Four residents at Life Care Center of Pensacola, Florida, have recently taken up the artistic hobby of making jewelry.
Resident Georgia West started working on jewelry at home before coming to the facility, and now she has several new friends to share the activity with. Muridia Washington, activity director, finds the materials at local arts and craft stores, and the residents set the beads in designs on a beading tray. They string the beads, put the catch on and then finish with the crimp bead.
“Sometimes we glue the pieces just to make sure it’s secure, and then we set a price,” said West. “I love to make jewelry.”
The ladies make necklaces, bracelets and earrings. On July 11 and 12, 2019, they got to showcase their creations with a jewelry sale at the facility.
“The group helps to keep my fingers moving, and it is very enjoyable to make something,” said resident Alice Cole.
“It gives me a feeling of accomplishment,” added resident Janice Montgomery.