Saturday, April 16, 2011

7000 Bracelets for Hope Blog Hop

Today's the day! I had so much fun creating a bracelet for this project. Lori Anderson of Pretty Things connected us with the Global Genes Project. I really hope you'll take the time to head to their site and read about them. It is a wonderful cause. We were all asked to make a bracelet to be sent to a mom of a child with a rare disease.  Since you don't know a specific wrist size, it is a bit challenging. So I decided to go with a memory wire bracelet. This design was from BeadWork Oct/Nov 2010 issue.  Shelley Nybakke used peyote stitch to dress up the memory wire. Mine is not exactly the same pattern, but it is where I got the inspiration from.
I love the delicate, lacey look from the silver lined white beads.  I used a variety of blue colors to represent the many types of strength necessary to deal with a serious life situation. I pray that this will be a blessing to the woman who receives it.

Please visit the rest of the participants to see all the lovely projects!

Bracelet Blog Hop

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.


  1. Very pretty and I have made that one before too! I am so glad you participated!

  2. Love this! What a thoughtful idea to make the colors different strengths! The memory wire is perfect too for different sizes! Very pretty!

  3. Gorgeous! And you really made it your own!

  4. what a GREAT design idea !!!
    Beautiful !!!
    m.e. :)

  5. What a delightful and fun bracelet. Someone will be happy.

  6. I love it Shirley!!! Looks like a blue sea creature!! Very pretty.

  7. very cool! love how the bracelets looks like a strand of chromosomes when you stretch it out...lovely design!

  8. Love the frilliness of your bracelet. It reminds me of frost on a blue frozen pond. Nice!

  9. Beautiful design -- it doesn't look like memory wire with all those beautiful seed beads!

    Thanks so much for participating!

  10. I love how delicate it looks - beautiful!

  11. I have never seen bead weaving on memory wire, so clever!

  12. This is such an utterly feminine piece and I just love the airy feel of it. Great idea to use the memory wire.

  13. Pretty dainty bracelet. Oh the recipient will be delighted to receive it.
    I'm a new follower today! #48

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

  15. What a great way to dress up memory wire, and I love the symbolism of the various shades of blue. Very pretty!

  16. OMG! I used memory wire too, but my bracelet didn't turn out near as fancy and amazing as yours. I had no idea this could be done with memory wire. I'm sure the mom who gets to wear your bracelet is going to be ecstatic about it!

  17. Brilliant! who would have thought that memory wire could look like ruffled lace! - so thrilled to be featured among all you talented Artisans!

    Robyn Hawk

  18. Your wrap around bracelet is awesome! Beautiful!

  19. Beautiful - looks like a frothy wave on the beach :-)

  20. What a terrific idea! Love how sparkly it is!

  21. Gorgeous, Shirley! I'm still in awe of people who seed bead!

  22. This bracelet is so cool! Your beadweaving is fantastic!

  23. I love the look of beadwork on memory wire, and yours turned out lovely! What a great idea to make it one-size. Nicely done!

  24. I really love the lacey look, it's lovely!


  25. Cool design! I love how frosty it looks on the edges. Enjoy the day!

  26. Thank you to everyone for your kind comments. This has been a wonderful endeavor, and I pray it will be a blessing for the recipients.

  27. Really nice, I love the wavy movement! And yes, this has been a wonderful endeavor and I know I would feel incredibly blessed to know someone went out of their way to let me know they care!!

  28. This great sparkly stack bracelet will be loved and worn a lot- beautiful!

  29. That's fantastic! You did such a beautiful job with the mix of beads :-)

  30. wow! very unique and beautiful! i hear the wonderful sound of waves meeting with the shore when i look at this.

  31. Wow, I think that is the longest memory wire bracelet I've seen yet. And you peyote stitched it?!

    A lot of love went into that beautiful creation. I'm sure it will bring smiles to the recipient.

  32. very pretty, i especially like the sling effect!!!

  33. Shirley, just love your ruffly blue bracelet. Someone will feel so special to receive it soon! :-)

  34. Wow! I love the use of bead weaving and memory wire. Very nice!


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