Hi everyone, my names Ruth and I own Ruthi’s Resin. Ruthi is a name I’ve always been called by close family and friends and it’s always made me feel accepted and safe.
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Starting Ruthi’s resin was a huge step for me. I’d been back at work for 12 days after maternity leave and Covid hit. I was furloughed & quite anxious. I’ve always had a passion for creating & found it really helps with my mental health, whether it be creating cards, things with my 2 children, personal gifts for family & friends etc I love the feeling knowing I’ve created something with love & attention to detail.
However I never had the confidence to post them publicly. I’ve always been extremely self conscious and had the same doubts as I’m sure many artists/creators have “what if people don’t like my creations”, “what if they don’t like me?” I had amazing support from my fiancé and best friend who encouraged me to just see what happens. The fact I was showing what I’d created rather than myself, made it easier.
I saw people creating with resin and really wanted to give it a go. My fiancé bought my first batch which was craft resin and I was hooked.
The first few pieces I created were not great, they had micro bubbles, amine blush etc. I did feel disheartened, however I spoke to amazing supportive fellow resin creators online about certain issues and they suggested warming the resin. It was a revelation!
I loved the freedom I had to create and found I had excitement at what the finished item would look like. I also found it helped immensely with the anxiety of everything that was going on in the world. For an hour or so I escaped.
I love creating the female torso’s as I find I can be as creative as I like and pushing my creative mind to the next level to be different. A unique piece of handmade art is the best, whether it be for yourself or as a gift. Knowing you are the only one that has one makes it so special.
I wanted to make something in memory of my dad, who passed in 2008. I realised I was able to add his ashes to resin. This was such a different feeling, having something I could touch and think of him. I posted it online and within days I was asked by a lady if I was able to create a tea light holder using her mums ashes. I couldn’t believe it, what an honour. I asked her mums name and once she arrived I knew this creation needed to be the best I’d done. I’m a complete empath and felt so privileged to be trusted with such a special item.
She loved it! I was so proud of myself, that I had been able to create something so personal for her.
I then had a lady message me regarding a custom order that she wanted created for her son who had lost his best fur friend. She had been unfortunately let down by someone else and I couldn’t say no. I received this little dogs fur and created a personal keyring for the little boy, which also had his pets name in.
Once it was received, I had a heartfelt message from the lady saying that her son loved it and would carry it everywhere. What a feeling, I’d been able to do that.
My confidence has definitely grown in myself and my abilities in the nearly 2 years of creating with resin and I would love for Ruthi’s Resin to grow, my ideas are endless. I’m not an official Brand Ambassador for Craft Resin, however I tell anyone that will listen about them because I love using their resin, and if I trust it then I’ll share that with others.
One piece of advice I would give to someone starting out with epoxy resin is to invest in good PPE and enjoy it. Create what you like.