When I was a child I was always creating… from painting, drawing, paper-mache classes and flower-pressing, to making up clubs (I was the president and founder of my elementary school’s New Kids On The Block club, thank you very much,) I was always thinking outside of the box, and I’m sure that if you think back you probably have many of the same memories.
For a while now I have been wanting to tap back into that creativity – I was thinking of picking up some paintbrushes and taking a stab at painting, or maybe learning how to knit as I love scarves. What I ended up trying out was making my own bracelet, as jewelry is something I am quite fond of as well.
I headed out to my local bead store and spent about a half an hour completely over-whelmed with no idea where to start. All I knew was that I wanted my Om charm that I have had for months to be a part of it. I was about to leave due to frustration about where to begin, when the person who worked in the store must have sensed my confusion and came over to offer some guidance. Soon enough, I had a collection of beads that I felt confident would work well together for the bracelet I had in mind.
I left the store with $30 worth of beads and a few instructions about how to secure the clasp. I couldn’t get home fast enough, and when I did I rolled out my trusted yoga mat, plopped all my supplies in front of me and got to it… with both my dogs supervising the process. After a few bead rearrangements and some deliberation, I was satisfied with my creation and sealed the clasp with a plier from my husband’s tool box.
The finished product was an awesome little bracelet that is all me, exactly how I want it, exactly what I envisioned. Not to mention a constant reminder that I can do anything I want if I just give it some time, ask a few questions along the way, and put my heart to it. I suggest you do the same… whatever it is that you want to do or make – do it yourself. Make yourself that piece of clothing you envision, paint a picture, take a creative photo. It is so enjoyable to see your efforts amount to something you unique that is all you! Use that creativity and think outside of the box!