Sunday, August 23, 2015

Seashell Nails

sea shell nail designs shell nail art

I came across some interesting looking shells while I was vacationing in Sea Isle City, NJ this summer.
atlantic jackknife clam shells

They look like fingernails! How cool? I have been going to Sea Isle City for many years. I don't know why I never saw them before. I would have noticed these fascinating shells because I do nails in the salon several days a week. I could do nails in my sleep! In fact, I do..... in my dreams. lol! 

Our vacation was in July instead of August this year. Maybe that had something to do with it. Maybe the shells are broken up by August. Anyway, the shells are called Atlantic Jackknife Clam Shells and are found on the North American Atlantic Coast from Canada to South Carolina. 

shell used for nail design
I collected few, cleaned them up and did what any crazy nail artist would do....I turned them into fingernails! They filed surprisingly easy but created a lot of dust in the process. Here they are smoothed and shaped.
jackknife clam shells shaped into fingernails
So, the next challenge, how was I going to attach these shells to my nails? Well, Terrific Tips Nail Tip Stickers did the trick! They are super sticky and worked just fine! They are pre cut adhesive stickers made to use in the temporary application of nails tips. Apply the sticker to a clean natural nail, peel the backing off and apply the tip. Easy!

nail tip stickers                      Here is an Amazon link to purchase them.

Ta da, here is another pic of the finished product. These seashell nails came out just beautiful. Any mermaid would be proud to wear them!

seashell nail designs
I put together a little youtube video on the creation process. Click here to see it! Hope you enjoy it! xo


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