Saturday, April 16, 2011

7000 Bracelets For Hope Blog Hop!


Lori Anderson, you work much too hard!

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!

40 comments:

hello gorgeous said...

gorgeous!! LOVE the colour combo on the beads...this is such an exciting hop, not only because of the creations but because people are going to receive such beautiful creations in support of something so horrid!

yay to Lori for asking us ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Dee said...

stunning! those czech beads are to die for...great choice of beads and beautiful design!

One Kiss Creations Beaded Jewelry said...

Gorgeous! i love the motion this will have.

Beetique said...

a wonderful bracelet for a wonderful cause.

KJ said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. Someone will be happy to open that box!

coming abstractions said...

Love it!!

Cyn said...

Really beautiful! I love how you used the headpins too!

Pretty Things said...

This is STUNNING! The beads just glow, and I agree TOTALLY with your metal choice. If you'd chosen silver, it just wouldn't have the same impact.

Thank you so much for participating.

Stacey said...

Wow - love all the beautiful blue drops! Gorgeous bracelet!

Holly said...

Cassandra, this bracelet is lovely, simply lovely! The detail, like your curliques, is beautiful :)

Judy said...

Just beautiful! I love Czech beads! Someone will be so pleased to have this piece!

Tracy Statler said...

The Czech glass beads are a wonderful compliment to the antiqued brass chain. This is a really nice combination!

m.e. said...

A STUNNING color combination!!!
This is sooooooo GORGEOUS!!!
m.e. :)

susie said...

What a lovely bracelet & what a wonderful cause!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity & HOPE!!!
Hugs,
Susie

Charlene said...

I love how you chose the dark metal, it really compliments the cobalt. Beautiful.

Eileen Bergen said...

Beautiful! You really expressed the denim theme perfectly.

CraftyHope said...

I'm totally digging your bracelet! It's just perfect. There's no question that someone in need will be thrilled to receive this bracelet.

Brandi said...

Oh, cobalt blue is a particular favorite of me! Lovely, lovely!

A Fly On The Wall said...

Cassandra - I love this bracelet! someone will be SO excited to receive it!

Robyn

windrock studio said...

How very beautiful, it does look like it's glowing! Great work.
SusanMarie

Marian Hertzog said...

This is sooo pretty! Love the blue beads... they do glow!

Boot ~C said...

Oh My, this is fabulous, love, love, love the dark metal

rosebud101 said...

That is one beautiful bracelet! Someone will be very happy with it!

Lutka And Co. said...

I love dangly bracelets! And your choice of blue is just gorgeous!

Kim Stevens said...

Your bracelet is perfect... simplistic bling that is bold in color yet very feminine! Love it!!

Francy said...

very pretty bracelet.

Maggie said...

Lovely, you made the right choice listening to the beads.

Lupe Meter said...

Love those czech glass beads! Beautiful bracelet!

Shyme said...

Lovely bracelet!

raquelamaral said...

I'm making my way through all 112 participants of this blog hop. I've truly enjoyed all the blogs that joined in. Your bracelet is very pretty too. Oh I love the rich color of blue you've chosen. I'm now a follower of your blog. #48

Kate said...

I love the outcome! There is a very good reason you couldn't get away from that idea ;)

Heather said...

I have been in love with Czech glass beads forever but have never seen them in blue- your bracelet is just gorgeous. Couldn't help noticing we both chose antique brass and blue components!! Great taste right? !

Cory said...

Love it...what a great combination of beautiful beads.

Shirley said...

Great choice in your colors. Those are truly beautiful beads. This will be such a blessing to a deserving lady. Awesome work!

Serena Trent said...

Okay...I'm jumping up and down, clapping my hands because those beads are absolutely FAB!!! I'm loving the bracelet too!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Stunning! I love the way the brass sets that blue on fire! Love the design!

TesoriTrovati said...

That blue really is something special. And I am sure the mother who receives this will feel special wearing it. I love that you took the misfortune of too small head pins and made them sing! That is a great idea!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

fishyfacedesigns said...

Such a beautiful design, thanks for "passing it on!"

Emma Robson said...

Beautiful bracelet. The Colour combos are fabby!.

Rebekah said...

Very pretty! I love all the sparkle going on here!

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