I am an autistic person who stims. Stimming is a way to overcome the stresses of interactions with people, with things, with noise, and smells, and lights. So many things crowd our senses and repetitive, soothing activities help to negate them.
Stimming can include stroking, or just feeling soft fabrics. It can involve repeating a calming action. Worry beads, or worry stones, have been used for this purpose for centuries, perhaps millennia.
I created colourful, easy-to-wear pendants with super-silky tassels that can be stroked fairly unobtrusively.
Super-fun pom-pom bracelet and adjustable ring
It is all so tactile. Although I cannot bear certain textures these are soft, silky, fluffy. And fun. Perfect therapy.
I hope you have enjoyed my post. If you fancy trying your hand at making any stimming jewellery – just let me know. I’ll give you the inside story on how I made them so that you can have a go yourself.
Stay well. Stay creative.