Melbourne designs are a very popular choice for wedding guests and for those looking to get a piece of the furniture-making action.
But, as is often the case with such a design trend, there’s plenty to learn and master from a different angle.
“You need to look at it from a new angle,” says Joanne Maitland, a design lecturer at the Australian National University.
“It’s a very simple concept.
You put something together and it’s the result.
And if you don’t think about what it is you’re doing, it’s not really that complicated.”
So, while you may have seen the term “marble nails” in your local wedding parlour, Maitlander says the term itself is a little bit misleading.
For starters, she says, marbles are not made of marble, but rather, “plasticised marbles”.
And they’re not made to be used in nail polish.
Instead, marbling is used to create the illusion of solidity and texture.
“It’s like a sponge or a mould,” Maitlands explains.
And as such, the texture is what’s behind the marbling.
Marbles are created by melting plastic pellets and adding tiny crystals of carbon, creating a kind of “crystal base”.
The crystals are then coated with paint or wax and used as a decorative coating.
“This is the glue that holds the whole thing together,” she explains.
“This is why marble nails look like they’re made of marbles.”
But, there are a few things to understand about marbles.
They’re very durable.
They’re very thin, and they’re very flexible.
Maitlanders says that when the marbles aren’t glued together, they can stretch and expand, which allows them to retain shape.
She says they also have a “thickness to them”.
Marbling, in essence, is a very thin plastic and a “thin” glue.
The problem, she explains, is that marbling can be extremely sticky and sticky-feeling.
When it comes to a nail design, she adds, “the thinner the marbled nail, the more difficult it is to get the nail down without it breaking.
So you really need to think about the strength of the marring and how it holds up.”
In the past, marbled nails were created using either acrylic or polyurethane.
But Maiters says that the material is now increasingly used in a more flexible and flexible way, creating an environment where the nail can move without breaking.
If that’s not enough to convince you to learn how to use a marbled design, Mankess says there’s a lot more to marbling than simply adding texture and flexibility.
First and foremost, the nail should feel “sturdy”.
“It needs to be strong, and when it’s soft, it feels like you’re just using it for decoration,” she says.
That means using a marbling design to create a “stiff” base that won’t fall apart when the nail gets wet.
You should also be aware of the colour of the base.
Marbled nail designs can be either opaque or reflective, with some being very bright and others dark.
Maitlands says that even if the base is reflective, you should be careful not to let it go to the ground when wet.
“If you have a nail that’s hard and hard, you can’t go and pick it up,” she advises.
Finally, you’ll want to make sure that the nail is able to be worn and not damaged.
Mankes says that you should avoid using marbling in areas where there are strong winds.
“You should always make sure the nail’s really dry before you go out into the windy,” she suggests.
Once you’ve made your choice, you need to decide how much marbling you’re going to use.
According to Maites, you’re probably going to want to use as much marbled as possible, but it’s important to also keep in mind the different needs of each person.
A lot of people will like to use just a tiny bit of marbling to create something elegant and fancy, and others will like a bit more texture and strength.
Ultimately, it all comes down to personal preference and the colour and texture of the nail.
In this video, Joanne describes marbling as being “really simple, and yet incredibly elegant”.
But what about when it comes down the line?
Mitch Hines is the president of Hines Design Group, a marbles company based in Melbourne.
He explains that marbles can be used to make a range of “unique” designs.
Firstly, Hines says, you might want to “just create a basic, functional piece”.