Best friends bracelet
When I was making my friendship bracelets last month I decided to do two others as well in January. I was speaking with a survivor friend who has been in my life for some time about possibly doing two more bracelets that would honor my three closest friends and I asked her if it would be alright if I included her in the bracelets. She said yes.
Early this month I picked out the beds for these bracelets. I picked out some light blue beads for the first bracelet, creative healing #3 and some purple and silver beads for creative healing #4..
For this creative healing project I picked my three closest friends, three of them. Ever since I started healing online at message boards and making friends I have always wanted to have three best friends. Most people tell me you have only one best friend. But I want three and I believe that is the right number of best friends to have, for me.
So I have three different kinds of beads for my friends and one kind for me. They are all light blue. I love the color light blue. I always have. Blue has always been my favorite color. In the last ten years or so light blue is my favorite shade of any color.
Here is what I found online about the meaning of the color blue:
Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.
Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.
One type of the beads I chose for this bracelet is larger and tube shaped, light blue with splashes of white and black on them. A smaller type is tube shaped as well and is a shimmery blue. Another type is smaller still and rounded. My beads are smallest and are seed beads and the lightest light blue of all the beads. I really enjoyed making this bracelet and have been wearing it every day since making it. It does make me feel more calm, more peaceful.
Since I have four different types of beads I looked up the meaning of four:
Four is the 4th dimension.
Four is seen as the first solid number.
Static as opposed to the circular and the dynamic
Wholeness; totality; completion; solid
Rational – relativity and justice
Symbol of measurement
The are four cardinal points; four seasons; four winds; four directions (as in North, South, East, West); four elements (Fire, Water, Air, Earth) in the western culture.
For each friend I used seven beads. Next to each friend bead is one of the seed beads representing me. Here is what I found online about the number seven:
The central of the spiral is humanity’s connection to its source, God, whatever you call it.
Seven is the number of the universe.
It is the three of the heavens (soul) combined with the four (body) of the earth, being the first number containing both the spiritual and the temporal.
Seven represents the virginity of the Great Mother– feminine archetype.
In cultures, myths, and legends it represents:
completeness and totality
Since I used one bead for every friend bead on the bracelet I used 21 beads of mine for it. Since I had three friends represented on the bracelet I had 21 friend beads as well. Here is what I found online about the meaning of the number 21:
Symbol of the person centered on the object and either on himself.
Number of the perfection by excellence, 3 x 7, according to the Bible.
Representing the unknown superiors or the great spiritual Masters of the humanity, A joining of the spiritual and the material.
Represent the harmony of the creation, representing the union of Trinity.
Maturity and personal responsibility.
It is the numbered representation of God and the Temple, and for this reason it is a divine number or sacred.