Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ZNet | 7000 Bracelets for Hope

I just love the 7000 Bracelets for Hope project.  It is a campaign aimed at raising awareness that there are "an estimated 7,000 different chronic, life-threatening and fatal rare diseases and disorders affecting approximately 30 million Americans and millions more globally."  

I know personally of at least two people, one who has already passed, and another who continues to suffer, from a rare diseases.  I am proud to support this campaign.   “There are millions of children and families battling rare diseases that do not have foundations to support their awareness efforts or the funding required to propel research forward to fuel new drug development,...The 7,000 Bracelets for Hope™ campaign is a way to let rare disease families know they are not forgotten." 

I've sent a few bracelets in the past, and this time I've teamed up with ZNet to create more!  ZNet has sponsored the blue beads for this drive for designers to create bracelets to send into the Global Genes Project for use with the 7000 Bracelets for Hope campaign.

 ZNet, who I love working with, totally hooked me up with these round 8mm blue beads:

The reason I selected these particular strands, is because I thought it would be perfect to utilize Kristen Stevens' gorgeous Pop Up Pearls bracelet pattern to create some bracelets to send in.  (And heck, I just know Kristen will be happy to know that her pattern is being used for this great cause!)

I worked up a few units in a few different color schemes....and will definitely revisit these...

The set of colors I settled on this weekend however, were all blues!  Here's how it turned out:

I am just getting started.  I can create a lot of bracelets with this stash!!




9 comments:

  1. Oooooohhhhh, your work with the seed beads is so fabulous! The matte of the sea glass with the shiny of the seed beads works so very well. Excellent job, Amy! I can't wait to see what else you have in store.

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  2. So beautiful, love the blues and great cause.

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  3. These beads are really beautiful!!! And your beadweaving is perfect, as always :-)
    Love that bracelet and I also like the other three color schemes!
    Alenka

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  4. Those are sooooo beautiful! You did a great job!! I love that bracelet.

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  5. This is a beautiful bracelet, Amy~alternating the woven beads with the plain ones is a great look! It is bound to become a favorite to whoever receives it. How generous and kind of ZNet to sponsor this.

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  6. Soooo pretty! Great idea on the beaded beads...I hope you post all of your creations...

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  7. Gorgeous color palette and I love the bracelet! Kristen's design is perfect and I love that your bracelet is going to a great cause! Rock on bead sister! Hugs!

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  8. Those are lovely. I like the blue and yellow best.

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  9. Wow! Your jewelries are really beautiful. And what I really like about them is that you made them for a great purpose. I guess your purpose of helping others made your jewelries really great.
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