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Really excited to be listing some gorgeous freestanding pieces of fused glass art, inspired by the place I'm lucky enough to live - Bristol! As well as Bristol Houses and Bristol Balloons, there are a couple of stunning textured waves - let me know what you think!

Worry Star :: Fused Glass Art To Fiddle With For Anxiety Relief

Worry Star :: Fused Glass Art To Fiddle With For Anxiety Relief
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Having something small and solid to touch or fiddle with when you're feeling a little fragile can be a great comfort when you're feeling stressed or anxious, and bring you a sense of calm. More sophisticated and less noticeable than a fiddle toy designed for children or made of plastic, these worry stars are a great choice as a physical reminder that you can do this, and you are going to be okay.

Each one of these worry squares is utterly unique, and has been named by my daughter, who gave me this idea. These stars measure just over an inch across, and will fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. With one side glossy and smooth, and the other very slightly textured, you can choose which side to run your thumb against whilst the other rests against your palm. Some of us have restless fingers, and having a star to twiddle might help you avoid picking or biting finger nails, or even occupy your hands to stop you reaching for a cigarette!

A star would make an ideal gift for a friend who is finding things difficult at the moment, or for someone who is always fiddling with something.

These stars are made in my kiln from crushed glass, which is heated to a temperature where the glass melts and takes the shape of the mould. There are no sharp edges and all stars have been properly annealed so they are fairly robust - certainly able to handle being tucked into a pocket or tossed in a handbag or pencil case.

Not for young children.


I am a fidgeter who struggles with anxiety at times, and I've realised that when things are difficult (and most of the rest of the time too to be honest) I need something to fiddle with. Having something in my pocket that I can twiddle can occupy my mind when my thinking starts to spiral, and these stars are great for this, and are completely unobtrusive - I can slide one over my fingers with my hand in my pocket and no one even knows, and even if I get it out it doesn't draw any attention because it's small and silent. Being made of glass means that no matter how much lint there is in my pocket it just needs a rinse under the tap to be shiny again, which is perfect as my pockets seem to have a lot of fluff and crumbs for some reason! I have them scattered around the house in different colours and shapes, and thought that they might be able to help others manage their anxiety too, so here they are!

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This item will be posted to you by abstract Lucas within 3 days of receiving payment.

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