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« on: April 25, 2012 05:04:42 AM »

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originaly i wanted to create polymer clay fake nails but in order to be strong enough they ended up too thick Undecided so these are paper thin slices stuck onto fake nails.
since fake nails are plastic (you really dont want to put them in the oven Wink ) i created an armature of baking foil to ensure the correct shape then baked them and glued them onto fake nails. if the polymer clay overhangs the edge of the nail corect with gentle sanding (i used 1000 grit wet/dry paper) before adding a coat of clear nail polish. some varnish dosnt react well with polymer clay but if you are in the U.K BarryM is compatable with polymer clay ( cruelty free and vegan too Smiley )
**updated: i posted a tute for making the foil armatures here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.234197503353556.41552.121699394603368&type=3   Grin



as always coments or advice are moe than welcome Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012 05:13:33 AM »

Pretty clever figuring this whole process out. You could make them to match your bracelets, too. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012 05:54:33 AM »

I don't get into nails because I have to keep mine short (trim twice a week) for my job.  But this is soo cool!!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012 07:38:39 AM »

Very clever!
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012 08:43:28 AM »

clay nails?! they look amazing..

going from what HSG said, i'm presuming you make bracelets.. and i can definitely see the pattern of the nails as beads on a bracelet  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012 09:01:46 AM »

thank you Smiley  i never really showed any intrest in nail art ( spending the day covered in paint or holding a broom will do that to you) until this particular idea hit me. i can see myself spending ages on my nails now Grin

clay nails?! they look amazing..

going from what HSG said, i'm presuming you make bracelets.. and i can definitely see the pattern of the nails as beads on a bracelet  Smiley

thanks, lol i do love a good bangle in fact i used a few left over cane slices from my zipper bangles (  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=403419.0  )
to make these Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012 04:15:38 PM »

I am completely in love with these!!! Do ever make anything that isn't completely awesome? Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012 03:41:54 AM »

oh my god, i think i'm in love with the bangles too.

you're like some polymer clay mastermind.
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2012 05:29:52 AM »

Fabulous!  This rocks!
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