Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mark the Map with a Wanderer Bracelet

For Christmas, a good friend of mine gave me a bracelet. Good friends do things like that
However, this wasn't just any ole bracelet. It was a Wanderer bracelet.

No, not because I'm a "wanderer," but because of what the company Wanderer Bracelets does. They employ artisans in Bali who do handiwork in their homes. The pendants are carved, repurposed water buffalo bone of animals that die naturally--the same domesticated animals that help farmers plow family rice fields. The bracelets are individually handmade, not mass-produced, and all made of natural materials. These artisans create so they can make a life for themselves and their families. All of these things speak volumes to me. Buddies & pals know these things.

 Among the many symbols among their product lines, they have a custom coordinate-style bracelet.  Here's where the magic of this bracelet lies:
"There's one dot on the map that holds more of your deepest memories than any other place. It's where you fell in love, found your tribe or risked it all. It's where you were born - or maybe, it's where you were reborn into a braver, stronger version of you.Where's your place? Keep it close to you with a bracelet engraved with your favorite coordinates." ~ From their website
For me, my coordinates are where I found my tribe.
My good buddy knew that place for me, and hence this bracelet.

My "dot on the map" was where I became a passionate environmentalist, and it was where this blog was born. It's a place where friendships were formed and unbreakable bonds were built. Despite the fact that I no longer "live" there on a daily basis, it lives on in my heart...and now my wrist.

Learn more about the origins of Wanderer Bracelets from the video clip below, then check out their collections at their website.  May you find your symbol or commemorate your own "dot on the map."

Rice Terraces Ubud from Wanderer Bracelets on Vimeo.

Images from my camera; videos from and

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