Saturday, April 16, 2011


Today is the blog hop for the 7000 Bracelets of Hope.  The rules were simple...make a bracelet in an adult size in blue. Then send bracelet to The Global Genes Project - an advocacy group for children's rare disease awareness. The Global Genes Project then sends the bracelets they receive out to 7,000 families that have children who suffer with rare diseases.  Just to show them that somebody they will have a reminder that there is hope!

My creation includes a variety of materials and shades of blue...denim blue sodalite, czech glass, amazonite, aquamarine, and copper.  I also used an enameled filigree bead and an enameled , resin "hope" charm that I created.  I like the different shades of blue all makes me smile! I finished it with a simple, magnetic clasp for ease in wearing.  I hope my recipient likes it!

Wow, 112 participants in this hop....go visit them and see what they created!

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
19.  Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading To Be Done!
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 
28.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
29.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady 
30.  Deb Price, Green Shoot Jewellery Designs 

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 
40.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash 

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
67.  Ana Novak, Cat's Pajamas, Dog's Tuxedos
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
83.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman ... Art, Life, Love  you are here!
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.

You can still participate if you like!  Make a blue bracelet,sized for an adult, then send the bracelet, your business card and perhaps a note to the family receiving your bracelet to:

7000 Bracelets of Hope/Global Genes Project
701 La Plaza
Suite 201
Dana Point, CA 92629



  1. Love it - especially the "hope"-charm

  2. Very pretty. I like your blog!

  3. I don't know how the recipient couldn't like it. It's a beautiful bracelet!

  4. I think that is one Beautiful bracelet!!!
    LOVE each bead you added!!!
    m.e. :)

  5. lovely design. I really like the randomness of your bead choices, they all work well together in this bracelet..great job!

  6. I absolutely love it!

    Thank you so much for participating!

  7. This is so elegant - I would wear this every day! I love the mix of beads that you used - they are gorgeous together!

  8. Melissa, you made a gorgeous bracelet, perfect for everyday with a gentle reminder "hope".

  9. I love your color combo and the bracelet design overall. It's not too blue, yet expresses the theme very well.

    I'm sure it will bring smiles to the recipient.

  10. The "hope" charm is awesome and I love the other elements you incorporated into the bracelet. Someone will really enjoy this piece!

  11. That enamel bead is gorgeous and I LOVE the hope charm. Gorgeous!

  12. very pretty bracelet.

  13. I love the mix of beads you picked out & the wire work, great piece

  14. Nice job- the hope charm says it all!!

  15. What a cute bracelet! And the hope charm is just wonderful!

  16. Your bracelet makes me smile too. Beautiful. Filigree enameled beads are beautiful.

  17. Someone is going to be very happy when they open their package. This is just lovely.

  18. This makes me smile, too! so pretty.


  19. Nummy bracelet! Someone will be very happy when they open it up!

  20. Gorgeous - where was I when everyone was learning to enamel metal beads?
    ...I am so honored to be featured along side all of you talented artisans.

    Robyn Hawk

  21. Gorgeous! What a wonderful message of hope.

  22. Beautiful selection of beads! Love the denim sodalite beads! What a beautiful bracelet!

  23. A really beautiful braelet!

  24. I love your bracelet, especially the little charms and spiral

  25. Such a beautiful bracelet friend! Thank you for sharing your creativity & hope for this very worthy cause!!

  26. Anonymous3:44 PM

    I am making my way through all 112 jewelry designers this weekend. I have enjoyed visiting all the blogs and seeing all the beautiful bracelets. I am now following your blog. #48

  27. Oh that lovely "hope" dangle you created was such a perfect addition!

    Great bracelet!


  28. Beautiful...great combination of elements.

  29. What a beautiful combo of beads!

  30. This is so pretty! Sorry it took me so long to stop by!

  31. That is a fantastic mix of textures and blues! Enjoy the day. Erin

  32. I love that you used a magnetic clasp- that will be easy! The "hope" charm is so special and will be appreciated by the recipient! Beautiful!

  33. I love wire wrapped designs! Especially the big blue bead with the holes and the charms make a charming effect. Very, very nice!

  34. Gorgeous! I love how each bead is different.


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