7000 Bracelets for Hope: BlogHop

Jewelry Artists donating designs

From artist and designer Erin of Elysian Studios, I discovered this great opportunity to creatively support families with children affected by rare diseases.
What is The Global Genes Project and what are 7000 Bracelets of Hope for?

The Global Genes Project exists to raise awareness and support for the more than 30 million people affected by rare diseases. There are currently over 7,000 rare diseases identified, and 75% of those affected are children.  With the 7000 Bracelets Campaign, the Children’s Rare Disease Network gives artists and crafters an opportunity to lovingly share their creative gifts with families who have a child suffering with a rare disease.

What a great idea, yes? I can imagine that with so much focus on health and getting through- there likely isn’t much time or resource devoted to the mothers or caretakers in these families.  In this blog hop, over 50 designers are participating to make and donate a bracelet. The theme: blue denim, simple & casual. I am donating this bracelet from my shop;

And I made this piece for the Project. (Apologies for my West coast delay- I had to wait for the sun, to photograph…)

The bright turquoise colored stones, pearls, and crystals feel good to wear; the special double-sided Thai silver charm and smoky quartz are symbols of strength and hope to me.

Hop on over to the designers below to see more creations from the heart!

(PS: I’ve visited/tried to comment on all- but blogspot for some reason, won’t accept many of my comments ERGH.  I attempted many times… It must be a wordpress/blogspot thing? This is even before I get to your catchpas. 😉  If anyone has advice- pls. leave it! (Besides ‘leave wordpress’, haha!)

Elysian Studios  and  One Kiss Creations


The Studio Sublime

 Crafty Hope

The Gossiping Goddess

SilverRose Designs

Firefly Visions

Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry

Michelle Mach

Pine Ridge Treasures

Backstory Beads

Adventures in Creativity with Lorillijean

Carefree Jewelry by Lisa

Sue Beads

MiShel Designs

Created Treasures

Taralinda Muses  (you are here)

My Life Under The Bus

Elizabeth Creates


Erin Siegel Jewelry

Carolyn’s Creations

My Life…one bead at a time

Fresh Baked Designs


Sunshine Bliss

Lori Anderson

Rainy Days Designs

Pat Barden Jewelry

Tell Your Girlfriends

Therese’s Treasures

Windrock Studio

Bead Lola Bead

Spice Box Designs

Antiquity Travelers

Vitamin C…A Daily Dose of Creativity

Beads and Bread

Sharyl’s Jewelry and Reflections

Ahtee’s Blog


Beads for Brains:365

Wild Sally Road

All The Pretty Things

Skye’s Creative Chaos

My Addictions…Handcrafted Jewelry by Patti

Lindy’s Designs

Falling Into The Sky

Star Hitched Wagon

Mama’s Got to Doodle


Author: tara linda

musician, poet, art and jewelry-maker

34 thoughts on “7000 Bracelets for Hope: BlogHop”

  1. Tara- I love both of these pieces! The first one is so lush with all of the colors and textures you chose, and the second is simple and lovely! Whoever receives these will feel so beautiful and special! Thank you very much for joining us on this hop!

  2. They bracelets are beautiful but I am madly in love with that Mermaid necklace on your side bar! ( I have a thing for Mermaids!!! ) Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment! XOXO

    1. thank you Therese! & I’m glad you stopped by; your blog is one won’t accept my comments ;( I tried several times for both this hop & Andrews (Fun necklaces/bracelet by the way 😉
      Take care!

  3. I think both of those bracelets are wonderful and will be greatly appreciated by whomever receives them. I’m personally partial to the second one. The beads in it are really fabulous. Doesn’t it warm the heart to do something like this? I love that a whole community can come together like this for a cause!

  4. Beautiful colors, gorgeous stones … I really like them both so much.
    p.s. I’m also having some trouble leaving comments at some, but we’re trying, right?!

  5. Tara Linda! The symbolism of the Thai charm and quartz is perfect! Both bracelets are beautiful!

    As for Blogger, I know a lot of people are having problems commenting so it’s probably another glitch with their hosting.

  6. Both of your bracelets are gorgeous, but I just drooled when I saw the second one. Something about it just spoke to me. I hope it will do the same for the recipient. Glad we could all contribute to such a great cause.

  7. Love the blue beads from both bracelets! The 2nd one really has the denim look going for it! The first is full of cheer, the joyful color of turquoise and shells–can’t go wrong with that! They are both really wonderful!

  8. These are both so pretty – my favorite is the second one with the faceted square quartz bead – love that one! Whoever receives these will truly feel special -they’re beautiful!

    Don’t feel bad about the whole blogger-comment thingy. I had trouble earlier in the year w/that and I have a blogger blog. It took a lot of research and asking questions to figure out what settings to put my blog on to allow most people to comment – it was frustrating and I almost left blogger for word press! 🙂

  9. Tara, I have to admit that browns and blues are my fave combination to work with, and as such I just *love* both of your bracelets! They’re gorgeous, and whoever ends up with them is sure to love them too.

  10. love love love the multi strand( a weakness of mine) & the mix of beads in the second one is really nice. as for comments? I have had a horrible time leaving them & quite frankly am tired of double captchas when I am signed already signed in, (no help here just frustrated right there w/ you!)

  11. You have a wonderful way with blues – both bracelets are beautifully designed and crafted! I clicked over to your gallery and got lost among all the beautiful pieces!

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