Making cabochons for friends is perhaps even more fun than making them for one self, because you can make them rather personal. I like giving stuff to my friends, and while some get mandatory manicures when they come over for a visit, not all wear nail paint. But most wear jewelry on some occasion, and by making them from polish, of course they can't forget about their friend Feline. ;) You may click to enlarge these photos.
This one was made for my former co-worker Gerd. She sports nubbinized, unpainted nails, like most nursing assistants are required to, but she did actually wear this cabochon pendant. Gerd likes outdoor activities, and loves strolling in the woods, so she got a magic forest green piece with flakies to remind of leaves. I have forgotten what I used, but I know for certain that Nfu Oh 56 and INM Northern Lights holographic topcoat were polishes involved.
This smooth blue holographic pendant was made for my friend and former neighbour Kajsa. She loves blue, and OPI DS Sapphire seemed perfect for her. I proved to be right, and she wanted to have her nails manicured with the same shade.
When asked about preferences, my friend and former forensic psychiatry tutor Malin chose a ring. Same oversize cabochon (I like using the 30x40 mm ones), with her favourite polish BB Couture Hermosa Surfer Girl. She received manicures with this particular lacquer more than once, and always asks for it, so making her a lasting ring seemed like the thing to do. The photos doesn't do this ring justice, but I think most of you by now know what Hermosa Surfer Girl looks like!
I still have a bunch of cabochons, settings and neck wires, so maybe, some day, when I find inspiration, I'll make more. But for now, I think I got most of the jewelry creation itch out of my system.
Swedish words of the day:
glas -noun glass
not to be confused with
glass -noun ice cream
Both works, though.