I have a young friend who was dealing with anxiety last winter. In an attempt to find her tools that she could use in the highest stress moments, I quickly rolled up a small paper pendant to give her. I thought having something that someone put so much love into, something from a friend, that she could keep available during the day, might help. I used her favorite colors (shades of purple) and as I worked on it, I decided to work in a curve -- something she could rub her thumb into. It added a pleasant tactile element to the pendant and I immediately realized I had just made a worry stone. One of those great little items people like to tuck into pockets and touch or rub when under stress.
After that first one, I decided to add them to my product line. The rainbow design here was a special request and they turned out beautifully. The paper "worry stones' are small, and very colorful, and rather chunky, strung on an adjustable black cotton cord. Find them in my shop and if you're interested in colors you don't see there, get in touch. I'd love to make one special for you.