“Beloved” Heart Bracelet

If you visited the One Artsy Mama Facebook page last night, you know we were chatting about the meanings behind the names our parents chose for us.  Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve known that my own name, Amy, comes from the French word for “beloved.”  I love that.  There are certainly days I feel less than lovable {most recently the day we flew home from CA and I was in a mood to rival Oscar the Grouch}, but all I have to do is remember my name itself and I’m reminded that whether I feel worthy of it or not, I’m deeply loved.  By my parents, my husband, my adorable Little Crafter, and my Heavenly Father.  Knowing that is like being wrapped up in a big warm blanket.  And so, I thought it was fitting to make myself a little wearable reminder…take a look.

Beloved Heart Bracelet in Hebrew

– stamping blank
– Hebrew alphabet stamp set
– three jump rings
– head pin
– small crystal
– toggle clasp
– jewelry pliers and wire cutters
– chain

What’s that you say?  “I thought your name meant beloved…what the heck are those symbols?  Those don’t even look like letters!”  Actually, they are.  They’re Hebrew letters.  {Isn’t that cool?}  Recently, I got another great present from my friends at ImpressArt; not only did they give me the Bridgette alphabet set I showed you in my Basic Metal Stamping tutorial, they were also generous enough to send me this Hebrew alphabet set {I may or may not have begged for it} along with some more shapes, including a heart.

Beloved Heart Bracelet in Hebrew

I immediately knew what I wanted to do.  That heart was the perfect charm for me to write my reminder on.  It’s one of those pewter Soft Strike blanks I love because one tap makes a deep, clear impression.  Yay for easy!  My first job, and actually the hardest part of the process was picking out the right letters.

Step 1: I researched online the correct Hebrew spelling for beloved, which was interesting in and of itself.  There are several different words.  One variation means boyfriend, one means girlfriend, and one just plain means “object of love” or “beloved.” That was the one I wanted.  I verified with several sources to make sure it was the same because I totally didn’t want to screw it up, then I sketched it onto a piece of paper.

Step 2: Next, I looked through the stamps to find letters that looked like the ones I sketched.

Beloved Heart Bracelet in Hebrew

Step 3: I taped my blank to the stamping block and stamped my letters.  As always, I started in the center and worked my way out so I was sure everything would fit.

As a side note, yes, tape is important.  Funny {or not so funny} story…I got to meet my friends from ImpressArt at CHA.  Margot was giving demonstrations for everyone, showing how to stamp and how easy it is to get a good impression on their soft strike alkemé blanks.  So there I was doing my little make and take, trying to impress my new sponsors…I gave one tap, the hammer hit the stamp at a funky angle, and the blank went flying while everyone was watching.  Epic fail.  So much for showing them how awesome I am…

Beloved Heart Bracelet in Hebrew

Step 4: I filled in the stamped area with permanent marker and rubbed off the excess with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol.

Step 5: I chose to add a tiny purple crystal to mine, just to give it a little bit of color besides the silver and black.  Totally optional.

Beloved Heart Bracelet in Hebrew

Step 6: To finish it off, I put it on a nice thick chain and added a heart shaped toggle clasp.

Beloved Heart Bracelet in Hebrew

I love the way it turned out!  It’s so easy to make, and while it has an extra special meaning for me because of my name, it would actually make a great Valentine’s gift for just about anyone!

Hebrew Beloved Heart Bracelet

I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t like a reminder that they’re beloved, can you?  What do you think?  Would you wear a bracelet like this or give it to someone in your life?  Honestly, it really is simple to make, and it’s a great starter project if you’re new to stamping because you only need four letters!

Heart Bracelet Beloved in Hebrew

Today, a bunch of my bloggy friends are also sharing some heart-themed projects.  Because of my {wonderful, fabulous, awesome, exciting} trip to CHA, I wasn’t able to submit my photo and link to them in time to get in on the collage, but I did want to share their links with you if you want some more heart and love inspiration!  Take a peek & enjoy!  I’m off to check out that minion myself…LC is going to flip for that!


from left to right, top to bottom: Printable Minion Valentine from The Benson Street, Easy Crochet Heart Pattern from Repeat Crafter Me, Free True Love Valentine’s Printable from Pitter and Glink, Glitter Heart Burlap Banner from Happy Go Lucky, Needle Felted Heart Key-chain from Petals to Picots, Simple Heart Chocolate Valentine’s from 1 Dog Woof, Handmade Valentines from Suburble, Solid Lotion Bars from 4 You with Love, Berrylicious Heart-Shaped Ice Cubes from The Thinking Closet, Felt Valentine Treat Pouches from Do Small Things with Love, Etched Champagne Flutes from Happy Hour Projects, Heart Owl Valentines with Your Kid’s Art from Creative B, and Heat Transfer Vinyl Heart Onesie from It Happens in a Blink.
Hugs & Glitter,

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  1. Amy, You are totally awesome. I gotta have that Hebrew set!!! Who knew! I have learned a little about the Hebrew Language, and some of our words dont mean the same as the Hebrew definition! So glad you researched that out 🙂 I have a little sis named Amy and my moms name is Amy. I know what they are getting from me 🙂 TY for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much! I’m sure your mom and sister would love them!! Be sure to show me a pic if you make them!

  2. Amy – I love that! I’m REALLY wanting to get into stamping (I have a small set, but need to get myself a stamping block ASAP) – I love how this turned out!

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