Goodbye Ordinary

I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has granted us. Isaiah 63:7

Mother’s Day Gift Idea March 23, 2010

Filed under: Adoption,Fund Raising — Lori @ 5:19 pm

I have made for myself and some friends and family what I call a “family bracelet”.  You could also call it a “mother’s” or “grandmother’s” bracelet.  The bracelets represent the birthstones for each member of the family/person you are representing.  So, not only are they colorful, they have great meaning.

Here are some examples:

I am offering these bracelets as a custom order for yourself or to purchase as a gift for $50.  I can make a bracelet with three to nine birthstone crystals.  In between the Swarovski 8mm crystal birthstone stations will be sterling silver seamless beads and Bali beads of varying designs – depending on the space.  Each crystal will be flanked with a sterling silver bead cap of various designs. If you need more than nine, I can make it with 6mm crystals and do up to fourteen – photo example below.

6mm crystals - can have up to fourteen

I will make it with as many silver beads as necessary to make the design look balanced and for the bracelet to be the right size.  All components will be solid sterling silver, including the toggle clasp.

Here are the birthstone crystal colors:

January – Garnet
February – Amethyst
March – Aquamarine
April – Clear Crystal (Diamond)
May – Emerald
June – Pearl or Alexandrite
July – Ruby
August – Peridot
September – Sapphire (I used a dark color, but I can use a lighter sapphire blue if you desire)
October – Pink Tourmaline or Opal
November – Topaz (I usually use a golden color, but I can use a light blue if you prefer or it looks better in the design)
December – Blue Zircon or Turquoise

Here are some alternative stones for several months:

My lighting in the photos is not the best – I apologize! 

I like to play with the birthstone color a bit if it helps the design of the bracelet.  If I think an adjustment should be made to your bracelet I will talk it over with you and send photos if necessary.  Some families have multiple birthdays in the same month.  For some months there are alternative color choices, such as November, which is Topaz.  I usually use a golden color for November, but I can also use a blue topaz. 

Here are the toggle choices:

If you are interested in placing an order, leave a comment on this post or email me at goodbyeordinary (at) yahoo (dot) com.  You will need to tell me the months for the birthstones you want to use – in order, the toggle design you like, and the length of bracelet that works best for you or the recipient of the bracelet.  The price is $50.  I can send you a paypal invoice to pay for your order if you want to pay that way.  You can also pay by check or cash.  If I need to mail it to you (because you don’t live in the Portland area), the mailing cost is about $3.00 and I insure it. 

The bracelet that I made for myself has my husband’s, mine, and all of my children’s birthstones – including Levi’s which is the opal for October.  Here it is:

Thank you for considering a purchase of one of these bracelets to help us raise money for our adoption!  You will also be purchasing a special keepsake for yourself or your mom or grandma. 🙂



5 Responses to “Mother’s Day Gift Idea”

  1. Rae Harman Says:

    Wanted to drop in and let people know how much I love the beautiful birthstone bracelet you made for me with all my grandchildren including Levi! All of your jewelry is made with high quality and creativity. They won’t be disappointed!

    Love, Mom

  2. Kristin Says:

    I wanted to join Rae and let you all know that I just LOVE my bracelet too! And I have gotten several compliments on it! Thanks Lori! Praying that you’ll get a “boost” of sales! 🙂

  3. Lori Says:

    Hi Lor! I, too, love my bracelet! It is extra special to me because it not only includes my own two sons, but my “adopted” nieces and nephew that I love so much! We will need to change it up a bit to fit Levi on there, but you do such a beautiful job I know it will be perfect! Just let me know what I owe you. I love telling people about its meaning, makes for wonderful converstations about those I love! Blessings, sweet sister,

  4. Kari Says:

    Beautiful bracelets!!!


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