The October 2009 O Bracelets
How to lend a hand and decorate your wrist.
Citrine O bracelet
Each bracelet has been around the world—the first thread woven in Rwanda and the last knot tied in New Orleans. The bracelet-makers on both continents are using their earnings to rebuild their lives. "The women are very grateful," says Stella Jones, the gallery owner who is overseeing the New Orleans group. "For some of them, this is their only source of income."

All the disks are rayon thread woven over sisal. 

Above: Citrine, turquoise, garnet, and smoky quartz gemstones, $42  

To Order:  Visit As part of a continued commitment to the women of Rwanda, Macy's is helping make these bracelets available and will receive no profit on their sale.