From the moment I saw the unique “Gratitude Bracelet” that a dear friend of mine was wearing, I wanted to have one too. At the time, we happened to be at the birthday dinner party of a mutual friend. So when I asked her where she got it, she pointed to her close childhood Judy, one of the bracelet’s designers, who happended to be sitting right at my table! Judy told me the very moving story that inspired the bracelet, which made me want one even more! I eagerly ordered three of them immediately: for me, my mother-in-law and the woman who introduced me to my husband. I’ve since bought two more as gifts, and I’m sure I’ll be ordering more in the future. I wear mine every single day, both because it’s so beautiful, and because it’s so meaningful. Thank you so much.
It’s apparent the Gratitude Jewelry Collection is made with love. The quality and designs are impeccable. Gratitude is always in style.
Kim Parrish Collection
What Deanna and Judy are doing with their company “JDDesigns” is wonderful and I am grateful for having become aware of their wonderful “Gratitude Bracelet” last fall. I saw an article about their company in The Litchfield County Times. They were interviewed about the bracelet and told the story of how their company came to be. I was touched by the article and when I arrived back home in New York, I wanted to find out more about them. I logged on to their website and found the bracelet to be elegant and a perfect gift for my significant other on Christmas Day. It speaks to everything I look for in life and my partner Mary and I are very much appreciative of any item that represents gratitude and appreciation.
Out of the blue I called and spoke with Deanna, telling her how I found out about them and asking about ordering. We worked out the order, it was shipped to me and when it arrived I knew I had a treasure to give as a gift. It was packaged in a small box along with some whimsical, contrasting tissue paper and a beautiful brown cloth, drawstring bag to place it in. It took all of the guesswork out of how to wrap it for this man and it will for all of you men out there who want an elegant keepsake piece of jewelry to bestow on your partner. The Kenyan beads, the Swarovski crystals, the beautiful clasp, the craftsmanship and the gratitude charm are all come together in truly, a work of art and a work of heart from two talented women.
Check out their website and join their email list also. I get inspired reading their blog, learning from it and the emotion that I have felt from it. When you buy from JDDesigns, not only are you receiving wonderful merchandise, you are giving back and helping others. To me, that is what life is all about.
Enjoy and treasure their “Gratitude Circle” and wonderful items.
The day I received my gratitude bracelet, my heart was so touched. I knew I had a true friend I could count on. No matter how rough things may seem the gratitude bracelet makes me think of what I could do to make it positive again.
So thanks again from the bottom of my heart for my bracelet that I wear everyday. I have also purchased a sweatshirt from JDDesigns and I love that as well. Someone saw my sweatshirt recently and asked what I was grateful for–I said that I was grateful that it was going to be a wonderful day. We laughed all day instead of being in a bad mood from some comments that were made to us only about 5 minutes earlier.
After seeing your bracelet and hearing the story about how the focal beads were made by improvised woman in Africa, I feel humbled every time I wear mine. I look at the beautiful stones these women have created, knowing that their lives must be a struggle and yet they are still able to create beauty. I touch the stones and take the time to realize how grateful I am to have the life that I do. I am grateful to be living the charmed life that I live. I grew up in with an awesome family, I have a loving husband, and a great son and we all have enjoyed good health our whole lives. You can’t ask for anything more than that from life!!
Thanks for the awareness.
My Gratitude Bracelet came to me from a dear friend and immediately I truly felt I had received a great and special gift. Knowing the touching story of its origin, it is naturally dear to my heart to share it with those around me and the people who compliment its beauty. The subtle presence on my wrist, the feel and colors of the center stone, the thoughts of the amazing women who create them, the series of shimmering and soft beads that surround it all serve as a reminder to bring my attention back to and always come from a place of gratitude, love and positive power.
Gratitude—the ultimate feeling of being thankful for all that is good in our lives and the world. It sounds wonderful; however in the hectic everyday life, we often forget this principle. By wearing the Gratitude Bracelet, I find it a gentle and calming reminder of all that I am truly grateful for in my life. I feel drawn to the center stone and the women in Kenya—knowing that we are all truly connected.
I was given the “Gratitude Bracelet” as a gift from my sister. I’ve received many compliments from people that see it on my wrist. I personally love to tell the story of what it stands for and how it came into its special creation. When I feel myself wandering or getting anxious or out of sorts, the mere touch and feel of my bracelet brings me back into focus. I think to myself that no matter what occurs, I have a lot to be grateful for in my life.
It is much easier to look at life as the glass half empty. Having a visual reminder that we have so much to be grateful helps us to stay on the positive side of the energy circle and be thankful for all of our blessings. This handcrafted Gratitude Bracelet serves as a symbol that life is as beautiful as the bracelet and we need to continue to live a good life and always have an attitude of gratitude.