[craftspace] fixing statement pieces

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If I were to write a novella today, it would be called The Case of the Missing Jewel.

Why?

Because I purchased this marvelous little necklace for an unbelievable price of $7.80. I thought it looked absolutely delicious, like some candy of sorts.

And, if you remember, I so happily shared my find with you last week, with this puppy love outfit.

But then… the devious blue jewels kept escaping of their own accord.

And then…

one went MIA indefinitely.

And honestly, who likes the “almost look like a complete necklace but throw people off when they notice just one jewel missing”?

I don’t prefer it.

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Do you see it? Do you? The one that’s missing?

Le sigh.

Good news – there are (almost) always solutions to the madness!

Here is a quick and easy method to address the issue!

It’s not permanent, but it will keep those with fleeting glances from doing a double take at your neck.

[Step 1] Gather nail polishes in similar shades to the missing jewel.

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The cast of characters below are the following:

– Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple”

– Revlon’s “Minted”

– Essie’s “Turquoise and Caicos”

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It’s so beautiful :’)

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 And one member that will help  keep this mystery from surfacing again: Seche Vite Top Coat!

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[Step 2] Take a note card and jot down the names of the nail polishes (this is only helpful if you have more than one polish similar to the jewel shade).

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Aren’t they cute?

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[Step 3] Take the nail polishes and swatch each of them on the note card.

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This is to help see how the colors dry, and whether color mixing needs to happen to make this project a success.

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[Step 4] Find that perfect ratio!

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[Step 5] Pull apart the prongs so you can avoid mistakes.

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Yes, I know that the nail polish color on my nails perfectly matches the jewel shade.

Unfortunately, I left it elsewhere and could not use it immediately.

So I didn’t.

Eh. Life happens.

[Step 6] Mix a healthy amount of the nail polish together. Please do this in a well-ventilated area.

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[Step 7] Fill her up!

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And let her dry.

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Much better, don’t you think?

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[Step 8] Fold the prongs back over the “gem.”

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[Step 9] Learn from your past mistakes and make sure to cover each gem with the top coat. This will discourage the prongs from shifting, as well as better adhere the gem to its setting so it won’t run away. ever. again.

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It also adds a nice glistening touch!

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Of course, you could always roll a piece of clay, paint it, and stick it back in, but…

ain’t nobody got time for that!

Have a great day!

Love,

Jess

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