Table of contents for Making medical jewelry fancy

  1. Medical jewelry, plain & fancy, part 4

I’ve been a MedicAlert member since the mid-1980s, and I’ve changed my bracelets and necklaces often as time has passed and my medical conditions have changed.  I might go out without my Amex card, but never without my MedicAlert emblem.  My family can’t be expected to keep track of every single condition and medication.  Plus, if I’m out alone, the emblem gives people a way to reach my family members as soon as possible.

MedicAlert offers a wide selection of emblems and jewelry and there’s something there for just about everyone, but it’s a fact of life that their budget priced emblems are usually rather plain and their fancy emblems are usually rather expensive.  I don’t mean this as a criticism.  The purchase of memberships and emblems supports a fantastic organization.

But even if you’re on a budget there’s nothing that says you can’t have a fancy emblem too.  Embellishing your own emblems is surprisingly easy.  In the next series of posts I’ll give simplified instructions for making your everyday emblem look like party wear.

For these projects, you’ll need two small pliers, a small but sturdy wire cutter, and if you’ll be working with a stretch bracelet emblem, a small flat-blade screwdriver.  I’ll talk about other materials you’ll need when I describe the projects.   If you don’t have the tools on hand already, there are a bazillion good places to get them, from your local hardware store to Harbor Freight Tools to jewelry and craft suppliers like Fire Mountain Gems.  Just don’t get them from the 99¢ store or some other ultra cheap supplier–you don’t want to break your tools before you finish your project.

In the next series of posts I’ll go from simple to fancy.  You can re-imagine any of these any way you want.

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