Yesterday, I was feeling a little anxious. There’s something soothing about creating a chain through connecting beaded links. It’s methodical, detail-oriented, and repetitive. So I decided to make something.
I have a bag full of beads leftover from other projects, or given to me by a friend who didn’t want them. I’d seen a picture somewhere of necklace created with leftover mismatched beads, and wanted to try it.
This was my result:
This necklace is simple, yet it stands out because it doesn’t follow a pattern. I appreciate its asymmetry and variety.
How did I feel after making this piece? Definitely calmer and more focused. Creating is part of my self-care practice. I’m so grateful there are times when I can take care of myself and make something beautiful in the process.