Saturday, April 16, 2011
7000 Bracelets For Hope Blog Hop!
We're up for a new blog hop for a good cause with The Global Genes Project, an advocacy group who has created the "7000 Bracelets for Hope" initiative, a children's rare disease campaign. Bracelets are made by jewelry makers all over the world and sent to families who have children afflicted with rare diseases to show them love and support. The only condition of the bracelet is that it's main colour must be blue - their awareness ribbon is blue denim! :) I had signed up a little late for this blog hop, so I looked to my stash right away for some 'true blue!'
Some really excellent options, but there was one idea that kept leaping out at me. Here it is!
If this bracelet was going to be sent to a special family, I wanted to make sure it was going to be a treasure. These Czech glass beads glow with the most vibrant sapphire blue, they were my favourite of the bunch. I love the brass cap detail that adds a delicacy to such a bold colour. The headpins (a recent Etsy purchase!) were too thin for the beads to feed through and stop at the ball end, so I turned them into little 'curly cues' for an added detail. The chain and lobster clasp both came from a thrifted necklace.
This bracelet, along with a note of encouragement, will be sent to one of seven thousand families who have children suffering from rare diseases. This important campaign helps raise awareness for the needs of millions of these children around the world, and I am only too happy to help boost a family's spirits. Learn more about The Global Genes Project to see how you can contribute!
Visit Lori's blog to check out the rest of the 7000 Bracelets of Hope Blog Hop! ... there's only 112 of them in this round, don't worry! Thanks again to Lori Anderson at Pretty Things for organizing this Blog Hop!