7000 Bracelets for Hope 2012
It's time for the reveal of our creations for the 7000 Bracelets for Hope Blog Hop.
Erin of Elysian Studios and Christine of One Kiss Creations decided to co-host this year's blog hop to benefit the Global Gene's Project. It is their mission to collect 7000 denim-blue inspired bracelets for families living with rare disease.
I participated in this same campaign last year when Lori of Pretty Things hosted the Hop. If you are interested in what I made last year, just click here to see my reveal.
I started by picking my beads. Weirdly enough. I decided to use the same beads as last year since they seem to be the perfect denim blue shade. In fact, I realized that I had already made a bracelet that would be perfect for the hop. However, but it was made with copper wire and I wanted something that was a bit more neutral. So, I started with a silver-tone wire for this bracelet.
Using a heavy gauge wire, I connected the large, blue glass beads to each other with simple loops.
While the beads simply lined up were pretty, the bracelet just didn't have any fun, movement, or joy that I wanted to add to the life of the family who receives the bracelet. So, I added some dangles that were created with white sequins as well as blue, white, and silver beads wire wrapped onto head pins.
I wanted to make sure that the bracelet would fit a variety of wrists so an extender chain was added.
I'll be sending it out the first of next week and sincerely hope that this little offering brings some hope and blessings to the family who receives it. I know it made me feel good to know it was going to a worthy cause.
Anyway, that's enough of my rambling.
Here's the list of the other Blog Hop participants, starting with our lovely hosts!
Crafty Hope <----------**You are HERE**
Thank you so much for hopping by to see what I made. I can't wait to get hopping myself (I do love a good blog hop; a chance to discover like-minded artists) and see what everyone else created!
Here's hoping your weekend is full of all kinds of happiness and FUN!