Glitter & Pearls

Nail Rings – Nail Armour – Battle Talons

I’ve oohed and ahhed before over nail armour (and a DIY crystal version, here) … Today’s nail rings are a little bit terrifying, and a lot a bit fierce.  Would it be fun rocking a gilded pointed finger for a night? Heck, yeah.  But I’m not envisioning a long term future for the glitzy battle talons.

Are you jumping on the gilded fingernail bandwagon, or are these better for show?

My two cents:  I think I would rock these crazy metal pointers (mostly because i think it’d be totally fun to wear!), just not sure how long the phase would last.

// Bijules Short Nail Ring // TOPSHOP Diamond Shape Nail Ring // ASOS Knuckle Nail Ring // GoJane Embellished Nail Ring

Images: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 //


Guest Posting on A Newfound Treasure

Happy Wednesday, all!  Today I’m guest posting over on A Newfound Treasure.

A peak at what I’m lusting after …

I’ve always been a lover of gold.  A few years back when shopping engagement ring styles (he knows better than to surprise me … too much), I only wanted a yellow gold ring.  The jewelers all frowned and gave me a list of reasons why platinum was classic and I’d tire of yellow gold.  I never have, and I never will — I love, love, love my yellow gold setting, thank you very much.

It’s no surprise really that I swoon over yellow gold home accents as well.  There’s something so elegant about a heavy piece of gold armor on a tabletop or a surprising gold and cream chevron print on the wall.  But what I really love about gold home accents, is that because of their already formal “feel”, the mediums have a whole lot more legroom to get funky.  Take the AREAWARE gold piggy bank – it’s a pig, used in every trendy designer, fashion blogger, and magazine editor’s home design – but it’s a pig, people!  What makes this little piggy so special? That perfect gold metallic sheen …

Design Images: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7  // 8

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The Ubiquitous Gold Feather Tray
January 26, 2012, 12:33 pm
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This little gold feather is everywhere – everywhere, I tell you!  And thanks to my trusted (obsessive) “research skills” (yehhh, law degree!) I’ve found it’s maker.  The gold Athena trays are available at Jayson Home and Vanilla Wood in three different sizes.

Images 1 // 2 // 3

DIY Twig + Rope Bangles
January 16, 2012, 12:59 pm
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I’m not really what people would call an outdoors kind of girl.  I shudder at the thought of camping, picnics, walks from my car to my office building.

Twig bracelets are about as close as I get to nature-loving.  And these twig bracelets are gold and double as a fun arts and crafts project.  Much more my speed.

What you will need:

  • Twigs – Fresh twigs, yes, the kind found in nature, are best because they are more bendy.  If even a twig repels you and your indoor tendencies, hunt down stems and twigs of those fake flowers at Michael’s (which may work well for this project anyway, as the wire in the faux branches will bend easily into your bangle shape)
  • Gold or Silver Metallic Spray Paint
  • Glue or a Glue Gun (I prefer the gun, because it’s cooler … and also dries quicker)
  • Thread/Floss

The how-to:

1. Cut the twigs into lengths that will fit around your wrist plus a little over 1/2 an inch extra (but also can slide over your wrist).
2. Bend the twigs into a circle, with a bit of overlap on each end.
3. Wrap the overlapped ends with thread to secure the bangle shape. (Note, you might be able to skip overlapping the ends, if you’re crazy awesome with the glue gun and can simply glue the ends together – though my vote is for thread/overlapping to keep the bracelet more secure.)
4. Use a dot of glue to secure the thread.
5. Spray paint the bangles – making sure to coat entirely. Do a few coats if necessary.
6. Let your bracelets dry completely before wearing.

Twig bracelets found on Oracle Fox and another DIY on a pair & a spare.

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OR why not try a metallic DIY rope bangle

And don’t miss all of the funky knots that the incomparable Martha Stewart brand offers up …

You can purchase the twig bangles in the first picture here.


Inspiration: Gold

Currently craving all things dipped in gold. Continue to blame the Holiday bug.  And don’t laugh at my dream pig.  Stare at that little gilded piggy bank, and within minutes, you’ll want one too.  It’s the power of the pig.  But seriously, how fabulous would he look on a mantel or fireplace ledge?  So chic.

1. ASOS Horse Clutch, 2. Jennifer Behr Sailor’s Knot Headband (Similar), 3. AREAWARE Pig Bank, 4. Ted Lapidus Sunglasses, 5. NARS Polish in Kismet, 6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Hobbes Cardigan, 7. Givenchy Gold Cap Ballet Flats (Similar), 8. House of Harlow Feather Row Ring, 9. ASOS Premium Spiked Cuff (Similar), 10. Giles & Brother Railroad Cuff, 11. Bobbi Brown Chocolate and Gold Eye Paint Pallette