Saturday, April 16, 2011

You Made It!

I might be off base, but I know what you came here looking for.
At least I THINK I do. . .
Today's the reveal day for the 7000 Bracelets of Hope Blog Hop as hosted by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things.
The task: Make ONE blue jeans/denim inspired bracelet an send it to The Global Genes Project to be given to a family that has a child suffering from a rare disease. Easy enough!

The hardest part of the task (or at least in my eyes) was to make a bracelet that could fit any adult.
My solution? Memory Wire!!! Of course! It hit me like a bolt of lightening that memory wire would be the perfect material to use for this project.
After, that it was down to deciding on the blue beads.
I stumbled upon these marble-y blue glass beads that were gifted to me and felt like they were the perfect worn jean color. Somehow, the light just wasn't perfect to capture the color.
I used simple silver beads as a symbol of the simplicity of jeans. As well, I added some lacy silver bead caps. The bead caps seemed to give it just the right touch of country.

Now, hop on over to check out what the rest of the generous Blog Hop participants have created for these families:
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 
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.

Thanks for stopping by!

43 comments:

  1. I used memory wire too! Love your bracelet.

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  2. cool design and very cool beads...wonderful job!

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  3. I love it, great with jeans!

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  4. Memory wire! Brilliant! I love your design- simple and elegant. This will be greatly appreciated by its recipient!

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  5. PERFECT ! that would look great with jeans and much more!!!
    m.e. :)

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  6. What an eye-catching design. Someone will be happy wearing it.

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  7. Pretty blue beads- they look so different in the natural light.

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  8. Pretty Blue beads- they look great in the sunshine!!

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  9. Those beads are stunning and brilliant use of memory wire Hope!!! A Beautiful bracelet!!!

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  10. Memory wire...so smart! Beautiful bracelet too :-)

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  11. Lovely! This is going to be a hit!

    Thanks so much for participating!

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  12. Beautiful, and so smartly designed!! The recipient is going to be thrilled!

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  13. Memory Wire - duh, why didn't I think of that? You did and did a great job - what a pretty pretty piece

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  14. memory wire, of course! so clever

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  15. Love that you used memory wire for the fit factor and those blue marble like beads are fab!

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  16. What a sweet bracelet & great idea to make it out of memory wire!

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  17. beautiful and comfortable and a great everyday piece. very nice!

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  18. It is so pretty! Memory wire was a good idea! Love those blue beads and lacy caps.

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  19. I'm so happy to see that someone else used memory wire! I thought it might not be in vogue, but had the same thought as you - it will fit anyone.

    Great minds?

    I love your version. You captured the blue denim theme beautifully.

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  20. The memory wire was a great idea! Lovely bracelet!

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  21. Sweet and pretty! Hope you came through yesterday's storms okay!

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  22. What a lovely bracelet & what a wonderful cause!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity & HOPE!!!
    Hugs,
    Susie

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  23. Love your bracelet...great with jeans and a tee.

    And, thanks for the kudos.

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  24. Your bracelet is beautiful, I would love to get it! #48

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  25. Great bracelet - I love your solution for adjustable!

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  26. Those marble blue glass beads are awesome and your design is beautiful!

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  27. memory wire! genius! perfect solution! nicely done.

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  28. Great idea to use memory wire. It will look great with jeans.
    Jenni

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  29. oooo, scrummy creation...whoever recieves this will have a smile on their face! ;o)

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

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  30. Oh, you did a great job! I love the blue and silver, and the lacey caps are wonderful. Made me think of champagne bubbles, which make you giggle and feel light-hearted. I pray the recipient will feel the same when she gets your beautiful design.

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  31. From one southern gal to another, this is simply to die for, great work!
    SusanMarie

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  32. Great idea to use memory wire! I always forget about that stuff. But that makes it truly one size fits all. Brilliant!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  33. I love those beads! A gorgeous blue! That is really a pretty bracelet.

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  34. The blue beads are a gorgeous rich color and go so well with the silver ~ So Pretty!

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  35. You did a lovely job. I'm sure it will be treasured.

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  36. Love it! What a great idea to use memory wire!

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  37. What a great idea to use the memory wire! Love your bracelet.

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