Thursday, 16 August 2012

Spikey nails

For a while I have been looking for spiked studs to stick on my nails as I have been seeing spikes all over the place in the shops and wanted them on my nails too! Unfortunately I could never find the kind of spiked studs I was looking for so I decided to make some!

I made the studs using polymer clay, baked them in the oven for 15 mins, then spray painted them with a chrome effect paint. They came out all different sizes and the paint I used to coat them leaks onto the glue/topcoat I use, but they did the job! if anyone knows where I could buy studs like them please please let me know!!


Now on to the best bit, the nails! Yay. I stuck the studs on to a black matte base, pretty simply but effective. Unfortunately they didn't last too long as the studs didn't hold too well with the glue. They were also a little too spikey so were slightly inconvenient to wear, but totally worth it!





30 comments:

  1. They look amazing ! Perhaps not very convenient, but still they look stunning!

    xoxo Grace
    http://gracefulwolf.blogspot.com

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  2. These are so cool, I can't believe you made these! They look perfect!

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  3. All inconveniences aside, that is a very cool effect!

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the idea of making studs from clay - it might come in useful for some DIY projects I have in mind!

    http://gammacamera.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Awesome!! How long did they last?

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  6. Wow, look great on your nails, even if it not for daily use. That you made it yourself, the studs, makes this mani more special!

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  7. That is one of the most awesome manis I have seen lately!

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  8. Very cool! I am so impressed you made these!!!

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  9. THESE ARE SO COOL!!!! They make me think Hershey's kisses and dinosaurs have met and had babies!! Punktastic :) :) :)

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  10. They look really awesome! Am I the only one reminded of baby dinosaurs? Haha!

    xx

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  11. oh WOW these are amazing!!! very impressed! :-)

    Missy x

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  12. Awesome nail,really enjoy this post.Thanks for sharing important post with us.

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  13. Wow, what an original and amazing idea! But I could imagine them being inconvenient. :)

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  14. These are so thoroughly awesome--I love that you made them yourself! Really missing my old spiked leather bracelets now. :D

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  15. These are so friggin awesome!!!

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  16. Hi iv seen similar but these are great another girl used the spiked ends of eyebrow piecing bars if this helps ..i love these and gonna try them out xx

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  17. These are fabulous!!
    We reposted your blog on our Facebook[dot]com/BeautyArmy wall.
    Thank you so much!
    •Nancy-Lee
    Community Director
    BeautyArmy[dot]com

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  18. I need to try this! How long did they last for?

    - Erin xo

    http://365mu.blogspot.co.uk - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

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    1. These ones I took off after because it was a little impractical having spikes on all the nails. but I re-did it on just one nail and with a few layers of top coat over the nails it lasted a few days before I took it of.

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  19. I did some spike nails a while back too, but I used the ends of ear piercings for my spikes! Your method would yield a lot more though! Genius :)

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    1. Sorry, I meant eyebrow piercings!

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  20. Salut je trouve cette idée superbe & très original :).
    Donc je me suis permise de vous consacrer un article sur mon blog !
    Si cela pose problème dites le moi :).

    http://lejournaldewalic.blogspot.fr/2012/11/cloute-jusquaux-des-ongles.html#more

    A Bientôt.

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  21. So Rock! Your nails look absolutely awesome.

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  22. I love this look, I tried it myself but just on one nail, I got so many comments on it. Thanks for the inspiration

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  23. This looks so awesome! I'm definetly trying this when I get my studs delivered.
    I found some similar studs on bornprettystore.com Just type "hot punk" in the search bar and they should come right up. Although yours are so much cooler being handmade :)

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