Friday, February 24, 2012

The Bracelets are Ready!

A few weeks ago, I found out about the 7000 Bracelets Blog Hop.  It is a fun hop, for a good cause.  Check out the button on the right to see more about this wonderful event.  The theme for this was denim/blue, and the bracelets needed to be adjustable so that whoever receives the bracelets can wear them.  Those were the only rules, and so it opened up a wide range of possibilities.  I decided to start with the denim idea, and made some fiber and denim rolled beads.  Then I made some seed bead spacers/bead caps.  Then I added some denim lapis end beads and lots of copper for some subtle bling.  I had so much fun, I had to make a second, similar bracelet using turquoise beads.  Here are the bracelets.


The Denim Bracelet


The Denim Bracelet on my chubby little wrist


The Turquoise Bracelet

I didn't model the second one, but you get the idea, LOL.  Anyway, here's a list of the talented artists participating in this great cause.  Enjoy the hop!  I know I can't wait!

  


















































26 comments:

Christine Altmiller said...

Shannon, I LOVE that denim one! How fantastic and inventive and a great mix of design elements. Both bracelets are so lovely and casual, but really grab your attention. I like the outline of copper chain. A lot! Thank you so much for joining this event :-)

Therese's Treasures said...

Mary,
Wow very creative design I really like both the denim and the turquoise the copper sets the colors off nicely.
Therese

Sharyl said...

What wonderful designs and colors! I really like BOTH of them! The blues look great with the copper!

Thoughtfulhands said...

What a great job they turned out very nice. I really like how you did your denim beads great idea.

Wonderful work =>

Shirley said...

Wow! That was a great idea that turned out beautiful. I'd love to see a close-up of the fabric beads. The pairing of the denim and copper was a wonderful choice. Great job!

Holly said...

What lovely bracelets! I love the turquoise one, but the denim is exquisite.

Cillaw said...

nice designs.. I live both too.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Love copper and blue these are beautiful! Love the denim you made it work wonderfully! Happy Hopping!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I love both designs. Pairing the copper with the denim blue really works well.

Lori Anderson said...

CLEVER! I like them!

Marla said...

Beautiful work! I love the Denim Piece! I have got to figure out how you did it! Two mothers are going to feel so loved when they receive such wonderful pieces. Nice to meet you!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Both designs are very creative and lovely- copper and blue/turquoise just go together so well! Thank you for generously making two, and I know that whoever receives them will feel very special. Thank you for joining us for this hop!

Jean A. Wells said...

Beautiful bracelets. The weaving on the first one is beautiful. It's my favorite. Great job!

Patti Van said...

I love how you combined the chain with the beads - that is an awesome design! Very pretty...both of them!

Elizabeth said...

I love your fiber beads!! I really think that the recipients will love the warmth of the fiber!! Lovely work!!

Skye said...

Oh.. turquoise and copper... fave :) but that top one is so cool!

LisaS said...

Very pretty! I'm sure the person who receives this bracelet will just love it ;)

CraftyHope said...

Both of these are lovely. However, I really do like the added denim and other bits in the first one. They both will be special reminders for a woman who needs plenty of encouragement that someone out there had lent some strength. Well done.

Shel said...

Wow - that denim one is way cool! The turquoise is my favorite of the two though cause I just have a soft spot for turquoise and copper! Lovely designs, both of them!

Sally Russick said...

Mary, both designs are wonderful, but your beadweaving in the Denim Bracelet is fantastic!!! Beautifully done!!

Lorillijean said...

Hello Mary, I LOVE the copper n blue mixture in your bracelets. All three are very beautiful and will be loved by the person that receives them.

Stacey said...

Beautiful bracelets...how cool is that rolled denim! Awesome and so very unique!!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Both of your bracelets are just beautiful! What a wonderful cause!
Sonya

Michelle Mach said...

What a great idea to make fiber beads! I love the blue/copper combo, too.

windrock studio said...

Very, very wonderful bracelets!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Shannon - your designs are just lovely! So sorry for the belated post ... I've been traveling and it was difficult to post on some of the blogs. But wanted to be sure to let you know that I really like your work :)