Shimmering Summer Bracelets + Giveaway

Shimmering Summer Bracelets + Giveaway


I thought I’d finally get round to sharing these bracelets with you! I’ve owned them for a while now, and absolutely love them. They’re beautiful glass beaded ‘Shimmering Summer Bracelets’, and they are made by my sister to raise money for two ME charities.
“M.E. is a long-term (chronic) fluctuating illness that causes symptoms affecting 
many body systems, more commonly the nervous and immune systems.
Many people with M.E. experience persistent fatigue or pain. However, M.E. is 
characterised by a range of additional symptoms, and of varying degrees.”
My dad was recently diagnosed with it around 8 years ago, and very recently my sister sadly was diagnosed as having it too. There is very little funding into M.E. in this country, and very little is understood about it.
Like every M.E. sufferer, my sister found it extremely frustrating going from living a very active and sociable lifestyle, to not even having the energy to leave the house most days. So she started making these bracelets as a hobby, then decided to sell them to raise money for charity.
The Bracelets
Shimmering Summer Bracelets + Giveaway
 Fuchsia | Crystal Clear
Shimmering Summer Bracelets + Giveaway
Teal | Rose Pink
Shimmering Summer Bracelets + Giveaway
Gold Silk | Mens Bracelet
The bracelets are made up of crackled glass beads, and each contain a genuine fresh water pearl which sits between two sterling silver balls. They sell for £8 each, and £2 from each bracelet is divided equally between two M.E. charities:
Action for M.E. and M.E Research UK
She also sells a bracelet for men which is made up of black Indian glass, and contains one sterling silver ball so noone is left out. The bracelets can be purchased here, and delivery is £1 no matter how many are purchased (Shipping is more outside of the UK).
I own all of them (except the mens bracelet obviously! Though I did buy one for my boyfriend) and I absolutely love them! My favourites are the Crystal Clear (worn here), Rose Pink, and Gold Silk (worn here). I think they’re so perfect to wear in the sunshine as the crackled glass catches the light really nicely.
Note: Even though my sister makes them, I paid for them myself and, as always, £2 from each went to charity.
The Giveaway!
Shimmering Summer Bracelets + Giveaway
To say thanks to everyone who’s followed my blog, and to everyone who’s been so supportive to both me and my blog lately, I wanted to give one of you the chance to win your very own bracelet.
This is a one off design made especially for this giveaway, and it’ll be perfect at catching the light from all the sunshine that’s apparently is on its way (finally)!

This giveaway is open worldwide, and £2 will still be split between the two ME charities.
All you have to do is fill out the sections in the rafflecopter below. Two of the sections are mandatory, but the rest are optional, and each completed section counts as 1 entry, so the more you enter, the more chance you have at winning!

Good Luck!

If You Steal My Sunshine

July 23, 2012