Welcome to the 2012 blog hop in support of the 7000 Bracelets For Hope campaign and hosted by Erin of Elysian Studios and Christine of One Kiss creations. The campaign is run by the Global Genes Project which exists to raise awareness and support for the 30 million people who suffer from one of the 7000 identified rare diseases. The bracelets made in support of this course are passed on to families who have children suffering from these diseases in a gesture of love and support.
I've actually made two bracelets. Because the brief was to create simple, flexible designs I went right back to when I started making jewellery and made a memory wire bangle - I used to make lots of these but probably haven't done so for a couple of years now, This one combines denim blue Czech and Japanese glass beads with lampwork beads by Sabine Little and pewter accents. The two heavy pewter tube beads add a little bit of bling without making it too dressy. The bracelet is finished with glass beads charms and two little bird charms so I've taken a little bit of creative license and called it 'Bluebirds of Hope'. I must apologise for the poor quality of the photo's for this bracelet - they were taken in bad light and I had intended to reshoot them. However, an incident involving a cat, a table and a hard floor made that impossible and I will be camera shopping later today! It really does look much better in reality!
After I'd made this I was clearing out some old clothes and happened to come across a denim jacket. Deciding that I was never going to wear it again I thought about whether I could use it to make a bracelet. This is completely out of the norm for me as I do not feel comfortable working with textiles. I also happened to have just bought some buttons for no other reason than I thought they were pretty so I got them out and had a little play...and the result was this denim cuff.
I've simply sewn the buttons onto the denim and added a couple of little blue goat skin bows for extra contrast and texture. I can't really call it a clasp but the means of closure is provided by the existing button hole and 2 buttons make it adjustable. As I say, not at all my usual thing but I think it's quite fun.
Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting this event. To see what all the other participants have created simply click on the links below and start hopping.
The Gossiping Goddess Your are here