I started making #RA #Awareness #Bracelets 10 years ago, knowing firsthand with #RA what it is like to put on bracelets with clasps when your hands are in pain or when your wrists become so painful and swollen you simply won't be able to put on your normal bracelets. #RA, or #Rheumatoid #Arthritis is a painful and debilitating disease that few understand, and it especially affects all of the joints in your hands. The bracelets I am about to show you were made with strong stretch cord and made to conform to swollen wrists for that very reason. They have been a huge success. You can see from my video that RA directly affects the hands and wrists and how I use the tools to do to #handcraft my #RA #jewelry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncW7CHLxJgo
Link to order: https://www.stonesinharmony.com/product-page/ra-awareness-bracelet-top-grade-amethyst Not only are these bracelets fun to wear, they help raise #RA #Awareness through the initials, and are a conversation starter for those who know very little about your disease. In other words, they shed light on your condition as you explain what RA stands for. Many of my customers have told me about all of the remarks they get on their pretty bracelets which opens the doors for communication. They put a name to your disease. You are raising awareness one person at a time and from there it becomes exponential. Awareness is the key to the cure.
Link to order: https://www.stonesinharmony.com/product-page/rheumatoid-arthritis-awareness-handcrafted-bracelet-1 Made of strong stretch cord, you can wear these bracelets every day without having to worry about them falling apart. Only on very rare occasions has this happened and it was usually done by snagging them. This bracelet can be worn on either side, with the initials standing out or not, and it goes with just about any wardrobe. The beauty to this is that it slips on and off in seconds with no grasping or clasping.
Link to order: https://www.stonesinharmony.com/product-page/handcrafted-czech-fire-polished-ra-awareness-bracelet Faceted cut beads, these beautiful crystals shine much more brightly in real life and shed light on your condition. I have found lately that more and more people know about friends or family with RA and the initials on this bracelet convict them even more of what it is like to live day to day with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It gives you the chance to tell people that RA is not your grandmothers knees or someone's elbow like osteoporosis-arthritis, normal wear and tear of the joints and that this disease has no age discrimination.
Link to order: https://www.stonesinharmony.com/product-page/spoon-theory-handcrafted-necklace-with-blue-for-ra-awareness Taking a side note from bracelets, this #spoon #theory #necklace comes with a 22" sterling chain that fits right over your head so that you do not have to worry about clasping it. In case you do not know how the spoon theory works in describing what it is like to live with a chronic illness and limited energy day in and day out, it is remarkable and can be found here: https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/ This also helps raise awareness through #handcrafted #RA #Awareness #jewelry to explain your units of energy measured in spoons and how very little spoons we have throughout the day next to healthier people. Raising Awareness is the key to the cure. Elizabeth Wald Owner, creator of Stones in Harmony