What's a Resin-ista?
I'm not trying to coin a new word. Maybe I am, but for the lack of a better word this is how it computes in my brain.
What do you call someone who is wow-ed by the ability to mix two components of epoxy to create fashion jewelry? I mean, wearable art, statement pieces and eclectic jewelry?
When I pick up my copper brush and brush away particles from my pieces, I start to get excited about the final product. Will I remove the shine for a matte look, or will I add Swarovski crystals, or other findings for a new collection?
The cool thing is it takes just about 24 hours until the big reveal. Thank goodness much of that is sleeping hours. I sometimes take an early peek to see how things are shaping up. A little soap and water is all it takes to extricate the unfinished masterpiece. Then I get to work on grinding/sanding, spraying gloss, or drilling to add stones. This is when I get into a ‘zone’ and see what happens in the next hour or two. I may stop and be satisfied, or keep going and really get excited because I went beyond and straight to ‘What if’ zone. I never feel I am salvaging anything because I should have stopped while I was ahead. This is what makes me feel like a Resin-ista. I’m at the cusp of somethings interesting.
I recently got inspired by a fashion designer who was featured during Fashion Week about 10 years ago. The model was wearing his amazing stackable bracelets that were wide and transparent color ( my guess was alcohol ink). I absolutely fell in LOVE with this piece and decided to create my very own mold. These bracelets are bit heavier because of its unique wide design. Resin always requires clean-up work post curing. The end result is amazing and always well worth the donning of the dust mask! Stay tuned for that big reveal!
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