Saturday, April 14, 2012

Flap Your Wings Blog Hop: Double Rainbow

A fellow blogger over at Moobie Grace Designs has organized this Blog Hop in honor of Judy who recently lost her battle with cancer. Many of us are planning to sell and donate our proceeds to charities. I will be donating the proceeds of this bracelet, and 4 more below, to breast cancer research.

When I was trying to decide what to create for Judy, the first thing that came to mind was a double rainbow. I decided to use a double pattern with multi-color Swarovski for that sparkle rain has on a rainbow. A double rainbow is thought to be about transformation in your life: the material world is represented by the first rainbow while the second is the spiritual world. No matter your beliefs, I thought this was a perfect way to honor Judy. 

I have been working on a collection of bracelets to donate with Lyne who creates these fabric buttons, and who donates a portion of her sales to breast cancer research. She too lost her mother to cancer, and this is her way of honoring her mother. 


Back in February, Lyne and I decided to create a series of bracelets with her buttons. This is the 5th and final bracelet in our collection. I wanted to do something to honor my mom (read here for our first blog post) who I lost in March 2011 when she lost her battle with PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy)Death always seems to be about the people you leave behind. I hope this tribute is heart warming to Judy's family.    
Materials:
1. Navajo: Miyuki seed beads, Beauty button
2. Elizabethan: black banded agate, onyx, Miyuki seed beads, Beauty Button
3. St Petersburg: Miyuki seed beads, Czech beads, Beauty Button
4. Neptune: coral, Miyuki seed beads, cowrie shells, Beauty Button 
5. Double Rainbow: Miyuki seed beads, Swaroviski crystals, Beauty Button



Please be sure to stop by all my fellow bloggers honoring Judy today:


26 comments:

Moobie Grace said...

I always am amazed with weaved jewelry creations, and this gorgeous bracelet is no exception! I love the rainbow...a cheery side to the tears we've all shed. Thank you for lifting my spirits!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

how inspired and uplifting -- beautiful.

Therese's Treasures said...

This is a beautiful and cheery bracelet and a fitting end to your button series. Best wishes on making lots of money on these beauties to donate.
Therese

Marlene Cupo said...

Fantastic beading. So envious, from one who has trouble stringing more than 3 beads together!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Your bracelet is beautiful! I love woven bead bracelets, but don't have the patience to work with seed beads. All of the bracelets in your series are lovely!

Shirley said...

I love the double rainbow story, and I think that is a lovely way to honor Judy. Adding Lynne's button to it is a beautiful accent.

Lori Anderson said...

A lovely tribute and story -- thanks for doing this.

Skye said...

beautiful tribute! All of the bracelets are gorgeous! you two make a good team :) I hope you'll consider doing more work together!

Jo said...

I love the sentiment behind the double rainbows. Lovely bracelets!

beautybutoons said...

Thank you for all the effort you invested in this project.
I know it wasn't easy with a lot of emotional involvement.

I am so excited to see everything is ready and hope very much that many women are exposed to this post and this noble cause.

Please give a shoulder help spread the word.

I wish to you all: Keep yourselves in good health.

Lyne♥

Rebekah said...

They are gorgeous! I love the rainbow!

Ginger Bishop said...

I love the rainbows, appreciate the story and admire all your work.

Cherry Obsidia said...

Lovely idea, rainbows have special meanings to lots of people...and I can see it sparkles a lot! Very pretty.

DeeBee L. said...

You create beautiful ornaments for a very noble cause!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Lovely bracelet and I love the thoughts behind it!

Creative Moon said...

That is beautiful and such a warm tribute!!!

Duni said...

All of the bracelets are stunning, but the rainbow one is extra special! Love it! A wonderful tribute.
((hugs)) Duni

Marcela Gmd said...

A lovely tribute!!!I love the bracelet!!!
Have a good week and thank you for your comment!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a wonderful cause! Your rainbow bracelet is beautiful!

Islandgirl said...

Rainbows seem very fitting for this tribute! Lovely piece! I remember those fabric buttons... My mother had some gorgeous ones on some suits that she got in the 50's!

Shanti Johnson said...

Gorgeous tribute & piece! Luv luv luv it!

BeadedTail said...

So beautiful and such a lovely tribute!

Marcela Gmd said...

Hi lovely, I have and award for you in my blog!!!
I hope you like...
good start this week!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Marcela Gmd said...

I'm glad you liked the post!!!
I would love you design a piece for me but we live a bit far .... I thank you from heart maybe later we can make a post together ...

Plami said...

This bracelet is so beautiful! I love it so much!

XoXo
Plami

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Sandra L. said...

This is quite lovely--and a beautiful tribute.

I have not made many bracelets with button clasps, and I would love to know if you would share the technique of a double-strand button clasp with me. How do you get the strands to connect at the point where you make the loop and attach the clasp?

Thank you so much, Sandra

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