Wednesday, September 5, 2012

More Donated Bracelets for the Rare Project Organization!

I am sharing more pictures of the completed bracelets I made for the Global Genes / Rare Project Organization's Gala to be held at the end of this month.  All of the lampwork beads used in the bracelets below were handmade by Sue Kennedy of Sue Beads.  This batch of pictures also includes pearls and lots of man-made sea glass beads.

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Man-made sea glass and two sterling silver beads.
This was the first bracelet I made - sterling silver chain and LOTS of wrapped pearls.
I punched holes in this "Hope" ring and attached Sue's beads, along with some coordinating tiny Czech glass beads.  I really love the shape of these beads that Sue made, and the colors are so bright and pretty!
Sue's beautiful pastel beads went well with some sea glass, two pewter heart-shaped beads, and a sterling silver "heart" charm.  I added a handmade, sterling clasp.
Man made sea glass beads, a Bali silver bead, and a sweet sterling PMC charm by the lovely Lesley Watt of THEAtoo
Sue used a beautiful deep green in these lampwork beads - I wrapped them in sterling silver and added a handmade sterling silver clasp by Joanne Tinley of Daisy Chain Extra.
Along with lampwork beads, I added some wrapped clusters of Czech glass flower buds, and a handmade sterling clasp and "Believe" charm
Turquoise glass beads and fringe chain
Man-made sea glass beads, and a handmade bronze sea-shell charm by Lesley Watt
Sue etched these lampwork beads - I love this effect - which coordinated well with some man-made sea glass beads, and a handmade sterling clasp
Two sets of Sue's lampwork, with some sterling spacers, chain, and a handmade clasp
Sue's pale lampwork beads, flecked with silver, looked so pretty with some turquoise chunks.  I added a Green Girl Studio pewter "Guardian Angel" charm.
More of Sue's etched lampwork beads in varying hues of soft blues, wrapped in sterling with a handmade clasp.
Sue's lampwork beads, a sterling Bali bead, and light blue glass beads, with a handmade sterling clasp
Beautiful deep green lampwork beads by Sue - these beads have flecks of purple and are so pretty in person!
Well, that it my picture show for today!  As always, my thanks to Sue Kennedy, and the other artisans noted above, for making my bracelet-making project so much fun!
If you would like to find out more about the Global Genes / Rare Project Organization, please visit the link below.
Thank you so much for stopping by - I love reading comments!


  1. Beautiful - I'm still amazed at this achievement - you rock Patti!

  2. Oh wow you have been busy - they are all so beautiful! If you send me your address I would love to send you a few things to add to your go-to stash! This is a wonderful thing you are doing!

  3. wow! keeping the beauty going! how many have you made so far?

  4. So Pretty! A huge achievement. Great work as always!

  5. Wow, your work is so beautiful!!! the persons who receive your stunning jewelry are going to feel so loved, so nurtured, so uplifted and blessed! You are a complete inspiration to me -- as a jewelry artisan, you inspire me to work; as a human being, you inspire me to give, knowing that in giving we receive; and as a recipient in the 7000 bracelets for hope program, you touch my soul.


  6. Oh so very pretty!! I have enjoyed all the bracelets that you have created. I wish we could see the faces of the new owners of your lovely designs.

  7. You are too much! The designs just keep coming! Another beautiful set - and I'm so loving that pearl bracelet

  8. Patti, I am just so blown away by your boundless creativity and your generosity. Each and every bracelet you made is unique and so beautiful - I keep going back to try and pick a favorite but I like them all for different reasons. I know the recipients will be incredibly touched by your work and by your spirit of giving.

  9. I love all of these bracelets. Each one is really a very special piece. Your wire work is so perfect. It inspires everyone. The HOPE bracelet really touches me, and I love all of the sea glass bracelets too! Congratulations on another beautiful set. The gals who receive them will be SO happy! You have done something really GREAT here!