Saturday, April 16, 2011

7000 Bracelets of Hope

I know this is two posts in two days for me and that rarely happens but this is for a great cause!

Like I said when I first posted about this I do understand some of what this is like for parents.  To see your child suffer in any way is excruciating.  There is no better word for it.  The feeling that you can't fix what is wrong is so profound it can send you down a very dark path.  But as parents we set that aside and work our buts off to find a solution and give our babes as much hope as we can.  So when Lori Anderson @ Pretty Things told all of us about this I had no choice in my heart not to do my part.

I will tell you have this bracelet had been sitting in the "Froggy Bin" because I had noticed a few missed beads and now since I have become a little better at stitching I wanted to fix it.  Well you know how it is they just sit there because we move on to other newer projects and frankly froggy stitching is not as much fun as creating.  So basically it had been forgotten.  Bam!  I am reading Lori's post and I immediately thought of this one.  I am a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl and so you know this one is perfect for me AND I know I have all the beads!  Yippee I had a good reason for froggy stitching and a better reason for remaking it with love and hope!  

I still kept the memory wire part of it because I know how often you may need to wash your hands or remove jewelry when caring for someone so I wanted it to be easy to wear and take off.  I really do hope that this gives a smile to whomever receives it and that it reminds them that there are people out here that really do care.

I hope everyone has a good time hopping and I may or may not be able to hop much but I can't wait to see what you have all created with such a good cause as your inspiration.  Since I am technically challenged to say the very least I am just directing you back to Lori Anderson @ Pretty Things to get you back to hopping.

Hugs and Blessings


  1. I love this piece! It's really unique!

  2. Girl, the bracelet is stunning! You rocked it!

  3. That is a great piece. I am sure the recipient is going to wear it often.

  4. Oh what a cute piece! I'm sure this will bring a big smile on the recipient's face! Lucky them :-) Great job, Kristen!

  5. It is a lovely bracelet and for such a wonderful cause. Your idea to keep the memory wire so that the bracelet would be easy to put on and take off, due to frequent hand washing, was very thoughtful of you, you truly have a heart of purest Gold. :)

    I'm with you about the joy of doing a piece and having all the necessary beads. :D What a pain it can be to start a project and realize you need bigger beads, smaller beads, a different color, a different clasp, etc. etc. It can really throw a wet towel on creativity.

  6. GORGEOUS! Those big blue beads flanking the seed bead work is DIVINE!

    Thank you so much for participating!


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