Saturday, 25 February 2012

7000 Bracelets of Hope

Erin and Christine of Elysian Studios and One Kiss Creations organised a blog hop for the 7000 Bracelets of Hope Campaign. Here's a quote from Erin's blog, explaining what we're doing and why:

"The Global Genes Project exists to raise awareness and support for the more than 30 million people affected by rare diseases. There are currently over 7,000 rare diseases identified, and 75% of those affected are children.  With the 7000 Bracelets Campaign, the Children's Rare Disease Network gives artists and crafters an opportunity to lovingly share their creative gifts with families who have a child suffering with a rare disease."  

 I took part last year with a blog hop organised by Lori Anderson, and got it hopelessly with the blog hop date, only realising when I was in rural Spain without any good internet connection that I was going to miss the date of the reveal! So this year I am being more organised - I am scheduling my post to go out on time, as this year I'll be in Paris on the reveal day! It's a hard life ;-)(I'm not really a massive jet-setter, I promise!)It's such a lovely idea, and such a simple one to participate in. I'm so glad Erin and Christine organised this blog hop again to raise awareness - thank you!



I decided to create a couple of bracelets, relatively simple in design so that most people would be happy to wear them, whatever their style. I also made them adjustable so that again, anyone can wear them. I love the idea that all of our bracelets are made with such love and then getting sent off to total strangers. 

Please check out everyone else taking part and see what they've come up with. I'll be visiting on my return. 

30 comments:

Christine Altmiller said...

YAY! Yours is the first I am seeing! I love what you made~so beautiful and everyday wearable. Perfect :-) Both are great, but I am gravitating toward the one with lots of chain.
Enjoy Paris!

Erin Siegel said...

Wonderful...both of them! Beautiful bead sections. The bracelet on the left is my favorite.

Sharyl said...

You got the timing perfect! These are really fun bracelets. The beads and the chains look unusual and interesting. Your photos are great and I STILL want a closer look! :-) Hope you are enjoying your trip!

Thoughtfulhands said...

These are both great bracelets the chain is great but I really love the flowers with the blue beads.

Wonderful!!!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Love them both but the Czech glass and flowers are super lovely. Beautiful for anyone to wear!...oh and Paris???? Good grief am I jealous!!!

Holly said...

What lovely bracelets! I do love that second one, in particular - just my style :) Whoever ends up with your bracelets is going to be very happy...

10KDgroup said...

Each bracelet is beautiful, but together they are quite striking! Love the beads and how the white flower beads contrast with the darker colors of the bracelet.

Marla said...

Not just one but two lovelies! I have to admit that I love them both.

Stacey said...

Love the designs of your bracelets!! What a gift these will be!!

Shel said...

I love both of these. Super pretty, indeed!! Nicely done - someone will really like them!

Jean A. Wells said...

Beautiful bracelets for such a great cause. Great job!

Mary Hicks said...

These bracelets are cool, like James Dean cool, like Marlon Brando cool, a little angel, a twinkle of devlishness. I like them very much!

Alicia said...

Very nice combinations - the recipients will love wearing them, I am sure

Lori Anderson said...

Those are GREAT! I love the multi-faceted gemstones -- adds such terrific sparkle to an opaque stone!

taralinda said...

wonderful designs! Your beads are striking and I love the simplicity. ;)

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Ha! You lucky girl, you! Wave to the Eiffel Tower for me! I love both of the bracelets you created- they really are very versatile and wearable! I especially love the one with the pretty white flowers- so girly and beautiful! Whoever receives these will feel so special. I love that idea of making something for a complete stranger, too. Thank you so much for joining us for this hop!

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful bracelets they are going to make someone very happy!
Therese

Patti Van said...

These are both beautiful! Love the dark blue with the darker wire choice - very elegant!

pinkchapeau said...

These are gorgeous....I love the bead color choices....I also love your post "A Plea to Bloggers Everywhere!" Especially today!!!!!! And...enjoy your trip!!!

LisaS said...

Wonderfully rustic! I'm sure they will be enjoyed ;)

Skye said...

I love the dark chain .. perfect. But I can't decide which I like better the pop of the flowers on the one ... or the touch of glitter in the beads on the other ;)

CraftyHope said...

Paris. . .oh la la!! ;)
I hope you're having fun at least.

Both of your designs are FABULOUS! I would wear either (or both!) I think the way you designed them really would appeal to anyone. It definitely has me re-thinking the one I made. In any case, your bracelets are sure to be loved and treasured.

BackstoryBeads said...

Both are perfect! Love the luminosity of the design on the left, and the combination of the beads and the chain are amazing together in the bracelet on the right. Safe travels!

Sally Russick said...

Rebecca, both designs are wonderful!!
I have to ask, what are the flat coin blue beads with the little sparkles? lampwork? They are gorgeous!!
Have a safe trip!

windrock studio said...

Very lovely, both bracelets!

Shirley said...

Both of the designs are wonderful. I like each for different reasons. I'm sure the recipients are going to love them! Hope you have an awesome trip!

Lorillijean said...

Rebecca....I totally love the rustic look of your bracelets. Awesome work!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Paris - wow! Enjoy! These bracelets are both beautiful. I can't decide which I like better - the denim beads with the sparkle or the cool czech flowers. What are the sparkle beads?

Boot ~C said...

the dark metal goes so well w/ the blue you chose, really nice pieces

freshbakeddesigns said...

Love both bracelets. Sure they will make the recipients smile and know they are remembered.

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