This Women of the Bible Bracelet features 9 women and reminds us what we can learn from each of them.
Women represented on this bracelet include Deborah with the praying hands (praying for wisdom and righteous judgement) & the D; Mary with the Madonna and the cross representing her love for Jesus from infancy through his suffering on the cross, Elizabeth with an E and the word son representing God's blessing to her; Hannah with the word faith and the H, Rahab with the house and red heart signifying the scarlet cord she was told to put on her house that her obedience allowed it to remain standing; Esther is representing by the courage charm and the wedding rings; Ruth's devotion is represented with an R and the heart for her devotion; Rachel is represented with the two love birds in the heart for her husband's love and the R; and Lydia is represented with the house and the purple heart for her sale of purple cloth and her taking Paul into her home. We have also included a Bible Charm.
We can add additional charms to this bracelet or take charms off to make it right for you. We can also use a different bracelet. All our bracelets are custom so let us know how you would like it. www.prioritybracelet.com
THE PRIORITY BRACELET STORY
Priority Bracelet: a life planner for your wrist is a result of several of Deb Walter’s life experiences. Thirteen years ago, Deb, who had a four-year-old daughter, adopted twin boys and became pregnant that same week. In eight months (the baby insisted on being five weeks early), she went from being a mother of one to a mother of four. Nine months later, her husband asked her for a divorce.
Shocked, grieving and struggling with her lost identity as a wife, Deb saw a mother’s ring in a jeweler’s window. She thought that perhaps having a ring with her children’s birthstones would keep her from sobbing whenever she looked at her bare hands (hands that were without the wedding and engagement and anniversary rings her husband had given to her) and remind her that she had to hold herself together and function for the sake of the four children God had entrusted to her care. Although Deb struggled to cope with the loss of her marriage and the pressure to maintain the family home and be a nurturing and supportive mother, the ring helped. It consistently reminded her of her purpose: her priorities: her children.
A few years ago, Deb was given two metallic stretch bracelets stamped with biblical verses: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you and to give you a hope and a future” and Psalms 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” Deb put the bracelets on and left them on. During finals week at the colleges where she teaches, she looked at her wrist, read the verses, and felt immediately calmed. Typically, she would be anxious about her students and how they would test.
Deb thought about those bracelets and her mother’s ring and how they helped her through difficult times. She realized the power of jewelry to inspire, remind, encourage. She thought, “Someone should come up with something that you put on your wrist or your hand and whenever you look at it, you are reminded of your goals, your priorities, so that you make better decisions and achieve your goals.”
So the woman who rarely wears a necklace because she isn’t sure what to wear with what, the woman who can’t tie a scarf correctly/stylishly, the woman who wears a simple pair of silver hoop earrings for months at a time, started a jewelry company just a few years ago - Priority Bracelet.
Her inspirational priority-setting workshops came about as she was asked to present at house parties and found that women needed help thinking about what was important to them and what they should do with their lives. Once the workshop was developed, Deb began speaking to women in churches, through civic groups, and in the workplace.
Priority Bracelet uses charms to represent priorities because of the great selection available and their ability to depict the priorities a woman wants to convey.
Deb Walter had one little girl when she adopted twin boys. The weekend they arrived, she realized she was pregnant. Deb left her management position to stay home with her four young children. Shortly after the birth of the baby, her husband asked for a divorce.
Dealing with the loss of her marriage and identity as a wife, she found herself crying often – especially when she looked at her bare hands. She had taken off the rings her husband had bought her including her wedding and engagement rings and an anniversary ring. Deb ordered a mother’s ring from a jeweler and put it on her finger to remind her that she had to keep herself together and raise the children God had blessed her with.
Years later and happily remarried, Deb received biblical verse bracelets from a friend. She was surprised how calm she was when she looked down at the verses on her wrist even though it was finals week at the colleges where she taught. It was then she realized the power of jewelry to inspire, remind, encourage. Priority Bracelet was born. In the workshop, Deb shares her inspirational story and leads women through priority exercises and self-discovery. The attendees are invited to design a bracelet using traditional charms that remind them of their priorities, helping them make better decisions and achieve their goals.
The workshops bring attendees closer as they help each other look for charms to represent their goals. Later, when the women receive their bracelets they eagerly show their charms and talk about what they represent.
Priority Bracelet workshops can be used as a fundraiser and Deb has programs for businesses, church groups, civic groups, Girl Scouts, as well as mother-daughter workshops and workshops for married couples.
See www.prioritybracelet.com for more information. Ask for references and testimonials from St. John’s UCC in Nazareth, Palmer Moravian Church, St. Matthew’s Church in Emmaus, Green Street Dental, Lehigh University’s Office of Distance Education, Connections for Women, Lehigh Valley Women’s Insurance Group, Girl Scout Troops, Tuscarora Retreat Center, Sandy Cove Ministries and more.
A sneaker charm could represent exercise; an apple or strawberry charm for healthy eating; a present to live in the present with less worry and anxiety about tomorrow; a cornucopia to remind one of her blessings; a Noah’s Ark for faith; a bandage to allow time for healing from the loss of a job, good health or a relationship; birthstones and initials can represent loved ones.
The possibilities are endless!
Invite Deb to your next women’s group meeting, party or make Priority Bracelet your next fundraiser or professional development activity.
Deb’s inspirational priority-setting workshops are great in person or via webinar. Call 610-657-0952 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.