I am excited to announce that Rose Quartz stones made into bracelets for 25 Celebrity Moms and 5 members of the Press are on the way to be included with other handmade gifts in The Artisan Group® Mother’s Day Gift Bag. This was an achievement that I can say was a great experience, and I can only hope that these wonderful Mom’s will love wearing this gift that came from my hands and my heart.
I decided to participate in this collaborative gift bag to Hollywood Mothers so that I would have experience in a large production, working my way up to other events with The Artisan Group® that require more products.
I was inspired to make this bracelet by this little charm that I found and decided to combine that with Rose Quartz because of it’s loving and nurturing qualities.
Rose Quartz, also known as the Love Stone, is a crystal of unconditional love, It enhances loving qualities such as compassion, tenderness, comforting, nurturing, etc.
I made a “prototype” and sent a photograph off to the organizers for approval, once it was approved I did the math and then ordered all of the beading supplies I would need to complete these 30 bracelets.
I used an assembly process similar to the one I use when making Rosaries, which worked really well and within a few days I was done! OK, well maybe it took a week, I think I took a couple of days in between sessions when I had a lot of orders to ship. The hardest thing to do was get a really good photo for the Gift Guide, I must have taken like 100 shots to get the color of the stones just right!
I decided to create a little “Happy Mother’s Day” note card where I could write a little personal note to each Mom. Then on the other side I wrote a short description of the properties of Rose Quartz along with Care & Cleaning for the bracelet. As I wrote out each card I looked up their names on IMDB and was surprised and tickled to know that a famous movie star might actually hold a piece of jewelry that I made. If I am lucky they might even contact me or look at other items I have available!
I picked my ship date and made sure to assemble each individual gift package, along with the note cards, business card, etc by that date and then “boom” it was done! Time to seal the box and off to FedEx for the journey across country to California!