While wandering the craft store, these generic little upholstery nails caught my eye.Now - basic upholstery nails like these have been around for a long time - and never once did I consider them anything special. If you are the crafty type, I'm willing to bet that you may have a few stashed in a junk drawer right now. Look for a second at the metallic finish and texture. The pattern is geometric and so detailed, I can almost imagine some artisan hammering that design in by hand. They have a slight Aztec feel to them, don't you think?
For something so inexpensive and basic, I think they are kind of beautiful.
You will need:
- upholstery nails
- wire clippers
- earring posts
- E-6000 glue
- nail polish
With your clippers, snip off the pin portion, leaving just the head of the upholstery nail.
To add a bit more detail, paint one textured area with a coat of bright nail polish.
I went with a vibrant teal because I love this color with gold.
You may want to use a toothpick to spread the nail polish.
When the polish has dried, flip them over and fill the cap with E-6000 glue.
Press the earring posts into the glue and allow it to harden. and enjoy!