I am feeling a bit stressed out after my computer started acting up again – not as in it being broken, just as in having a hiccup. I am also missing out on inspiration for my #Mumslist post this week, because I haven’t been online much. I thought I’d put these two frustrations to good use and make a list of positives of the week.
- Made not just two but five loom bracelets this week. Am working on a sixth one. The above pic shows a bracelet I made for a nurse.
- With today being the exception, the weather has been quite nice over the past week.
- I reached my goal of going to the gym this week. Did buy candy more than once though. I did have a binge eating episode on Friday, but let’s just consider that a slip up.
- The nurses made delicious macaroni for us yesterday. Had a delicious ice cream on Tuesday.
- Both of my computers are usually fuctioning again.
- Made phone calls to my mother and sister. My sister, who earned her Master’s in history a few weeks ago, got word that she may be accepted into teacher education after all.
And here are my goals for the upcoming week.
- Make a Christmas card for a swap I’m on. Yeah, cardmakers make and sometimes swap Christmas cards all year.
- Start working on an art doll for a mixed media swap. I don’t really know what an art doll is, but one of the usual activity staff will be back from vacation this week so I can ask her for inspiration.
- Go to the gym again.
- Write one original blog post (so something other than Tuesday Ten, Word of the Week, etc.).
Have a nice week everyone!
When I showed my first handmade bracelet to the staff on my ward, several nurses requested I make one for them. It took me severl weeks to get this one finished, and so far this one nurse is the only one who’s given me specific directions on what to make for her.
The beads are made of two colors of polymer clay selected by the nurse from my stash. They are ultramarine Fimo Classic and pastel mint Fimo Effect. The mint may look a bit blueish and I at one point thought I might’ve confused it with the blue ice quartz. As with another bracelet I’ve previously posted, I rolled the two colors of clay into a jelly roll. I really need to learn to make canes, but will get to that later. I got very uneven beads from my first try so made some more and chose the best I had. They’re still each more different than the ones on the other polymer clay bracelet I’ve made, but they’re okay. As usual, I strung the beads onto elastic wire. I fear the bracelet is a little too tigght, but we’ll see. Forgot to take it back to the ward when my husband had photographed it, so the nurse will need to wait to get it.
Lately I’ve been enjoying polymer clay and particularly have been making beads out of it. I also have bought a number of jewelry-making supplies, such as gemstone and glass beads, charms and wire. Here are my first two bracelets.
This one my husband nicknaemd the Ado The Hague bracelet after a Dutch football club. I think the football club’s colors are yellow and green, while the bracelet truly has golden glitters in it, but I’m not sure that it shows on the picture. I used green and golden glitter Fimo Effect and rolled two rolls into what I believe to be a jelly roll. Then I cut beads out of that, then had them lie around forever after baking before I strung them together on elastic wire. I am soon going to make a similar one in different colors for a nurse here.
This one got nicknamed the Christmass bracelet for its green stars. They are made out of turquoise I believe. The golden beads are glass beads. I strung these onto a metal wire and attached the clasp. I got some help with that bit, but must say I can do it mostly independently now.