Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Charity Craft Idea - Bracelet Gift

Last year my "Girls' Night Out" group had a crafting party to help a charity for our December gathering . We made these Glossy Bookmark/Magnet gifts for the clients of our local Pregnancy Center: (to see that post, go to the Bookmark Tutorial.)
This year the director came to us and asked if we'd like to help again! We'll be making the ladies beaded bracelets. They'll be in the style of this Salvation Bracelet I used to sell in my shop years ago:
We may not be using sterling silver next week, but the Salvation Bracelets will still carry special meaning, as each colored bead represents something and shares the message of God's love:
Black - My Sin
Red - The Blood of Christ
White - Forgiveness
Blue - Gift of the Holy Spirit
Green - Promise of Eternal Life
Gold - Heaven with Streets of Gold

When making a large number of bracelets, I recommend using stretchy wire, so you'll have a "one size fits all" gift. Pretty crystal or glass beads are so inexpensive now and come in gorgeous styles. Choose 6 colored beads and fill in with silver or clear beads. Print out pretty tags with the special meaning of the colored beads and you have a lovely, meaningful gift!

I'll take some pics next week to show you the results of our crafting party! I couldn't wait to show you this year's idea as I know some of you are looking for ways to be a blessing to others in your groups this Christmas, too!

8 comments:

Christine said...

I love your bracelet and the meaning behind it is so beautiful!

LDH said...

I love the bracelets and how lovely they look. Fashionable and symbolic. Much cuter than the ones our kids made in VBS :)

Country Mouse said...

Beautiful bracelet and what a wonderful thing to do!!! :)

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

We did that in my MOPS group one year. We did add a tiny cross along with the beads. I still have and wear it. A wonderful idea!

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The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS! What a wonderful idea!

too Blessed to Stress said...

I love those bracelets. Great reminder around Christmas time of who it is really all about :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you have a whimsical Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

Where can I print out the pretty salvation card, that goes with this pretty bracelet?

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