I’m one of those people who just doesn’t get angry about ordinary, every day things. It takes me a while.
I’ve been accused of being a “Pollyanna” and I’m OK with that. I LIKE thinking the best about people. It makes me happy.
I got really upset with someone last night. Like I said, it doesn’t happen often, but I found myself being lied to by another business woman that I’ve gone out of my way to help. I was sad, disappointed and angry.
About the only way to calm myself down when I get upset is to either CLEAN something or MAKE something.
A little craft therapy always helps.
So I decided to make a necklace with some old, brass number tags I found a while ago.
First, I had to clean up my jewelry making station. Which made me feel a little better.
And then I created the necklace.
I thought I could use a two hole punch usually used in jewelry making to create a hole at the bottom of the brass tag but it was far too strong for the punch.
Luckily, my husband has a whole garage full of cool tools so just a few seconds with a drill press and I was set to go again.
The little copper heart is also a vintage find that I added to the bottom of the tag with a jump ring.
A few Swarovski crystals in black and clear on headpins added to the jump ring that holds the brass heart add a bit of sparkle with the vintage metal. And a pearl drop just for a girlie touch.
Ahhh! Just what I needed to do to calm myself and get back to my usual happy go lucky self.
What do you do when you are angry or upset to calm down? Do you have your own version of craft therapy?