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Shiny Little Mess fidget ball

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One Shiny Little Mess coming right up! This is an original art piece, handmade with love by Emily Lomax. The Shiny Little Mess fidget ball was inspired by working my Alzheimer's friends. As an Activity Director in a memory care community, you quickly learn to redefine standard ideas of "success". You learn that the journey is far more important than the end result - and effort alone matters most of all. I was hosting a jewelry making club for my late stage Alzheimer's residents and we were beading bracelets on wire I precut - to the very best of our abilities. I was making my way around the table and one of my residents had managed to successfully string a couple beads on the wire, then seemed to have bundled it all up into a mashed up little ball. The pride in his eyes, in awe of the beautiful creation he just made, was inspiring! No, it wasn't a bracelet, but it was so much more incredible than that! It was now a prized possession, a labor of love, a dose of unexpected sunshine. It wasn't wrong or messed up. It was beautiful. It was intriguing. It was art. The best thing about this art - you can play with it! We made a few more of these "shiny little mess" balls and the residents and staff played with them all day.
With the fidget craze in full swing, we've found that many people's brains benefit when our hands are busy. Alzheimer's people can benefit in the same way and relieve the anxiety associated with the disease. This resident's one little ball is starting a movement - to eradicate Alzheimer's disease, through understanding and finding beauty in the mess.

50% of the purchase proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association.
One Shiny Little Mess coming right up! This is an original art piece, handmade with love by Emily Lomax. The Shiny Little Mess fidget ball was inspired by working my Alzheimer's friends. As an Activity Director in a memory care community, you quickly learn to redefine standard ideas of "success". You learn that the journey is far more important than the end result - and effort alone matters most of all. I was hosting a jewelry making club for my late stage Alzheimer's residents and we were beading bracelets on wire I precut - to the very best of our abilities. I was making my way around the table and one of my residents had managed to successfully string a couple beads on the wire, then seemed to have bundled it all up into a mashed up little ball. The pride in his eyes, in awe of the beautiful creation he just made, was inspiring! No, it wasn't a bracelet, but it was so much more incredible than that! It was now a prized possession, a labor of love, a dose of unexpected sunshine. It wasn't wrong or messed up. It was beautiful. It was intriguing. It was art. The best thing about this art - you can play with it! We made a few more of these "shiny little mess" balls and the residents and staff played with them all day.
With the fidget craze in full swing, we've found that many people's brains benefit when our hands are busy. Alzheimer's people can benefit in the same way and relieve the anxiety associated with the disease. This resident's one little ball is starting a movement - to eradicate Alzheimer's disease, through understanding and finding beauty in the mess.

50% of the purchase proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by lpaserchia
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 15, 2017
Happy Fucking Holidays

Reviewed by polkadot6
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 12, 2017
Fast delivery and hilariously funny card!
Magical Day

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Shiny Little Mess fidget ball

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: thought, love, open mind, right hand, left hand, glass beads, plastic beads, wire cutters, silver wire
  • Feedback: 2 reviews
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