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IBD Awareness silver plated bracelet

£ 15.00

  • EUR: € 17.79
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European Silver Plated bracelet with glass, ceramic, acrylic and Tibetan silver beads.

October is World Ostomy Awareness Day and May is IBD awareness month.

This silver Plated bracelet bears the purple ribbon, which represents the illnesses of Crohn’s and Colitis

I am offering this selection of IBD Awareness jewellery with a sizeable donation to Crohn’s and Colitis UK, which is a UK based IBD charity which raises funds and awareness, while supporting sufferers and their families.

18cm Silver plated European bracelets £15 with £5 donation

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I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2002. this is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease which causes diarrhoea, bloody stools, weight loss, pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety and incontinence. After a few years and lots of medications, including immunosuppressant’s I became steroid dependant and in need of surgery in 2009. More than half a dozen surgeries later, a stoma, ongoing complications, losing my job, more weight loss and countless hospital stays, I had my final operation in 2012. I now have an ileoanal pouch. Since then I have developed extreme Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Nerve Damage and Joint Pain.

While off sick recovering from pouchitis and Anxiety in 2014, I joined a local craft workshop. It was here that I started making jewellery. I loved it straight away. I have always loved practical activities, and as a primary school teacher I enjoy teaching the practical subjects such as science and design technology. The jewellery making fulfilled a need in me to create; its very therapeutic. I began making more and more things and trying different techniques. My favourite is beading. It soon became clear that I would have to give up teaching altogether. Soon after that I started my own business. It allows me to work when I’m able and rest when I need to.

I make IBD awareness jewellery to raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK (CCUK), a national charity which has helped me a great deal on my journey. I also make awareness bracelets in aide of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF), GoGold for childhood cancer (money raised goes to Clic Sargent) and Sickle Cell disease (Sicklekan), as I have people who are close to me who are affected by these conditions.

I also run jewellery making parties and workshops for children and adults. These are a great opportunity for me to practice my two loves of teaching and jewellery making.

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