Tuesday, January 19, 2010

When off the Shelf won't Do

I generally don't make jewelry for children. But I have one custom item that I keep listed in my Etsy shop now; a bracelet set for motehrs and daughters.

This gift idea actually came from a sad occurance. A few months ago, a good friend of mine called me. Her sister-in-law, who was pregnant, had a still birth. She lost the baby just a few weeks shy of the due date. My friend wanted to do something special for the family, and to give them something to remember the baby. She asked me to make a set of bracelets - one for the mother, and two for the baby {one as a keep sake and the other for the funeral}.

Now, this is a horribly sad thing, and I typically don't write about such serious topics. {apologies all around!}

But from this tragedy, I took the idea and created an Etsy listing. What a special thing for a mother and daughter to have bracelets that are meaningful. Some people want a favorite color or birthstones. A little charm with their initials is a neat touch. Others want a cross or other charm that means something special to the mother.
So, I've done also done custom bracelet sets for Christmas and birthday gifts. I think it would also be a lovely gift for all those moms out there on Valentine's Day!


  1. Great article! I have checked all contents of your blog, they all are so attractive and gorgeous, but that one you posted is pretty well.
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  2. Thanks so much, Bridal. I appreciate it.


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