Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Needing A Stylish Medical Alert Bracelet...STAT!

I recently made a specialized Medical Alert bracelet for a customer who wanted "something different" than your everyday plain-jane Medic bracelets they have out there.  This one has been customized with a hand cut and stamped Sterling Silver wrist plate featuring the "Alert" symbol and a Caduceus in Copper.  Wire wrapping details with sterling silver and a cute little Bee charm attached (not my own, sent to me by the customer) for extra flair! 

This easy-to-clasp hook-on squeeze bracelet makes it fast to throw on and go.  The back side (not shown for privacy) is the customers name and an emergency contact (ICE) name and phone number if found ill and needing assistance. 

A lot of people who probably need a medical alert bracelet don't have one or don't wear it.  I feel it might be because of the trite designs they have these days, so bulky or blah looking, but this is a fashionable and functional twist on a very important piece of jewelry that could save your life!!! 

 I asked the customer to give me a little background story I can share with you blog readers to understand what the reasoning is behind this particular Medic bracelet, and if you needed one made, what you would need to put on yours:

"I have been allergic to bee stings since I was little. I was stung when I was about 8 and my Dad had to rush me to the emergency room because I had a reaction. So I avoid them at all costs...except on bracelets :o)

The Iron (Fe) IV reaction came about because... At the same time they diagnosed my Crohn's disease, they discovered that I was Anemic. So the doctors suggested Iron Infusions that are injected straight into your veins since the Anemia was causing me to be so tired all the time. One of the infrequent side effects of Iron IV is a severe allergic reaction called Anaphylaxis. Well of course I fell into the 1% category of people that have the Anaphylactic reaction!!

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you're allergic to, such as the venom from a bee sting or a peanut.

Almost dying can change your outlook on things greatly. So no more of those Fe IV injections for me! I'll live with being tired all the time!

It requires an immediate trip to the emergency room and an injection of epinephrine (EpiPen) and if it isn't treated right away, it can lead to unconsciousness or even death! (Yikes!)  The EpiPen was prescribed for me after the Iron IV reaction to carry with me at all times. 

 Never leave home without it, and I won't without my bracelet either!"

If you or anyone you know might be needing a stylish and personalized approach to a very important piece of jewelry like the one shown, please contact me and I'd be happy to make a custom one to your specifications! You can even include your blood type to ensure a fast and easy recovery!

It is very important to have one if:

You are a Diabetic
Have an Allergy to a Food, Medications or Insects
Child Health Issues
Rare Medical Conditions
Heart Conditions
Medical Allergies for Emergency Treatment Purposes 

....Just something to think about!
Better to be safe than sorry!....

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Perfect for any Mom

Hand tooled lowercase name pendants for all of your little pride & joys.  Any Mother can appreciate the love for their child(ren) and what better than to wear a keepsake pendant with their name to remind them of the ones they love most. 

Make Mom, Grandma, your friends or other family who have kids or grand kids, proud to wear those little darlings around their neck.

I can also add birthstones and customize anyway you'd like!  Take a look at my Etsy for a detailed view of what can be done to make this an extra special custom gift!