Reference - Putting the BLING in BombaBling

When I first started learning how to make jewelry I was very hesitant to get involved with resin. I liked the thought of sticking to clay because of its versatility and relative ease of use.

Also – I’m impatient so the thought of having to way hours or sometimes days to complete one single pair of earrings just didn’t make sense, especially when I was already working full time and had precious little windows to get my jewelry on.

So when I found out about UV resin, which cures in minutes, I felt like I could no longer justify just putting it off… and I’m so glad I did!

While polymer clay is still king when it comes to making ideas come to love, there are some looks that just shine – literally – with resin.

I watched a ton of tutorials and fell in love with a faux “dichroic glass” technique that I practiced for weeks, and added a few bits of my own touch before coming up with a result that I became obsessed with. ┬áThe tutorial was limited to dark-backed pieces so I went on to experiment to get a lighter version as well. And wow…. the results are extremely beautiful, eye-catching, sparkly pieces that absolutely stun in the sun, and in other forms of direct light.

I know that I just had to use this technique in a jewelry set.

I had decided I wanted to do something ocean-themed for summer and actually already had a pile of polymer pieces done and ready to go by the time I perfected my glass technique. So I put them together just to see and found that they looked amazing. Thus the Starry Summer Nights collection was borne.

I’m super excited to share this with ya’ll – and I hope you find them as beautiful as I do.

Once I start making tutorials you can bet this will be at the top of the list!