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Hope Angel Bracelets-Inspiration You Wear

A Little Christmas Surprise

by Ellen DuBois on 12/18/18



I love surprising my customers by adding a little gift to their bracelet orders. Sometimes it's a charm. Other times it's a pendant, etc. I always included a hand written note, too. I think it adds a personal touch in an age where everything seems digital and printed.

A friend, (we go back to school days), recently ordered a Rainbow Bridge bracelet. She lost one of her beloved cats and my heart went out to her.

Tis the season of giving and I was inspired to add a gift of my own to her order. I shipped it off hoping she'd like her surprise. Pictured below is the Merry Christmas bracelet I made her and I just love the combination of beads. I used red, clear and green crystal, deep, red satin finish glass beads, silver druzy and green, striped agate beads. There are small, Tibetan silver spacers in between each. For charms I used a Merry Christmas in the shape of a heart combined with an angel wing charm.

It's the season of giving, and it felt great to do so!


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. 

Remembering Newtown: Six Years Later, 26 Lives, Twenty Angels on Bracelets

by Ellen DuBois on 12/14/18



We remember the 26 lives lost in Newtown, 12-14-12. May you be surrounded by the comfort of angels.-

I remember making these bracelets six years ago. I cried and prayed with each bead I strung. Someone asked me to make them, paid for supplies and had me send them to the mothers who lost children. Although they were tough to make, that was nothing compared to what those families were going through. They were in my prayers then and are still in them. To the families of the 20 children and 6 adults lost, you are remembered. Your loved ones are remembered. God bless each and every one of you.

Wishing you peace and comfort, Ellen

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

by Ellen DuBois on 10/16/18


I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery

 

October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. For all of you who have experienced this, I am so sorry for your loss.


Years ago I sufffered a miscarriage and it was one of the most difficult times of my life. I felt like I had nowhere to turn- nobody to talk to. 

I felt very alone.

Eleven years after my loss, (I named my son Alex), I wrote a book to help women not feel as alone as I did. It was a different world back then. There weren't many books dealing with the subject and the Internet didn't offer much, either.

I Never Held You is a book for any woman who has miscarried, whether it was recent or years ago. Dr. Linda Backman, a warm, compassionate, licensed grief counselor wrote the foreword and several of the beginning chapters. She knows the heartache of losing a baby. Her son Adam was born at 26 weeks and lived for an hour.

The love she felt for her baby never died, just like the love I felt for mine didn't. If you've lived through losing a child, sadly you know this is true.

I'm sharing my book with you in the hope it helps you or someone you love who has lost a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, etc. 

To all who are missing their babies, I am so sorry for your loss.

Ellen DuBois, Creator of Hope Angel Bracelets, Webmaster, Piano Teacher and Author of I Never Held You, a book about miscarriage, grief, healing and recovery.

Visit MiscarriageHelp.com for support after miscarriage. Helping women and their families since 2009.

Hope and Sparkle

by Ellen DuBois on 09/12/18



This was a gift for my sister's friend. She loves sparkle!


That's one of the things I love about Hope Angle Bracelets. Each one is as unique as the person wearing it. Some of the bracelets I make are very sparkly, while others are more subtle. But, sparkle, like hope, doesn't have to be visible for it to exist. We all have our own inner sparkle that's unique to us. So, whether you wear your sparkle on your sleeve or not, we all have it- just like hope.

Thanks for visiting! 


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 love 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. 

Making Bracelets for an Animal Rescue Group. So Rewarding!

by Ellen DuBois on 08/27/18



I'm so happy to be making these bracelets for an animal rescue group. I used colors they wanted and they look beautiful together. There are three different shades of teal beads in two different sizes. I also used faceted black onyx and black Swarovski crystal. The paw print charm I have is different than the one I've used in the past. There are two paw prints on a heart-shaped charm.. I love it! I also attached a small angel wing as I do with all my bracelets. This was the Prototype and I'm so glad they're happy with it because now I can start making more! Feels good to be making bracelets again. Things have been a bit crazy and I haven't had to make this many. It's inspiring and motivating! I brought my beads to the music studio because I only had one piano student today. Made very good use of my downtime.

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 love 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. 

Mixing Blacks and Blues (Repost) #beads #beading #etsy

by Ellen DuBois on 08/07/18




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. 

Custom Order Jewelry Means So Much #repost #etsyshop #giftsforher #bracelets

by Ellen DuBois on 06/08/18



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!

A Walk On The Beach Is Good For The Soul #beadedbracelet #beachjewelry #etsy

by Ellen DuBois on 05/11/18



A Walk On The Beach Is Good For The Soul beaded bracelet. The charm on the beautiful bracelet is stainless steel and the letters lasered onto the charm. I love the saying and find it so true. Walking the beach clears your mind. I used bright, fun, colorful Polymer Clay Beads in various colors and patters, combined with small, lilac Czech seed beads, (spacers) and Swarovski crystal in multiple colors, (multi-color). I love the starfish charm. It give is such a "beachy" feel. Great for a friend, birthday, a beach theme wedding gift and more. Anyone who loves the ocean and the beach! "The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul."- Wyland

 I'm dreaming of a walk on the beach. I can almost hear the waves gently coming to shore and feel the sand beneath my feet.

You can find the bracelet pictured here and many more in my etsy shop.

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!

Making a Bracelet to Help With My Carpal Tunnel

by Ellen DuBois on 01/12/18



I have carpal tunnel syndrome. I had surgery a year ago on my right wrist. I haven't had it on my left yet. I'm a little bit skeptical about getting surgery again because my right wrist, other than the numbness being less, still hurts.

I did some research to see if there are any natural gemstones or crystals that help relieve carpal tunnel. Here's some of what I found:

Amber: Helpful with physical issues concerning nerve, tissue, muscle and tendons. 

(I didn't have any copper but wanted to include this information.) Copper supports the tissues and red blood cells. Copper is used in bracelets to help with arthritis and other bone/tendon/joint discomforts.

Moonstone and/or Tourmaline: Strengthens muscles, alleviates some muscle weakness issues. I went through my beads and found moonstone, tourmaline, and had some Amber I just ordered.

I combined Amber, Tourmaline and Moonstone beads into a bracelet and wore it today. I'm hoping the properties of the beads will help relieve the symptoms of my carpal tunnel. I'll let you know!

 

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. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet, Pink Heart, Hope Charm, Handmade Bracelet, #etsy

by Ellen DuBois on 01/06/18



(Last one until I get more pink hearts in stock!) Beautiful Pink heart surrounded by sparkling, pink Swarovski crystals and pink, striped agate. A gorgeous combination. The crystal and agate contrast beautifully with each other. Add to it a pink resin heart charm and on the reverse side a pink ribbon charm and you have a bracelet that represents love, hope and strength. "Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today." -Thich Nhat Han

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. 

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?







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Jewelry to Encourage and Inspire: If you need a gift that will give a lift, Hope Angel Bracelets are a pretty and affordable way to do this. Beautiful, hand made, stretch bracelets with lovely angel charms and/or inspirational message charms. Shipped in an organza bag, perfect for gift giving. Angels and hope are always there, we just need to be reminded sometimes. Hope Angel Bracelets do just that. Hand stamped charms available. Click here to visit my Hope Angel Bracelets shop on Etsy.



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

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