Hey Jewelry Makers! Take Care of Your Bodies!
Making jewelry can be a fun and creative hobby, but it can also be physically demanding. Spending long hours hunched over your workbench can put a strain on your back, neck, and shoulders. Here are some tips for taking care of your body when making jewelry:
- Take breaks: It's important to take regular breaks to stretch your muscles and give your eyes a rest. Try setting a timer for every 30 minutes to remind yourself to take a break.
- Sit up straight: Make sure you have good posture while you work. Sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor and your shoulders relaxed.
- Use good lighting: Make sure your work area is well-lit to reduce eye strain.
- Choose comfortable tools: Use tools that are comfortable to hold and that fit your hand well. This can help reduce strain on your hands and wrists.
- Take care of your hands: Stretch your hands (and shoulders) as much as possible throughout your work.
By following these tips, you can reduce the physical strain of making jewelry and enjoy your hobby for years to come.
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- Lisa Kelly