Wood Bead Necklace
Wood Bead Necklace
The beautiful simplicity of this lightweight necklace makes it a go-to stimming accessory.
Whether you prefer to twirl the beads or run your fingers down the smooth, you’re in for a soft, soothing experience. These wooden bead necklaces, created and handmade by Yvonne Mendoza Rogers, are sure to stim you into serenity.
Note: To straighten tassel again dip tassel only in water (do not get the beads wet). Straighten by clenching a fist around tassel and pulling downward in one motion until straight then lay flat to dry.
- Size: 17” long; 110 quarter-inch beads; tassel approx. 2.5"
- Note: Each necklace is handmade and might very in tassel length or necklace length by 0.5-1 cm. Do not pull roughly on the tassel as to not break the necklace.
- Materials: Natural undyed wooden beads or dyed black wood beads, rattail cord.
- Warning: Choking hazard: not suitable for children under 8 years old. NOT FOR ORAL USE
About the Artist
Yvonne Mendoza Rogers is a 22 year old autistic person, diagnosed at the age of 20, married for 4 years and living in California. She is a homemaker, aka stay at home wife, who enjoys writing drawing and music. She has been interested in music since she was 2, writing since she was 4, and drawing since she was 5. Music is what inspires her to create her pieces.
In her childhood she worked on improving her skill on these interests and now in her adulthood she plays guitar and sings, draws abstract art and design ideas, and writes poetry and short stories and is being published in a book that is in the works about autism and animals. In addition to designing, drawing, music, and writing her main favorite intrest is studying animal care and behavior for her kitty Erica Von Stardust and her 4 hermit crabs.
A Message From the Artist
As an autistic person and someone with ADHD, PTSD, BIPOLAR II, BPD, and DERMATILLOMANIA I have started a special interest in stim toys.
Searching other sites specifically for stim toys for DERMA and AUTISM I have come across a common use of Buddhist prayer beads as a stim toy. However, I realized this can exclude some people, such as myself, from using them due to religious reasons or just wanting to respect those who use them for religious purposes. So, I have taken to making a neutral non denominational wood bead necklace specifically for fidgeting purposes only.
My hope is that I can bring some comfort to those who may have benefited from such a type of fidget necklace but have been hesitant to use a beaded necklaces purposed for such a intimate use. I have always been interested in crafts and have had surprisingly good fine motor skills so I highly enjoy any kind of crafting and if it helps other people that is even better!