Created these beautiful, yet simple bangle bracelets with memory wire and beads.
Having neuropathy problems have caused mobility and dexterity issues with my hands.. not to mention the pain and random numbness that can make my fingers lock up… which have all really put a burden on the jewelry making that I so love to do. Sadly, I can no longer create certain types of jewelry like I did in the past. Making things with toggles and clasps have become rather difficult for me to do.
So, I have discovered the simple technique with memory wire when creating bracelets. There are no troublesome toggles or clasps to bother with…. and to put them on the wrist is much easier than the previous styles that I once created.
These simple bracelets may not be as elaborate as the ones I used to make, but they help me express my creative side. 😊
Hey everyone and Happy New Year! I hope 2023 is off to a great start for you all!
As you know, I love art therapy! And recently I did a pencil sketch of my mom’s and her twin sister’s baby photo. Couldn’t resist, they were such adorable little angels!! I also did it for my mom because sadly at the end of April (2022), my aunt passed away. My mother lost her twin sister who was fighting COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
So… here’s the sketch, and I wanted to share with everyone. Yep, I’m a proud daughter and niece! ❤️
I’ve recently been told about a very beautiful old tale and so now I’m sharing it with you. It’s a simple, yet sweet story that is full of inspiration. Hope you enjoy it just as much as I do!
“A poor but hardworking widow once lived in a small hut with her children. One summer day, a pine cone fell on the earthen floor of the hut and took root. The widow’s children cared for the tree, excited at the prospect of having a Christmas tree by winter. The tree grew, but when Christmas Eve arrived, they could not afford to decorate it. The children sadly went to bed and fell asleep. Early the next morning, they woke up and saw the tree covered with cobwebs. When they opened the windows, the first rays of sunlight touched the webs and turned them into gold and silver. The widow and her children were overjoyed. From then on, they never lived in poverty again.” ~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legend_of_the_Christmas_Spider
“Should you ever find yourself victim of other people’s bitterness, jealousy, lies and insecurities, don’t let it bother you. Remember… things could be worse, you could be them.” ~ Attitude to Inspiration