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Pacific ComTech in Kapolei

Memorial Charm Bar AUGUST therapeutic event

Join Let Grace In for a Blue Bird Memorial Charm Bar experience at our August Therapeutic Event. With help from Jana and Gavan, attendees will create a memorial necklace using a curated selection of gold-fill and gemstone charms to honor your children. One necklace gifted per Ohana.

Memorial Charm Bar AUGUST therapeutic event
Memorial Charm Bar AUGUST therapeutic event

Time & Location

Aug 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Pacific ComTech in Kapolei, 91-255 Kalaeloa Blvd, Kapolei, HI 96707

About the Event

Let Grace In welcomes you to join us at the August Therapeutic event with the Blue Bird Memorial Mini-Charm Bar.  15 ohana will be able to create one memorial necklace at our event followed by a group share.  One gold-fill memorial necklace with two charms will be offered to each ohana.  

Creating a memorial necklace can contribute significantly to the grieving process and emotional healing:

1. Personal Connection: Designing and crafting jewelry allows the parent/sibling to intimately connect with memories of their loved one. Choosing specific charms and stones that symbolize important aspects of the loved one's life or personality can bring comfort and a sense of closeness.

2. Expression of Love: The act of creating jewelry is a tangible way to express love and honor the memory of our late child. It provides a physical representation of the relationship and the enduring bond they share.

3. Creative Outlet:  Engaging in a creative process can be cathartic. It offers a productive way to channel emotions and thoughts into something constructive, potentially providing a temporary shift from grief while allowing for meaningful reflection. Engaging in creative activities has been shown to facilitate emotional expression and processing of grief.

4. Healing Ritual:  Rituals play a significant role in the grieving process by providing structure, continuity, and a sense of control. In their study, Rozalski and colleagues (2015) found that engaging in memorial rituals, including creating commemorative objects like jewelry, can help individuals navigate the emotional and psychological challenges of grief.

5. Connection with Others:  Participating in events like the Let Grace In Therapeutic Event, where others are also honoring their loved ones, can create a supportive community. Sharing stories and experiences with others who understand their loss can be comforting and validating. Research by Lichtenthal and colleagues (2010) emphasizes the benefits of peer support and shared experiences in reducing feelings of isolation and promoting healing among bereaved individuals.

About Blue Bird and owner & designer Jana Higa:

Blue Bird Jewelry Hawaii was launched in July of 2013 by Owner and Designer Jana Higa.

Her jewelry collection features beautiful semi-precious gemstones and the highest quality metals and findings.  Many of her designs are one-of-a-kind.  Each piece of jewelry is handmade on Oahu with lots of love, positive intention and joy.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Jana’s appreciation for jewelry and all things shiny began at a very young age.  Jewelry-making, which initially started out as a hobby during her college years, has grown into a career and her life’s passion.

The Blue Bird Charm Bar was launched in February of 2024 as an extension to the original Blue Bird brand.  The purpose and intention of this service is to offer customers a personalized jewelry experience  - allowing them to create pieces unique to them by selecting charms that have special meaning and tell their personal story.

A special version of the Blue Bird Mini-Charm Bar will be presented at the Let Grace In August Therapeutic Event. With the assistance of Jana and her husband Gavan, participants will be able to create a memorial necklace from a curated mini collection of gold fill and gemstone charms to honor their loved ones.

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