I fell in love with a beautiful little bracelet I was sent to review from Red Water Designs a few weeks ago. I must admit, there are so few pieces of jewelry that are sent to me that can truly capture the simple elegance that I favor. I find that too many people think that making a statement with an accessory requires it to be big, bold and bulky, the very in-your-face style that speaks like an exclamation point. But life is so loud and confusing and I have an obsessive love for periods.
I’m often drawn to the things that are quietly beautiful; that stand out like the waves on the water or the sunset just before it fades from the sky. The designer for Red Water Designs understands this on a deeper level, which makes each piece of art a sort of awakening.
The little pieces of beauty are like small escapes into nature. My own bracelet, the Water Element Beaded Bracelet, is created with two gemstones, glass seed beads and antique silver spacer beads. The first gemstone is Howlite Lapis, known for its calming properties and is believed to increase awareness and heighten creativity. The second is Sodalite, a gemstone believed to stimulate thought and increase intuition. Both of these together envelope the nature of the Water element and the properties that have been associated with it. The swirls of blue against the white create the illusion of waves that are only broken by the silver brackets of time.
The bracelets come in multiple different styles for each element: Water, Air, Fire and Earth. There are Toggle, Beaded Coils, Brushed Silver, Gold Tone, Bead Clusters, Beaded Stretch and “It’s a Wrap’ which is a bracelet and necklace in one. There are also a few necklace singulars available as well.
One of the lovely things about the Water bracelets is that for each sale 15% is donated towards Save the Bay. It is a Teacher Academy in Rhode Island that collaborates with the Providence Public School District to provide innovative, hands-on learning for teachers. They can expand their content knowledge in marine studies, climate science, environmental sustainability and related disciplines. It also goes towards helping to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, as both a place for the public and a living classroom.
Red Water Designs jewelry would make a beautiful gift or a wonderful addition to your own accessories. Find which element fits you best and explore how alluring simplicity can be.