Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachel Williams.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
As a full-time musical theatre and theme park performer, I was faced with the harsh reality of my field being shut down when COVID-19 hit America. I had just closed my first puppeteering role at Knott’s Berry Farm and was gearing up for a summer of improv acting in their summer experience, Ghost Town Alive when quarantine hit and our park closed. It’s detrimental as an artist to have no outlet to create. I found myself seeking out any creative outlet I could- Tiktok, poetry, and eventually I stumbled upon resin.
On a whim, I decided to dive right in and start creating earrings. It quickly became a passion of mine and I’ve since launched an Etsy shop.
With absolutely no end in sight and no hope for my career as an actor/singer in the immediate future, creating earrings has been an exciting new adventure I never would have stepped into if the world were still functioning as it once did.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The most difficult part of 2020 as an artist has been watching my field and my personal jobs and shows get canceled and my creative sources diminished. I had just begun rehearsals for a show and had a summer gig booked at Knott’s and it was so sad to see these opportunities disappear.
As a creative, it’s difficult to feel fulfilled when you are restricted and removed from the ways you engage with and impact the world.
I was faced with the choice of sitting around and waiting for musical theatre to return or to begin exploring new side hustles that could fulfill me in a new and exciting way.
Please tell us about Resin By Rach.
My business is called Resin By Rach and I create hand-crafted resin statement earrings! I make a variety of bold shapes and sizes- including beautiful palm leaves and even Jack-O-Lanterns! I love to include bright colors and glitters and really make a unique piece of jewelry that could accent a formal or casual outfit! Big, bold, and trendy are how I would describe my earrings.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I could go back, I would have wanted to explore opening my own business much earlier in life because it has been such a fulfilling experience.
- Earrings range $13-$18
- Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ResinByRachShop?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: resinbyrach