Wednesday, December 5, 2012

BTW :: Memory Wire Bracelets

These bracelets were recently on my bead table. One of these bracelets you saw in my reveal for Lisa Lodge's My Bead Table Blog Hop, and one is a second version. 

When I posted my blog hop reveal, I had a sweet note from Kristen over at Peanut Layne. She seemed to love this bracelet far more than me! And so into a package it went.

But that isn't the fun part of this story. She mentioned that she had two daughters. And having two daughters myself, and also having a sister ... I knew I couldn't send only one. 

I pulled out a little more memory wire and quickly created a second. Slightly different shades ... the second one is a little more green. And since I was working up a green one I grab what spare green beads I had on the bead table. 

Well unbeknownst to me, one of those beads was a claimed 'precious' bead to my 10 year old. Who knew? I mean she has bowls of them lying around. But you know the second she saw the finished bracelet she said 'hey, that's my special green bead!' I'm thinking ... there is no way I'm ripping this out. But I put on my mommy hat and calmly say 'honey, you have so many beads. You want to pick one of my other beads?' She still wasn't budging. Ok, full mommy arsenal. 'I will let you pick a special bead and I'll make you a necklace with it, and I will take you to the bead store and you get to pick out anyone you like.'  That was very close. But still, she hesitated. 

But then like any self-respecting mom I told her this was going to two sisters and how nice it would be that they would have matching bracelets. That was it! She was hooked. She even helped write out a note to Kristen and her girls to make sure they knew that it was a special bead she was giving to them. For me, this is the Christmas spirit. My daughter was now way into this gift, and she feels a personal pride in having contributed to a sister gift. And now I'm crying. Kids can be amazing sometimes.


Duni said...

This post put a smile on my face :) Once again you've done a fabulous job on those two bracelets with the pretty charms! I'm a little bit like your daughter - I also have certain things I consider "precious" and can't bear to part with ;-)
Finally showcased the lariat on my blog today!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Such a sweet story and the bracelets are beautiful!

Yup, I hit Pinterest hard last week; fortunately it doesn't take much concentration, lol.

Marcela Gmd said...

Nice story and beautiful bracelets!
Have a nice day!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said... sweet! The bracelets turned out great and I'm glad your daughter decided to send along her special bead to these sisters :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a sweet story Cynthia. :) The bracelets are adorable and I am sure they be well loved!

Claudia said...

Kids are amazing! How sweet of your daughter to give up her special bead!! My daughter has her 'gem collection' and my son adds to it when he finds a pretty rock.

When I read that you put your mommy hat I laughed hard what's a mommy to do ah??

Anonymous said...

What a sweet story!!! So glad the sentimental end got her. Good job, mom!!

Rose said...

What a sweet story! I love your use of charms in these bracelets.

Bobbie said...

What a great story! Give your daughter an extra hug for me today, for bringing a little extra light to my day.

Caron Michelle said...

Beautiful story - kids can really surprise some times!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Very sweet story! Children really do live what they learn...this is a testament to you!

Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing post! :)
Would you like to follow each other?!

I have a Prada Blouse International Giveway going on!!!


New End Studio said...

That's Awesome, you couldn't persuade or bribe her, but hearing about the sisters, Anne was generous of heart, great inspiration ♥

Pretty bracelets!

Magic Love Crow said...

This is so precious!!!!

Christine Altmiller said...

Such Sweetness all sending them off to Peanut Layne and your daughter coming around and seeing how special these bracelets, with her favorite bead, will be for sisters she doesn't even know. I always cry when they look beyond themselves! This got me to tear up.

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