Saturday, February 25, 2012

Blog Hop: Bracelets for Hope

I'm participating in the Global Genes Project to help raise awareness of kids living with rare diseases, disorders or conditions.  The GGP is asking 7,000 jewelry designers and artists to volunteer and donate a 'blue-jean' inspired bracelet.  The bracelets go to the  families as our way to show our support for these families and their childrenThey asked us to use the color blue so it matches blue jeans. The collection below is my contribution:

1. Spring Flowers: blue glass bead flowers on a sterling silver chain
2. Beachcomber: handmade silver bead chain with aventurine and onyx
3. Evil Eye Wrap: Turkish evil eye glass beads and beach glass
4. Chevron: Swarovski crystals and Miyuki seed beads 
5. Sapphire: Miyuki seed beads with vintage button
6. Blue India: Swarovski crystals, lapis, Bali beads and silver with knot slide clasp
I hope the mothers of the children find some inspiration from our small gift to them. For all my fellow artists participating, check out the rest of the sites:                              Elysian Studios  

48 comments:

Thoughtfulhands said...

What great work and all very different, these are all wonderful but love the flowers they are so delicate looking.

Great donations...

DeeBee L. said...

It's a good cause and your creations are superb!
Good luck for the fund raising! Best wishes.

Therese's Treasures said...

All six designs are gorgeous and the women getting them will be so happy when they open the package and see their bracelet!
Therese

BIKBIK AND RORO said...
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BIKBIK AND RORO said...

what a great cause; your work is lovely.

Cillaw said...

All are nice. I like the first one and the third one best.

Holly said...

Wow, talk about prolific! But so wonderful too :) I love all of the bracelets, but that first one really calls to me.

10KDgroup said...

Can you please post some of your time management tips? :)

I really love all of your designs, but the Blue India is my personal favorite. Lucky ladies receiving these!

Christine Altmiller said...

Cynthia, I am blown away by your generosity and talent! They are all so beautiful and perfect for this event, but #5 is really calling out to me. There will be several ladies happy to receive these lovelies from you! THANK YOU so much for all your donations and kindness and eagerness!!!

Lori Anderson said...

Elegant! And that top photo -- LUSH! Love it!

Mary Hicks said...

Wow! You're very generous and talented. A great collection, but I love the Spring Flowers most of all. That blue is absolutely captivating!

Jean A. Wells said...

All six of your contributions are beautiful. Lovely collection. Great job!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

What a beautiful collection! I love all of them- they are each so unique! Thank you for joining us on this hop and for being so generous. The recipients of these pieces will feel so blessed!

Alicia said...

Beautiful collection - love them all!

Patti Van said...

Wow - 6 braclets! You were busy! They are all so beautiful, but the first one is my personal favorite!

LisaS said...

So generous! A beautiful collection that I'm sure will be appreciated ;)

Skye said...

I love them all for different reasons :) You did great on all of them! I'm sure the ladies will love them!

CraftyHope said...

Goodness gracious! SIX bracelets and each with its own personality! You really went over and beyond. They are all quite lovely and I know each of the ladies who receives one of your bracelets will adore it and the work you put in to make it for her.

Violetta said...

wow? so beautiful ! your work is great!!!!

Stacey said...

Beautiful! All of them! What a generous contribution!!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

What a generous contribution! I like all of them - #6 Blue India is my favorite. I joined your blog and follow you on Pinterest. Your photos are lovely.

pinkchapeau said...

YOur gift is lovely, and I am in awe of anyone who can make 6 bracelets in the time frame we had,,,,and they are all beautiful, too!! Wonderfully generous of you, and I know that whovever gets them will appreciate it!

Shel said...

Wow - 5 - you've been busy! These are awesome, too. I can't decide on a favorite - I think 4 or 5 because I'm so in awe of those of you who can do seed bead work and these look amazing! I think the people that receive these bracelets will love them!

Hi, I'm Linda said...

Wow. How generous your gifts are. They all are beautiful but my favorite is number one. The flowers are so cheerful and that is such a pretty blue. The clasp is awesome.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thank you! and thanks for checking out my blog. I do hope the recipients like my small donation

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks DeeBee! And love the most recent post on France

AntiquityTravelers said...

Many thanks Therese! I hope they like them!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks! and hope they were able to achieve the goal of 7000 bracelets!

AntiquityTravelers said...

The third is one of my personal favorites ... a friend brought me the beads from Turkey - they are traditional evil eye beads that ward off bad luck and evil intentions ... and thought I should put that to good use!

AntiquityTravelers said...

How funny that so many people like the little glass flower bracelet ... made that on a whim, and has been one that seems to go fast.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Ha! I hear you on that time management piece. Truth be told, I cleaned out my Etsy stash of anything blue :) So these were made over time.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Christine, I was more than happy to give what small amount I could to these ladies, and only hope they enjoy them. I actually really like #5 as well ... but my photography was off in trying to capture this one! I think I need new lighting as the blue didn't come through as well - I wasn't able to truly show how the button was the inspiration for the bead colors!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks Lori! So glad this one is getting so much attention :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks Mary - what nice comments! Happy my little hobby could be put to use :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

Many thanks Jean, appreciate the kind words!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks Erin, and so happy to have joined the hop. I do hope they all like the bracelets!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks Alicia! so nice of you to check out my site and collection!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks Patti! I was busy, but busy trying to figure out how to pre-set this post while I was on vacation in New Zealand! I made these pieces earlier :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

I do hope so :) thanks Lisa

AntiquityTravelers said...

Many thanks Skye, I hope they like them, and I included different ones so that people had choices :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks Crafty! They had a big goal of 7000 bracelets ... so hope they reached it!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Many thanks Violetta, and thanks for checking out my blog - appreciate it

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks Stacey! Appreciate you checking out my collection!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks Pine Ridge! That was a fun one to make ... love the multiple hole beads - great for bracelets :) And many thanks for the follows!

AntiquityTravelers said...

:) thanks! But I do have a little secret. I have been traveling and so asked that I pre-submit my donation and blog post. And then tried to answer everyone from New Zealand which was a bit tricky! But seems like it was a successful Hop

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks Shel! I do hope they like them. And you should give seed beading a try ... it's much easier than it seems!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Thanks Linda! I love that clasp as well... my local bead shop stocks the best little unique pieces! I can never leave without buying well over a $100 worth everytime! I have to limit myself :)

Lola said...

Your bracelets are all beautiful! Incredibly talented AND generous! Your gifts will be huge blessings ...

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