Serenity Bracelet

This week a friend of mine shared that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She is such a vibrant, gregarious, caring person...the type of person everyone rushes to sit next to. My hands have been itching all week to do make something that says "hey, you're awesome and I love you and this bastard disease isn't gonna dim your light." First thoughts of how to express this were through sticks and string...but even a "quickie" knitting project will burn through several hours which normally isn't an issue however this is a contribution to a gift basket that will be presented in a couple days. That's when the idea of the Serenity Bracelet came to mind. I bought a chunky strand of amethyst, some citrine, olive jade, and rose quartz. I used some sterling silver wire to twist on a heart charm and to secure a few other dangles.

I chose stones for their alleged healing super powers. I don't know how I really feel about this sort of thing...but I figure...what the hell...if it puts her in a positive state of mind and gives her the energy to feel as though she can kick this thing then that's all that matters, right?

The pumpkin and cylindrical stones in the picture above are citrine which is believed to help manifest your goals and keeps one cheerful. The round stones that I looped around some leather are Olive Jade. Jade is said to carry serene, calming energy.

Amethyst is believed to be a highly spiritual, healing stone that helps one tune into a higher awareness of knowing. Also pictured above is Rose Quartz that is said to have a gentle energy and is a healer of emotional heartbreaks.

Made this goofy gift tag to explain exactly how this gift would solve my friend's problem.

Wrapped it all up like so...

I love this take on the symbolism of the butterfly from

"We can look to the grace and eloquence of the butterfly and realize that our journey is our only guarantee. It's our responsibility to make our way in faith, accept the changes that come, and emerge from our transitions as brilliantly as the butterfly."


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. I'll be thinking of her.

I still have the bracelet you made me! And I still wear it too! Love it.

Maria Elise said...

Awww, glad you like your bracelet and you're still enjoying it!


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