The idea of creative gold leaf faux jewelry is not mine, but I absolutely love it anyway! I cam across it over at Honestly WTF as inspired by Oracle Fox. I re-posted the DIY demonstration just for you:
Start by cutting the sheet of gold leaf into half inch strips. Use scotch tape to tape off an area of the skin.
The gold leaf will not adhere to anything without an adhesive agent so an application of spirit gum is necessary. Apply a coat of spirit gum. With a foam brush, dap the spirit gum until it becomes tacky.
Pick up a strip of gold leaf and press the gold side onto the tacky area with pressure. Remove the strip and repeat the steps until the whole area is covered.
Remove the tape and use your fingers to smooth out any loose flakes. The gold leaf should stay on for at least 8-10 hours. Spirit gum remover or rubbing alcohol can be used to remove it if necessary.
Voila! You’re rocking gold leaf!!
I think this calls for an early Halloween costume… or maybe just a fun night out with the girls!