Hello Bling Crew! My name is Shannon Allen, I am the creator and owner of Bling Your Things, LLC.
Prior to starting Bling Your Things I spent several years earning an Accounting Degree and ultimately becoming a licensed CPA. I subsequently spent several more years climbing the corporate ladder to executive level accounting positions for Large Non-Profit Organizations.
Then in 2019, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and underwent several surgeries and months of grueling chemotherapy treatments. To pass the time during my chemo treatments, I would bring craft projects with me to work on. I was making bling pens and rhinestone tumblers as appreciation gifts for my doctors, oncologists and nurses. As I would make my bling projects other patients would ask if I could show them how they could make bling pens and where to purchase the rhinestones. This is when I started putting together bling kits and realized there was not a lot of options or retailers who sold high quality rhinestones that were also affordable.
During this time, I was also starting to reevaluate where I was going with my work life. I began to realize I was not living the life I had expected and was missing out on spending precious time with my family and friends. I decided I needed more work life balance! I started to create a plan to achieve the American dream of being an entrepreneur.
As the requests for rhinestone bling kits continued each week, I realized there was an opportunity. I started creating bling kits that not only included rhinestones but also included everything a beginner would need to get started. Plus making sure the bling kits were not only affordable but were easy to transport. This is how Bling Your Things Original Rhinestone Tumbler Kit was created.
I continued to spend the next several months purchasing hot fix and flatback rhinestone samples from multiple manufactures. With each sample and style of rhinestone I was always thinking about how I could offer quality rhinestones and starter kits at affordable prices.
After I found the right manufactures to source high quality rhinestones, Bling Your Things ® was created. I quickly launched our product line that included loose flatback and hotfix rhinestones, rhinestone tumbler kits, as well as glues and relate rhinestone supplies to get started. Bling Your Things product line has continued to grow to offer over 50 colors of glass rhinestones and now includes monthly bling boxes and digital design files. Our line of rhinestones is currently available on our website www.BlingYourThings.com, Etsy, EBay, Facebook and even Amazon.
Bling Your Things also has a growing library of free DIY Rhinestone tutorial videos on our YouTube Channel. I look forward to being your one stop resource for all things bling and helping you Bling Your Things to Life!
Happy Blinging 😊