Years ago, in college, I had a bad break-up and to get through it I started making waistbeads. The meticulous stringing of the seed beads definitely helped take my mind off the negativity. It helped me redirect my energy and I loved deciding on an emotion or theme to convey in each set. Every color choice ws intentional and each gemstone was used for specific properties or meanings. All the thought gave me a sense of control and peace that I really needed. After I'd been making them for a while, one of my friends told me she'd like me to make her a set for whenever she gets married. For some reason, after like 8 years later, I remembered her request. :)
Her wedding was a couple weeks ago, and I was able to make her that wedding waistbead set. In true Caleisha form, the finished strand was chock full of symbolism. From their birthstones to beads representing God's love. I gave them to her the night before her wedding and I'm glad that she really liked them.
Cherie's Waistbead Meaning:
Light Green & Clear in sets of 7: Peridot (her birthstone) & Diamond (his birthstone)
Sets of 7: the number of completion
Sets of 3: the Holy Trinity
The cord: They are strung onto a 3-strand cord. One strand is blue (something blue). A 3-strand cord is not easily torn apart.
I pray Cherie & Kwame have a wonderful married life. I hope they experience many good times and learn to weather the tough times. I want God's love and presence to permeate their home and overflow onto all their family and friends. Much love guys & congrats again!
|Their First Dance ^.^|
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