Saturday, February 25, 2012

7000 Bracelets For Hope Blog Hop

         I have joined a blog hop to raise awareness and help support families who deal with rare diseases. 
         7000 bracelets of hope. Global Genes Project, a rare disease group for children. The bracelets are donated to the mothers and caretakers of these children, as a way to give them a little support and lift their spirits. 
         This is the bracelet I made for someone special and will be donated.

                            Blog Hop Participants:


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bead Soup - My Partner's Challenge

These are the beads I sent my partner, Jennifer Borek, for the bead soup blog hop challenge. Green has always been one of my favorite colors.  I sent her shell and new jade for her to work with. The focal is glass with swirls of copper in it.  I added a copper s clasp and some copper and various glass beads.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

7000 Bracelets For Hope

     Okay, call me silly, but I love challenges. They keep my creative juices flowing. Nothing is better for clogged creativity like a challenge.

     So what's on my challenge menu for this month? Well beside the bead soup blog hop, I have accepted the challenge of creating a bracelet for charity. It's called 7000 Bracelets For Hope.


Hop button-200x200 copy
The Global Genes Project exists to raise awareness and support for the more than 30 million people affected by rare diseases. There are currently over 7,000 rare diseases identified, and 75% of those affected are children.  With the 7000 Bracelets Campaign, the Children's Rare Disease Network gives artists and crafters an opportunity to lovingly share their creative gifts with families who have a child suffering with a rare disease.  

     Anyone who would like to participate, sign-ups  are until Feb. 11, 2012 at the above link.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bead Soup #5....My Challenge

I received this gorgeous assortment of handmade beads and handmade focal, earwires and clasp from my partner
 Jennifer Borek   from 
 Kanna Glass Studios.  I just absolutely  love what she sent me. Since she's in the process of moving, she hasn't been able to picked up her mail yet so I won't reveal what I sent her.


Earring Challenge - Week 4 and 5

Here is the my 4th week and last 3 days of the month of January for the earring a day challenge at Beading Daily.  It was definitely a challenge, but one I truly enjoyed.

Week 4 and 5

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

Day 26

Day 27

Day 28

Day 29

Day 30

Day 31