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Will it work for me!?

will_it_work_for_me?I am find myself constantly in wonder of the different people contacting me about the 1-UP hair tie.

When I first started selling these, I was only thinking of amputees like myself. I was so unaware of any other condition outside my lil sphere of life.

Over the years I’ve heard from many people with differing conditions and abilities. They’ve shared their many successes and a few, their disappointment. I actually want to address the disappointment in this post – in case you are considering buying a 1-UP hair tie. I want for everyone to have that handful of independence.

With the 1-UP there are a few things you need to be able to do, no matter your abilities and differences:

  1. Can you put a headband in your hair? (Part of setting up the 1-UP to make a pony tail)
  2. Do you have strength needed to pull the elastic tight? (Need to be able to pull tight to get the best hold on your hair)
  3. Can you reach the top or back of your head? (Need to be able to reach a little to guide your hair to the desired pony tail position – and to wrap or pin up the loose ends of the elastic)

Unfortunately that may exclude some from getting the 1-UP to work for them. I am happy to have a chat to see if a new design could be created – I’m all for being inclusive and creative!

I’m hoping however that you’re up for the challenge of making a pony tail your way with the 1-UP.

One Hand Tips – Jewellery

Here’s my latest video. In it I show you how to put on jewellery one handed, (sometimes I cheat, using my residual limb). The video includes: watches, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings.

Hopefully this will help many of you, or at least give you ideas that you may adapt to your abilities.

If you do things differently, please share your tips with us.

Here’s the links to all the pictures I used in the video. (I’m not endorsing any particular brand, style or price range. I just used pictures that I thought would provide a bit more detail to you all.)

Blue cuff watch –
Black cuff watch –
Swatch Butterfly Dream –
Silver Heart elasticated watch –
Disco Ball elasticated watch –
Casio Ediface –
Plastic strap watches –
Fish Hook earring –
Latch Back earring –
Sleeper Earring –
Stud earring –