Friday, May 24, 2013

Refashion of the Week: Painting the Inside of Rings with Nail Polish

Here's a quick refashion for the week. I've started painting the inside of my rings with clear nail polish. I'm not as sensitive to cheap rings as I am to cheap earrings but they can still bug me. I've found coating the inside of them with clear nail polish has helped a lot. This can help prevent your fingers turning green from the metal too!! It seems to last well - I haven't needed to reapply it at all yet. I can't imagine it damaging the jewellery in anyway (in fact it seems to stop the metal discolouring too).

There is also a specially formulated paint available to  help with jewellery sensitivity called Reaction Block. I'm not sure if it's available from stores yet but you can order it online at the Earring Doctor. I've never tried it myself but from what I've heard it is somewhat similar to clear nail polish.

If you are sensitive or hesitant to use the usual nail polishes you could always try some of the more 'natural' ones that are slightly less loaded with harmful chemicals. I'm not sure if this would make a difference or not but it could be worth a try. I actually used Butter London here which is a good natural brand. Another brand I know of is Suncoat. I'm not sure of many of the other labels as they aren't readily available where I live. If you google 'natural nail polishes' you should find some good information. I got to admit though, I haven't had the best experience with natural nail polishes yet - I think they smell just as chemical as the regular brands and dry out my nails just as much. The Reaction Block could be the best bet to look into as it is supposed to be designed for sensitivity.

For some more advice about dealing with metal sensitivity with earrings see my posts How to Change Earring Hooks to Sterling Silver

Does this work as well for you? Do you have any other great ways to help deal with metal sensitivity???

If you've used Reaction Block or something similar - I'd love to hear about your experience with it.

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  1. Nice recreation of the bangle bracelet. I think this would be a lot more practical since those bangles tend to move ALL the time!

    1. Thanks! Yep I definitely find it a lot more practical. Glad it's of some help :)

  2. so nice