This afternoon our activities director, Lisa, helped us repair broken jewelry. I took three pairs of earrings that needed attention and she was able to repair them. She was unable to repair the band on my medical information bracelet, though. I’ll check on prices of having it repaired versus buying a new band.
Our volunteer coordinator, Crystal, taught us how to make a jewelry-cleaning solution. She lined a bowl with aluminum foil and poured in a mixture of warm water, a dishwasher pod and about a teaspoon each of salt and baking soda. Several of us dropped jewelry into the solution and let it sit a few minutes. The pieces came out looking much better. It worked amazingly fast. I cleaned a couple of my old rings.
After this, Lisa showed us how to make stretchy bracelets using special elastic and our choice of beads. I made a simple one of alternating spaghetti-sized and little round beads. It was fun.