For my first official blog post, I thought I’d take the time to talk about one of my favorite hobbies: designing my own rings. At first I just did it for fun, but then I decided to open my own Etsy shop about a month ago (which you can find here).
The first rings I began making, I glued onto a wooden plank, then framed the ring with a string of pearls. That was a lot of trial and error, because the string of pearls continuously popped off. The main decorative pieces I use are cabochons and acrylic crystal beads. I use gorilla glue to keep everything glued down tight! In my experience, it’s the best glue I’ve ever used.
I always have fun making new ring creations. I love anything bright, cute and fun, so when I’m designing rings, that’s always what I aim to create in the end.
As of recently, I discovered lovely cameos (the foundation for the rings pictured above, at my work station). These little things are my go-to when designing rings now, because they’re perfect settings and they come in so many different colors. 🙂
As I mentioned earlier, I opened my own Etsy shop about a month ago! It was something that was on my bucket list for a long time, and I finally went for it. My shop name is PinkBopp; there’s a funny story behind that, too. I couldn’t come up with a shop name, so I randomly merged my favorite color (pink) and my favorite comet (Hale-Bopp) since I’m a bit of an astronomy nerd. Random, I know!
Overall, I’m happy with all of my little creations, and I love being able to wear them out-and-about, and most of all, be able to say I made it myself when people ask where I got it. 🙂