Friday, April 15, 2011

~~ Bracelet Blog Hop -- 7000 Bracelets of Hope ~~

Hosted by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things

The bracelets made for this blog hop will be sent to  The Global Genes Project, an advocacy group who launched "7000 Bracelets for Hope", a children's rare disease campaign.  The bracelets are given to one of 7000 families having children with rare diseases to show them love and support. I'm very proud to be part of such a worth while project.

Pictured below is the bracelet that I made for the 7000 Bracelets for Hope project.

For my bracelet, I chose a strand of round, blue, rivershell beads and added two strands of TOHO hexagon seed beads in matte raku teal/blue. I had a beautiful antiqued brass goddess charm that I want to use for the bracelet and I painted the flower on the charm blue, to match the beads. I finished the bracelet with a Vintaj brass clasp and etched cable chain and attached a Montana blue, Swarovski crystal dangle.

Thank you so much for stopping by and please visit the blogs below to see the bracelets that others have made for this wonderful project. 

Bracelet Blog Hop

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got To Doodle
3.  Kym Hunter, Creatively Kym < You are here!
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 
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.


  1. That is very nice. I really like it.


  2. gorgeous creation Kym, love the tri stand ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

  3. very very lovely...great job!

  4. Those rivershell beads are gorgeous. Love the mix of matte and shine. Beautiful work!

  5. Gorgeous bracelet! Love the design and focal too.

  6. Kym, your bracelet is gorgeous! What beautiful blues! Great job!

  7. I love how all of us have a different way of meeting the challenge, each one so beautiful. I really adore the charm that you've used on this lovely bracelet!

  8. Your bracelet is stunning! Love the design and the charm.

  9. Very nice - love the dark blues with brass. That focal is wonderful!!

  10. so pretty and girly. the focal charm is just beautiful.

  11. Great bracelet Kym! I love that charm. And that raku finish on those TOHO beads is one of my favorites. Enjoy the day!

  12. I love your bracelet and the little charm. Where did you get that charm? I am now following your blog. Great blog hop! Have a great day.

  13. The three strands are lovely! Wonderful bracelet.

  14. Oh WOW! I love the charm, and I love the texture from all the different beads. So lovely.

    Thank you so much for participating.

  15. the navy beads.

  16. gorgeous, I LOVE the multi strand & the charm

  17. Fabulous bracelet, I really like that charm, really glad to find you through this blog hop.
    Deb x

  18. That teal is stunning!! I love the multi strands!

  19. Beautiful focal and love the blues in your bracelet!

  20. Love the focal on the bracelet and the strands of blue are stunning! Awesome bracelet!

  21. so very pretty and I love the colors and the Vintaj charm

  22. Beautiful! Love the goddess charm - I am sure she will provide extra blessings to the wearer

  23. What a lovely bracelet & what a wonderful cause!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity & HOPE!!!

  24. I love this shade of blue you used. Beautiful!

  25. Beautiful! I love your choice of blues.

  26. Amazing Bracelet!
    Come by and follow my blog.

  27. Beautiful design! Love those river shell beads that you used!

  28. Love this! Beautiful!

  29. Wow! Seriously beautiful bracelet. I love that you have used multistrands here. Took my breath away. Thanks for sharing!


  30. Beautiful! I love the multiple strands and the goddess charm!

  31. Such an imaginative use of many different materials. The charm is elegant. Nice work!

  32. Love the triple strand look and that goddess is beautiful! What a lovely bracelet.

  33. Beautiful! I love this bracelet!

  34. I really like a three strand bracelet and the focal is great!

  35. What a great bracelet. The multistrands with the charm will make for a bracelet that has that great weight (or clunk) as I call it. Great work.

  36. beautiful blue bracelet!! love the multiple strands you used!

  37. Love the charm and your choice of beads is exquisite!

  38. Hey Kym, very pretty bracelet!

  39. Kym, what a very special piece, it's really lovely.


  40. A truly lovely bracelet for such a deserving cause! Thank You! from a mother of a child with a rare illness...

  41. Love that goddess charm! Great bracelet.

  42. Thank you all for your comments! There were so many beautiful bracelets created for this wonderful cause. I'm very proud to be able to participate with so many other lovely and caring people!

  43. Really like the combination of the blues and the Vintaj brass!

  44. This bracelet looks like it was made for a Goddess! Wonderful job!

  45. Aw, your bracelet is so great. I love the triple strands as well as the charm. SO cool!

  46. Wow I love what you have created - the focal piece is gorgeous. Well done!


  47. It's really lovely. I love the square Raku beads. They add a lot of dimension and give it a very unique look.

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