Saturday, February 25, 2012

7000 Bracelets for Hope

Today I am participating in the 7000 Bracelets for Hope blog hop! Erin Fickert-Rowland of Elysian Studios and Christine of One-Kiss Creations are hosting the blog hop today for Global Genes, an organization that helps children with rare diseases. The concep is we make a blue bracelet to give to a family who has a child with a rare disease, to show our community support. I am so lucky that my children are healthy and active, I can't imagine the pain I would feel if one of them would have something seriously wrong. I think it would help to know that someone was thinking about me, supporting me, and recognizing the courage with which I approach life everyday - this is why I am participating! The bracelet above is the one I made. You can see what the other bloggers made by checking out the list below! And here's a link to Global Genes if you are interested in finding out more, or participating next year!

Elysian Studios and One Kiss Creations

Crafty Hope

The Gossiping Goddess

SilverRose Designs

Firefly Visions

Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry

Michelle Mach

Pine Ridge Treasures

Backstory Beads

Adventures in Creativity with Lorillijean

Carefree Jewelry by Lisa

Sue Beads (you are here)

MiShel Designs

Created Treasures

Taralinda Muses

My Life Under The Bus

Elizabeth Creates


Erin Siegel Jewelry

Carolyn’s Creations

My Life…one bead at a time

Fresh Baked Designs


Sunshine Bliss

Lori Anderson

Rainy Days Designs

Pat Barden Jewelry

Tell Your Girlfriends

Therese's Treasures

Windrock Studio

Bead Lola Bead

Spice Box Designs

Antiquity Travelers

Vitamin C...A Daily Dose of Creativity

Beads and Bread

Sharyl's Jewelry and Reflections

Ahtee's Blog


Beads for Brains:365

Wild Sally Road

All The Pretty Things

Skye's Creative Chaos

My Addictions...Handcrafted Jewelry by Patti

Lindy's Designs

Falling Into The Sky

Star Hitched Wagon

Mama's Got to Doodle



Lesley said...

Great bracelet Sue -love the mix of media and textural contrast.

Lesley said...

Great bracelet Sue -love the mix of media and textural contrast.

Lesley said...


SilverNikNats said...

love the bracelet that glass flower is beautiful.

Therese's Treasures said...

Gorgeous! The woman receiving your bracelet is going to be over joyed when she sees it.

Cillaw said...


Lesley said...

Sue this is a great design - I love the mix of textures and tone and the glass charm is just perfect.

Lori Anderson said...

Oh Sue, that's just beautiful! I'd wear it proudly!

10KDgroup said...

Beautiful! That shade of blue is outstanding!

Jean A. Wells said...

Love this asymmetric bracelet. It is just beautiful.

Marla said...

Wow! I am speechless. Those beads are simply beautiful. Some lucky mother is going to be so very lucky to receive this.

Christine Altmiller said...

What a great feel to this! I really like the flat round blue bead~looks like a dreamcatcher :-) It is an easy, wearable, beautiful bracelet. Thanks so much for joining the Hop!!!

Stacey said...

Love the double strand design with the links on the other side...gorgeous design!!!

Mary Hicks said...

I love the clear blue beads that look like slices of the ocean! Really pretty!

CraftyHope said...

Your bracelet is really fabulous. I especially like your heartfelt sentiments about why you participated in the blog hop/designing of the bracelet. I know that your lovely bracelet will help boost the courage of the wearer. Every time she looks at it I'm sure she'll remember that someone sat down and made that bracelet especially for that purpose. Well done.

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Sue- I love your bracelet! It is so, so beautiful! I love the multiple strands and the lovely glass bead highlights the whole design. Whoever receives this will remember that they are thought of and loved. Thank you so much for joining us for this hop!

SEO australia said...

This so spoke to me – I constantly oscillate between creating/consuming and feel guilty when my reading pile or my google reader backs up to the point of overload…I feel better after reading your post here. I guess a lot of us are in the same boat…I like your guidance to set aside time EVERY day to create though.Mens bracelets

Kim said...

Love your asymmetrical design, very pretty!

Patti Van said...

Sue - this is just beautiful! I love the use of your headpin as a charm! Very pretty design!

LisaS said...

Your bracelet is so pretty -it will look just great with denim ;) I'm sure your recipient will be thrilled to wear it ;)

BackstoryBeads said...

Just delightful! You've used all my favorite beads in this one - a beautiful range of blues.

Skye said...

Beautiful work! that glass dangle is just lovely :) I love the double strand with the chain, plus the beads..I did something similar on one of mine, so I guess great minds think alike ;)

windrock studio said...

What a beautiful bracelet, it has a sweetness, too ... love it!

Rose said...

Beautiful! Whoever gets this bracelet is sure to love it!

Boot ~C said...

fabulous headpin,love the colbalt blue. beautiful work as always!

Lorillijean said...

I LOVE your beautiful Blue bracelet! The person who receives this bracelet will be very happy and filled with joy because of you!!

Shel said...

Your bracelet is so pretty! Love the shades of blue. I too am thankful for a healthy child - I cannot imagine what these families go through. It's truly been an eye opener getting the Global Genes emails and participating in this blog hop!

Holly said...

Sue, what a beautiful bracelet you've created for this challenge! The shades of blue are just yummy...

Lola said...

I love all the layers and lovely focal points of this bracelet! So beautiful!

Sally Russick said...

I hate to have to admit to this but, I can't remember if I commented on your post! I was sick over the weekend and I took cold meds and I remember stopping by your blog (go ahead have a good laugh) but i can't remember if I left a comment about how lovely your bracelet is! I love the triple strands and the glass accent bead that dangles so nicely from the bracelet. All the beads are spectacular! Beautiful work!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Lovely bracelet Sue! I like the asymmetrical design and choice of colors!

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