Saturday, April 16, 2011

7000 Bracelets of Hope Blog Hop party

The much awaited Saturday is here! I've been keeping a little secret that I was dying to divulge ;-) Mr. C has also decided to participate and made a bracelet of his own.

Selecting the beads proved to be a daunting task, since blue is my favourite colour and I profess to be a bonified hoarder of blue beads. I decided to play around a bit with various beads and findings to see what works.

Mr. C on the other hand prefers vibrant colours and contrasting combination so he had to go through his entire stash to find something more subdued. He selected two lovely shades of blue satin string (rat tail) and paired them with some lovely metal leaf adorned beads.

Here is the entire list of blog hop participants. I invite you to pop over and take a look of what others have created.

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 You are here!
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. Both of these are wonderful !!!
    I find the second one is especially intriguing !
    Great designs!!!
    m.e. :)

  2. Oh, that's awesome that he helped out too.
    My husband only feigns interest in my projects.
    Both of the bracelets are great!

  3. How wonderful that it was a shared project. I am sure the recipients will love both of these.

  4. two lovely different designs..kudos to you for making two. great designs and lovely choice of beads.

  5. Simple designs for a denim clad day!! Nice of you to make two.

  6. Love them! And thank you so much for participating!

  7. So cool that you both decided to make a bracelet - love the two very different but equally cool designs that you came up with!

  8. I think it is great that the both of you worked on this project. Both designs are beautiful and different in their own way. I loved them both.

  9. great knotting & I always love a multi strand bracelet!

  10. Lovely and perfect for every day wear!

  11. Great bracelets, I especially love the woven comfy to wear!

  12. Wow, I like both of these, very different designs and unique
    Deb x

  13. Sweet designs! Envy those that can knot like that!

  14. Nice bracelets! Yes, I like blue beads too!

  15. Pretty huh the blue beads, I love them. Your bracelets are very nice indeed. I'm now following your blog, yea! #48

  16. Awesome designs! Love them both!

  17. It must have felt good to working together on the nice bracelets : )

  18. I would like to thank everyone for all your sweet comments. Special thanks to people who have now joined my blog followers list. As a newbie to the blogging community my heart makes a happy leap every time I see that number augment :-)

  19. Beautiful! You did a great job.

  20. What a Beautiful Bracelet friend!!! Thanks so much in sharing your creativity & HOPE for this very worthy cause!

  21. Your bracelets are lovely...

  22. I had a terrible time choosing just the right beads as well. My bead table was a disaster for a week until I narrowed things down. Thank you for sharing that tidbit. I thought it was just me.

    Your bracelets are both beautiful. You and Mr. C done good!

  23. Beautiful work, both of you!

  24. Two totally different looks...and I love them both!!

  25. Well, your bead playing certainly paid off! What a wonderful bracelet you came up with! And please tell the Mr. how awesome he is to contribute. Two families are going to be blessed from your creativity.

  26. How cool to be able to share that together. I love the braided bracelet. That is a design I have not seen yet!
    Enjoy the day!

  27. TesoriTrovati: this style of knotting is known as Korean knotting. Cetic knotting is also a very similar art form.

  28. What a wonderful thing to wake up on a dreaded Monday morning and find some more sweet comments and a few new followers.
    Thank you!

  29. I love that you collaborated with Mr. C to make two bracelets! They are both great, and thank you for sharing how you made them! I may have to try that knotting technique-very cool!

  30. They are both just lovely! It's nice that you have two bracelets. The braiding looks very interesting.

  31. I really love your bracelets.They are so diffrent. Be Blessed

  32. Very nice, generous to make two!

  33. Both are fantastic! Love the bright blues!