Do You Have a Blessings Bracelet?

My friend Jennie mentioned the concept of a "blessings bracelet" to me a few months ago.  It's a bracelet that, whenever you look at it, it reminds you of your blessings.

I know, in today's world it's hard to come up with anything to consider a blessing -- sometimes it all seems so bleak.  But a blessings bracelet serves to remind us that life can be good, if we'd take the time to remember the little things.

Jennie's Blessings BraceletCount 'Em Up

I thought that a bracelet would be a good idea, so I started on something simple that I could wear every day.  I got about half-way through and then realized that if it was too simple, I wouldn't notice it.  And if I didn't notice it...how would I remember to count my blessings?

So, back to the drawing board.

Meanwhile, Jennie was working away at hers.  Periodically she'd ask how mine was going and tell me the status of hers.

Then there was the day the photos came.  Wow!  (FYI - you can click on the photos to see a larger image.)

Jennie's Blessings Bracelet CloseupIn case you haven't followed along, Jennie and I live at opposite ends of the country, so photos are all we have to go by.  And when she sent me the photos of hers I felt so bad that I hadn't worked on mine.

So here are the photos of Jennie's bracelet, and I will be hard-pressed to come up with something even half as nice.  I'm staring at my pile of lampwork and Swarovski (in purples and greens -- how's that for a color combo) and trying to think of what I can do.

Hmmm, the sterling beads have gone into hiding somewhere in this room, but I did find some toggle clasps.  And yes, I have beading wire...oh no!  I just realized that wherever my sterling beads are, that's where all my crimps are.

Yes, this is going to get interesting.

Well, off to locate the silver beads and wayward crimps.  Once I have them all together, I'll take a photo of all the "fixings" so you can see the supplies before...and the finished bracelet after.

In the meanwhile, I'll leave you with some ebay eye candy to peruse - enjoy!

Woodetz Wood Meditation Buddhist Buddha Prayer 108 Bead Bracelet 6mm Men Women
Woodetz Wood Meditation Buddhist Buddha Prayer 108 Bead Bracelet 6mm Men Women
$6.99
Time Remaining: 22d 21h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
Woodetz Wood Meditation Buddhist Buddha Prayer 108 Bead Bracelet 6mm Men Women
Woodetz Wood Meditation Buddhist Buddha Prayer 108 Bead Bracelet 6mm Men Women
$6.99
Time Remaining: 22d 21h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
Woodetz Wood Meditation Buddhist Buddha Prayer 108 Bead Bracelet 6mm Men Women
Woodetz Wood Meditation Buddhist Buddha Prayer 108 Bead Bracelet 6mm Men Women
$6.99
Time Remaining: 22d 21h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
Woodetz Wood Meditation Buddhist Buddha Prayer 108 Bead Bracelet 6mm Men Women
Woodetz Wood Meditation Buddhist Buddha Prayer 108 Bead Bracelet 6mm Men Women
$6.99
Time Remaining: 22d 21h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
Woodetz Wood Meditation Buddhist Buddha Prayer 108 Bead Bracelet 6mm Men Women
Woodetz Wood Meditation Buddhist Buddha Prayer 108 Bead Bracelet 6mm Men Women
$6.99
Time Remaining: 22d 21h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99

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