Saturday, April 16, 2011

7000 Bracelets Blog Hop


Today is our blog hop in support of the 7000 Bracelets For Hope campaign.  Lori Anderson has been the coordinator of our participation in the Global Genes Project.   Each person who signed on to this event has agreed to make a bracelet , blue in color,( the color of their denim blue jeans theme)  and donate it to the Global Genes Project.They in turn will give the bracelet to a parent of a child with a Rare Disease.  
The Global Genes Project is  a non-profit advocacy organization that aims to raise awareness about the prevalence of rare diseases worldwide.  They developed the 7,000 Bracelets for Hope™ campaign to draw attention to an estimated 7,000 different chronic, life-threatening and fatal rare diseases and disorders affecting approximately 30 million Americans and millions more globally. I am so pleased to be a part of this campaign.

The bracelet I made is composed of all handmade components made by me except for the copper chain and jump rings.  The beads are stoneware in a glaze color that I made from two colors that I had.  It came out very denim blue I think.  The leaf link is made by me from porcelain clay.  The bead caps are handmade from copper and hand stamped with the word love and hearts.  The spiral wrapped clasp is a sized down version of the one featured in a tutorial by Sweet Bead Studio.  The blue bird and heart are also made from Porcelain clay

I like to think that this blue bird, the New York state bird, symbolizes hope and happiness

A heart to symbolize compassion and love



Thank you for stopping and supporting this important awareness campaign.  I had a very happy time making this bracelet and hope it gives some joy to whomever receives it.   You can visit the others in this blog hop by going to Lori Anderson's blog and clicking on the participants names.

68 comments:

  1. Oh Mary, that is breathtaking!

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  2. gorgeous! love the blue and copper combo! ;o)

    hugs

    hello grogeous xxx

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  3. very pretty! I love the messages you've incorporated into your designs, that always make a piece extra special..lovely work!!

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  4. Very pretty! The blue beads you made are so beautiful, they go so well with the copper components!!

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  5. Mary, That is beautiful! Some child is going to feel really special when they receive this. :-)

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  6. Your beads are wonderful with the copper wire! Love it!

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  7. Exceptional !!! I love love ,love this !!!
    m.e . :)

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  8. What a stunning design! Love, love, love the denim color, and stamping the words was a great idea. What a blessing this bracelet will be!

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  9. So much meaning in this bracelet - wonderful!

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  10. The copper is a great compliment to that shade of blue. Good job!

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  11. Wow -- your bracelet is stunning!! Love your beads and the wire/copper.

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  12. Wow, Mary!!! I love this bracelet! I love the end caps to those amazing beads and I love your little hearts (as you know!). Stunning!! xo

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  13. Mary, beautiful bracelet!! Love the denim color , especially with copper!! All your handmade beads are wonderful bu I really love the long curved ceramic bead!! Bravo!

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  14. oh the little birdie charm. such a darling bracelet.

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  15. Someone's mother will be incredibly lucky to wear this. I am squealing with delight over that bird and the feather piece. Beautiful, Mary! Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  16. Such a special bracelet! The blues are very denim, and the bird is just the right touch!

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  17. #48
    Nice wire work. I love your bracelet too. I'm now also following your blog. :) Happy Blog Hopping.

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  18. Wow! Such a gorgeously creative bracelet - so very unique! Love all those handmade pieces!

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  19. That's beautiful -- and extra-special because you made everything.

    Thank you so much for participating!

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  20. gorgeous...beautifully thought out.

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  21. beautiful wire work~love the copper w/ the blue.

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  22. I really love your design, am so glad to have found you through Lori's blog hop.
    Deb x

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  23. This is absolutely stunning! Your handmade components are so beautiful, and I love the design. What a gorgeous bracelet!

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  24. Gorgeous bracelet Mary! I love your work!

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  25. Wow is all I can say - what time and thought you put into the project.

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  26. Great beads - LOVE that color - wonderful bracelet!

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

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  28. I'm with everybody else, it's a great bracelet. I would expect nothing less from you!

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  29. Wonderful bracelet. All handmade with love. You can tell.

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  30. Beautiful components, beautiful bracelet! What a lovely gift to brighten someone's day this will be.

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  31. Stunning bracelet! I love that all the components are handmade! Love the ceramic pieces and the copper bead caps with the words stamped on them. Gorgeous!

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  32. Lovely components, I really like the combination of the blue with the metal. Someone will be very lucky!

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  33. The blue and the copper go great together. Amazing piece!

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  34. love the pieces and the thought that went into it! I just keep saying WOW! honored to participate among such talented Artisans...

    Robyn Hawk

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  35. you do great design and execution. wonderful thought in the bracelet

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  36. I love this so much, Mary! It's just beautiful. I also love the copper with this color and your take on Cindy's clasp is gorgeous. What a success! Someone will be very lucky to get this.

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  37. This is beautiful! Someone will be smiling when they receive this bracelet!

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  38. I love it, Mary! The blue glaze is gorgeous on your components, and I love the design of the whole bracelet!

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  39. A perfect denim color! I love how you put all the little "pieces" of love into it! Beautiful, beautiful work!

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  40. Beautiful bracelet Mary and for such a wonderful cause :)

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  41. Your beads are incredible! I love the shapes and they go together so perfectly with the copper.

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  42. Very cool Mary! Love the long curved bead - Very different, and nice wire work. It all looks Great together. Beautiful as always. :)

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  43. Love the bracelet, Mary.

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  44. Mary, what a stunning design! I love the variety of components you used from the chain to your own beautiful beads. I always admire your organic style - it is my favorite. I just know someone will be very happy to receive your bracelet - it is so special.

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  45. oh it's just beautiful, and such a wonderful cause as well, the recipient will be very lucky to receive this

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  46. your clay pieces are awesome and make a wonderful bracelet!

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  47. This is amazing, what a blessing for the one that receives such a beautiful piece of art.

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  48. oh such a pretty bracelet!

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  49. Love this bracelet. I think you components are gorgeous!

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  50. Oh Mary, so gorgeous and what wonderful sentiments!

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  51. This is so hip and so very right!

    SusanMarie

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  52. I love this bracelet! The blue bird has very specal meaning for me and to see it used here..well it made me cry! I AM a mom with a child suffering from a rare illness so I decided to participate in support of all those Mothers like me. Thank you so much for participating. This bracelet will mean so much to the person who receives it!

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  53. Absolutely gorgeous! The focal is so interesting. The blues are stunning and the clasp is wonderful

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  54. Really gorgeous! Someone will love it!

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  55. Gorgeous! Love the beads symbolising love and hope too :) great touch!

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  56. Oh beautiful!!! The bird totally makes it!!! ( yes I am a bird fanatic) : D

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  57. It's a great bracelet. I admire the amount of thought you put into it. I'm sure that will translate to the wearer and give them a positive outlook!

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  58. Wow what an interesting yet gorgeous piece. I love the wee little bird and the chunky focal piece. Beautiful. Well done!

    Karyn
    Australia

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  59. Love the asymmetric design.That is the fun of creativity that given the same color theme and also the jewelry to make you come up with such novel ideas.Love them.Baby gift ideas

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  60. It's beautiful and very denim-looking. I'm so impressed that you made almost all the components with several different media. I especially like the stamped copper bead caps. How perfect.

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  61. Hi Mary -- I just wanted to tell you that I used one of your gorgeous clasps on a necklace that I entered in the Artbeadscene.com challenge. It just seemed to be the perfect place for it -- like it was in my stash waiting for this. Anyway, I wanted to tell you that and to thank you for it again!

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  62. Hi Mary,sorry i wasn't able to see your beautiful creation sooner i just love it!! & what a great cause. I have been so busy taking care of my little man we went to the specialist is London yesterday and they are doing the surgery on the 10th of May brand new state of the art too no more pins and screws they are going to put a button on either side of the ankle bone with a disolvable string to each button to hold the 2 ankle bones from separating while the ligaments heal. When i went to my dads to borrow his car (with the price of gas my old 86 caprise classic would cost me my entire month pension to travel 100 miles lol)i had a special package there waiting for me "bow chichka wow wow" my beautiful beads & charms have arrived thanks so much i love love love them i can't wait to order many more things from you i think (i know) the jewelry i create with them will b big sellers at my summer festivals thanks again Mary you ROCK!!! ttfn L:)

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  63. Gorgeous! I love the ceramic focal!

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  64. What a beautiful bracelet mAry - gorgeous components!

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