Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Making Wishes Come True Review + Giveaway


Wish Making Reinvented

MBE partnered with Wishbeads for this review + giveaway

Every dream realized begins with a wish proving wishes can and really do come true. Making wishes is a part of the human experience, a way of living with eternal optimism and of setting our hopes and dreams in motion.

Desert Cactus Sunset Make a Wish

Think about it. Who hasn't made an earnest birthday wish before blowing out the candles on your birthday cake? Or made a wish upon seeing a shooting star or set a new goal to work toward while watching a beautiful sunset?

The question then becomes how do you increase the chances of turning that wish or goal into reality. That's why California mom entrepreneur Alexa Fischer created Wishbeads, reinventing the wish making process with affordable, beautiful and meaningful jewelry for women, men, and children along with authoring a how-to companion book called Wish Work.

Make a Wish, Do the Work

Whether you are wishing for a dream career opportunity, looking for a new and lasting relationship, or any other desire, it all starts with having an intention, an end goal in mind. Granted, making a wish is the easy part and is just the beginning of your journey. It also requires focus, dedication and hard work on your part to help bring your heart's dreams to fruition.

Wishbeads Bracelet Collection Functional Jewelry
Wishbeads Make a Wish Bracelets

Inspiration for the Wishbeads logo comes from the stylized Japanese kanji for "wish granted" and if you turn it to the side, it's also the sign of "woman" as well as is quite similar to the Egyptian ankh which is considered the staff of life.  

The unique brand's mantra helps you discover and harness your own positive potential and energy, guiding you through the process of manifesting your wishes, goals and desires from visualizing it to writing it down on the included wish paper to inserting your handwritten wish into the jewelry's small cannister.  Then you wear the bracelet or necklace with your secret wish safely tucked inside wherever you go as a constant reminder of the dream you are actively working toward. 

Intentional Jewelry Rich in Meaning

Wishbeads includes a huge selection of handmade recycled glass bead as well as natural stone bead bracelets and necklaces. Among the brand's lines to choose from are the African Recycled Glass, Shine Collection, Intention Collection, Kids Collection, and one-of-a-kind Bling by Billie who is Alexa's very creative mom. From polished lapis lazuli (associated with tranquility) to matte amethyst (known for its connection to the mind) to matte rose quartz (the love stone), to beads crafted from recycled glass each piece in the collection is rich in beauty and special meaning.

Wishbeads Recycled Glass Bead Bracelet
Wishbeads African Recycled Glass Bead Bracelet in Rose

The African Recycled Glass collection, which currently comes in nine different colored beads, is especially noteworthy. Like the others in this eco-friendly recycled line, the Rose Recycled Glass Bracelet ($58) I received is created with beads handmade by members of the Krobo Tribe in Ghana, Africa. 

To hand craft these beads, native artisans use a centuries-old technique to form each bead individually by compressing the glass into a dry grain. Then, the grain is heated and poured into porcelain molds and the stem of the cassava leaf is added to each one to form the bead's hole. The final heating burns the stem away and fuses the glass together producing vibrant colors and beautifully irregular bead shapes that are then used to create one-of-a-kind wearable jewelry art pieces.

Wishbeads Kids Make A Wish Bracelet
Wishbeads Kids Rainbow Bracelet

The Wishbeads Kids Collection includes six happy and colorful choices including my personal favorite, the Rainbow Bracelet style, which you see pictured here. So, a fun idea for moms or dads might be to pair a Wishbeads bracelet for you along with one of the children's styles for your son or daughter,  so you both can make wishes together.

Each of the brand's bracelets is gift boxed (except for children's styles) and all include hand strung glass or stone beads and clasp; solid brass cylinder with screw cap, and five wish papers. Necklaces are similarly boxed and packaged. Women's bracelets ($48-$58) vary in length between 18.5cm-19cm while Men's bracelets ($48) are slightly larger in size and Kids' bracelets ($30) are a bit smaller to fit tiny wrists. Necklaces ($58) are adjustable with a chain length of 31".

Wishwork Book Alexa Fischer Personal Growth
Wishbeads Bracelet with Wishwork Book

Wishwork Book

If jewelry isn't your thing, you can still work on your wishes in a tangible way, benefiting from the wisdom of the journal style paperback book Wishwork: A 21 Day Journey by Alexa Fischer ($14.99) which is available separately. 

Through a new prompt every day in this book, you'll read a short inspirational passage and take one small action daily over 21 days. The author guides you through a gentle step-by-step personal journey which starts with identifying and committing to your #1 wish and then motivating you and helping you work toward realizing your dream.

 The Wishbeads Paper Bracelet Kit

Also offered is a DIY jewelry making set suitable for tweens, teens and grownups, The Wishbeads Paper Bracelet Kit, sold individually ($40) and in bundles of 5 Kits ($125) or 10 Kits ($225) is perfect for groups, retreats, and special gatherings. 

Each boxed crafting set comes with everything needed to create Wishbeads paper bead bracelet including writing paper, red pen, scissors, glue, elastic, drying sticks, signature bead, and a writing journal with a 21-day guide.

Wishbeads Paper Bead Bracelet Kit Alexa Fischer
Alexa with Wishbeads DIY Paper Beads Bracelet Kit

"Whether it's big or small, easy or difficult, you have the power to make it happen," explains Alexa. "As you go through the wish making process with my book Wishwork and/or with your chosen Wishbeads jewelry piece, you'll feel optimism grow as you take real, actionable steps toward bringing you closer to making your wish come true. Write, wear and witness the power of wish manifestation and enjoy each day of your personal growth journey."


Thanks to Wishbeads, MBE is giving away ONE (1) fabulous prize package including winner's choice of one adult and one child's Wishbeads bracelet plus the Wishwork book, total ARV $100+. Read on to find out how to enter for your chance to win this exclusive MBE Jewelry & Book Giveaway.

Bracelets & Book

MBE Giveaway

Wishbeads Jewelry Giveaway

Prize Package includes

  • 1 Wishbeads Recycled Glass Adult Bracelet - Winner's Choice

  • 1 Wishbeads Kid's Bracelet - Winner's Choice
  • 1 Wishwork Paperback Book

To enter the giveaway Mommy Blog Expert is hosting, visit this MBE Instagram post. Contest is open to US residents only with ONE (1) qualifying winner being selected at random. Hurry, this giveaway ends November 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET. Wishbeads is providing the prize package and is responsible for delivery to winner. Good Luck to everyone who enters to win this fabulous prize package giveaway!

Wishbeads Alexa Fischer Shasta Airflyte Vintage Trailer

About Wishbeads

Alexa Fischer, a graduate of Yale School of Drama, founded Wishbeads because she wanted to inspire others to make exciting wishes, take action, and inspire others to make those wishes reality. The company gives back to the community pledging a portion of profits to underwrite the cost of bringing Wishbeads DIY Paper Bracelet kits to teens in need through workshops focused on goal setting, self-confidence, positivity and more.

In addition to running her entrepreneurial business out of her funky bright red 1961 Shasta Airflyte trailer outdoor office, Alexa is a TV/film actress, speaker and public speaking coach. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband, two kids, and a white fluffy rescue dog. 

Visit the official Wishbeads site to learn more about all the items available as well as to access Alexa's blog and podcasts to help point you in the right direction to making your wishes come true. In addition to grabbing the free Wishbeads app for iPhone available in iTunes, for more inspiration and motivation, be sure to visit Wishbeads on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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