Sunday, April 03, 2011

~~~~ Bracelet Blog Hop -- 7000 Bracelets of Hope ~~~~

Are you up for a new blog hop?

If you're familiar with my Bead Soup Blog Party, then let me assure you -- this one is tons easier.  All you have to do is make ONE bracelet.

That's it.

One bracelet.

You even get to make it with beads from your own stash!  Interested?

To join the hop, you need to make ONE bracelet in an adult size in a denim/blue jeans-inspired theme.  Basically, any blue bead will do!  The bracelets will be sent to  The Global Genes Project, an advocacy group who launched "7000 Bracelets for Hope", a children's rare disease campaign.  The bracelets are given to one of 7000 families having children with rare diseases to show them love and support.

This is rather close to my heart, as I myself suffer from a rare disease, IH, or pseudotumor cerebri.  I recently participated in an online campaign, The Wall of Hope, on February 28th, Rare Disease Day.  (Can I tell you how sad I am that there even IS a day for this?  There shouldn't have to be.)

If you would like to participate in this blog hop, here's what to do:

1)  Email me at lori at lorianderson dot net and provide your name and blog address.  I'll email you back with information on where to send your bracelet after the hop is over.

SIGN UPS END midnight Tuesday April 5th.

2)  Make a blue bracelet in an adult size (anywhere between 6" to 8.5").

3)  Post your bracelet on your blog on Saturday, April 16th for the official blog hop.

The blog hop list will appear below and on a special post on the 16th.  Please feel free to grab the 7000 Bracelets of Hope logo for your blog, too!

After the hop, mail your bracelets with a note of encouragement and feel all sorts of wonderful!

(PS -- It's not just ME making bracelets, but lots of other folks all over the world contributing, too!  Check out all the contributors by clicking here and looking to the right of the page.)

To learn more about this campaign, visit The Global Genes Project by clicking here.

Bracelet Blog Hop

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.

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.


  1. I've been meaning to do some of these bracelets, so count me in!

  2. Anonymous11:43 AM

    This is wonderful Lori, you can count me in I'll email you. Thank you for being just who you are! Hugs!

  3. yes, count me in to!


  4. I'm totally on board - count me in! What a brilliant idea.

  5. I've already done this and sent it in...

  6. Count me in! I'm sending you an email! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  7. Just shot you an email :) Love this!!

  8. I'm in. And if they do a 7000 Lanyards day, let me know!

  9. I wish I had time to do this! Too busy this week - but I'll hope on board next time if I can :) I think this is wonderful what your doing!

  10. You can surely count me in. and thanks for being just who you are an awesome soul Be Blessed

  11. I'm in Lori but I can't get the email link to work : ( I'll search my in box to see if I have it)

  12. I would love to participate!

  13. FAB idea Lori - count me in! what are the chances you could push the sign up date out a little - I would love to write it up on my blog!

    Robyn Hawk
    Daily Jewel

  14. What a fun idea. I'm in!

  15. oh, man, I wish I could do this, my thumb is acting up and I think I will be going to the doc to get a cortisone shot and he will probably be putting my hand in a cast of some sort. I had this happen about 16 years ago, when I had 4 little ones...two were in diapers. Maybe next time (this is such a good cause) any rate, I will post this on my Treasures by Terry facebook and blog ( and will probably visit some blogs to get inspired...

  16. You know, Lori, you are so timely in this ;) I was just on the BoH website checking it out...I'm definately going to be sending you an email from work tomorrow! Thanks so much for organizing yet another awesome hop :)

  17. I'm anxious to get started. This is a worthy cause!

  18. Hi Lori, what a great idea count me in for sure i'll e you my details ttfn L:)

  19. I've sent my email off to you!

    I read about this when Michelle Mach posted her donation, and the response from the woman she sent it to- great read if you haven't checked it out!

  20. Would love to participate, Lori...count me in. Will be sending you an email as well! What a fantastic idea!

  21. I saw a post about this a while back and think I misunderstood. I thought that the bracelets had to be made out of blue jeans. . .If it's just a BLUE bracelet that they need, totally count me in!!

  22. Count me in. Just put this up on my blog. Thanks for organizing this!

  23. Count me in! Mari from Puerto Rico.
    My email is

  24. Count me in! I've posted this on my blog.

  25. I just signed on. I'm gonna grab the button for my blog right now.

    Thanks for organizing this, Lori.

  26. this sounds like a great cause !
    I really want to participate!!!
    I sent 2 e-mails.But, I'm unsure if you received them .Hope I can get in before the dead line
    m.e .

  27. Anonymous9:06 PM

    Love This! Please count me in! I will send an email. TY for offering us this opportunity to express our Love.

  28. Anonymous9:29 PM

    Just wanted to give you a heads up that I responded on your address. Thank you.

  29. Anonymous9:32 PM

    I must be getting tired :( Not sure if once I happily accepted this marvelous opportunity, if I infact published it. Count me In! Also, I sent you an email but to your gmail account. Thanks again.

  30. Signing on to participate just under the wire! I just sent you an email with all my info. Thanks!

  31. Sorry I missed this worthy cause. I was off RVing in beautiful Death Valley National Park and just returned.

  32. Oh, darn it - I was feeling optimistic about making more jewelry, so I followed your link today. One day too late. Argh. This sounds like a wonderful cause. My little boy's condition (juvenile diabetes) is well-known, not rare, but my family is so sympathetic to any child suffering from any disease.

  33. I made my bracelet and posted pic on my blog I did not officially sign up by deadline time ~ can I still be included? Please let me know.

  34. Thanks to all of you for supporting our 7,000 Bracelets for Hope campaign! We really appreciate it and the families are loving the bracelets that have been coming in. Thank you so much to Lori for setting up this amazing blog hop and for the incredible response from all of you!

  35. Thanks Lori, I am getting started late, sick wife. I have just officially posted my BLOG HOP entry with the list. Love your bracelet, and Zack. I have a grandson with the same name.

  36. Hi Lori, Hope you are feeling better every minute.

    Guess what - I finished the bracelet. So I am part of this great project too. A bit late, but better late than never!

    Take care. - Dita.

  37. All of us at Global Genes Project would like to thank those who participated. This is amazing. The families are so appreciative. Please don't stop - this campaign is running all year - imagine what we could accomplish if each of you created your own blog hop! Thank you we are so grateful!

  38. Wow ! I love the bracelet. It look very elegant and the nice. I hope to see more gorgeous designs bracelet here. Congrats!

  39. This such a great post! Awesome!

    scarf rings lover

  40. Yes! I have to make one. Just one bracelet! Gorgeous style.

  41. Too many compliments too little space, thanks!

  42. Those are cute and it get my attraction looking forward to have one.

  43. Hello Lori. Your collections are so pretty and good.I am getting some idea by saw these.Thanks.

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