Saturday, April 16, 2011

Unveiling the '7000 Bracelets of Hope'..

Today's the day.  It's the day that those of us participating in Lori Anderson's latest Blog Hop show what we made.   A Blog Hop is a sort of party where the participants and those that follow their blogs are invited to hop around to a host of blogs that are participating in a similarly themed party.  This one just happens to support The Global Genes Project. This advocacy group is sponsoring a campaign to show support for children who suffer from rare diseases and their families.  The bracelets will be donated to this group for distribution to the families of these children to show that people do care and support them in their battle.

I have been blessed with two healthy children.  Their medical needs run along the lines of colds, sprains, and routine checkups.  I cannot even comprehend how overwelming, stressful, and scary it would be to have an ill child, let alone one suffering from a rare disease.  I hope that this campaign provides the families with a tangible representation that they are not alone in their struggles. 

After raiding my bead stash, this is what I created.



I used Dyed Imperial Jasper Sapphire lentils, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver findings and sterling chain to create this bracelet.  I attached an adjustable toggle clasp and a small charm that says 'Hope'.  I hope that who ever receives this bracelet knows that I am thinking of their children and families.  I hope that they know that their are not alone in their stuggles.  I hope that they know that a miracle is always just around the corner.

When I finished this bracelet, I looked at all of my leftovers and thought,  'Earrings'.  So I made a pair of earrings to match the bracelet. 



So, go on now.  Hope on over to Lori Anderson's Blog and follow the trail.  I am positive you'll find many beautiful and unique things along the way.

34 comments:

CraftyHope said...

You've made a beautiful bracelet that I'm sure will be treasured by the family that receives it. Great job!

m.e. said...

PERFECT!!!
love the hope charm
m.e. :)

Dee said...

very pretty bracelet and earrings. Those blue beads are stunning in color..nice work!

Pretty Things said...

Beautiful! I love the shade!

Thank you so much for participating!

Noemi said...

What a beautiful bracelet. I love the little charm that says hope. That is going to mean the world for the lady who receives your work of love.

Judy said...

Beautiful stones! Such a pretty set.

Brandi said...

So lovely and wearable! I can see the recipient wearing this every day and smiling.

Eileen Bergen said...

That's just lovely! So clever how you made the size adjustable in a way that actually enhances the design.

I had a very hard time with that and am not sure I succeeded ;-(

I'm sure your lovely creation will bring smiles to the recipient.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love the blue beads with the Sterling Silver chain and findings.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Really beautiful blue! So happy they will be.. and to get earrings, too!

Boot ~C said...

love the dangles, really nice work

chocoholic said...

I thought about adding earrings too. I love having matching jewelry. Very nice stones - I love the dark blue color.

Lutka And Co. said...

Wonderful bracelet! and sweet earrings to match!

KJ said...

I love that dark blue it makes the silver shine!

windrock studio said...

This gorgeous bracelet looks like it would be such a pleasure to wear ...
beautiful blue.
SusanMarie

Francy said...

very classy bracelet.

A Fly On The Wall said...

OMG! What a great idea! EARRINGS! ...I am so honored to be featured along side all of you talented artisans.

Robyn Hawk

Lupe Meter said...

Your bracelet is stunning! Awesome work!

Shyme said...

Lovely Bracelet!

Mandy said...

Beautiful!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Gorgeous bracelet! I love the color of the Imperial Jasper lentils. The blue is just stunning!

Charlene said...

They are both beautiful!

susie said...

Such a beautiful bracelet friend! Thank you for sharing your creativity & hope for this very worthy cause!!
Smiles,
Susie

raquelamaral said...

I am making my way through all 112 blogs this weekend. I've enjoyed it I must say. Your bracelet is very lovely too. I'm also now following your blog. #48

BooBeads said...

Stunning shade of blue you used! Splendid bracelet sure to be enjoyed!

~Cat

Kate said...

You chose a gorgeous shade of blue! Wonderful. I like your extender too!

Cory said...

Love the bracelet and earrings to match...what a lovely bonus.

Shirley said...

Your bracelet is so pretty. I love the soft colors of the beads. And the earrings are a wonderful plus!

hello gorgeous said...

really gorgeous! I love the richness of the colour against the silver! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Marian Hertzog said...

This is soooo pretty! Someone will be very happy to get this!

TesoriTrovati said...

How sweet of you to make matching earrings! I think that it is wonderful that we can touch the lives of these mothers we will never meet. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy the day!
Erin

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

I'm sure the recipient will know you are thinking of them- what a pretty piece! I love the clasp and extender you designed!

Serena Trent said...

Lovely shade of blue! Awesome bracelet!

Rebekah said...

Beautiful!