Saturday, February 25, 2012

7000 Bracelets for Hope Blog Hop



As I did last year, I am participating in the 7000 Bracelets for Hope Blog Hop.  This year, however, the blog hop was organized by the lovely pair of Erin Fickert-Rowland and Christine Altmiller.  Ladies, thank you so very much for offering everyone this opportunity to help such an important cause.  Truly, I'm honored to donate my work for this.

The Global Genes Project has asked for donations of blue bracelets from 7000 jewelry designers, various artists and crafts-folk.  These bracelets, created for  the campaign, 7000 Bracelets for Hope,   will be given to those families who are suffering from things such as Williams Syndrome, Juvenile Dermatomyositis, and Russel-Silver Syndrome (google for more information, or go right to the Global Genes Project website).

I created two different bracelets for this blog hop.  The first one features a lovely glass vintage focal that I'd found at a local bead store.  Wrapped with copper and dotted with Swarovski bicones, this bracelet is a sort of hybrid between a cuff and regular bracelet.  I wanted to make sure the bracelet was adjustable, so I created a simple wire clasp with a few links for the closure.




My second bracelet is more of my favorite, copper, this time with lovely lapis nuggets that were simply wire wrapped.  Again, I was trying to make sure that the bracelet was adjustable, so my clasp is a handmade copper wire clasp with simple "S" links.


 


 I'll be shipping these bracelets out this weekend, and I hope that whoever wears them enjoys them!  Please check out the other lovely jewelry bloggers who've created something for this wonderful blog hop!
SilverRose Designs - you are here!
Lindy's Designs
Star Hitched Wagon
10KDgroup

40 comments:

Therese's Treasures said...

Holly,
I love your designs especially the second bracelet. The women receiving your bracelets are going to do a happy dance for sure.
Therese

Sharyl said...

Both of these are just wonderful creations! I like your glass focal in the first, your lapis in the second, and certainly am impressed with what you do with the copper wire in each! Really nice!

Alicia said...

Oh, wow! Both bracelets are stunning - I like the first one more just because of the gorgeous bead.

Thoughtfulhands said...

These are both beautiful bracelets, I always love things in copper.

Beautiful work!

LisaS said...

Lovely bracelets! Thank you for participating - I am too ;)

SilverNikNats said...

Lovely designs, both are rally beautiful

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh my the first focal is right up my alley!!! *Love* beautiful copper work you'll make 2 people very happy! Happy Hopping my friend!

windrock studio said...

Both, excellant!

Sally Russick said...

Fantastic wire working, Holly!! They are both so beautiful! You are going to make two women so very happy!!!

Cillaw said...

beautiful work. I like the second one the best

Lesley said...

Both lovely Holly but the first one feels like it was made to be an heirloom or treasured keepsake -totally appropriate.

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Christine Altmiller said...

Holly, These are beautiful! I really love the flow of the lapis bracelet and the color combo. The first one's focal is so pretty. I like how it is structured a bit. Thank you so much for doing this!!!

10KDgroup said...

Holly, you picked one of my favorite color combinations. I'm a sucker for blue and copper! One day I hope to give wire working a try. Very inspiring!!

Lori Anderson said...

GORGEOUS work (and I have to admit I got distracted by your blog banner because your metal work is astounding).

Jean A. Wells said...

Wow! How pretty are these two? I love them both.

Marla said...

Both are very stunning. Copper has to be one of my favorite metals as well. And the focal in the first one is so very yummy.

Shel said...

Holly - these are both great bracelets! I don't think I could decide which to wear. And your wire work is always so wonderful and fun - I love it!!

Terry Matuszyk said...

Both bracelets are beautiful. I love the focal on the first, and your wire work on the second is wonderful!!

Stacey said...

Beautiful wire wrapping.

CraftyHope said...

Oh Holly!
Both of your designs are stunning. I like the simplicity of the second one, but the first one definitely catches your eye. I know that both of the families that receive these will cherish them and the well wishes you send with them.

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Holly, I love both bracelets, especially the first one! Whoever receives these will absolutely love them! Thank you so much for joining us for this hop!

Kim Ballor said...

I always think of silver with blue, but the addition of copper makes it look rich!

Annette said...

They're just beautiful Holly! I absolutely love the bead in the first one and how the little blue beads look like they're floating. Somebody will be very happy!

Patti Van said...

WOW! Both of your bracelets are stunning! Love all of that wirework! So generous of you to include two!

Lynda said...

Love the wire work on these two beauties! The focal bead on the first one is gorgeous. Know they'll bring smiles to the wearers.

Skye said...

I love the blue with copper..I had to go the same way :) I LOVE the nugget bracelet.. but that top one is so pretty too!

Michelle Mach said...

Wow, those are both so striking! Your wirework is beautiful.

Rose said...

OH! COPPER! O_O I love copper. I'm so in love with the first bracelet. I love the wire wrapped crystals and the fact that it's a hybrid! I totally want to try making something like this. SO pretty!

BackstoryBeads said...

Lapis is my favorite stone and I love what you have done with it. Your designs are just perfect and I know they will be treasured. (You've inspired me to take a wireworking class!)

Shirley said...

Holly, your designs are just beautiful. Your wirework is stunning, and I love the links on the copper bracelet. I know the recipients are going to feel loved and special every time they wear these. Great job!

Boot ~C said...

the copper is spot on w/ your blues

Lola said...

Holly, your bracelets are beautiful and your wire wrapping skills are really something special! You work is truly stunning ... I really love your Conundrum piece in January's BT. You definitely have a gift for design!

Lorillijean said...

Holly,
I totally LOVE your bracelets. Your wire wrapping is so awesome and the copper and different shades of blues go so well together. The people who receive your bracelets will feel the love you put into them. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog banner! Both of these bracelets are beautiful!! Love the copper wirework. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Holly, I am the anonymous comment above. Blogger is doing something strange and not capturing everything. Sorry about that. Lisa at Pine Ridge Treasures
http://pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com

AntiquityTravelers said...

What lovely designs and beautiful wirework!

Mellisa said...

Beautiful Holly! I know they will be treasured by their wearers :)

Shanti Johnson said...

Awesome Holky! Like Boho Vibe of first one! Really rocks & second one is so amazing! Generous, creative & joy vibe! U nailed it!

Angela Alvin said...

Both Designer Bracelets lovely Holly but the first one feels like it was made to be an heirloom or treasured keepsake -totally appropriate.

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