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.