The results are stunning, lightweight, one-of-a-kind pieces of art.
Christy studied piano performance in college but once she discovered the world of polymer clay, she was hooked: "It truly is an outlet for me. I’ve always needed some way to express my many emotions and feelings. It used to be me throwing my everything into the Grieg piano concerto and now I express myself through colors and shapes."
Christy says: "I loved that the options to working with polymer clay were virtually limitless. I also love color and loved the idea of being able to create whatever color I wanted to use for my jewelry." Christy discovered epoxy resin shortly after she got started with polymer clay. She says, "It has completely changed my jewelry game! I’d say most of my jewelry has resin somehow incorporated into it these days."
Christy then rolls out the clay with a roller or a pasta machine, cutting out her shapes with an X-acto knife or a cutter.
Next, she bakes, sands and buffs the pieces, adding resin to whatever components she would like with a glossy finish.
After the resin has cured, she drills holes and assembles her pieces, attaching gold or silver hooks, posts or chains to transform them into wearable jewelry. She says " Finally, I get to see the pieces come to life! After that, I take pictures of the finished pieces and then upload those images to Etsy and Instagram, and I move on from create mode to sell mode!"
Christy sells her work on her Etsy shop and through her Instagram page. When people look at her pieces, she hopes that "they see something they’ve never seen before, a different perspective on jewelry. I also love to have a story connected to what I make and enjoy sharing that aspect with my “Love Refracted fam.”
Visit her Etsy shop: Love Refracted
Congratulations on your win, Christy!
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