Saturday, April 16, 2011

7000 Bracelets of Hope

     If you have visited my blog before, you know that I often marvel at the wonderful  connections our beads bring us .
Because of our interest in beads, we make friends the world over !
This week my  beads are bringing me a chance to connect with a very important cause.The Global Genes Project has organized  7000 Bracelets of Hope
Beaders are coming together to make bracelets for people whose lives have been touched by rare diseases . It's a wonderful opportunity to reach out to a stranger with a message of hope and caring. I am very grateful  to be able to make this connection .

I feel that my bracelet design was just meant to be a part of this. When Lori Anderson announced she would hold a blog hop in connection with this project I immediately signed up .Yes I know , I 'm at the very bottom of the list ...that's due an e-mail mess up !
I joined... but, I had no idea what kind of  bracelet design I could make ???
I  don't make bracelets very often.But,the rules for this project were few ,just make a  jeans inspired bracelet  from mostly  blue components.Did I have anything that would work???
I'll admit I often buy things with no purpose in mind.
I buy them because they are good deal, or better yet on $ale!

I remembered I did have some lovey sodalite ovals in nice jean blue shades!Searching through my stash,I found the perfect thing to add....a "Green Girls" pewter  link that said "SEEK WISDOM"
and I had one of their toggles that matched !!!
 All of these were impulse buys from Lima Beads
"Big Green Bead Machine "Crazy Deals feature!
I think  these  components were just waiting for this project!
The message is just right for my bracelet !
The hope for better understanding and treatment of rare diseases certainly  depends on a quest for wisdom and knowledge. 
I hope that my bracelet will let someone know that  there are people who care very much about them and about this cause .
The  quest for wisdom  and knowledge  takes many, many  dollars .
Our  donations  large or small can help .
this week consider ways you can help
Global Genes or your favorite charity
and Bead Happy,

Visit these blogs to see more wonderful bracelets created for this cause !!!
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. you are here !!!


  1. beautiful!! The flowers are stunning and the message so very clear...fabulous job!

  2. I love the message right there on the bracelet! Your recipient will never forget your thoughtfulness and wisdom :) Have an awesome weekend.

  3. Great message and love the beads!

  4. Gorgeous bracelet with an inspiring message. So nicely done.

  5. How very, very lovely! The shades of blue are perfect and also the words, good work!

  6. Such a gorgeous, remarkable bracelet.

  7. This is a wonderfully, beautiful bracelet! Your clay work is fantastic!

  8. Serene was the first thing that came to mind when I saw your bracelet. I am sure the recipient will enjoy this.

  9. Your bracelet is just gorgeous and I agree that the message is perfect!

  10. Wow Mary Ellen -- your bracelet is a show-stopper in every way!!! I just love your beads...they're stunning.

  11. This is gonna be a great hop, I've only just started and every single bracelet has been a stunner, including this one!! Nice work Mary Ellen!

  12. I visited your blog first out of principal, and I'm glad I did -- your bracelet is GORGEOUS! I'm so happy you joined, and very touched. Thank you.

  13. Wow...what a beautiful bracelet, love the blend of color. Great design.

    Thanks for the kudos...was this not fun?

  14. those flowers are wonderful. Great piece!

  15. so pretty...the heart is the perfect touch!

  16. Okay, so this is incredible! The sentiment, the work itself, the soft colors - love this bracelet!

  17. Oh wow, this piece just spoke to me and I am sure it will to it's wearer

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

  19. Your bracelet is just beautiful! The flowers add a lovely touch.

  20. I agree, these components were just waiting for this project! Isn't it amazing that you happened to have all the elements at hand? Not so much if you believe in miracles ;-)

  21. Beautiful! Whoever receives this treasure is just going to adore it. Great work!

  22. Isn't it funny when that perfect component is right there waiting for us? Lovely lovely bracelet!

  23. WOW - stunning work and I love the message and the beads! Gorgeous Work!

  24. Such a sweet, delicate bracelet. I love the focal flower :-)

  25. Gorgeous design, someone will be proud to wear your bracelet
    Deb x

  26. This is such a wonderfully feminine piece! Love that flower! So happy to have done this with you.

  27. All I can say is WOW! Someone is going to be very happy when they receive their bracelet!

  28. The flowers are just gorgeous too -Quite simply a wonderful bracelet!

  29. Just beautiful, and I love the seek wisdom link!! Sometimes being at the bottom of a list isn't all bad, that's where I started - I have been gone all day at my son's touch football state tournament and finally getting to sit down with a cup of coffee. So glad I started here first!!

  30. What a gorgeous bracelet! Love your beads and everything about it!

  31. I'm in love with your blue flower! Beautiful bracelet!

  32. Stunning bracelet love the blue and white

  33. Your bracelet is beautiful. Sweet, soft and loving. I am sure the recipient will love it.

  34. I'm made my way through all 112 participants of this blog hop. I've truly enjoyed all the blogs that joined in. Your bracelet is very pretty actually I'm in love with it. Very stunning!

  35. Beautiful and unique. Love the asymmetric design. Very nice soft colors too. I am celebrating - I made it through the entire list today!!!
    Happy Sunday!

  36. I don't think you are the last on the list due to an email mess up. I think it was so we could all end on such a beautiful note. What a wonderful bracelet! I love the soft colors, and the design is just stunning.

  37. I love love your creation. I was looking for your e-mail so I could thank you for commenting on my blog.I am following you now. Be blessed

  38. SOOOO delicate and pretty! gorgeous!


    hello gorgeous xxx

  39. This is a wonderful bracelet with and excellent message of wisdom. This piece speaks love and caring. Awesome job!

  40. I am always, always impressed with what you do. Such a heart felt sentiment to seek wisdom. It is likely hard to keep your emotions out of the way when dealing with a rare disease, but by seeking understanding and knowledge there may be a cure or at least the feeling that it will all be okay. Someone's mother will feel very special wearing this! Enjoy the day!

  41. That is such a beautiful bracelet, and the cause is powerful.... thank you for passing it on!

  42. What an amazing thought - that those beads were just waiting for this bracelet! I think it must be true! You did a fabulous job and it will be treasured for sure.

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