Wednesday, March 27, 2013

DIY Tying the Knot Wire Rings

A few weeks ago I noticed a lady wearing a wire heart ring, and was inspired to try myself. Instead of the heart, I thought about creating some "tying the knot" rings. I used 20-gauge wire, a round-nose jewelry plier, and a highlighter for sizing. These were pretty easy to make and of course, cheap! It costed me about $10 for the pliers and wire, and I still have plenty of wire. It also took me about 30 minutes to make about 10 rings!

Steps to making DIY Knot Ring:
1. Wrap the wire around a sizing tool (highlighter, chapstick, etc.)
2. Leave an even amount, about an inch on both sides, after the wrap. 
3. Make a loop with one side of the wire. 
4. Stick the other end of wire through the loop. 
5. Bend both ends around the "knot" and secure them in the back 

Hope the special recipients like them! :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

turning negative into positive

It has been awhile. School and work has got the best of me, but I still saved some time to doodle. Here is what I came up with:

I'm trying to get into the habit of turning negative energies into positives, by doing something that allows me to still express my concern but on a positive side. For example, instead of being disappointed in myself for spending a day doing something that I don't enjoy and then complaining about, I decided to reflect on the quote, "What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for." I could either continue to complain about my awful day, which really wasn't that awful. Or I can think the affects of wasting time and energy being negative has on my day. It doesn't do any good wasting time on people or things that drain the positive energy out of you. Turn it into something good.