Apparently I have freakishly small hands and wrists. And I use them a lot. That in the professional opinion of several hand and wrist specialists and several physiotherapists is the apparent reason that I have had a lot of problems with my hands and wrists.
So, I have found a number of things that have helped over the years, but by far one of the best is Norstar magnets. These very powerful and light magnets are amazing. I use the Norstar Neos and I have made several different wrist cuffs with special little pockets to house my magnets over the years. Because of these powerful little, pole-wielding babies I can do my crafts and doll making. Love them.
And so it makes me laugh to see the number of tutorials and patterns out there for wrist cuffs and bracelets. It seems I was fashionable without realising it. Check them out and wear them for decoration or with powerful little magnets ingeniously hidden in them (you will need to re-engineer many of these if you, like me, what to use these as more than just wrist decorations):
This custom cuff featured on Sew Stylish is made from recycled fabrics like denim. I love the asymmetry of it. I made my own version of these cuffs, I substituted the snaps for a fabric button loop and button as a decorative closure. I also added a pocket on the inside of the cuff with a velcro closure so that I can slide the magnet in and out.
This cuff from Straight Lines is so simple it is a snap (that was a really bad pun, if you click the link, you'll see why).
Tatertots and Jello gives us this Boden inspired bracelet. This is far more girlie than the first two.
This cuff is all hand sewn and made from recycled t-shirts. It looks very soft and comfy.
This safety pin and fabric bracelet from I am Momma Hear Me Roar is strictly no-sew and super funky.
Another way to go would be to integrate magnets into fingerless gloves. Re-purpose a sweater (jumper here in the UK) to make these.
These bracelets from It's a Hodgepodge Life are so cool.
This cuff is unbelievable, it actually lights up thanks to an in-built LED light - no kidding!
This bracelet made from silken strands is really awesome.
This cuff is made from recycled zippers.
I had an early attraction to cuffs. I wore my Wonder Woman cuffs around the house all the time when I was little (or should I say "Womber Woman", as I used to call her). You can make your own superhero cuffs with this tutorial.
If like me, you have a medical reason for wearing a cuff or bracelet, check out this very stylin' way of wearing your medical info from Urban Threads.
So take care of those hands or decorate them, but whatever you do get craftin'.