Saturday, 16 April 2011

It's Here!!!

7000 Bracelets for Hope Blog Hop

A few posts back I mentioned I was taking part in the above campaign....participants are asked to create one bracelet {in an adult size} in a denim/blue jeans-inspired theme.  The campaign is organised by The Global Genes Project, an advocacy group who launched "7000 Bracelets for Hope", for children with rare diseases. The bracelets are given to one of 7000 families who have children with rare diseases to show them love and support.

Today is reveal day, here's my creation....

The brief was to create a bracelet for an adult with a denim theme to it.  As we know not everyone has the same wrist size so I cheated slightly, what better way to make sure you have a perfect fit for any size wrist than to use elastic as a stringing material!  The design is made up of super sparkly crystal rounds, lapis lazuli and silver toned twisted beads....this piece catches the light beautifully....and am ashamed to say I nearly decided to keep it for myself! ;oO

There's an amazing 112 participants in this blog hop....and you can visit each and everyone just by clicking on the links to their blogs below, I am sure with all the gorgeous-ness created by these fabulous artists you will be drooling by the end of the hop! 

Thanks again Lori for another inspiring blog hop request!


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
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
29. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady

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

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
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
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.

Have a great weekend!!


hello gorgeous xxx


  1. Oh, I don't blame you for wanting to keep it! :) Very lovely work!

  2. Yes, I'd have been tempted to keep it too!

  3. ha ha, pack it up quick before you change your mind again. wonderful bracelet!

  4. Gorgeous bracelet! I would want to keep it too!

  5. Oh, I would want to keep it too! The lapis lazuli stones are such a pretty blue!

  6. ohhhhhhhh soooooooo glamorous !!!
    LOVE it !!!!
    m.e. :)

  7. Love the chunky bracelet! Gorgeous!

  8. Marvelous, someone will be happy to receive this.

  9. I love the chunkiness of it!!!

  10. Simple and stunning! Great way to get the perfect fit.

  11. Perfect to wear with those jeans!

  12. it is very pretty. . .. maybe you could make another one just for yourself?! Some lucky lady will love it.

  13. I think we all could agree - We want to keep it too! Says to me we did a great job creating it. I love the clear beads. I'm also now following your blog. #48

  14. Lovely! And those silver beads really set off the blue!

    Thank you so much for participating!

  15. a great mix of beads that works beautifully

  16. Gorgeous bracelet, someone will be so pleased to receive this one!
    Deb x

  17. I love chunky bracelets! This is so fantastic, and versatile, too!!

  18. I love those blue beads! Gorgeous just like you!

  19. I love the beads and the way you put them together. Great job

  20. wonderful bracelet - what a great idea to make it stretchy!

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

  22. I just toally LOVE it!!! It is a great bracelet for this fine cause!

    xox jean

  23. Love the chunkiness, love the contrast of the dark gemstones and the facets and the silver! What a great gift for someone this will be.

  24. I love this one: chunky and substantial yet airy and elegant!

  25. Love chunky jewelry! Absolutely fabulous!

  26. SWEET! proud to be featured with all of you fabulous Artisans!

    Robyn Hawk

  27. Beautiful! It almost has a vintage flare to it. Awesome work!

  28. Very fun and fashionable! I'm not surprised you wanted to keep it for yourself!!

  29. Your creation really makes me want to retreve my chandlier crystals from the mobil I have used them for. Your bracler is lovelyBe blessed

  30. Love your design. Your bracelet is just beautiful Makes me want to retrieve the chandlier crystals that have used for a mobil

  31. I love chunky bracelets, and your design is beautiful! I love that you used elastic to make it fit well. Great job!

  32. awww, thank you ladies for such lovely comments....definitely helps boost confidence!

    am still hopping....


    hello gorgeous xxx

  33. lovely bracelet!! the color combination is perfect for jeans!!

  34. Yummy, I love the combination of precious stones and silver, just gorgeous!!!

  35. I love Lapis,swarovski and silver I would have been tempted too. I bet this looks super on. Someone will be made to feel very special.


  36. Love the junky look and that lapis is perfect! Gorgeous!!

  37. That is a blue jeans bangle! I think that someone will be very happy to have this. Enjoy the day!

  38. I really like this bracelet! Someone will be happy to get this as a gift!

  39. This is so beautiful...the bracelet and the thought!

  40. Very very nice and the silver beads really make the others stand out!

  41. Love, love, love the chunky look!

  42. Love those gorgeous chunky beads! Great design.

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

  43. Love the lapis and teh chunky bead look! :)

  44. Love the big,chunky beads, beautiful design!


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