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eilonwy 04-06-2004 12:57 PM

I'm thinking three colors will work best for this, but I have no idea what those colors should be! I'm going to set the poll to close at the end of the week (9 April) so I can get started on Sunday. Thanks!

eilonwy 04-06-2004 01:26 PM

Click here to see colors!

mattjule 04-06-2004 01:35 PM

I like softer shades (for this,not usually in my wardrobe-weird), but white is going to look pretty gross in a month's time! Soft yellow, green and blue would be my preference. Or going for earth tones like a warm brown, blue and green (that wasn't an option on the poll ) Or even a labor color like tones of red...

Okay I should have voted no preference!

Doodlebugsmom 04-06-2004 01:40 PM

I don't really have a color preference. It is fine by me if you pick, Rynna.

Ceili 04-06-2004 08:45 PM

Blues and Greens are my favorite colors... but I like Reds for the symbology.

rubelin 04-06-2004 11:22 PM

I remember someone once posting that they did their bracelets to look like umbilical cords, in shades of purple. That always sounded so cool to me.

Other than that idea, I don't have a lot of preference but do think that white and pastels will get pretty grungy after 2 months of solid wear. I wore friendship bracelets all the time in HS (had one to match just about every outfit and anklets, too) but they all has ties and would regularly get rotated and washed. The only ones I ever wore for a long time was over the summer when I was in a pool everyday.

3girlsmommy 04-06-2004 11:36 PM

I was thinking pastels at first but then I thought about how long we are going to wear these things and how gross it could look after 6-8 weeks. So I guess that darker colors would be better although I really don't have a preference.

curlygrrl 04-07-2004 09:39 AM

I like the shades of purple idea!


Smithie 04-07-2004 08:45 PM

I also like the shades of purple idea, and I agree that we should stay away from light colors due to the grunge factor...

Modesto Doula 04-08-2004 03:15 AM

I like the shades of purple idea especially with the umbilical cord thoughts... But red is quite appealing for the symbol as well...

How about two shades of purple and one of red?

seedling 04-08-2004 08:09 AM

I also like the shades of purple and agree we should stay away from whites/pastels b/c of the grunge factor. And since I'll be going first(ish) I'll need the darker colors to hide the baby spit-up. Uggh, remember that nice smell? I had a watch band I completely trashed after a few newborn months b/c of that delightful odour.

eilonwy 04-08-2004 02:52 PM

Oooh, I hadn't even thought of that, but I really like it! Three shades of purplish/reddish..for example 3688, 3687, 3803?

3girlsmommy 04-08-2004 04:32 PM

sounds great to me!!

irishgreengables 04-08-2004 10:47 PM

also like shades of purple, even though i originally put greens and blues in poll (before reading thread).


dharmama 04-09-2004 10:23 AM

Shades of purple sounds great to me!

wildthing 04-09-2004 05:52 PM

Shades of purple and red is perfect. My first blessingway bracelt was al red......very symbolic.

eilonwy 04-10-2004 02:13 PM

Okay, I actually ended up with four strands -- two shades of purple and two shades of red. I noticed when I looked at the colors IRL they didn't look exactly like the colors on the computer screen, but if anyone is feeling adventurous or needs to know, I'm using 814, 816, 3836, and 3837. They look very pretty together.

Going with the umbilical cord color theme, I chose a different style than I'd originally planned on. I was going to do a knotted bracelet, but the umbilical cord colors (I felt) really lent themselves better to a "Chinese Staircase" pattern (I'm not really sure why it's called that, though. ). So it's kind of a spiral around a center cord. Looks very cool, I really like the idea. And they're working up very quickly! I'll be able to make extras for certain, assuming no one goes before May 1. In other words, if we don't have everyone (and I still haven't gotten curlygrrl's address!) there's still plenty of time for the stragglers (if they want to join in). Thanks!

ksjhwkr 04-21-2004 11:47 AM

I'm a straggler! Will you fill me in on what's going on? These bracelets sound so cool!! If it's not too much trouble I'd love one too! Thanks

eilonwy 04-21-2004 11:51 AM

If you can mail me a bead (or 18 or 20! :LOL) before then end of the week, then yes. :LOL

ksjhwkr 04-21-2004 11:56 AM

I can do that! Will you pm me your address?

Modesto Doula 04-21-2004 08:44 PM

They sound positively gorgeous!! And so very symbolic! I can't wait to see how they turn out.

You are just fantastic doing all this work for us!!

jaredsmom 04-23-2004 06:54 PM

I just found this thead, and the bracelets sound so cool! If it's not too late, could you make one for me, too? If so, what would you need from me?

Thanks a million!

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