Lacquer Legion: Knitted Nail Art

Friday, 28 February 2014 - 16 Comments

Today I’m participating in The Lacquer Legion! It’s a monthly nail art challenge set up by Sarah from Chalkboard Nails and her admins. This month the theme is Adoration which you can interpret in many ways (it’s what I love most about the challenge!). I had a few ideas going through my mind but eventually decided on doing a nail art themed around knitting. It’s another one of my passions besides nails so I had to do some knitted nails!

This is what I came up with! If you read my blog regularly you may remember that I did nails inspired by my knitting some time ago, but these are a bit different. On my pointer and pinkie I created a line print that mimics a wound-up ball of yarn and on my middle finger I have a depiction of the knit side of stockinette stitch. And of course I finished with a glitter accent nail, because we all adore some glitter in our lives, am I right ladies?! :D

For my pointer finger I used a nude colour from The New Black from the Weekly Journal Typography set, the greyish base of my middle finger is from the Heathered set by and the pink glitter is from the Cloudy Ballet set.  The design was freehanded with ORLY Instant Artist in Crisp White. I finished with Seche Vite top coat.

Knitting and crochet is a very therapeutic hobby for me. Especially when you do more complex patterns, you will need full concentration which helps distracts you from negative thoughts. Both my hobbies (knitting and nails) have definitely helped to keep me sane during the past year. They relieve stress and I love getting creative. You really need to have something to distract you when things are rough. If you are also into knitting and are on Ravelry, feel free to add me or check out my work.

All Lacquer Legion manicures will be found under the hashtag #LLadoration on various social media. The next prompt will be announced on the Facebook page so make sure to keep an eye on it if you would like to participate next month. Everyone is free to join! And now I’m off to check out the other manis. :)

P.s. Do you have any other hobbies besides nails? Let me know in the comments!

  • Traci Hatling

    These are so lovely! My other hobby, besides nails, is reading! I have a great stamping plate for that coming in the mail. is the Laquer Legion hard to follow up with? I so badly want to do a challenge, but I can’t partake in super frequent ones and I lack in so many art skills. But I know practice makes perfect!

    • Very Emily

      Thank you so much! Lacquer Legion is only once a month so you have three weeks to come up with a design for each prompt :) You can check out the FB page for more info!

  • Michelle Roberts

    Shut the front door!!! This is SO gorgeous. So knitting!! I also really enjoy knitting even though I don’t get to it so often lately. I ADORE this!! wow.

    • Very Emily

      Awh thank you Michelle! You’re the sweetest :) <3

  • Absolutely lovely! :D

    • Very Emily

      Thanks so much Em!!

  • Oh wow I loove these. I love the two patterns and the accent nail even though it’s just a glitter but I think it fits here perfectly! I haven’t done any kniting for ages but I can imagine how stress relieving it is. Don’t laugh, I find ironing very calming xD

    • Very Emily

      Thank you so much!! Hey nobody is laughing! I actually enjoy ironing too hehe!

  • That color combo is so pretty! Really love it :). My only other hobby is running! I try to run 2-3 times a week, also to keep me fit :).

    • Very Emily

      Thank you so much Deborah!!

  • Break rules, not nails

    I love, love, love this design, so soft and beautiful. Like wool! :) Great job

    • Very Emily

      Thank you so much!!

  • I love this! Great inspiration, too!

    • Very Emily

      Thanks so much Missy! <3

  • Luana

    OMG, I discovered your blog 3 days ago and I’m really in love with the nail arts you do. There is a long time that I don’t do nail arts and now you inspirate me. I hope you are derstanding me, and hope my grammar is correct because I’m braziliam c:

    • Very Emily

      Awh thank you so much dear! You’re very kind :) xxx