16 April 2011

7000k bracelets for hope reveal

So here is the blue stash 'o beads. Lots of blue here. I have a cleaning cloth I use to keep the beads on the table when I'm working, and they all kinda matched. really matchy matchy and almost hurts my eyes all this blue.

Here I am trying to focus on what I'm doing and my man decides to take a picture to test his lens. Why he always takes a picture of the reddest side of my face, I don't know. 

and Voila! here it is! I have an affinity for all things french, and I've been keeping up on my practice so that when I move there one day I'll be proficient enough to speak, read, and write it. I used some sterling silver extreme flex wire from softflex, some of their crimp tubes, and a sterling silver clasp. 

I can't wait for my macro lens! 

Check out what everyone else made for this good cause, and thanks to Lori from Pretty Things for putting this all together:

Bracelet Blog Hop

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got To Doodle 
3.  Kym Hunter, Creatively Kym
4.  Mandy Duffy, Beads for Brains: 365
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's 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, Stefanie's Sammelsurium 
18.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
19.  Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading To Be Done!
20.  Nicki Keller, Nicki's 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, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
29.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady 
30.  Deb Price, Green Shoot Jewellery Designs 

31.  Suzette Bentley, Ellies Bijoux  
32. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads 
33.  Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread 
34.  Kate Gardenghi, The 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, Sandy's Coloring Box 
42.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 
43.  Kim Roberts, Bahama Dawn 
44. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle 
45.  Emanda Johnson, Artemisia's Studio 
46.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading 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 & Wings
65.  Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
66.  Norma Agron, Norma's Clay
67.  Ana Novak, Cat's Pajamas, Dog's Tuxedos
68.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
69.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
70.  Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman

71.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
72.  Catherine Pruitt, Boo Beads
73.  Deana Hager, Just Deez' Art & Life
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, WireWorked
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, Everyday 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, Kab's Creative Concepts

91.  Judy Riley, Three Red Beads 
92.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studio   **you are here**
 93.  Erin Fickert-Rowland, Elysian Fields
94.  Sharon Palac, Sharon's 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 Parker,  BeeTree by m.e.


chocoholic said...

Looks like I am the first to make it down this far on the list. Don't be discouraged- I am sure more people will keep on hopping tomorrow. Your bracelet is very minimalistic and I like that.

KJ said...

Very nice. Someone is going to be smiling when they open up their package.

Lutka And Co. said...

What a sweet bracelet - Nice!

Boot ~C said...

great stash of beads, but I hear ya' about all the blue getting to you! Nice bracelet

windrock studio said...

This is such a sweet and lovely bracelet! Good job on making someone very happy.

Dee said...

Hope you finally get to France someday! :) Glad you got your post up. such a delicate and dainty piece, perfect for the recipient to be able to wear every day!

Marian Hertzog said...

Very pretty! You will be making someone happy to get this gift! Love the silver wire!

Francy said...

so pretty! I love the butterfly beads.

Brandi said...

So pretty and delicate!

Lupe Meter said...

Very pretty! Love those butterfly beads too! Beautiful!

coming abstractions said...

I love the simplicity of your bracelet -- it's very feminine and lovely.

Shyme said...

Very pretty bracelet!

Anonymous said...

I'm making my way through all 112 participants of this blog hop. I've truly enjoyed all the blogs that joined in. I'm now a follower of your blog. #48
I love your dainty bracelet and the colors of blue that you've chosen.

Kate said...

The butterflies are adorable!

Cory said...

Extremely unique...very light and delicate.

Shirley said...

So, I totally expected to see a pile of beads on a bracelet from that first pic. What a breathtakingly simple and beautiful design! I am sure the recipient will be just as thrilled!

Serena Trent said...

Very simple and pretty! Nice bracelet!

CraftyHope said...

Wow! So simple, delicate, and feminine. It's lovely!

TesoriTrovati said...

I am still hopping! It takes time to get through these things (for the record I am still hopping on the Bead Soup!).
I think this is very sweet and delicate. I think that the best part of all this is that we are all noticing we are thankful for what we have, and we will have a big impact on the person receiving this!
Enjoy the day!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

What a delicate design! This will be worn frequently, I am sure! Great job!

Pretty Things said...

So sweet and delicate! I like it! And thank you so much for participating!

Rebekah said...

Oh, I think I could float away in this one!! Really fabulous design! Your recipient is going to love it!