Jewelry-Making #WotW

Hi everyone. Today I’m once again joining Word of the Week. I already shared some of my experiences from the week with you all on Friday. Today, I want to focus on an important positive aspect of the week: jewelry-making. Like I said last week, I got a lot of supplies from my parents for my birthday. I also bought some new supplies later this week.

The actual jewelry-making process is still sometimes hard for me due to my being blind and having mild cerebral palsy. I am making progress though in figuring out what works for me.

First, on Wednesday, I made a bracelet for my day activities staff. She had her birthday that day so was off, but my assigned support staff from the home came to sub. I did all the threading by myself and tried to tie the knot too.

On Thursday and Friday, I was even busier making jewelry. I made my first necklace in a long time. It didn’t turn out as good as I’d hoped and I don’t have a photo, but it is nice enough.

I also made a football bracelet for a fellow client. I originally wanted to make something in the colors of his favorite club, but I didn’t have red and white beads. Instead, I chose green for the grass and added a football charm. This client has his birthday next month I think, so I already decided to make him something in the club colors then.

Lastly, I enthusiastically decided to make a necklace for my niece. She is 21-months-old and I had no idea what the appropriate age for wearing jewelry is. I also added acrylic charms that I later realized she might pull off and put into her mouth.

I texted my sister and she said two to three years is the recommended age for necklaces. I thought of keeping the necklace for my niece’s birthday, but eventually decided to give it anyway when my sister and her family visited me yesterday. I’m confident my sister will be able to keep it safe until my niece is ready for it.

How would you sum up your week?

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18 thoughts on “Jewelry-Making #WotW

  1. It’s interesting to get a peek into your world. I am also enjoying watching football at the moment. I hope your bracelet is well received.
    Enjoy crafting and do have a great week ahead.

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  2. I love doing beading especially with the children although it’s been a little while since we last sat down and made things like this together. Love the bracelet you made – those stones are so pretty and those little charms on the necklace you made for your niece are adorable. I am sure she will love it when she is old enough to wear it. #WotW

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, I truly love the colored stones (I’m assuming they’re glass beads). I got about five bags of them in my surprise birthday package. I also love the charms and the icecream cone beads on my niece’s necklace. Happy beading with your kids once you get down to it again.

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. Yes, I really love jewelry-making now that I have the help I need and can practise doing more things on my own.

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