All the studying made me want to make something with my hands–yes, like middle school arts-and-crafts. But lacking any arts-and-crafts supplies, I gathered a screwdriver, pocket knife, some pliers, and whatever pretty-looking (read: shiny) objects I could find unused around the house.
I ended up taking apart three broken watches.
And cutting a rather deep gash in my finger in the process.
Then, finding myself with shiny watch-bits, I had to pretend to have done something useful. So the broken useless watch-bits became “jewelry”. Here is the photographic evidence (just of the end result, not the blood).