Press-on polymer nails

Wallis press-on nails

Claire Wallis‘ polymer nail veneers provide a clever solution to those who aren’t adept at nail decor. She bakes thin shaped slices on curved foil forms and glues the baked slices onto press-on nails. “I wanted to create polymer clay fake nails but in order to be strong enough they ended up too thick so these are paper thin slices stuck onto fake nails,” she says.

Note: I ran right out and bought some drugstore nails which melted in the oven. Then I made a mold of each size nail which allowed me to make perfectly shaped veneers.

Can you go overboard with this impractical but fun idea? If your earrings match your coffee mug and your nails, your friends may plan an intervention.

See more of Claire’s work on Facebook and on her site here.

  • reply Marian Hertzog ,

    Ha ha.. not into nail art for myself at this point in my life but I would have loved it in my 20’s. Her artwork and polymer work is awesome!

    • reply Anita Brandon ,

      How clever and fun! I especially like the zipper jewellery collection.

      • reply Sherry Bailey ,

        Points for ingenuity! (And I thought my co-worker’s neon nails were… noticeable!!)

        • reply jan montarsi ,

          Fantasitic Claire, I really apreciate all the testing and developing aspect of making these work.
          Bravo !!

          • reply claire wallis ,

            Im thrilled to bits to have my work featured on PCD. Thank you

            • reply Selma ,

              Wow!So great idea!I know this talented woman from deviantART 🙂

              • reply Ann Davis ,

                This is just too awesome!!!

                • reply Sabine Spiesser ,

                  I am so impressed by the ingenuity, and hope polymer clay nails become the “next must have ” adornment. Next big business idea – selling molds – I can see it happening – the secret is out. Imagine having people’s nail prints in a database for custom shapes and sizes.
                  Not using fake nails ever – my money is in clay – I love the graphic and original jewelry on Claire’s site. Esp. the drilled and back-filled wavy bangle.

                  • reply ~*Amber Dawn Goldish*~ ,

                    Pretty cool!

                    • reply MOMENToCOMPLEMENTo ,

                      Great idea!!!!^^

                      • reply sandra ,

                        Fantastic idea today I will buy plastic nails and will make molds and try this idea.
                        Thanks you Cynthia for all the wonderful ideas about polymer clay.

                        • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

                          This smart comment comes from Beth Wheeling!

                          Perhaps you should make the molds to your nails. Then you would have a really great fit!

                          Beth Wheeling

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