Why create art just on paper, or on the computer? Try your nails! Well, in this case, it's only a gradient. I used a white under layer and a gold for the top. Use make up sponges to dab the gold on a little at a time and it works out well. I recommend practicing on a piece of paper first because it takes time to get the gradient right. Also, this is one way to use up some nail polish. It really does take a lot of it.
Enjoy the rest of 2011!
p.s. i hope to get back to making costume jewelry. Hopefully, I'll put one of those up soon.