Wire Nail Polish Flowers & Pendants

Recently I picked the topic “wire nail polish flowers” for a blog post a Craftsy, essentially choosing it out of a hat. I was highly skeptical… but as it turns out, it’s a BEAUTIFUL, simple, and way fun method of adding colour to wire. Go read my experiments over there, then come back and see what I did next…(I’ll wait)

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After that shocking introduction to the world of Nitrocellulose and wire, I couldn’t WAIT to do something to put around my neck! OBVIOUSLY. Here’s what I came up with.

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How happy does this make me?! I mean, it’s a LOT of waiting around – I had to figure out a production line where I’d make a bunch of wire bits, paint them, come back and make more, do first coats on those and second coats on the first one, wait and come back for more coats and topcoats – but still totally worth it, and I did get into the swing of things eventually.

They’re not perfect. I haven’t really tested them – I wore one out one day but nothing more – so aside from my stabbing tests (which I think turned out OK!), I’m not sure how they’ll hold up. But we’ll find out!

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5 Comments

  1. Rosalee

    I cannot wait to receive your book !! Where have you been all these months while I was trying to teach myself how to work with wire ? The answer to my prayers, Thank you Gayle from the bottom of my heart. I hope your book arrives before we leave for a short trip, so I can start reading immediately then I won’t be able to wait to come home & create!
    Rosalee

  2. Rosalee

    After the holidays this will be my first NEW project to tackle. I will have to get some new nail polish colors & can’t wait to make this kind of wire jewelry. Thank you so very much Gayle

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