Konad The Barbarian

I have Konaded over 1200 nails over the past three days.  We’ve had a sweet 5-day weekend in Japan, and it’s all been spent getting ready for the  Tokyo Design Festa in October. I’m pretty busy during the week, so this was a good chance to make some goodies. Literally all I’ve been doing is painting, Konading, and rhinestoning nails.

I’ve been making a few spectacularly tacky Japanese-style pieces because I know people really like them, but I can’t imagine wearing them.








Snowmen clay canes with rhinestones, blue baubles, pearls..wowee.










Clay cane ladybugs and flowers on painted grass. I like these and might actually do this on my natural nails.



Konad umbrellas and raindrops on a gray background under a cloudy sky.


I love the bamboo pattern and have been using it a lot. Simple but beautiful.







I’m sorry I haven’t been responding to emails and comments as quickly as I want, but I hope to be back to my normal not-so-insanely-busy self soon. 🙂 Thanks everyone for continuing to stop by!


About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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8 Responses to Konad The Barbarian

  1. Annabelle says:

    I love those bamboo nails, could you tell me witch plate it is??

  2. nevertoomuchglitter says:

    Hi Annabelle,
    It’s plate M66.

  3. Sarah-Anne says:

    I absolutely love the umbrellas and raindrops! I love the color of the umbrellas on the gray.

  4. Lucy says:

    The bamboo nails are really lovely. They look like they were lacquered. The ladybugs are adorable also. Boy, how rude can you get. Shame you had to answer the door.

  5. Sweet LIME says:

    what are konad plates and where do you get them?

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      They are metal plates with images engraved into them. You apply very thick nail polish to them and then use a stamp to pick up the image. Try http://www.ocnailart.com for a detailed explanation and step-by-step instructions. Plus you can use coupon code “nevertoomuchglitter” to get 30% off!

  6. Brooke says:

    Hi there old friend! Finally playing a little catch up. I would enjoy going to the craft fair – ery jealous! I bet there will be all kinds of awesome stuff there.

    All the nails you did are just great – hope you sell them all 🙂

  7. ruthless says:

    Sell some on etsy!!!!

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