Yay beads! I was so thrilled when I opened the package - the beads are all amazing and lovely! I'm very grateful to all of you.
The beads I sent are white with a blue design. I chose them for a few reasons. First, they're ceramic, made from material from the earth, and I like the symbolism of that: a lump of earth was made into this beautiful object, and we are also from the earth and beautiful!
I like the design, too. Some have birds, and others are more abstract, but they all have a "traditional" look to me. (Disclaimer: I have no idea whether or not the patterns on the beads really are traditional designs from any actual culture!) They help me remember that women have been having babies since the beginning of time, and I'm part of that long, rich history.
And blue is my favorite color, so... there's that. :)
Thank you all again for your beautiful beads! Hope you all have great births!