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.

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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

Steps:
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,
Jami

Geeky circuit board jewelry

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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: http://etsy.me/lKaaIc

Retro Rainbow Apple Macbook decals

Rainbow Apple decals - On sale on Etsy.com

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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