Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Christmas Lights

I am so excited about today's post! After my silly National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation nails, I figured I could go back to some "serious" nail art. I tried something completely new this time, but I love how it turned out!


I don't mean to brag, but "wow," right? I saw this idea somewhere on Pinterest originally, but I don't know who to credit for the idea. I saw someone who did Christmas lights with some sewing thread for the wire, but painted on the little light bulbs.


So I took that idea with the thread, but used green instead of black. I always see Christmas lights with green wire for use on Christmas trees, so I just went with it. I also happened to have teardrop shaped rhinestones, so I used those for the light bulbs.


I used China Glaze White on White, and then got some sewing thread out. I only have a mini emergency kit, so I opted to use the darker green to the right on the spool. I then used these teardrop rhinestones I had gotten cheap on eBay. I think they make the perfect lights!


The thread didn't want to play nicely. I painted each nail one by one so that the paint would be wet enough for me to put the thread into, but it was a little difficult to place with tweezers exactly where I wanted. Then on my ring finger, it sort of sunk into the paint a little too much, and it's only half visible! 


I then also placed the rhinestones one by one with tweezers while the paint was wet, and then moved onto the next nail. Those were tedious, but a little easier than the thread, probably because I've worked with rhinestones before. I was hesitant to top it all off with Seche Vite since I didn't want it to get too messy between the rhinestones, but I went for it, and it worked out nicely! 


Now to see how the other bloggers did their Christmas lights! 

<3 Corrinne

19 comments:

  1. Wow this is really super gorgeous~!!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL!! I remember the thing on pinterest too, I believe it was the Beauty Dept. I'm not 100% sure though.

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  3. Those are so freikin cool! I need tear drop rhinestones now!

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  4. Wow is right!!! These are so dope!!!

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  5. sooo pretty!!! you did such an awesome job with the string and I'm drooling over your nails (looks at nails grow babies grow lol)

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  6. This is so cool!!! Love it, and the rhinestones are perfect!!!!!!

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  7. This is brilliant!! I may just borrow this idea for a holiday party this weekend!

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  8. SO awesome!! What a wonderfully fun holiday look!

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  9. These are super duper adorable! How crafty & unique! The teardrop rhinestones look exactly like christmas light bulbs :D

    samantha@manicabana.com

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  10. What a great mani! It looks so good!

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  11. Gorgeous! Don't think I would have the patience to mess with the string!

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  12. Really cute! I will be doing this one for sure!

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  13. Saw this on the Nail Art Society fb page. I love it! It's great they're sharing the stuff us bloggers do :)

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