Sunday, January 27, 2013

Floss Polish Rainbow Necklace

Hello all! In this post I will talk to you about another use of your nail polishes - to make jewelry! On a semi-related note, I do hope you all know how important it is to floss your teeth. After all, your smile is your best asset. I used to not be motivated to floss. I'd always think of it as a drag, but now that I've realized that regular flossing gets me a gorgeous necklace, I am flossing all the time haha!

So let me explain what you need. When you use up all the floss, open the little box in which it came (brand is not important, I believe all are the same). Inside you will see that the floss was wrapped over two little plastic rings. Short and simple, you paint these rings with your favorite polish colors and you've got a necklace. The plastic rings are wide enough to go over any chain.
A few short notes - for the nail polishes you will use, I'd suggest making sure these are not very slow drying polishes, and make sure they are one-coaters, because if it's a very watery polish it will take you FOREVER until you are done.
This is how I paint the plastic rings:
step 1 - Roll a piece of paper and slide it through the ring, so that the ring stays put and cannot move, then I paint just the outer side. When leaving this to dry, I usually secure the paper on the edge of a table, because if you place it down to dry, it will get smudged. You can also place it upwards in a short glass.
step 2 - Once this is completely dry I remove the paper roll and then paint the inside of the ring. In my opinion, if you do not paint the inside you will be able to see the white while wearing the necklace/bracelet/whatever, so I'd suggest that you do not skip this step. As I'm painting the inside, I wear latex gloves just to make sure I dont paint my fingers by accident.
step 3 - After painting the inside (before letting it dry) place the ring downwards (just like it's laying in my palm in one of the previous photos, and then paint the edge of the ring that's facing up. Let it dry.
step 4 - After the edge is dry, flip the plastic ring and paint the bottom edge (the bottom edge is now facing up), and let it dry...And you're done!

There's a lot of let-it-dry's here, so I hope you guys get why it's important to use one-coaters. Anyways, it's easy as cake, and I hope you guys try it out, when I first made this necklace I had only two colors (yellow and red), and I loved wearing the necklace as well, then I just started adding can make a ton of combinations, as you can see on the photos in this post.
Hope you guys try it out and have fun with it...I will continue to add rings, I've got plenty of colors to go on. You can also add stamping or glitter polish on the rings as well.
Anyway, in this post I just wanted to share with you guys what I ALSO use my nail polishes for, I hope you enjoyed it. Remember, keep flossing! I know now I never miss to floss after a meal (I'm trying to use up my floss faster).
Just to sort of prepare you,  it will take you some time to use up a box of floss, depending on how many floss is in it, but in my experience, at least a month.

See you soon in a usual post where the nail polish will be on my nails hehe. Love, Jelena


  1. OMG too cute! Love how creative you were w.floss container pieces!

    1. thanks! I hope you'll try it's a lot of fun making this ;)

  2. This is brilliant! Now I'm regretting all the floss containers I've tossed over the years. :)

    1. I know, for years I'd always open the container, and toss it because I didnt know what to do with I'm letting all my friend know to send me their floss containers when they use them up...they all think I'm nuts haha ;)

  3. Great idea, I like it :D I would like to be so creative, but unfortunatelly it's not so easy for me :/

    1. I know what you mean, this necklace requires some patience...I kept throwing these containers for years before I realized I could use the pieces... ;)


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