Saturday, February 25, 2012

7,000 Bracelets Blog Hop The Global Genes Project




Please play while you read my post.  Blue Jeans Blues by ZZTop.  This is my favorite ZZTop song to date.



Hi Y'all,

Well the day has arrived where I get to show y'all the bracelets I did for The Global Genes Project.
First I would like to thank Erin Fickert-Rowland and Christine Altmiller for organizing this blog hop.  I did not start blogging until after the 7,000 Bracelet Blog Hop last year.  I am so glad that I was able to learn about this wonderful hop this year.  It touched my heart so much that I could make a little token to be given to a Mother or Caregiver that is deserving of so much more for all that they do to take care of and comfort a sick child.  I just could not stop at one bracelet so I made four.  I would have made more, but I did have other challenges I needed to work on as well.
You have a lot of hopping to do so I will not bore you with a lot of jabber.  So here are the four bracelets I created to brighten the day of a well deserving Mother or Caregiver of a sick child.  The color scheme for The Global Genes Project is Denim Blue.


I made this bracelet with blue Agate gemstone beads, blue glass roundels, silver tone base metal:  wave bead spacers, wire, chain, and lobster claw clasp. 


This bracelet was made the 8 mm blue Agate and 12mm blue Botswana glass beads, silver tone base metal:  spacers, wire, chain, and lobster claw clasp.


This bracelet I stitched in a Herringbone stitch using size 8 bronze colored seed beads, 3mm denim blue Swaroski crystals, 10mm mate blue Agate beads, two 4mm bronze color Czech crystals, silver tone base metal bead caps and heart toggle clasp.  This bracelet will fit up to a 9" wrist.


And last but not least a Peyote stitched band bracelet using size 6 seed bead mix and trimmed with size 11 bronze color seed beads and a silver tone base metal slide clasp.  This bracelet will fit up to a 9" wrist. 

Here is a list of all of the participants in the 7,000 Bracelet Blog Hop:  The Global Genes Project.  Please take the time to go and visit all of their posts I'm sure you will not be disappointed.

  




























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I hope you enjoyed my blog post I really enjoyed creating for this project.  Come back later today to see what I have created for Andrew Thornton's February Reader's Challenge.

Happy beading Y'all,
Therese 

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  2. These are lovely Therese. You really got into the spirit and made four! I think that's great! You are a kind and generous lady.

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  3. Therese!
    These are so beautiful---I love them all!!! The Blue Jean Blues and Love My Old Blue Jeans are my favorites of the group, but they are all lovely. Your generosity will surely be greatly appreciated by Global Genes. Thank you for spreading the word about the Hop...you are such a Treasure :-) I am so glad we found each other out here in Blogland.
    Oh, and I really enjoyed the bluesy tune as I looked at everything on your page...nice touch!!!

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  4. Such pretty designs, Therese!! Hard to pick a favorite, but "Love My Old Blue Jeans" really catches my eye. Beautiful work!!!

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  5. These are 4 such uniquely designed bracelets! I really like each one a lot for very different reasons.

    You probably know how I feel about seed beading. I look at those last 2 bracelets and know it would take me a lifetime to do that!

    I love the metals used in "Blue Jeans Blues." Those spacers are really wonderful! They are all great designs!

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  6. Crikey Therese -you've been busy! What a lovely selection of bracelets and different designs...there are going to be some very happy people getting those!

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  7. Wow Therese you were really busy how nice to donate four beautiful bracelets. I was pushing to finish one =>

    Wonderful work!!!

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  8. Therese, your bracelets are beautiful, and you made four! Wow!
    Lovely work! Deb x

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  9. Lovely work Therese! The music goes perfectly ;)

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  10. oh my you've been busy...love them all.....the first though caught my eye......

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  11. You are crazy awesome and will make quite a few people very happy! Happy Hopping Therese : )

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  12. Your bracelets are beautiful,Therese, and will be appreciated I'm sure. This is a wonderful project and I hope I can get involved next year!

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  13. Therese! You are going to have some very happy recipients! I like them all, but my favorite is the Love my Old Blue Jeans.

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  14. Wow Therese! You are going to make many people happy. These are all beautiful bracelets and each one is so different.

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  15. I agree. You will make a lot of ladies very happy.

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  16. Oh your generous heart is showing beautifully! I love all of them!

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  17. Oh Wow Therese! They are all so wonderful it is impossible for me to pick a favorite! I am so happy to be precipitating in this with you for my first blog hop. The mothers that receive your beauties are going to be so very touched by them.

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  18. Very creative! Each is unique and gorgeous in its own way. My personal favorite is Stonewashed Blues. I'm sure they'll make each recipient very happy.

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  19. Those are AWESOME! I particularly like the one where the seed beads are surrounding the beads. Talented!

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  20. Girl! You knocked it out of the park! They are all so lovely, each in a totally different way. The herringbone reminds me of the Earthly Hues necklace. I think my fave has to be the first one, I just love the colors in those beads. Great job!!!!

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  21. Oh, wow - 4 bracelets and each a completely different style and technique. Awesome!

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  22. You did a great job creating these four bracelets. I would love to learn how to do that seed bead weaving. Beautiful. But, you don't have to make all 7000 bracelets yourself, do you?

    Great job!

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  23. Therese- wow! Four beautiful bracelets! Everyone that receives one of these beauties will feel loved, for sure! Thank you so much for participating in the hop with us!

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  24. WOW! You have quite a range of talent! Each of your bracelets is so different, and each is so lovely! I particularly love the wavy spacer beads you used in the first bracelet. Any mom will be so touched to receive any of these beauties!

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  25. Beautiful beautiful work!! Next year I plan to make several as well!! BRAVO!!

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  26. Wow - have you been busy! And for such a good cause. They are each wonderful and unique, but my favorite is the herringbone bracelet - the addition of the denim crystals was inspired. Lovely colorways in all four.

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  27. Great job! I'm rather drawn to the copper stitched one with the pale beads... very rustic and 'country' .. perfect for a pair of blue jeans :)

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  28. I finally made it here! Whew!
    Just as I expected, all four of your bracelets are wonderful. I'm particularly smitten with that herringbone one. The beads in their little seed bead cages are just great! I know there will be four ladies whose days gets brightened at least a little bit by getting to wear your bracelets. :)

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  29. Beautiful! It's amazing that these were all done by the same person--they are all so different. The last one if my favorite. :)

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  30. I love your bracelets Therese! I especially like the two seed bead bracelets. I've always admired bead work like this, but I don't have the patience to do it myself (tried once and gave up).

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  31. Oh these bracelets are beautiful!! AWESOME beadweaving, Therese!!! I love them all but I'm truly smitten with "Stonewashed Blues"! It just marvelous!

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  32. All 4 bracelets are gorgeous (knew they would be :)!! Love that they are all a different style! You did a wonderful job on them!

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  33. Those are just gorgeous I love the first one and the herringbone one is a close second. I love all the shades of blue. Amazing work. :)

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  34. What a beautiful collection! My favorite is the last one ... great beadwork!

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  35. Those bracelet collection are so lovely. I want to have a collection of this beautiful bracelet. This is great gift too.

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