“Youth” bracelet

 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.   (1 Tim 4:12)

For our recent girl’s meeting we discussed this verse and to help us remember these qualities, we made bracelets to represent them.

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For “word” we used a charm.  I thought the key was appropriate because our speech usually gets us in trouble when we should be keeping our mouth shut tight.  We also had other charms available, a cross, a dove, etc.

For “conduct” or life, we used a green bead.

For “love” we used red, of course.

For “spirit” we used a blue bead.

For “faith” we used a brown bead.  If you have the faith of a mustard seed, you can move mountains.  Since both of those are brown…

For “purity” we used a pearl, white or a clear crystal bead.

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Starting with an 8″ piece of wire, we folded it in half over our beading pliers, then made a few twists.  The charm and beads were then threaded on the wires.  The ends of the wires are then trimmed to about 3/4″ longer than the beads.  Using the beading pliers these ends are wound up in an end loop.  Try to keep the sharp ends inside as you wrap.

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We threaded this on a cotton cord, cut to fit around the wrist plus about 7″.

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The beads should be centered on the cord, and a knot tied on either side to keep them in place.  A toggle closure is then tied to the ends, adjusting their position to a good fit. (Please forgive the blurry pics!)

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