Making Things

Bird By Bird Bracelet
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My all-time favorite book on writing is Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird. The title refers to an event that took place while she was growing up; her brother was assigned a school project on birds and became overwhelmed by the enormity of it. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder and said, “Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird,” Anne tells us. She has similar advice for those of us who wish to write books; every paragraph, every scene, every page, every chapter finished takes us one step closer to The End. Inspired by these words, I created a bracelet to wear as a reminder. I plan to sell them in my Etsy store, too.

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Brazilian Braid Bracelet
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I took a class at my favorite local bead shop on Sunday afternoon. Using silver curb chain and black leather lacing, I wove a bracelet called Brazilian Braid. I finally got a clasp on it this evening. I love the look! I am looking forward to experimenting with different colors of chain and braid; if there is enough interest, I might sell these in my online store, as well.

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Shiny!
After reading my post Grandmother’s Button Box, a writer friend commissioned me to make six sets of something – bracelets? earrings? necklaces? – from her button collection. I can hardly wait to start playing! 
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Have you done any crafting or sewing lately? Leave a comment and let me know what you are working on!