One of my go-to crafty presents is jewelry. It’s unfortunately been way too long since I’ve made any type of jewelry. My materials stayed packed away in a huge tupperware bin since I moved to Pittsburgh (about a year and a half!). But one of my good friends recently mentioned that she also makes jewelry, so we decided to have a crafty Sunday and complete a bunch of projects and gifts.
After making a bunch of pieces for gifts, it was obviously time to make myself a little something too. Why not reward myself with more jewelry? Treat yo self indeed 🙂
And a better look at the amazingly ornate little bead on the gold earrings:
Excuse my foray back into wire wrapping – apparently that’s something need to practice much more before regaining all your skills.
And, of course the nails:
- Formula X by Sephora – White Matter as the base color
- Orly Dazzle (gorgeous silver)
- Messy Mansion stamping plate A36 snowflakes
I was kind of sad about this manicure. I was so excited to have a pretty glittery snowflake mani, and then of course my nails broke down to little nubbins. I had lofty goals of stamping partial snowflakes over my nails, but there just wasn’t enough room. So I was left with a single snowflake per nail – not exactly my initial plan. I still think it’s pretty! Oh, and I really love my new white polish. My old go-to white (Sephora by OPI’s A Ha! Moment) is getting kinda clumpy, so I’ve been searching for a pretty new one. I tried Zoya’s Purity and that didn’t work very well. I think I found a winner in White Matter – the first coat goes on a little streaky, but the second covers perfectly.
And I was so happy to get my Messy Mansion plates in the mail! I bought a bunch and there are some amazing images that I can’t wait to play with!