@ValerieBee03: How peculiar! I never heard of such a thing.
I still like the idea for us waiting bees, everybody, but I looked into the eating disorder bracelet thing. It seems that those weird ED-promoting things are mostly made of colored thread with beads on them; I think we’d all be perfectly safe and PC wearing normal metal charm bracelets or maybe thin leather bracelets, or adding a bee charm to an existing charm bracelet.
I found this lovely explanation of what the bee means as a symbol, on a jewelry website called Bittersweet Ridge Jewelry (looks like they have nice stuff!). Anyway, here it is:
“Bee – Denotes industrious and cooperative teamwork, diligence and a sense of order. In Mediterranean civilizations, the bee was seen to be brave, chaste, industrious, clean and live harmoniously. Symbols of purity and abstinence. In the secular world, the bee was a royal symbol and the queen bee was long regarded as a King.
Also a sign of creativity, wealth and eloquence. The Egyptians used it as a symbol of regal power.
Bees are, in many cultures, a symbol of hope, and also inspire cleanliness, social organization, tireless work, honey-sweet rhetoric, intelligence and poetry.
The bee symbolizes the original source of all life and inspiration. Looked upon as a symbol of the potency of nature, because while creating a magical elixir, known for its preservation properties, they were also pollinating flowers, increasing plant fertility, and abundance. Because of these symbolic meanings, the bee has been used as an emblem by those who wish to associate themselves with the inspiration of the Gods.”
Well ladies, isn’t that lovely? Let’s do this!
I’m going to have mine be a reminder of my commitment to truly SIU now that I know my SO is looking at rings for real. 🙂