Paper bead cuff created from a vintage book of baby names and meanings... We've all seen these books at thrift stores.
This one with its yellowing pages stands out to me because it was published just months after the landmark Roe Vs. Wade decision ended the lives of approximately 60 million children. The Aarons and Abagails to the Xanders and Zoes... the ones who could have cured Cancer or performed at piano Carnegie Hall.
It was published the year artist Brittney Switala was born, 1974. As a post-Roe baby, she is grateful her parents chose life.
Each Life Cuff is made with two intentional materials.
1. Baby Names Book: Inspired by Psalm 139 which includes these words, "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." The Psalmist praised God for having good plans for his life even before he was born.
2. Rose Gold Mirrored Paper: Inspired by Genesis 1:27 which says, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." Each person (born and unborn) was planned by God to be an image bearer, pointing people to the existence of a Heavenly Creator.
Making a difference in society at large regarding abortion isn't easy. It takes a multifacted approach that both loves on women and works to change laws to make them favorable toward unborn children.
Each piece of jewelry in the Life Collection supports the positive choice for life... supporting both a woman who chooses to parent and advocating for life affirming policies at the federal level. $5 from each pair of handcrafted earrings or cuffs goes to Pro-Life causes.
The Paper Bead Princess has selected two Pro-Life organizations as recipients:
Artist's Note: In our modern world I don't usually think of art as "offering." Just as in so many things we seperate into "sacred" and "secular" we consider art as our fun, creative outlet. I was blown away recently reading a portion of scripture (Exodus 31) that spoke specifically of the "craftsmen" being called by God to use their abilities working with wood, stones, silver and gold for His glory. That passage was one of my inspirations that led me specifically to create this Life Collection.
*Vintage Baby Names Book Paper
*Big impact, Lightweight Design
Water and Your Cuff:
Each paper bead goes through a process which makes it shiny and water resistant. Beads may be worn in the rain but are not waterproof so as to be worn in the shower. Beads are art and should be cared for as such.