In light of everything going on in the world right now, especially in Paris, plus the upcoming peace bringing holidays, we were definitely due for a little Peace sharing.
I reached out to my fellow Christmas in July Etsy Team Members and was able to put this Celebrating World Peace Day post. Make sure you come over and check it out! And see what World Peace Day is all about.
Though this Peace Charm Bracelet didn't make it into the Christmas in July post, Heather of DeanGirlsCreations did share it with me, and I wanted to share it with you! This charm bracelet is a great reminder each time you look down and see it to be peaceful and kind.
It would make a great gift for her, and can be customized to any length and word of your choosing.
I also reached out to my fellow blogger friends to see what kinds of peaceful things they had to share. Lisa of Kaleidoscope Arts&Gifts shared this Peace Sign Graph Crochet Hat Pattern with me. What a fun hat it is! And definitely fits in with the 60's and 70's Peace, Love and Hippie Theme.
The pattern is written in Child and Adult sizes, requires an H8/5mm Tunisian Crochet Hook and is available for purchase on Ravelry. It's rated an Experienced Beginner so it would be a great project for nearly everyone to try out! If you like this hat, make sure you check out Lisa's Ravelry Shop for more Graph Patterned Hats and other fun accessories, including my favorite Charming Cherry Blossom Collection!
I'd like to close with one of the most beautiful things - the Peace Rose.
I found a beautiful Peace Rose and Lily Wreath on Etsy from JulieButlerCreations. It made me stop to look up what a Peace Rose was named for. I found just that and more on the Gerbera site.
I won't go into too much detail because you can read all about it in the Peace Rose article, but basically the beginnings of this rose came about in 1935 in France, and when Hitler invaded France, third generation rose grower, Francis Meilland, sent them away to safety. Through war, travel and time, this Peace Rose has come to be not only "an excellent garden rose, but also a symbol of our desire for ever-elusive peace" as quoted from Ludwig Taschner of Ludwig's Roses Pretoria and Ludwig's Roses Egoli. Stop by and read the amazing article and history on the Peace Rose!
Though World Peace Day is over, I would love to see your handmade items that represent Peace to you, and hear your stories! Please share in the comments :)
And for my fellow Etsians, I would like to extend an invitation to you to join our Christmas in July Etsy Team!