How-to: Upcycle a Vintage Glass Necklace with Nail Polish

paint nail polish onto the glass gemsPainting the nail polish onto the glass gems in your jewelry is just like painting your nails. Nail polish is the perfect consistency for this detailed work, but nevertheless, don’t feel that you have to make your work too painstaking. For instance, I generally paint right over the brackets that fit the gem into its mounting, because who’s going to be perched six inches from my neck to check?

Of course, if you do make a mistake, remember that nail polish remover!

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.


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