November 24, 2012

7000 Bracelets for Hope Blog Hop

About a month ago, I was reading A Beady Girl's blog by Sue Beads who happens to make beautiful lampwork beads...and she was asking people to sign up for a very worthy cause.  

The Global Genes Project launched "7000 Bracelets for Hope" campaign in 2010.  The number 7,000 represents the 7,000 different rare diseases that impact 1 in 10 people, 30 million Americans and 350 million globally.  Each donated blue bracelet design represents the uniqueness of one of the 7,000 rare diseases.

I am happy to donate one of my first hand forged bracelets that I made from wire wrapped copper and Dumortierite gemstones.  This has been a favorite piece of mine and because it is such a beautiful blue stone, it compliments the aged copper wire wonderfully.  




I couldn't just send one bracelet so will be adding this one in as well.  It is made with three gorgeous handmade midnight blue lampwork beads and Dumortierite faceted and round beads (how can you tell I love this beautiful blue gemstone?)

I notice that these bracelets are not adjustable for sizing so will make that change before I package them up and send them to Global Genes.  

My sincere desire is for these bracelets to gives hope and courage to someone dealing with a rare and genetic disease themselves or a member within their family.

If you are interested in donating to this cause just go to their website and find out how to do that.  You will be happy you did.  I know that I am! 


Thanks for visiting!

10 comments:

A Half-Baked Notion said...

I love both bracelets, Katherine, and since I know very little about gemstones, you have introduced me to a new one!

Niky Sayers said...

Love your bracelets and your wire wrapping is fantastic

Copper Diem said...

Wow wow wow... Gorgeous!

Rachel said...

Beautiful bracelets! They seem to give off an aura of strength to me, so I am sure they will be treasured! :)

Patti Van said...

You used some absolutley gorgeous blue gemstones in your bracelets - just a beautiful job all the way around!

LisaS said...

Very nice bracelets!

Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design said...

Beautiful bracelets and fantastic wire wrapping!

adlinah said...

I've never come across that stone before, but you're right - it's gorgeous! Beautiful bracelets both!

SueBeads said...

Katherine, your bracelets are beautiful and I am SURE the recipients will be very happy! Thank you so much for participating!

Marcie Abney Carroll said...

Hi Katherine! I just wanted to stop by and tell you thanks for commenting on my post, but I think it's bologna!!! Your work is every bit as good as things I've seen in magazines, and if you're too overwhelmed by submitting to a publication like Stringing, try something else like Bead Trends or Bead Style! I believe you can do it and I'd love to see your work in print!