see a few of my Pocket Galaxies on the Cut Out And Keep craft website.

    I'll have to give your tutorial a whirl on the galaxy pendant. Thanks again for posting the "how-to." :-) Joy Gray

    1. Your pocket galaxies are gorgeous Joy! They look so pretty, I think they would look beautiful on a necklace too :]