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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Life of Jesus Bracelet






This Life of Jesus bracelet tells the story of the events of the life of Jesus Christ through the different colors and shapes of the beads. 

I just knew I had to make one and share it for Easter.



Story of the Life of Jesus

One night there was a bright star
Which guided three men
Who were the three wise men
To the birth of Jesus
Who later in life became a carpenter
And a fisher of men and souls.
He had twelve apostles
who spread the Word of Christ.
But on one black day of hatred, envy & death
He was crucified.
He shed His blood for us
to purify & save us.
He rose and is now in Heaven
seated with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
And He did all this because of His great love for us.





You will need the following supplies:

1-star bead: one bright star
3-sparkle beads: which guided three men
3-square beads:  who were the three wise men
1-crystal bead:  to the birth of Jesus
1-wooden bead: became a carpenter
1-fish shaped bead:  fisher of men and souls
12-disc beads:  twelve apostles
1-globe bead:  world of Christ
3-black beads:  black day of hatred, envy and dealth
1-cross bead:  He was crucified
1-red bead:  He shed his blood for us
1-pearl bead: to purify 
1-crystal bead: and save us
1-dove shaped bead:  He rose 
1-heart shaped bead: His great love for us 
1-set of toggle clasps
 bead  stringing wire- (7 strand .018 in)
18 crimp beads

Line the beads up in the proper order in a bead tray.   Start by adding the bar of the toggle clasp, next add the star bead. Continue stringing the beads in the order adding a crimp bead between each "part" of the story.  Finish by adding the circle part of the toggle clasp.  Done! 
  (for all you non-beaders, there are numerous videos and instructions on the internet for the proper way to add a toggle clasp that are excellent))








61 Lovely Comments:

  1. Such a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to make one.

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  2. Gorgeous idea, just love it. Happy WW and feel free to link up at Ms Mystery Case blog : www.msmysterycase.com

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  3. I love this idea!! With VBS coming up, I'm wondering if this is something our kids would be able to do. Do you think so? It is great, a good reminder of who we are and who HE is and what He has done for us!

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  4. Pretty Evelyn!! So nice that each different bead has a special meaning.
    Thanks for sharing for WW!

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  5. I love this adult version of the color bead project for kids. you found some really interesting beads. I love to bead and need to try this. And I love the new look of your blog...very welcoming and "gentle." : )

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  6. Such a great idea. It would make a lovely gift too.

    Thank you so much for linking this up at my Oh HAPPY Day party!

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  7. Good morning, Evelyn, on the first day of Spring!
    What a perfect way to share the story of the greatest gift to all mankind. Your bracelet is beautiful and will give you wonderful opportunities to tell about our Lord and Savior.
    Stunning, my friend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xo

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  8. That's the perfect bracelet for Easter!

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  9. Stopping by from the Whatever Wednesday Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing! http://queenofsavings.com

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  10. Evelyn
    This is a beautiful bracelet. I love it. Thanks for posting it on my blog hop tonight. I love what it represents.
    Best
    Angel

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  11. I love this bracelet. I hope I get time to make this before Easter. I have spent the last month working hard at getting ready for a Market and have not had time for making things for me. This bracelet is sooo me! and the meaning behind the beads is awesome, I want to make this so every time I wear it I think of Jesus. Even if I have to make some of the beads out of Fimo, I have to have one of these hehe.

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  12. beautiful bracelet! It's obvious so much thought went into each bead, thanks for sharing!

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  13. That is so nice, and so appropriate for Easter! For that matter, so appropriate for any time of the year! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. Evelyn,
    This bracelet is so special. What a wonderful idea and so appropriate for this time of year and always. I am going to make this. I am a non-beader but I think I can figure ti out.
    Have a great day,
    Bev

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  15. This is gorgeous! I'd love to have one made for my sister. I'm not a beader though. Do you need a bead tray?

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  16. Such a meaningful bracelet! Loved it! Pinned it!
    Phyllis @grandparentsplus.com

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  17. I am glad to meet you. And I am glad I kept searching for the comments - It is so small on my computer I couldn't see it.
    I have seen bracelets before with the various colours to show the Easter story but this one is complete - very interesting,
    Blessings to you,
    Janis www.janiscox.com

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  18. I love this Evelyn! What a great piece to wear everyday to remind us of the story of Christ.

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  19. What a lovely idea! It looks beautiful.

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  20. Oh that is fantastic, especially at this time of year :)

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  21. I love it & the meaning makes it more beautiful. I have to get me one of those. Hi! I'm new hear found you through Camille and Thankful Thursday! I'm your latest follower in both. Nice to meet you. I see you like to crochet too! So do I, but I wish I could do other things besides scarves, and blankets. hehehe My mama taught me and I have been doing it since I was little, but I can't read instructions I haven't a clue what it means. hehehe Thanks for sharing I have to go check out these very interesting pics next to me. Check out that Barbie! Gotta go! Have a great weekend.

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  22. This is so beautiful! I hope they become very popular. Christians would recognize one another by these in the same way the fish symbol identified them in the earliest days. I have never seen these anywhere - Thank You!

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  23. So neat! I love the little bead tray, too.
    I visiting from Friday’s Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, and link up too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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  24. This is a great project. Thank you.
    I just stopped by from the "Inspiration Spotlight LinkUp" to spread some love. I'm glad I did.
    Following everywhere. :)
    http://dustykatt.blogspot.ca/

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  25. I'm glad I found your blog, it's my first visit here, I found it through Sew Crafty Angel. I like your bracelet!. New follower here. As we do not know what will happen with Google Reader, I follow with GFC, and also with google+ and bloglovin
    I hope you visit my blog and if you like my creations, I invite you to follow me.
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  26. Such a pretty bracelet and lovely story to go with it. =)

    Have a wonderful Easter!!
    Hugs,
    Melissa

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  27. Love this!! I will have to share this with Brian :)

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  28. I love this! Thanks for sharing the "how to"!

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  29. Beautiful, Evelyn. Thanks so much for sharing. Linda

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  30. Great Project! You are invited to share it with Show Your Stuff:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2013/03/show-your-stuff-68-sugar-cookies.html

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  31. What a lovely bracelet to go with the beautiful story of Jesus. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tutorial. Hope you have a great day and wonderful Easter.

    Linda @ Mixed Kreations

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  32. Evelyn I love this so much!!! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  33. I've never seen a bracelet done signifying the life of Christ. How beautiful.

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  34. Perfect for Easter. Visiting with Grand Social Blog Hop.

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  35. You bracelet is so lovely and inspires me. Thank you.

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  36. Wow, this is such a cool idea and beautiful execution. Thanks so much for linking this up to Monday Funday!

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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  37. Beautiful bracelet :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays...

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  38. This is so beautiful Evelyn!
    Thank-you for sharing it with us!

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  39. I love it! And agree with the statement it represents.
    Thanks for sharing with us at "In and out of the Kitchen"

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  40. Lovely story and bracelet! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures...I'm sharing on week 79. <3 and hugs!

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  41. Awesome that each bead has it's own meaning :-) This is very special, indeed, Evelyn! Thank you for linking this at our party.

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  42. I'm not Christian, but I love the symbolism here :) Lovely idea and a great project :)

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  43. Hi Evelyn,

    Thank you so much for joining Pin It Monday Hop#1 Where you pin and get pinned (LINK). Please come back on Sunday at 5pm (CST)for our Pin It Monday Hop#2. Pinned this to our Pin Board. You might want to view the 10 featured projects from Pin it Monday Hop#1 (link). Have a nice day!
    Judy
    http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/
    http://www.kusinaniinday.blogspot.com/

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  44. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I featured you as one of my favorites this week! I hope you come by today to share more of your awesome creations! Happy Eater :)

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    April

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  45. Oh, I love the bracelet! I just pinned. What a wonderful idea and reminder of the true meaning of Easter! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!!
    hugs
    Kathy

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  46. Beautiful!

    Happy Easter!

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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  47. Evelyn, Thank you for this. I loved it so much that I featured you tonight on this week's Motivated Monday at Becolorful.
    Happy Easter
    p

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  48. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  49. I just wanted to let you know that your beautiful Life of Jesus Bracelet was the featured craft from the last In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! I am so excited, because it is a wonderful bracelet!

    I look forward to seeing what you will bring to the party this week! See you tonight at 7:00 p.m. EST! http://FeedingBig.com

    Cynthia

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  50. Love the bracelet, great post, been thinking of getting into jewelry making, I think this would be a good project to start with.

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  51. So Pretty & love the meaning behind it! I haven't made much jewelry,but this makes me want to try.

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  52. I really love this bracelet... I need to find some beads and make a few of these myself :) Thanks for linking up with Kayla and I, we are finally back and can't wait to see what you and all the other bloggers have to share :)
    xoxo
    Heather

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  53. Just wanted to let you know you have been featured! Stop on over and grab a feature button... Our second party is up and going, can't wait to see what you have to share this week :)
    http://www.heatherlyloves.com/2013/04/2-circle-of-faith-link-party.html
    xoxo
    Heather

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  54. That is great post and nice bracelet. This bracelet is very very appropriate To Eastern people. I love it.
    Thanks.
    Bead Caps

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))