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Broken Glass by Alchemical Broken Glass by Alchemical
Looks like mirror shards, doesn't it? If it looks like glass that's because it is... That's glass "sugar" often used for making miniatures.

I decided to stick it to my nails. Yes, it is a little sharp. This isn't really for casual wearing.

The silvery stuff stuck to my hand here is silver metal leaf. I had some bits and pieces left over from another project.

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:iconank-sama:
Ank-sama Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
wow! Amazing~ 
judging you 
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Late response - thank you! :D
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WhiteOut155 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, though it does look a bit painful. But it is beautiful!Oops! 
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:iconthe-imagined:
the-imagined Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My word, how long did it take you to get it all off?
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Not too long. I just soaked them.  ^___^
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:icondarkmagiciangirl42:
DarkMagicianGirl42 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Omg it looks painful! AND AWESOME!!! Good job!!!
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:iconjrollendz:
JRollendz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow
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:icontilemaxosbra:
tilemaxosbra Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
t's fun to run, it's fun to play,
It's fun to eat your mother's face,
It's fun to fill your car with gas,
It's fun to break.... things made of glass!

It's fun to spray yourself with Mace
It's fun to squeeze your mothers face
It's fun to mow your daddies Grass
It's fun to break.... things made of glass

But broken glass can cut your hand,
And then you'll bleed across the land,
Ask any woman, child or man,
About the dangers
Of broken glass...
Broken Glass....

I like nice girls with gum disease
I like to tickle peoples knees
Don't tell me no just tell me yes
And then we'll break.... things made of glass

Sometimes I put on special pants
And then I board a plane to France
When I arrive I start to dance
And then I break....things made of glass

Yeah I know that dance doesn't rhyme with glass
So What Cha gonna about it huh

But broken glass will tell you lies
Bleed your soul and blind your eyes
Like a demon with a side of fries
You better be aware.... of broken glass
Of broken glass glass

Harmonica solo!

Mmm, children that glass sure does look delicious, doesn't it?
But you can't eat it.
'cause broken glass is not a food,
So don't you listen to some dude,
Who says put cheese on broken glass,
And make a sand-a-wich!
Out of broken glass...

Let's sing a song about broken glass,
I'll help you write it after class,
There is no song that can surpass
About broken glass...
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
My feelings exactly! <3
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:icontilemaxosbra:
tilemaxosbra Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOLO!
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:iconvarshapeterpanda:
varshapeterpanda Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've been featured
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:heart:
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:iconninjadolllexi:
NinjaDollLexi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's awesome, very creative :D
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:iconthestarlitrose:
Thestarlitrose Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
It's probably the foil that I'm seeing with the metallic look but I've been looking for a metallic looking silver nail polish. I want that high shine that I've seen in pictures but never can seem to find a color to match it. Anddd What website do you order supplies from. I've found a few but I was scared they weren't legit. Also These are uber cool!!! Totally not for everyday wear but they are incredible!!
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
What you want is a silver foil nail polish. The one I used under the glass is Essie No Place Like Chrome. It's pretty good, it has a nice metallic finish. There are a lot of brands that make them now. They won't give you a true mirror finish but it's as close as you can really get with a polish.

If you want a true mirror finish you'll need to get foil apps like these. [link] You can also get false acrylics that come pre-painted with a mirror-like finish.

I tend to just buy my polishes in person but I shop Amazon too. All the other little bits and pieces are just from here and there, mostly art supply stores or Etsy. ^____^
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:iconmcyk606:
MCYK606 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Wow so beautiful and you got pretty hand.
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:iconsoralove:
SoraLove Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty! And creative!
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:iconskygal333:
skygal333 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I imagine it could sting at times. Suffering for art, no?
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
No injuries to speak of! ^_____^

Mostly it was just a bit gritty. Only a little sharp.
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:iconskygal333:
skygal333 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah. Good thing its just your fingers and not anywhere else.
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:icondreamwalker412:
DreamWalker412 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
wow this is pure awesomeness!! *-*
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:iconksbrock:
ksbrock Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Very cool!
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:iconblackheresy:
BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful!!! :clap:
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:iconsoprity:
Soprity Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome
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:icon1tm:
1tm Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
nice
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:iconyukina--chan:
Yukina--Chan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow It looks AWESOME!
Great Hob :)
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Thanks! I enjoy it. :3
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:iconyukina--chan:
Yukina--Chan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime :D
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:iconsvitavotara:
Svitavotara Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
That's so cool!
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Thank you!
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:icondifferentforgirls:
differentforgirls Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I love it! I'm wearing glitter polish right now. This reminds me of winter. Excellent work!
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I think this is.. Sort of technically glitter? Hehehe.

Thanks so much. It does look a little icy, eh?
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:icondifferentforgirls:
differentforgirls Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
You're welcome. This image stayed with me long after I stopped looking at it. It's so unique and just really pretty!
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:iconaim4thedream:
Aim4thedream Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
very creative. i like it
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Thank you :3
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:iconaim4thedream:
Aim4thedream Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
your welcome :)
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:icon666darks:
666Darks Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, wouldn't mind wearing that for a day :D
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
It was surprisingly durable, actually. Could certainly wear it as long as you were careful.
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:icon666darks:
666Darks Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it looks like it would last awhile :D
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:iconaryiea:
Aryiea Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Love how the broken glass texture just blends right into the metal leaf texture.. lovely.
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Thanks :3
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GermanPete Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It already looks like it's no casual stuff.
Great work anyway, and some pretty neat ideas on using materials.
...
wait, glass sugar? As in sweet stuff? You wouldn't start to bite your nails just for the taste, no?
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Nope, not sugar. It's actually tiny glass shards. So it wouldn't taste much like anything. X3

The glass is made to look like sugar crystals.
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:icongermanpete:
GermanPete Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Now that is a pretty sure way to prevent nail biting!
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:icondarth-sparrowhawk:
Darth-Sparrowhawk Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow~ Very nice. A spectacular effect~ :love:
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Thank you!
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did you eat your nails after you took the pic? ;)
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I refrained, for risk of cutting my tongue. ):
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anmeher Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great!
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:iconalchemical:
Alchemical Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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