Hope Angel Bracelets Blog
It's hard to believe Hope Angel Bracelets started back in 2009. As I look back, I see how they've grown- how I've grown. The designs have changed and evolved. I've added many new charms, most of which are the result of people asking for them. I love customer feedback and ideas. YOU help keep things fresh and...inspiring!
My mother and I used to make Hope Angel Bracelets together. She loved the message of HOPE and used to make so many bracelets for the "regulars" who would go listen to my father play the piano at "the club". My mother often joined my father on his gigs and forged new friendships as she listened to him play. In a way, she developed her own following! Women loved the bracelets she made. Her choir members, (she was a music and choir director for over 25 years), also enjoyed them.
On January 3, 2015, my mother passed away. I know she is on the other side. My faith is strong and the angels are working overtime in helping me get through these difficult days. I MISS her so much. I think about her all the time. Even when tears fill my eyes, which they often do, I KNOW she wants me to continue making these special bracelets. I can feel it. Why? Because of the messages they deliver. Hope, faith, love, inspiration, belief- angels. All these things were so important to her. Making someone feel better because a pretty bracelet reminded them they were not alone was just as important to my mother as it is to me.
So, I decided to branch out and open a shop on etsy. I love the marketplace. I enjoy looking at ALL the items people have put their hearts and souls into. I am in awe of the talent. There are so many wonderful people who make beautiful, quality products on etsy. I am honored to be a part of such a diverse and creative community.
It is my belief my mother is watching over me and the rest of my family, especially my father. They were married for 54 years. They were best friends.
I digress. For more Hope Angel Bracelets, and a wealth of other beautiful items made by others on etsy, please visit my shop:
I look forward to seeing you there, and thank you so much for dropping by.
Here are some of my latest designs you'll find on etsy:
I've been thinking a lot about angels lately- even more than usual. Since my mother's passing on 1-3-2015, I constantly call on them for help, reassurance and take great comfort in their presence.
Here is a Guardian Angel Bracelet made with very pretty silvery-gray-blue Swarovski crystal beads with a large, clear crystal bead between the groups of three. There is a guardian angel charm and on the reverse side it reads: Guardian Angel For Happiness.
Thank you for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets. Have a day filled with hope and...angels.
Hope is the sun behind the clouds. You can't always see it, but it's there.
Hope is an oak seedling in the earth. You can't see the tree, but it's there.
Hope is the baby chick within an egg, waiting to break free. Hope is a butterfly within its cocoon. It will fly with magnificent beauty.
Hope is the angel guiding you. Always there, giving you strength, love and...
Ellen M. DuBois 2015
The three Hope Angel Bracelets I'm wearing now mean something to me and help me get through some very trying days.
It's been one heck of a year. There have been many blessings, and I always try to count them and remain grateful. But, sometimes life can be overwhelming. It's been that kind of year for me. I'd be willing to say it's been that kind of year for many people.
Thanks for the beautiful sun and moon-
for loved ones who didn't leave us too soon.
Let's pray for those who don't have a thing-
May they find comfort and peace from the Heavenly King.
Give thanks for waterfalls, stars and twilight-
give thanks for the warm beds we sleep in at night.
Give thanks for the feast as we gather around-
thank God for His blessings- just look around!
Even give thanks for this day that is here.
Give thanks every second, every moment of the year.
Be thankful for those you hold in your heart.
Give thanks for their love, may you never grow apart.
Offer thanks for our country and prayers for peace-
As we gather together over this glorious feast.
Give thanks for your blessings, be they big or small-
each one is special, let's count them all.
As we celebrate today, remember what it means-
Please pray for those who don't have anything.
Remember as you sit at your table tonight-
there are those in the cold- no food in sight.
Give thanks for those working in shelters all day-
feeding families, feeding children- for them, let us pray.
Give thanks for this nation- for those who have lost.
Give thanks for your freedom- it came with a cost.
Give thanks as you gather with family and friends-
"Thank you, Dear God, your love's without end."
Through Him we are here, celebrating today.
Give thanks for His Love, this Thanksgiving Day.
Â© Ellen M. DuBois
I got a request to make a bracelet with a sister charm and a small angel. When I make a remembrance bracelet, I know how much it will mean to the person receiving it. I always try my best to make sure it's just right.
I was asked to use pink, clear and pearl crystals with large, silver spacers. I don't have a pearl bead, but I do have an opaque, white crystal bead that resembles pearl. So, I used that.
I think it's beautiful. More importantly, I hope the person who ordered it feels the same way. I sent a picture to be sure it's what she wanted. I think it's worth taking the time to get it right.
Thank you for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets. Have a day filled with hope...and angels :)
It was an honor to make this for a woman who lost her precious baby named Hope. She chose the colors. Peridot is for August, which would have been her birthday. Her ashes are scattered in the Ozark Mountains where all the beautiful purple amethyst is. This will mean a lot to her son, too, who believes his sister is an angel watching over him. God bless her. XO
It's been several years since I started making Hope Angel Bracelets. It's amazing when I think about how much time has passed! New styles have been added along with an exciting array colors, beads, charms and more.
I love creating new designs because like everything in life, things evolve, change, grow.
The "I Believe" bracelet is so pretty. It sparkles in any light. I used the Believe angel charm because it represents how much I believe the angels are with us. They guide, protect and help us whenever we call upon them.
I also believe in God, the good in humanity, the need for helping each other and supporting one another. I believe in miracles, too. Since we're entering the Christmas season, I was inspired to create an "I Believe" bracelet. It just felt right. :)
Thank you for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets. Have a day filled with hope and...angels ;)
Lately, I've been asking the angels for lots of help. With my mother in the hospital/rehab since the end of September and a very sick dog, a lot of angel prayers have been said.
You know what? I believe they work. I believe the angels are there to help us in any way they can. We just have ask.
The angels have been there for me in so many ways- too many to count! I thank them every day, and this bracelet is another way to remind me to thank angels for their help - and to remember to ask for it whenever the feeling arises.
"May the angels surround you, protect you, guide and heal you. May they give you the strength and comfort you need and surround you with their light."
I hope you like the "Angel Prayers" Hope Angel Bracelet, and thank you for visiting! - Ellen
Please order as soon as possible for the holidays. Christmas is just around the corner and I want to make sure I have what you want in stock! Hope Angel Bracelets are $14 each or 2 for $25.
Hello and thank you for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets :)
It's hard to believe it's Halloween. Tomorrow, it'll be November. Wow. It's been a busy time, to say the least.
I was watching TV last night, snuggled up on the couch with my dog who isn't feeling very well. A commercial came on about the Hallmark Christmas movies beginning tonight. I love those movies, but found myself wondering where the year went!
This morning, I was looking at a silver & black bracelet I'd made. I also looked at a silver and gold one. Hmmm. Why not combine the two and make a Silver, Black and Gold bracelet. Change the style up a bit? I mixed it up with some larger "Bling" silver beads with a pretty rainbow of crystal around the middle and used all three colors of Swarovski crystal: silver, black and gold.
I love it! I hope you do, too.
Hope angel bracelets are hand made by yours truly, come in your choice of colors, styles and charms and are great gifts for the holidays. At $14 each or 2 for $25, they are pretty, affordable gifts for friends, coworkers, as stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, teacher's gifts and much more. They sparkle like there's no tomorrow and the angel/inspirational charms give your spirit a lift.
That's why I love making them so much.
Get your order in for the holidays now to be sure you'll receive your bracelet(s) in time. I make them for girls, too.
Have a day filled with hope...and angels :)
With November coming up, I made this Topaz Touch Hope Angel Bracelet. Topaz is the birthstone for November.
I read some interesting information on topaz. I found it on a site called Emily Gems:
"Topaz is a soothing, empathetic stone that will direct energy to the place it is most needed. It heals and energizes. Topaz is a promoter of truth and forgiveness. Use it to find your own path." From Emily Gems.
I do believe it the healing power of colors and the energy associated with different gems. I use Swarovski crystal, not gemstones. However, I like to know about the gem colors and in my own way, apply them to the crystals I use.
Either way, I hope you find Hope Angel Bracelets pretty, inspiring and sparkly :)
Thank you for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets. Have a day filled with hope...and angels.
I've always been drawn to the color purple, but I don't often wear it, at least when it comes to clothing.
I do love the purple in jewelry, accessories, etc. This morning, I made a "Purple Light" Hope Angel Bracelet. I love how the purple makes me feel, never mind how beautiful the Swarovski crystals are!
Here's a bit of information about the color purple in crystals, found on Emily Gems: "Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation.
Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists. Thursday's color is purple."
Funny how I chose purple before I had any idea that Thursday's color is purple!
(My piano students LOVE the color purple!)
Thank you for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets. Have a day filled with hope, and angels :)
Red Swarovski crystal caught my eye this morning and so I designed this "Ruby Red Warmth" bracelet.
I've always loved the color red. It makes me feel energized. Red brightens up my entire appearance and I've often been told I look good in red. I'm not sure, but I do wear it a lot. Even my lipsticks are different shades of red :)
With that in mind, I designed "Ruby Red Warmth". I love the richness of the deep, red Swarovski crystal and the contrast with the silver, smaller spacer beads.
I used my favorite angel as the charm. She makes me smile :)
Red also makes me think of love, (Valentine's Day), and Christmas. Wow, it's right around the corner!
Thank you for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets. If you want to place an order in time for the Christmas, please order now as my inventory always changes. I want to make sure I have the right colors and charms for you! They are $14.00 each or 2 for $25.00. I pay shipping in the U.S.A.
Have a day filled with hope and...angels!
I was feeling tired this morning. I didn't get enough sleep and have been running back and forth to the hospital to see my mother. I always ask the angels to be with her as she heals. Last night I asked them to be with me, too.
The angels never let me down. :)
Today is a new day. While working in my office/bracelet making room, the urge to create a new style of bracelet hit. When that happens, I jump on it!
I was drawn to the beautiful blue Swarovski crystal.
Did you know: Blue is calming, relaxing and healing. Blue is also the color of communication. Blue relates to the throat chakra and to ailments like bronchitis, a hoarse throat, etc. Well, when I got up this morning my voice was very hoarse.
No wonder I was drawn to the color blue.
Thank you for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets and have a day filled with hope and...angels :)
PS- Place your orders for Christmas now! I want to make sure I have the colors and charms you want. Hope Angel Bracelets are $14.00 each or 2 for $25.00. I pay shipping in the USA. Thank you!
Inspiration comes at random times. Today, it was early this morning when the sun just began to rise. I was sitting in my office after letting the dog out and of course, getting my coffee. Without it, I'm pretty useless!
I looked at the black Swarovski crystal beads strewn on my table next to the new, silver, round spacer beads I ordered which have a rainbow band of crystal color around the middle. The contrast of the black and silver looked great. The touch of rainbow beads added just the right splash color to the look.
There you have it! I knew I was supposed to create a new Hope Angel Bracelet and I'm happy with the result. I hope you are, too!
Hope Angel Bracelets are available in your choice of colors, sizes and designs. There are many to look at throughout this website. Have an idea of your own? Please, get in touch with me! I'd be more than happy to create a design especially for you.
Hope Angel Bracelets make great gifts for friends, family members, coworkers, grab gifts, hostess gifts, teacher gifts, etc. At only $14.00 or 2 for $25.00, they're an affordable, quality gift that carries a special meaning to whoever you give it to- including yourself. I also make remembrance baby rememberance bracelets and with October being Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month, a Hope Angel Bracelet with the "Remember Charm" in pink, blue, a combination of both or whatever color Swarovski crystals you choose would be a gift of comfort to someone who needs it.
Thank you for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets. Have a day filled with hope and angels :)
P.S. You can contact me at info @ HopeAngelBracelets.com (just remove the spaces from the email address).
"It is good to embrace a hope." - Ovid
Hope. It keeps us going. It's the light for us when we're trying to see through the darkness. Hope keeps us afloat on stormy seas and wraps us like a blanket when we're shivering. Hope dries our tears and gives us something to hold on to when we're thinking about giving up.
"It is good to embrace a hope." - Ovid
Hope is what my bracelets are all about. Look down at your wrist and be reminded that hope is always there. It doesn't disappear- even on those days when we don't feel it. Hope Angel Bracelets are gentle reminders to believe, have faith and to never lose HOPE.
The bracelet above is a new design in pink and clear Swarovski crystal. The small, round silver spacer beads add a touch of "bling". The pink breast cancer awareness charm is accompanied by an angel...a hope angel.
You can order yours in any size you want, from small up.
Thank you for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets. Have a day filled with hope and angels :)
Love and Blessings,
This was an experiment and I really love it! I ordered very pretty "blingy" beads to use as spacers, small and large, and ended up making a whole Hope Angel Bracelet out of them! I used the Tibetan silver spacers in between. It's light, bright, matches anything and sparkles! I paired it with two other Hope Angel Bracelets I always wear and the three looked great stacked. A woman at Costco came over to me while we were checking out and complimented me on my bracelets. It felt great!
Thank you for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets and have a day filled with hope and...angels ;)
My Sword the Dove
Never will a day go by
when I will not remember,
that fateful day which changed our lives-
the Eleventh of September.
Never will a moment pass
when my lips won't whisper a prayer,
to God for those left in the wake-
of emptiness and terror.
Never will I take for granted
the precious gift of life,
stripped away one horrific day-
our children, husbands, wives.
Never will I fear those who cast
their evil on our land,
nor will I tremble in their presence-
as my spirit takes a stand.
Never wavering in their midst
I raise my sword of faith-the Dove,
who battles not with weapons-
but with the power of Love.
Never will the moment when
the world cried a storm of tears,
leave my heart, my soul my spirit-
it's forever planted there.
Never will that seed grow into
evil, hate or devastation,
I must water it with Heavenly peace-
for the world and for this nation.
Never will I gaze upon
another sister or brother,
and be blinded to the fact that
we're connected to each other.
Never will acts of hatred
overpower those of Love,
for if they do, I shall not have-
my sword, my weapon- the Dove.
May the Sword of the Dove reach every hand, spreading its love, faith, comfort, hope and light to all who loved, lost and wept.
In Memory of September 11, 2001.
Â© Ellen M. DuBois 2002