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  Lots of good things can happen over a pot of coffee and a plate of muffins, especially when those gathered are dynamic and creative women!  Recently I met Leona Davis, a  lovely woman and music teacher with a  calligraphy business and a nonprofit “Forget Me Knot Flowers” which takes wedding and event flowers and repurposes them for  people in nursing homes, rehab centers and shelters.  Lisa Blaber recently met Jenna Rayevsky who, along with her four year daughter Winnie, had stopped one morning to admire Lisa’s garden.  Jenna also has a home based business—creating wedding flower arrangements that are both winsome and exuberant, much like Jenna herself.  These new acquaintances all had something in common with Rally Beads—a passion to create something simple and beautiful and a purpose to...

Wedding belles...

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IN PRAISE OF SISTERHOOD

Maureen Dodson

Over the last several months, we have had the chance to make some celebratory custom bracelets--including a set of girls' weekend bracelets with a custom-engraved tag proclaiming "SLUTS"--not what we expected either from one of our favorite customers, a sassy grandmother and local legend with deep Texas roots, and a sense of humor.  "Southern Ladies Utterly Texan" is the mantra of this group of spirited ladies, getting together for weekends of love and laughter for more than 50 years.  Love it! Another set of girlfriend bracelets walked with a group of women--friends since their uniform-and-saddle-shoes days at Catholic school--on behalf of one of their own and her fight against breast cancer. They were looking for something a little more chic and a little less pink than what is readily available and we were happy to oblige....

IN PRAISE OF SISTERHOOD

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We Rally with Women Against Abuse

Maureen Dodson

  Rally Beads' studio continues to be a hive of activity! We are inspired daily by our customers, their great style and their generous spirits; we love when Rally Beads are given as a gift or to commemorate an accomplishment or to support a cause. This month, we were honored to create a special bracelet for Women Against Abuse (WAA) in solidarity with those who bring a voice to ending domestic violence.  We can't wait to attend the Philadelphia Chapter of WAA's "Dish It Up" event; Philadelphia's only all-female chef competition on March 29. (Tickets are still available at www.womenagainstabuse.org).  We will debut our iPledge® bracelet at this event, but are giving a  preview of one or our WAA Support bracelets; purple Brazilian agate, a resolute stone of strength paired with a silver...

We Rally with Women Against Abuse

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MARCH MADNESS

Maureen Dodson

  Spring is here!   March means daffodils and crocuses appear in between snow squalls, days get longer, windows get opened and basketballs go swoosh!  We love March Madness and a certain Big East team that went all the way last year, and won as the buzzer buzzed--the first Championship since 1985.  We are ready this year for whatever happens, but college basketball will forever remind us of how Rally Beads got started.   Our first bracelet was the Popelet, made to commemorate Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in 2015.  While attending the Final Four basketball game in Houston last year, dressed in fanwear right down to the blue beads on her wrist, co-founder Helene Delaney found herself sitting next to another decked out fan, only this lady was wearing a Popelet....

MARCH MADNESS

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