Saturday, April 16, 2011

7000 Bracelets - Blog Hop

First, I'd like to thank Lori Anderson of Pretty Things for hosting this wonderful event.  THANKS LORI!  Each person who is participating, 112 of us, will make an adult size bracelet in a denim/blue inspired theme.  These bracelets will be sent to the The Global Genes Project an advocacy group who launched "7000 Bracelets for Hope", a children's rare disease campaign. These bracelets are then given to one of 7000 families having children with rare diseases to show them love and support.  This is the bracelet I made for one of those families.

My bracelet is made with my lampwork beads in cobalt, periwinkle and white.  I knotted those beads in leather and attached them to a handmade textured sterling ring.  The other half of the bracelet has three strands of different glass beads and is finished with a handmade sterling clasp.  I dangled a small lampwork bead and a little ceramic doves from the clasp.  Hope you like it.


I'm at The Best Bead show in Miami this weekend and won't be able to participate in the hop today, but will work my way during the week to visit all the blogs.

Enjoy the blog hop,


Check Out the Other Great Artist Participating in the 7000 Bracelet Blog Hop:

1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Jayne Capps,Mamas Got to Doodle
3. Kym Hunter, Creatively Kym
4. Mandy Duffy, Beads For Brains
5. Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
6. Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings
7. Mary Harding, Mary Harding Jewelry
8. Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
9. Amy Severino, Amy Beads
10. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by Jennifer Pride
11. Jenny Cameron, Glass Addictions
12. Susan Ferguson, Windrock Studio
13. Mortira vanPelt, Inspirational Beading
14. Brandi Hussey, Brandi Girl
15. Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
16. Angela Barribou, Re: Angela Rae
17. Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
18. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
19. Jean Yates, Snap Out it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done
20. Nicki Keller, Nickis Reef
21. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
22. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
23. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
24. Deci Worland, Gem Trails
25. Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium
26. Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
27. Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio
28. Linda Landig, Lindas Bead Blog and Meanderings
29. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
30. Deb Price, Green Shoot Jewellery
31. Suzette Bentley, Ellies Bijoux
32. Mallory Hoffman, For The Love of Beads
33. Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
34. Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
35. Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
36. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
37. Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
38. Cory Celaya, Art with Moxie
39. CJ Baushka, 4 His Glory Creations
40. Tracy Bell, Copper Glass and Recycled Trash
41. Sandra Richardson, Sandys Coloring Box
42. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs
43. Kim Roberts, Bahama Dawn
44. Hilary Frye, Frye Style
45. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia's Studio
46. Lisa Kavanaugh, Bading Bliss
47. Sue Kennedy, Sue Beads
48. Raquel Amaral, Raquel Amaral
49. Robyn Hawk, Daily Jewel
50. Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
52. Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
53. Andrea Robinson, Madame Magpie's Shiny Things
54. John Rasmussen, Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry
55. Breana Fry, Vault 31
56. Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
57. Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
58. Dot Lewallen, Speedie Beadie
59. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
60. Heather Pyle, Aquariart
61. Adrienne Campbell, Adrienne Designs
62. Dee Gordon, Runako Designs
63. Judy Glende, Judith B Designs
64. Susie Hibdon, Vintage Susie and Wings
65. Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
66. Norma Agron, Normas Clay
67. Ana Novak, Cat's Pajamas, Dogs Tuxedos
68. Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
69. Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads - YOU"RE HERE
70. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One beady woman
71. Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs, Silver Rose Designs
72. Catherine Pruitt, Boo Beads, Boo Beads
73. Deana Hager, Just Deez Art
74. Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
75. Valerie Norton, Hot-Fused-Glass
76. Janet Bocciardi, Honey From The Bee
77. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life
78. Rose Noble, Lady Noble Design
79. Sally Russick, Wire Worked
80. Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
81. KJ, KJ's Beadacious Beads
82. Lana Kinney, Something Unique by Lana
83. Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
84. Karen Bien, Every Day Gypsy
85. Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
86. Cyn Gagen, Creative Edventures
87. Niky Sayer, Silver Nik Nats
88. Deb Beechy, Beetique
89. Marian Hertzog, M's Place
90. Kerry Bogert, Kabs Creative Concepts
91. Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
92. Charlene Gray, Gray Girl Studios
93. Erin Fickert-Rowland, Elysian Fields
94. Sharon Palac, Sharons Jewelry Garden
95. Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
96. Christine Altmiller, One Kiss Creations
97. Eileen Bergen, The Artful Crafter
98. Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
99. Rebekah Payne, Tree Wings Studio
100. Mari Aparicio, Mis Amores
101. Tracy Statler, Make Bracelets
102. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
103. Kim Stevens, Picking Poppies
104. Karyn White, Releases by Rufydoof
105. Elisabeth Auld, Beads for Busy Gals
106. Lisa Hamilton, Simply Irresistible Jewelry
107. Serena Trent, All Things Made Jewelry
108. Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Artwerks
109. Debbie La Rue, For the Love of Beading
110. Maggie Towne, Maggie's Bead Towne
111. Cassandra Watsham, Designs by Cassandra
112. Mary Ellen ParkerBee Tree by Me


  1. Love those blues and whites.

  2. I like it! great design and great use of the different techniques. Perfect to wear with any jean outfit...nailed!!

  3. Beautiful Raida!!!!!!!!! You're the first blog I've hit, I can't wait to hop around some more. It's gonna take me days to get through them!! So much fun!

  4. what a WONDERFUL design !!!
    I really am in LOVE with it !
    love the name and thought behind it as well
    m.e. :)

  5. Very nice bracelet! I'm sure it will be worn and treasured!

  6. Beautiful bracelet and post! The bracelet has a Delft look to it which I love.

    Glad to have been a part of this with you!

  7. Love that little bird charm!! Very nice bracelet- It reminds me of my grandmother's blue and white china with a modern twist. Good job!

  8. This is so beautiful!!!

    Thank you so much for participating!

  9. I love the design of the bracelet and you did a fantastic job

  10. I really like the combo of multi strand stringing & the knotting

  11. I love the asymmetrical design and the vibrant colors - what a lovely bracelet!

  12. very pretty. love your beads.

  13. Love the dove pendats, a symbol of peace and hope. How appropriate!

  14. Love the contrast between each side! Great bracelet :)

  15. A very pretty bracelet, and the dove is a wonderful touch!

  16. Wonderful design and I love the dove charm!

  17. I like how you use string too. Nice design. #48

  18. Love this's so sweet.

  19. What a Beautiful Bracelet friend!!! Thanks so much in sharing your creativity & HOPE for this very worthy cause!

  20. The doves are a wonderful addition. Doves symbolize so many good things. I love your lampwork beads too.

  21. Oh, I like it alot! wonderful design and beautiful blues.

  22. Your lampwork is gorgeous and I love the asymmetry in your design!

  23. Oh Raida, what a lovely bracelet! Your design is stunning, and I'm sure the recipient will treasure this for years to come.

  24. Love the bird charms! Such a pretty bracelet! This will make someone smile for sure!

  25. That little porcelain bird is such a sweet touch.
    Enjoy the day!

  26. I love this sweet bracelet! The blue and white dove is so cute, and the asymmetrical design is wonderful. This will be loved by its new owner!

  27. Your bracelet is gorgeous. I love how the two sides are different yet they balance and complement each other.

  28. Delightful. Great charms and wonderful beads.

  29. It is so precious! The vibrant blue is amazing... a scary shade for me LOL! You did an fabulous job. Someone is really going to love it!