Saturday, April 16, 2011

7000 Bracelets for Hope Blog Hop

The A-Z Blog Challenge letter "N" has been pre-empted by this awesome blog hop! (Although for all intents and purposes, we could call this "Nice".)

The 7000 Bracelets for Hope is a project by the Global Genes Project to gather 7000 blue bracelets to give away to families living with a rare disease. What is the goal of the Global Genes Project (GGP)?
  • Increase greater public awareness about the prevalence of rare disease.
  • Educate the community and general public about genes and the impact genes play in rare disease.
  • Build a unified support initiative that benefits the rare disease community as a whole.
  • Create a creative platform that becomes a catalyst for individual rare disease foundation fundraising efforts.

I learned of this great project through the lovely & talented Lori Anderson. When she learned about it she decided to host a blog hop. And you know what? Over 100 folks signed up!

Here is my contribution. It is a terribly cloudy morning here. (Note to self: build a light box!) So I played around with my blue bracelet to distract you from noticing the poor quality of the photo!

Here is one of the better cloudy morning shots (Note to self: plan your photography better! I finished this bracelet on Monday and had several sunny days since then!)

Here is the list of other blog hop participants!

1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Jayne Capps, Mama's Got To Doodle
3. Kym Hunter, Creatively Kym
4. Mandy Duffy, Beads for Brains: 365
5. Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
6. Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings
7. Mary Harding, Mary Harding Jewelry
8. Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
9. Amy Severino, Amy's Beads
10. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by Jennifer Pride

11. Jenny Cameron, Glass Addictions
12. Susan Ferguson, Windrock Studio
13. Mortira vanPelt, Inspirational Beading
14. Brandi Hussey, Brandi Girl
15. Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
16. Angela Barribou, Re: Angela Rae
17. Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
18. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
19. Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading To Be Done!
20. Nicki Keller, Nicki's Reef

21. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
22. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
23. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
24. Deci Worland, Gem Trails
25. Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium
26. Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
27. Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio
28. Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
29. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
30. Deb Price, Green Shoot Jewellery Designs

31. Suzette Bentley, Ellies Bijoux
32. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
33. Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
34. Kate Gardenghi, The Tropical Blonde
35. Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
36. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
37. Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
38. Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
39. CJ Baushka, 4 His Glory Creations
40. Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash

41. Sandra Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
42. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs
43. Kim Roberts, Bahama Dawn
44. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
45. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia's Studio
46. Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
47. Sue Kennedy, Sue Beads
48. Raquel Amaral, Raquel Amaral
49. Robyn Hawk, Daily Jewel
50. Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry

52. Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
53. Andrea Robinson, Madame Magpie's Shiny Things
54. John Rasmussen, Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry
55. Breana Fry, Vault 31
56. Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
57. Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
58. Dot Lewallen, Speedie Beadie
59. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
60. Heather Pyle, Aquariart

61. Adrienne Campbell, Adrienne Designs
62. Dee Gordon, Runako Designs
63. Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
64. Susie Hibdon, Vintage Susie & Wings
65. Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
66. Norma Agron, Norma's Clay
67. Ana Novak, Cat's Pajamas, Dog's Tuxedos
68. Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
69. Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
70. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman

71. Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
72. Catherine Pruitt, Boo Beads
73. Deana Hager, Just Deez' Art & Life
74. Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
75. Valerie Norton, Hot Fused Glass
76. Janet Bocciardi, Honey From the Bee
77. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life
78. Rose Noble, Lady Noble Design
79. Sally Russick, WireWorked
80. Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter

81. KJ, KJ's Beadacious Beads
82. Lana Kinney, Something Unique by Lana
83. Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman ... Art, Life, Love
84. Karen Bien, Everyday Gypsy
85. Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
86. Cyn Gagen, Creative Edventures
87. Niky Sayer, Silver Nik Nats
88. Deb Beechy, Beetique
89. Marian Hertzog, M's Place
90. Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts

91. Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
92. Charlene Gray, Gray Girl Studio
93. Erin Fickert-Rowland, Elysian Fields
94. Sharon Palac, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
95. Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
96. Christine Altmiller, One Kiss Creations
97. Eileen Bergen, The Artful Crafter
98. Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
99. Rebekah Payne, Tree Wings Studio
100. Mari Aparicio, Mis Amores

101. Tracy Statler, Make Bracelets
102. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
103. Kim Stevens, Picking Poppies
104. Karyn White, Releases by Rufydoof
105. Elisabeth Auld, Beads for Busy Gals
106. Lisa Hamilton, Simply Irresistible Jewelry
107. Serena Trent, All Things Made Jewelry
108. Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Artwerks
109. Debbie La Rue, For the Love of Beading
110. Maggie Towne, Maggie's Bead Towne

111. Cassandra Watsham, Designs by Cassandra
112. Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.


  1. cool!! absolutely love the beads and the incorporation of the silver caps. beautiful finish!

  2. I too enjoyed this project and I love your creation. I know we are sending a smile to them all.

  3. Sooooo very Pretty !!!
    m.e. :)

  4. So, even with cloudy day pics, it's easy to see this is a stunning bracelet! Love the design!

  5. This is such a pretty bracelet! Someone will be smiling for sure!

  6. A very nice bracelet! PSE always helps me "lighten" the shots from those cloudy days :-)

  7. I had to laugh in empathy about the photography... it is such a struggle. The bracelet is delectable. I always liked blue and silver.

  8. Very pretty bracelet-the bead caps really set off the dark blue beads.

  9. cloudy pics or not this bracelet is beautiful.

  10. What pretty blue beads! I think that this will be a wonderful reminder to someone's mother that she does not walk alone. Thanks for sharing your talents! Enjoy the day!

  11. Blurry but I can still see the beauty! Sure to make someone happy!

  12. #48 Pretty beads and I love how you separate with caps and a smaller bead. Enjoy the blog hop!

  13. Very beautiful and will look great with jeans.

  14. I love it - this is the sort of bracelet that can be worn with everything, all the time!

    Thank you so much for participating!

  15. the bead caps make the piece, so pretty

  16. It is super lovely! What a charming bracelet!

  17. Pretty bracelet!

  18. I had the same problem photographing mine as well so I totally understand. We had bad storms and I had to even wait to display my post due to bad weather and couldn't get my computer on but Hey we both did it for a great cause and your bracelet is breathtaking.

  19. What a lovely bracelet & what a wonderful cause!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity & HOPE!!!

  20. Love your bracelet. Very sophisticated.

  21. Cloudy weather or not, this is a pretty bracelet that will brighten someone's day!

  22. Lovely bracelet! Even with the cloudy days the bracelet is still awesome!

  23. Love Love Love - honored to participate among such talented Artisans...

    Robyn Hawk

  24. wonderful design, thanks for sharing

  25. I love the simple, sweet design of your lovely bracelet! It will be loved!

  26. Love your bracelet! The little bead caps make me think of snowflakes!

  27. What a beautiful design! Love it!

  28. Very Beautiful. I am now following your blog. Could you follow mine :)

  29. Very nice design. Love the bead caps.

  30. Lovely bracelet and I like your use of caps and those small blue spacers. Very pretty.


  31. Nice use of the letter N to blog about the Global Genes Project. I love the bracelet you made, the bead caps really make the design pop.

    If you do build a light box I'd be interested in seeing how it turns out. I need to do something lighting wise myself as I'm relying on natural light right now. Not easy in the winter when the sun is already setting as I'm heading home from work.

  32. Super cute! Classy and totally wearable with so many things. Love it!

  33. Very pretty! No sun here either!!!!

  34. "N" is for nice and "N" stands for noble in this case. What a pretty bracelet that will be treasured by a family who needs to know we are out here and we care! Noble are the artists who use their talents for good.

  35. This is a really cute bracelet :)

  36. Beautiful - I'd wear that in a heartbeat. Well done!


  37. Your bracelet is beautiful and I'm sure it will be cherished.

    I empathize with your cloudy day photo shoot problem. That's why I bought Adobe Lightroom. It can turn a cloudy day bright. It's easy to use too.

  38. Your bracelet is just gorgeous! Love the bead caps.


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