My sister always astounds us with what she creates. Have you ever looked at washi tape and thought about winding it around a plain black plastic jewelry holder hand (sort of like this one) to make a jewelry stand sculpture? Well, she did! And here is the result:
She gave this jewelry holder to me for Christmas along with a bracelet made by a man who collects coins and is a history buff. He explained where in the world each coin was from – places where I haven’t yet set foot, like the Seychelles and Sudan. There’s some U.S. coins but they’re special like a zinc color wheat penny which I’ve never before seen. As a child, I used to sort my dad’s pennies for the bank, and I would pull out and save all the wheat pennies.
Another special detail is the leather cuff my sister and her husband made:
It’s stamped with one of my favorite quotes: “Not all those who wander are lost.” It’s perfect for someone with a soul that wants to wander the planet.
The cuff was even hand-colored. They pay attention to detail like that!
Although I didn’t make this, my sister and her husband did, I’ve added it to the list of 12 DIYS in 12 DAYS. Making it involves a few simple supplies and some imagination. You get a hand-shaped jewelry holder. You can find these at craft stores like Michaels and Joann. Get a little collection of coordinating or contrasting washi tapes. Wind strips of the washi tapes around the hand. You can cut or tear the strips of washi tape. When you’ve finished covering the hand, you can seal it with Mod Podge or a spray sealer. My sister also added some stamped words over the washi tapes and she dabbed some gold paint in spots. You can get really creative!
It looks kind of steampunk-ish, doesn’t it?