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Hope Angel Bracelets-Inspiration You Wear

Pretty Amber Color Bracelet, Custom Order

by Ellen DuBois on 11/05/17



This is a custom order for someone who wanted an amber-colored bracelet. I did not have any genuine amber beads, although I did find some and ordered them at a decent price. They are quite expensive. What I suggested to her was combining amber color Swarovski crystal beads with tigers eye beads. I added rhinestone & silver beads for sparkle. When the snowflake spacers don't have a clean 1 mm hole completely through them, I don't throw them out. Rather, I use my reaming tool which easily opens up the hole so I can finish stringing my beads! I haven't wrapped this one up yet because I'm checking to see if my customer wants a charm. I really love this combination of beads! This would also be great for someone with a November birthday.

Thanks for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets! Please scroll down this page to see more of my bracelets, (click on any one and it will take you directly to my shop on Etsy!) See something you like? Have a custom order you want to talk about? Stop by Hope Angel Bracelets on Etsy and have a look at ALL the different styles, colors, sizes, designs and charms waiting for you! Click here. 

Diabetic Bracelet in Blue From Hope Angel Bracelets

by Ellen DuBois on 10/28/17



A customer asked me if I had a charm for diabetes. She inspired me to order some and create a diabetic charm bracelet for her in blue, which is the awareness color for diabetes. I also included a blue ribbon charm and a very tiny angel wing. When I showed her the bracelet, she loved it and that made me feel great. I will make her one in a smaller size and put this one in my Etsy shop. When people suggest things to me I love it because they often inspire ideas I would never think of!

Thanks for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets! Please scroll down this page to see more of my bracelets, (click on any one and it will take you directly to my shop on Etsy!) See something you like? Have a custom order you want to talk about? Stop by Hope Angel Bracelets on Etsy and have a look at ALL the different styles, colors, sizes, designs and charms waiting for you! Click here. 

Why I Made a #MeToo Bracelet

by Ellen DuBois on 10/17/17



Still working out the hashtag on this bracelet, so it's for me. I didn't have a stamp so I engraved it. #metoo bracelet. When I was in college I had a part-time job and my breast was grabbed by one of the owners. It was a produce store and it happened right in the middle of an aisle. I might have been 20? I was shocked! Instinct took over and I hauled off and slapped him across the face. There were people around, mostly women. They were equally as shocked. I remember an older woman coming over to me, touching my arm and saying good for you, honey. He deserved it. It all happened so fast... but left such a deep impression on me that to this day I can recall exactly how degraded, violated, dirty and embarrassed I felt. After it happened, I carried on and finished the day. I never said anything and I really don't know why. Yes, I did slap him across the face in front of people and didn't even think about who saw it. But, I could have done more. I was 20. I didn't want to say anything because he was one of the owners, and that's a huge part of the problem. The fear that I could have lost my job or caused some sort of problem silenced me. Now that I'm older, I see that HE should have been fired, embarrassed and had absolutely no right to touch me at all. What he did was wrong and I, in NO way was responsible for his heinous actions against me. So, #metoo. If it happened again today, I would stand up. I'm standing up now. I get how it can be scary, especially if you really need a job to keep your place, feed your kids, whatever. So maybe, if we all stand together, anybody who is experiencing this or who has experienced this will find the strength to stand up because they will know they are not alone. They will not be abandoned and will be backed. I respect myself too much, have grown since I was 20 and know that he was in the wrong... not me! "We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." - Luciano de Crescenzo If you would like me to make you one of these, you can choose your color, size, and let me know what your preferences are. I will gladly make one for you. As I said, the hashtag is engraved and the Me Too is hand stamped.


Thanks for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets! Please scroll down this page to see more of my bracelets, (click on any one and it will take you directly to my shop on Etsy!) See something you like? Have a custom order you want to talk about? Stop by Hope Angel Bracelets on Etsy and have a look at ALL the different styles, colors, sizes, designs and charms waiting for you! Click here. 

Online Classes: Crochet, Knit, Quilt, Sew, Card & Paper, Needlecraft, Beading & More!

by Ellen DuBois on 10/13/17



If you haven't looked lately, now's a great time to dig into Annie's extensive library of online video classes. You'll find classes featuring Crochet, Knit, Quilt, Sew, Card & Paper, Needlecraft, Beading & Jewelry and General Crafts.

Expand your knitting knowledge with Annie's Online Classes

The Autumn Glow Collection from Annie's Signature Designs: The collection includes 15 crochet and 15 knit designs. There are gorgeous photos and videos available for each design.





Learn to Crochet! Online Classes at Annie's

Learn to Machine Quilt Online Class at Annie's

Learn to Make Hats & Cowls on the Knitting Loom

Top 20 beading & jewelry projects! See them right now

Crocheting with Beads Online Class at Annie's

Creative Coloring Techniques Online Class at Annie's



Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets. Pink is the Color of Hope.

by Ellen DuBois on 10/03/17


I gathered some of my pink bracelets and put them together. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On some of these bracelets is a pink ribbon. On all of them there is an angel wing. (I can add a pink ribbon charm to any of them.) Some of the charms say mother, some say hope, some say friends. But they all mean the same thing. They symbolize hope, strength, perseverance, unity, survivor. These bracelets represent those who have fought and are fighting now. They are also tributes to those who have survived and won the battle against breast cancer and to those who fought and sadly did not survive. They are reminders to all that we must keep searching for a cure.

What would we do without hope?

"When the world says give up, hope whispers, try one more time."

Thanks for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets! Please scroll down this page to see more of my bracelets, (click on any one and it will take you directly to my shop on Etsy!) See something you like? Have a custom order you want to talk about? Stop by Hope Angel Bracelets on Etsy and have a look at ALL the different styles, colors, sizes, designs and charms waiting for you! Click here. 

Creating From the Heart, Expression #prayersforTexas

by Ellen DuBois on 09/02/17



I made this tonight for myself. I didn't plan it, but as with anything creative, inspiration simply happens. I wanted to make a bracelet to wear that expressed my support, caring and overall feelings of love for Texas. At first I had several colors picked out. But, then I decided clear felt right. Clear beads with one, single yellow rose in the center and a Believe angel on the other side. The yellow rose is for the strength and beauty of Texas. The believe angel is for the faith, hope, strength and belief. Belief in God and the angels, in the recovery efforts, the human spirit and in the connection we all have to each other. My prayers are with Texas and with all areas affected by hurricane Harvey. They are with the people, the animals and those who are doing everything they can to help. Up here in Massachusetts I feel helpless. I've donated what I can, but it pails in comparison to those who are down there, hands on. However, every bit helps. Every prayer helps. I don't have this in my shop to sell. It's for me, but I wanted to share because my heart went into this...and so did my prayers.

Thanks for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets! Please scroll down this page to see more of my bracelets, (click on any one and it will take you directly to my shop on Etsy!) See something you like? Have a custom order you want to talk about? Stop by Hope Angel Bracelets on Etsy and have a look at ALL the different styles, colors, sizes, designs and charms waiting for you! Click here. 

#beads #beading #beadedbracelet #prayfortexas #inspire #support #jewelrywithmeaning #yellow #hopeangelbracelets #believe #faith #etsy #strength #inspire #angeljewelry

Mixing Blacks and Blues

by Ellen DuBois on 08/05/17




I tend to wear three Hope Angel Bracelets on my left wrist. It's become so much of a habit that I don't feel right leaving the house without them on!

Some of my customers like wearing one, while others mix and match them with various bracelets. Sometimes, all three are ones I've made. Other times, it's one of my bracelets combined with jewelry from another crafter, a store, etc.

Either way, it's all good! We all have our own unique personalities and style. I think it's important to remain true to who YOU are, and that includes what jewelry you wear, or don't wear.

There's something I love about the look of black beads, in this case lava and onyx, mixed with blue beads, (turquoise and blue agate). Although I don't wear a lot of blue by itself, I do wear it paired with other things, or simply jeans and a top. The black beads with blue accent beads almost has a calm, earthy feel to it...and I love it.

You can see all of my handmade Hope Angel Bracelets by visiting my shop on etsy. Don't see what you're looking for? I enjoy making custom orders. Please feel free to ask me!  

Thanks for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets! Please scroll down this page to see more of my bracelets, (click on any one and it will take you directly to my shop on Etsy!) See something you like? Have a custom order you want to talk about? Stop by Hope Angel Bracelets on Etsy and have a look at ALL the different styles, colors, sizes, designs and charms waiting for you! Click here. 

Hope Angel Bracelets. Inspiration You Wear. #etsy #beaded #angeljewelry

by Ellen DuBois on 08/01/17



I love black and white, always have. In this bracelet I used black lava beads, quartz crystal, and black onyx. I also added some smaller hematite spacers to give it texture and dimension. The charms are an angel wing and the word love. This is a bracelet you could easily wear with anything and the center charm, which is a black and white, square, marbled gemstone, is a beautiful focal point. The angel wing reminds you that the angels surround you and your loved ones at all times. If you need help call on them. The word love speaks for itself. "Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes." -Holy Bible: New International Version

Thanks for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets! Please scroll down this page to see more of my bracelets, (click on any one and it will take you directly to my shop on Etsy!) See something you like? Have a custom order you want to talk about? Stop by Hope Angel Bracelets on Etsy and have a look at ALL the different styles, colors, sizes, designs and charms waiting for you! Click here. 

Signs From the Angels In A Card From Ma

by Ellen DuBois on 06/22/17



This morning I was taking some better pictures of the necklace I hand stamped with "Mom", 1937-2015, for my Etsy listing. Although the necklace is for me, I have it in my Etsy shop as an example of what I can make for others. I moved on to cleaning out my office because it's being painted on Monday. I found a couple of things still under the bed. I reached into a bag filled with papers and cards. The very first thing I pulled out was this card. The moment I saw the very familiar writing on the envelope, I felt butterflies in my stomach. I held the card close to my heart before opening it. As I read it, the tears fell. Part grief, part gratitude. What else can I say? It was such a clear sign she is near, as are the angels.

Thanks for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets!  Stop by Hope Angel Bracelets on Etsy and have a look at ALL the different styles, colors, sizes, designs and charms waiting for you! Click here.  Sparkle All Year Long!

In addition to her Hope Angel Bracelets on Etsy, Ellen DuBois is also the author of I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery and Host of MiscarriageHelp.com. She's been published by Blue Mountain Arts, and is a contributing author to several books including: Soul Matters for Teens, Sisters, (Blue Mountain Arts gift book), Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders- Success Stories, Strategies and other Good News, Romancing the Soul, More God Allows U-Turns. Additionally, she's known as "Miss Ellen"- a piano teacher to students from 5 to tween and beyond-
and loves it.


#signsfromtheangels #amwriting #blogging #grief #missyoumom #angels #heaven #etsy #hopeangelbracelets #handstamped

Custom Order Jewelry Means So Much

by Ellen DuBois on 05/31/17



Custom Order Jewelry: I love working on custom orders. When somebody request certain names and colors I know the bracelet has very significant meaning to them. I keep the lines of communication open between myself and my customers because I believe it's very important to get the design right. This is the idea I had based on what she told me. I've sent her a picture and along each step of the way, I make sure it's what she wants. It gives me great satisfaction to know I'm making somebody happy. I think that's what this is all about. I believe that's why handmade items are so special. They are truly one-of-a-kind and made with so much caring and heart.

Thanks for visiting Hope Angel Bracelets!  Stop by Hope Angel Bracelets on Etsy and have a look at ALL the different styles, colors, sizes, designs and charms waiting for you! Click here.  Sparkle All Year Long!







Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 40th Anniversary Sale



My sidekick Cooper and I on a trip to Martha's Vineyard. He keeps me company while I make bracelets.







Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself... How did I get through all of that?



Have a great day filled with hope and angels. Thanks for visiting!

Please stop by my shop on Etsy and have a look at ALL the different styles, colors, sizes, designs and charms! Click here.





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