Melted Wax Becomes Photographic Art

Who knew a lava-flow of melted candle wax could be so interesting and inspiring???

Photo edits were accomplished using Android 4.2.2’s built-in image editor.

Can you tell which one is the original wax color?

Live life in full color,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

DIY Umbrella Corp Headphones

My obsession this week was all about headphones. Thank you, OCD. If you spot a Google trending topic about personalizing IEMs (in-ear microphones – don’t ask me why), modding iPod/iPhone ear buds, or customizing headphones: its probably due to my relentless searching.

Mainly I wanted my set of ear buds to be a tad more “me”. After looking around the interwebs and hours perusing Pinterest, I decided to paint the Umbrella Corporation logo from the Resident Evil movies and video games onto my Sony’s.


What did I use for this apocalyptically awesome DIY? Nail polish, of course!

You could certainly use regular polish, model enamels, or even acrylics but I chose to use my Gelish UV-cure gel nail polishes.

Colors I used:
Red- Gelish polish in Electric Metal Lover, from the Magneto collection
White- Gelish polish in Sheek White
Deep burgundy black with red glitter- Gelish in Inner Vixen
Plus the Gelish “Top It Off” top coat

1. Paint a circular base coat of white. My Sony’s had sides that are more oval, so I just went with that. Cure the gel polish for appropriate time with your lamp.
2. Use a pencil to lightly draw guidelines.
3. Fill in every other triangle with red paint. Cure the polish again for correct length of time.
*Tip: I used a toothpick to lay the red down along the edges of the triangles. This created clean, defines edges.
4. Apply a clear top coat over the Umbrella logo and cure again.
5. I wanted some subtle accent around the rest of the ear bud so I used a dark blackish-burgundy to paint the sides and “stems” of each ear bud. Cure again.
6. Apply a top coat over the areas you just painted. Cure one final time.
7. Repeat steps 1 through 7 for the second ear bud.
8. Enjoy your music!

Rock on and stay away from zombies,

Geeky circuit board jewelry


It completely slipped my mind to share these little goodies…
I made a set of Circuit Board earrings and a matching necklace for my younger sister.  They are all trimmed out with Sterling Silver accroutrements and the boards themselves with sealed with a high-quality poly to keep ’em shiny for years.

While my sister isn’t quite as geeky as me, I think she loved them. Plus I made a set for myself and get compliments everytime I wear the set!

Moleskine Monday: Dealthy Hallows painted cahier

I just finished this one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Moleskine pocket cahier featuring The Deathly Hallows symbol from the Harry Potter book and movie series.

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Moleskine journal

My hand-painted HP Deathly Hallows themed Molie!

The notebook features the Deathly Hallows symbol painted in deep navy blue with a shimmer top coat that changes from teal to turquoise to denim blue to emerald green to purple in various lighting. A truly magical effect!

I made one for myself, one for a close friend and a third journal to sell on Etsy. It’s currently up for $10.

On a related note… many theaters opened their pre-ticket sales to the final Harry Potter movie this weekend. Deathly Hallows Part Two opens at 12:01am on July 15 and I just got my tickets!! I’ll be going in costume, of course. Anyone else planning to attend the movie on opening night?

Retro Rainbow Apple decals on sale!

I just made up a new batch of my “Retro Rainbow Apple decals” and listed them on Etsy. As a treat for Bionic Style readers, and my followers on Twitter – I am holding an exclusive sale!

Order two of my Retro Rainbow Apple (Mac) decals and get a third one FREE! Just mention code BBtweet in the Notes at checkout:

Retro Rainbow Apple Macbook decals

Rainbow Apple decals - On sale on

Apple logo decals in purple and green

These decals are designed for your Macbook, Macbook Pro, iPod, iPad, inside your Moleskine or other journal, or any other gadget! I even have one on my Kindle. Some trimming is required so that you get the most-perfect fit.
I hope to y’all have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day holiday!

*Discount code expires on May 31st, 2011.


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