Thursday, August 23, 2012

75 Donated Bracelets - Check!

If you have read any of my past blog posts, you'll remember that I committed to creating 75 bracelets to be donated at the annual Rare Project Organizations Gala, to be held on September 27th.  (If you would like to read my original post, click here).  

I made each bracelet adjustable by attaching a length of chain to one end of the bracelet.  Each bracelet also contains an inspirational charm, ("hope", "faith", or "believe").  It is my hope that the wearer of the bracelet is prompted to remember that they are not alone, and someone out there (me!) is sending prayers to help them get through their roughest days.
Picture taking, well, actually, it's the editing, is not my favorite thing to do.  So, I will use this space to show you a few bracelets at a time. 
(Click on the images for a larger view)
Lampwork Beads by Susan Kennedy and Bronze Bracelet Connector by Lesley Watt 
Lampwork nuggets by Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens - the colors of these beads are amazing

Lampwork beads by Susan Kennedy I love the veining she created in the beads!
Two sets of lampwork beads (LOVE!) by Susan Kennedy
Turquoise rounds and Inspirational Bronze Bracelet Connector - by Lesley Watt
Gold filled findings, chain, etc. and Peeled Paint Polymer beads by Jeannie Dukic
One of just a few bracelets with Swarovski Crystals
Lampwork Beads by Susan Kennedy (these are gorgeous in person!)
The majority of the artisan beads were made by Sue - 50 sets of lampwork beads!  I HAD A BLAST each time I went to my mail box to find more beads!!  At first I thought I would be limited by the design (adjustable, which meant no toggle clasps or other cool clasps), but I made many of the clasps myself, or used a lobster clasp.  BUT THE BEADS...the gorgeous beads....they kept me going and I was NEVER BORED!  Every time I would finish a bracelet, it would become my new favorite!
Donations to the 7000 Bracelets for Hope Campaign are ALWAYS appreciated and welcomed.  If you would like to learn more about the organization, or donate a bracelet of your own, please clink on the link below.
I will be posting more pictures in the weeks to follow.  Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful. They all made me smile. And I know the new owners will smile also! You do stunning work. I admire so many of you ladies.

  2. Each and everyone of those bracelets is beautiful and I'm sure all the recipients will be delighted to receive one and be inspired by them. I am certainly delighted to have some of my work featured in them and am inspired by your dedication and hard work. Congratulations Patti - a great job well done.

  3. Patti, you are an amazing artist! This is a real labour of love! Just think about all those people whose lives will brighten up wearing your wonderful creations!

  4. Wow, gorgeous beads and gorgeous jewelry! Incredible, inspiring! I'm one of the ones receiving a bracelet, and I'm deeply moved and uplifted by your talent and gifts of love! You give me the courage to say "I have a rare genetic disease" -- to let go of shame and isolation. So much HOPE and LOVE HERE!

    Thank you for making healing happen!
    Big hugs,

  5. Wow Patti - those are amazing! Love each and every one of those bracelets and someone will be lucky enough to have one of them! Way to go Patti - you sure are an inspiration!!!!

  6. You completed them? Wow! kudos! Amazing job - they look wonderful!