Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Mama Bracelet

Alright, I confess! This seven-inch strand of silver and crystal is at least a small factor in my decision to have two kids. Like I mentioned before when I described my "Good Shepherd Bracelet", I love jewelry that has a purpose and a story behind it. For those of you who are interested, here's the story behind what I call the "Mama Bracelet".

After having my first child and deciding to stay home to raise him, I became totally immersed in the new mommy culture of play dates, mother's groups, stroller walks and story times at the library. It didn't take too long for me to realize that this society is full of its own unspoken norms and customs. Like when I went to my first MOPS meeting, I noticed all the moms pulled up in minivans, had perfectly applied makeup at 9am, brought elaborate dishes (with Pampered Chef utensils) to the potluck, and later took their tiny tikes to Gymboree.

But more importantly, (jewelry freak that I am) I noticed a bracelet sported by a few moms like a badge of honor. They called it a mother's bracelet and it had their kids' names on it. I fell in love with the concept of jewelry that could be worn as a reminder of what is really important... even on days when I showed up at MOPS without makeup and a bag of chips to be eaten directly from the bag!
I made my first bracelet a few weeks before delivering my second child and donned it in the hospital right after giving birth. I have made nearly a hundred since then for many more moms who want to celebrate the blessing of being a mama, even on days when they don't want to jump through all of the unnecessary hoops. The "Mama Bracelet" that I make has a distinctive look and is made to endure life with children.

You are invited to celebrate the blessing of being a mother everyday in a beautiful "Mama Bracelet". It is made to order with 4.5mm or 5.5mm sterling silver letter beads, toggle clasp and Swarovski crystals. A crystal dangle with your kids' birthstones is included. For more info, contact me or check out the "Mama Collection" on my website, www.maybornedesigns.com.

6 comments:

CopperSpringsLeather said...

I never heard of mother's bracelets. My wife has a mother's ring with her,mine and our boys birthstones.

Rosebud Collection said...

what a nice idea..I laughed when you said about the mother's arriving all spiffy..Raising five daughters, I think the only time I was spiffy was going to church and even then, it was a toss up..

Christine said...

So pretty. I love them!

Mommy Cracked said...

Those are beautiful!! I'm so glad you stopped in my blog so I could find your site!

Viagra Online said...

I have a bracelet that my mother gave me when I was a kid but she did it herself with some natural seeds and them she added our names with a knife.

Marie Griffin said...

Wow, its so wonderful. The unique and traditional handmade jewelry items are growing more popular among both men and women. The jewelry I love most is bracelet. I am always looking for unique and traditional designs in bracelet.