Frugal Foodie Mama: ~Small Shop Spotlight~ Stringing On Hope One Bead At Time

Monday, July 23, 2012

~Small Shop Spotlight~ Stringing On Hope One Bead At Time

This is my beautiful and wonderful friend, Suzy...

I have never met Suzy in person (at least not yet!), but we have already shared many moments of sadness, struggle, grief, and joy.  I met Suzy through Twitter when I was looking for support as I muddled through my second miscarriage and then my subsequent  struggle with secondary infertility.
Suzy and her husband have survived years of infertility.  Recently their journey to add to their family has led them to the path of adoption.  To read Suzy's own story on her blog, Not a Fertile Myrtle, click here.  (You can also just click on her button.  It is to the right >>> in my sidebar. ;) )  You can click here for her latest update on where they are in their adoption journey. 

Adoption is not cheap.  And it is not easy.  It is a journey in and of itself.  Suzy and her husband are presently in the process of raising the funds to get the adoption process (and their dream of having a family) started.
One way that Suzy is raising the necessary funds is through her etsy shop, That's 2 Darn Cute.  Suzy creates the most gorgeous beaded bracelets.  She usually creates her bracelets with a certain friend or cause in mind.  There is meaning behind each and every one of her pieces.
When I first found out I was pregnant with baby girl, Suzy made me the "Carrie" bracelet.  Here is Suzy's description of my bracelet... "This bracelet features beautiful shades of lavendar and periwinkle blue accented by vintage inspired metal beads.  The clasp is a dainty toggle clasp with a vintage feel.  The colors remind me of hydrangea blooms.
The Carrie bracelet reminds me of my friend Carrie. She loves things with a vintage feel and is strong, but feminine at the same time."

How gorgeous is this bracelet??

Here are two more of my favorites from her shop...
Angel Wings bracelet

Sweet Pea bracelet
If you are in the market for a beautiful bracelet, then I encourage you to check out Suzy's etsy shop.  If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, let Suzy know and she will help you with a custom order.  100% of the proceeds from her shop go to their adoption fund.

Suzy is also a blogger for Bloggers for Hope, a group of bloggers who share their own stories of infertility in order to reach out to others who may be experiencing infertility themselves.