As a guy, being 6’1″ has its advantages at times. I help out around the apartment and at stores, reaching for things out of reach of my 5-foot-even wife. At concerts I have no problem seeing the stage, peering above the heads if others. However, in the past couple of years I’ve realized there are some drawbacks of being tall, as a trans/crossdresser. I have a hard time finding shoes that fit, and when they do, I tower over everyone in my heels, helping draw a lot of attention when out and about. Jewelry is also a problem, having a hard time finding rings and bracelets that fit my finders and wrists.
The other day, while spending time on Pinterest looking for accessory ideas, I had the idea that I should make my own jewelry. I have often bought elastic rings, thinking that the elastic string would help to fit my larger fingers, only to find that they cut off the blood supply to my finger. Not my idea of a good time! So a stop to our local Michael’s was in order. I wasn’t sure what I would find, or how much they had for jewelry making, but I was surprised with the quantity of options available. I bought some adjustable ring blanks, large pendants, some silk flowers, and my first glue gun.
As you might guess, Glue Gun and I will be close friends. I absolutely love the rings I put together, and will be wearing them out soon. I also bought some elastic sting to fix my other rings, which were too tight. Now that I have these tools in hand, I keep coming up with other custom jewelry ideas!