Saturday, February 25, 2012

7000 Bracelets for Hope

The 7000 Bracelets for Hope Campaign is to help raise awareness for kids living with rare diseases and also to show support for the family members caring for the children. The Global Genes Project is asking jewelry designers, beaders, crafters and artisans to donate hand-crafted, blue jean-inspired bracelets for the cause. Below, is the bracelet I made to donate this year...
 Blue Flower Macrame Bracelet
 My blue flower macrame bracelet is created with sodalite and turquoise rounds, along with brass cornerless cubes and brass findings. I hand-knotted the beads onto waxed linen cord using a square knot macrame technique to create the flower motif. I love it. I had so much fun designing this bracelet! I hope the recipient enjoys wearing it with her favorite pair of jeans and I hope it brightens her day a little.

 I hope you enjoyed my design, as well. Now, please join me and visit some others who also made bracelets to donate to this worthy cause. Two lovely ladies in the bead blogging community are our hosts of the blog hop today for this year's bracelet campaign... 
Thank you Erin and Christine for organizing the hop and getting us all together!
 Below is the list of generous artists donating a bracelet and participating in the blog hop. Enjoy! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's bracelet designs.   
 The Studio Sublime

38 comments:

  1. I really like your design for the bracelet and the colors you integrated. It's got a really special look!

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  2. What a lovely design, gorgeous!

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  3. Love the bracelet Erin. What a neat idea! I hope to learn more macramé techniques as I love the look of these pieces.

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  4. Love love love this is beautiful and has a great boho/gypsy sort of vibe. Beautiful work as always!

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  5. I second the comment of My Life Under the Bus, exactly!

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  6. OH it is almost beadweaving! I love this creation!

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  7. This is really cool! I love it! I bet it feels great on, too! I think the person who receives this bracelet will be truly grateful and feel special when wearing it!!

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  8. Oh, I love the femininity and sturdiness of this bracelet! Just perfect in design and feel. Some woman will really love the comfort of this beauty :-) Thank you so much for joining the Hop, Erin!!!

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  9. How did you pack so much fun and color into a single bracelet? Gorgeous! Love that you applied a macrame technique to this beaded treasure.

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  10. This is such a great design. I love love love the flowers! Some lucky mother is going to be so touched to receive something so very beautiful.

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  11. Beautiful - love how you combined everything. A wonderful romantic piece.

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  12. A beautiful bracelet. The lucky recipient is sure to love it.

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  13. The bracelet looks like tiny balloons of hope all tied together and ready to fly. This is such a happy bracelet! I love it!

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  14. Oh wow! You know, I can't wait for the book -- can you come and teach me things???? (I'm not kidding!)

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  15. Fun Design! Very happy and light.

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  16. Beautiful design- gorgeous photography- inspiring, as usual! Whoever receives this will feel so blessed, and will really wear it all the time. Thank you so much for joining us for this hop, Erin!

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  17. So pretty!! That's a great technique-I love the flowers, and the colors you chose are perfect!

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  18. Erin,
    Your bracelet is beautiful and spring like I love the design. The person receiving this will have their day brighten as soon as the package is opened.
    Therese

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  19. Love your bracelet. It is a grown up version of the seed bead daisy chains we used to make as kids. So pretty, I would wear it a lot!

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  20. That is such a beautiful design! I love your choice of beads!

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  21. So pretty! I'm sure your gift will be treasured ;)

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  22. Your flower bracelet really makes me smile. I'm sure the woman who receives it will be grinning ear to ear over it as well!

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  23. Beautiful! :) There's no doubt whoever receives it will love it!

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  24. I love it! You are so clever with your little knotting tricks. :)

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  25. The bracelet is beautiful, Erin! Your macrame is always so wonderful!! I love all the little details right down to the little beads you used to finish the knots. Beautifully done.

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  26. What a stunning design! It looks like a daisy chain, but it's macrame! The colors you chose were gorgeous!

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  27. Love how you showed the bracelet with jeans! Love the colors that compliment the blues in the sweet little flowers.

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  28. Erin, your bracelet is stunning...you always come up with such clever and beautiful designs. This will be so treasured by the recipient without a doubt...

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  29. Wonderful flowers to brighten the day of the person who receives this bracelet. I love the design!

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  30. Erin - You always have such clever ideas! This is a beautiful bracelet! I love the sodalite turquoise combination.

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  31. Erin, I so love this bracelet! It's so pretty and organic. And the color combination is just lovely.

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  32. such a fun grown~up dasiy chain!

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  33. Love the bracelet, the flowers are a great touch.

    Carolyn
    carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  34. I love this bracelet! I too used Sodalite, but never would have thought to mix in some turquoise. Now I know better! =)

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  35. This is absolutely the coolest bracelet, the colors are just perfect and I really like how you added the brass chain and clasp. I know I would be very happy to receive this =>

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  36. This is so pretty, whoever receives it will love it, I just know! I love the little extra chain you've given it - decorative as well as functional.

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