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.