Thursday, June 15, 2017

Darla’s Tips and Tricks



Years ago I bought a cool bracelet online - simple thin leather cords bound by a silver clasp. My favorite part might be the snug fit since I have such narrow wrists. This one won’t fall off and get lost. The sizing also caused a problem, however.

Many were the times I struggled to latch its clasp to the point of giving up and going out on the town without. Fast forward to a time when I accumulated a plethora of crafting materials like felt and pipe cleaners (there are various whimsical critters around the house as a result).

One day an idea popped into my head. Why not fold a pipe cleaner in two to get a grip on the clasp?

Success! Now it takes moments instead of minutes to don my bracelet. I wear it more than any other piece because black leather suits my taste and goes with anything.

Back in Black!
Do you have any similar tricks that make little tasks easier?

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11 comments:

  1. That's a nifty trick! I guess it would be hard to close it with one hand otherwise.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, it was tricky and my partner's hand/eye coordination wasn't up to helping. Be well, my dear.

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  2. That is a great trick. I rarely wear bracelets, but I will remember it for when I do.

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    1. Thank you for the kind word. I'm hoping this helps folks.

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  3. Looking at the title and knowing you are creative, I thought sure this would involve wizardry! I am disappointed. *wink*

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    1. Thank you for the giggle! Well wishes, my dear.

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  4. Nice tip! I've got loads of bracelets and they can be devils to do up.

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  5. Nice tip! I've got loads of bracelets and they can be devils to do up.

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