7000 Bracelets of Hope - My Bracelet

I am one day delayed, but I hope this still counts....

I learned about this event from my beady friend Lori Anderson and immediately decided I wanted to participate.... but as always, I am a bit behind in timing. The idea was to make a blue bracelet in an adult size, which will be sent to The Global Genes Project, an advocacy group for children's rare disease awareness.  The Global Genes Project then sends the bracelets to one of 7000 families having children with rare diseases to show them love and support.

For my bracelet I used a lampwork bead I have been hoarding forever, and I believe I kept it just for this reason. I added moonstone - it always makes me dream, and some recycled sari silk, along with a few dangles. Lori gave the hint to make the bracelet extendable, so I added a leaf charm, a shell charm and a few small lapislazuli beads.

If you enjoy this, have a look at what the other participants made - lots of eye candy.....

 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.

18 Response to "7000 Bracelets of Hope - My Bracelet"

  1. Shyme Says:

    Lovely bracelet!!

  2. Kate Says:

    Love the focal and the fiber! Well done!!

  3. Marian Hertzog Says:

    Really pretty! Love the fiber and the focal bead!

  4. CraftyHope Says:

    It's a very beautiful bracelet!

  5. rosebud101 Says:

    Nikki! Wow! I love it!

  6. steufel Says:

    Traumhaft geworden!!!!!

  7. SueBeads Says:


  8. Jenni Says:

    Beautiful combination, love the moonstone and lampwork bead. Very special,: it will be loved and appreciated, no doubt.

  9. maryharding Says:

    So joyful and fun!!

  10. Rebecca Says:

    I love it Nicki! Need to take some pics of mine and post today - got back from holiday last night and so I am behind. What a cool bead you've used!

  11. Emma Robson Says:

    Lovely Nikki, I love the focal and your use of fibre.


  12. Fire Phoenix Says:

    This is really sweet, the lampwork bead is really nice, it's great you've used it for a good cause!

  13. Dee Says:

    Love the center bead, very pretty and unique, such a fun bracelet, anyone would love to wear it and what a great conversation piece..glad you were able to post.

  14. Pretty Things Says:

    Oh wow, what a bead, and what a bracelet!!!

    Thank you so much for participating!

  15. Palimpa Lim Says:

    Hab gerade weiter unten gelesen, dass Du schon wieder mit einer Grippe zu kämpfen hattest und so einen Streß hattest, liebe Nicki! Gibt's doch nicht!!! Du Arme!!! Dein Armband ist wunderschön geworden und zaubert der zukünftigen Trägerin sicher ein Lächeln auf's Gesicht! Da ich ein sehr schwer krankes Kind mit einer seltenen Krankheit in meiner Verwandtschaft habe, habe ich, als ich von dieser Aktion las, für mich entschieden, lieber im Stillen ein Armband direkt für die Mutter dieses Kindes zu machen und es ihr zu
    schenken - ohne Aktion und ohne Blog.
    Hab einen wunderschönen Tag - hoffe, es geht Dir wieder etwas besser!!!!

  16. Rebekah Says:

    What a fun bracelet!

  17. Charlene Says:

    It's beautiful - I love the bits of fabric!

  18. Serena Trent Says:

    I love all the elements of this bracelet!