I was thinking, especially with the Superbowl coming up, that it would be great to have a beaded reusable nail sticker that you could pop on and off the nails when you're rooting for your favorite team, or if you created a nifty item for a holiday or any cool nail design you might want to do again. So I decided I should try to make a reusable caviar nail sticker to see if it could be done.
With Valentine's Day, I was thinking hearts, so this "how to" features a heart design. My base color is White Sensation by SoFlaJo and the caviar beads are Fingerpaints Sugar-Coated. This picture is mid-way through my experiment. I started with a bit of double stick tape that I had in my craft room.
The double stick tape will serve as the base for the sticker. Because the item will be small, I needed small scissors to cut my design. Enter the beloved manicure/cuticle scissors. I think they're called cuticle scissors but they should never be used for that purpose.
I cut the tape in the shape of a heart and stuck it on my nail in the position I wanted. I then put my nail in the jar of beads, pulled it out and pushed the nails into the tape.
Because I wanted this caviar design to be reusable, I put some top coat only on the beads to seal them to the tape but not to my nail. Later, after it dried and I'd worn it for awhile, I checked to see if it worked and carefully pulled the sticker up and placed it on another nail. For the purposes of this post, I put it on at a goofy angle so that you could easily see it's on another nail.
It actually worked!
I wondered how many times I could do this. I went to remove it from the second nail but this time, the tape stayed but the beads stayed together in one piece.
Next time I use this nail "sticker", I'll be able to place the beaded heart on the nail and cover the whole nail with top coat. It will be three uses for this reusable nail sticker that I created.
This was fun for an experiment. You could prepare stickers that you wanted to wear to have them ready for a big game or a birthday, holiday or what have you, and if you were wearing the sticker just for those events, it would work pretty well. You could go all fan fever at a ballgame and easily have office appropriate nails the next day with the removal of your new sticker.