I'm working my little fingers off trying to make free Mother's bracelets for the Memories of Mariam Project.
But here's the thing...I'm running out of beading supplies and we've got FOUR MONTHS of orders waiting to be filled.
Do you like to make bracelets? Would you consider donating your time?
Would you consider passing up that Starbucks for a week and donating five or ten dollars?
We're trying to make this free of charge to grieving moms. But it's getting harder and harder to do.
Sadly, as most of you know, there is a pretty large demand for pregnancy and infant loss memorial items. We simply can not keep up at this point in time.
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You can send the money to me or to the project, whichever you feel most comfortable doing. If you send it to me, I can share what I do with it (which I always have fun doing). If you send it to the project, you can take a tax deduction as soon as we get our official non-profit status from the IRS (already have it from the state of Illinois).
Here is my reference page about wire and crimp beads. The rest is just generally creativity on your part. Usually, bracelets are 7-7.5 inches in length...though we do make some larger for those that request them.
I have also recently tried this style of bracelet. It's a bit more labor intensive, but the end result is nice. I use silver plated materials because you get a nice wear but not the expense of solid sterling.
I will email you ASAP with instructions on where to send completed bracelets.
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I'm working on getting a Paypal button for my links list.
GOT IT! See it over there---------------->
(look up a little bit on the right)
Catherine's MOM Project bracelet fund.
Now, somebody try it and tell me if it works.