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Friday, April 15, 2011

7000 Bracelets of Hope



Lori at Pretty Things has done it again with another blog hop for a very worthwhile project. The 7000 Bracelets of Hope is a project that designed to show love and support for the families of children with rare diseases. We were charged with making a blue bracelet from beads in our own stash and then to display the bracelet we made for the blog hop. Once that is done, we mail our bracelets to the Global Genes Project to be distributed along with a note of encouragement and support.

I chose to design a bracelet of balance. A good friend of mine who is Native American advised me that the combination of turquoise, coral and tiger eye provided balance. I thought that families with an ill child could use some balance so I used this combination in my bracelet. I did a double spiral stitch with nuggets of turquoise and coral and tiger eye along with seed beads and delicas. I hand crafted the toggle and also allowed a couple of loops for the bracelet to be adjustable. It is my hope that this bracelet will balance the spirit of the person that receives it and that it will give them hope for a positive outcome for their child. As a mother and a grandmother, my heart goes out to this special project.

To see all the bracelets of the participants, please visit Lori's blog www.PrettyThingsBlog.com for the complete list. If you would like to find out more about this wonderful project, please visit the Global Genes Project website.

36 comments:

  1. love the thought you put into your design, what a lovely message to add when you mail it off. The rest of your work is fabulous!

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  2. Love your bracelet and the sentiment behind the creation.

    So glad to be a part of this with you.

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  3. Love the red and turquoise together. Nice weave!!

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  4. I love your idea behind this bracelet - I hope you share that in your note to the recipient!

    Thank you so much for participating!

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  5. I have always been a huge fan of these colors together, what wonderful thoughts for your bracelet, it's absolutely gorgeous!

    SusanMarie

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  6. very cool - great colors and design!

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  7. Your bracelet is stunning! I especially love the texture of all the different beads!

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  8. love the toggle. beautiful bracelet.

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  9. This color combo is one of my favorites. I think you nailed "balanced". Love it!

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  10. The meaning behind the color choices makes this beautiful bracelet even more wonderful!

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  11. I love the color combination for your bracelet! Beautiful bead work and I really like the clasp.

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  12. Beautiful work, and I love and collect Navajo jewelry, so I understand about stones.

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  13. Wow, such detailed seed bead work - wonderful!

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  14. Such a thoughtful design and beautifully done! It even looks soothing. Love it!

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  15. Awesome work! Love the how the colors work together and balance each other! Very thoughtful of you!

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  16. Very nice! I love the design and colors.

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  17. Lovely, the way it twists adds a nice touch

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  18. It never occured to me to piar tiger eye with turquoise! What a fresh and unexpected combination!

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  19. What a Beautiful Bracelet friend!!! Thanks so much in sharing your creativity & HOPE for this very worthy cause!
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  20. Love the bracelet...I am from Arizona, I love the color combination and meaning.

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  21. The bracelet is beautiful. I would wear it proudly. It is a wonderful combination of color. I'm now a new follower of your blog. #48

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  22. The Native American combo is great and those turquoise chips add great texture!
    Wonderful!

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  23. I love the symbolism of your color scheme. You do beautiful bead weaving.

    I'm sure your creation will bring smiles to the recipient.

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  24. The double spiral is awesome! This is such a wonderful design, and I love what your friend told you about the balance from the stones. I pray it will be a blessing to it's wearer.

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  25. I really love the thought that went into this. That there is a symbolism of the stones and the fact that they bring balance. This is a lush and heart felt bracelet. Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  26. I love how you wove that spiral into the bracelet! This piece is spectacular Chris...totally unique :-)

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  27. This is a knockout piece! When I first saw it, the colors reminded me of the Indian art of the Northwest Tribes- their beautiful totems are always painted in these colors. The craftsmanship of your bracelet is just fabulous- this will really brighten someone's day to recieve, and it will be treasured!

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  28. Wow! This is a fantastic bracelet!

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  29. Very nice bracelet. You put a lot of work into it!!!

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  30. Love this bracelet! Looks like two in one!

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  31. Hello,
    I like the idea behind the bracelet and the braclet too. The colors are well choosed and
    fit perfect to the design!
    Kind regards:
    Uli

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