Tiny cacti bolo tie and more!!

Hello, gentle readers!

I got more bolo tie supplies yesterday from Michael’s and got to work gluing together this adorable cactus garden tie. That was my proudest achievement of yesterday. I actually wish I had blogged later so that I could have documented it all.

It is subtle and small, but quite a bit of hunting went into it. Michael’s does not have traditional bolo tie supplies, so I had to improvise. I had seen paracord used in some bolos on Etsy, so I found paracord and paracord buckles and got them along with the tiny cactus figurine.

I went home afterwards and glued the figurine to my buckle slide. Then I looped the paracord around the buckle and pulled it tight around my neck, securing it with a double knot underneath so it wouldn’t slide out of place. There was my bolo for the day.

Making bolos reminds me so much of my dad, who was a genius at improvisation and in general. He was the kind of guy who would solder a dinosaur out of spare screws and parts he had on hand. He died in 2016, and I miss him every day. I hope he would be proud of me.

In other news, I’m starting work soon. I don’t think they will let me wear my ties there, though I would love to make a red and black one to wear with my uniform. That would be great.

Well, friends. I must go. Have a wonderful day!

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