|Blue-themed bracelet donated to 7,000 Bracelets of Hope by Bay Moon Design|
Cause bracelets have been available for breast cancer and heart disease but there has never been a unifying symbol, color or bracelet that represents the rare and genetic disease community. That’s why the 7,000 Bracelets for Hope™ campaign was launched in 2010 by Global Genes.
Znetshows offered their designers a chance to create some bracelets for this cause with their beads. I jumped at the chance and searched their website by for cultured sea glass by color and found that I liked the light sapphire color for this project. I then selected cultured sea glass with double holes 16x8mm rectangular beads with spacers in light sapphire and cultured sea glass ring beads 16mm in light sapphire bottle-neck style rings from the choices in that color.
For the first bracelet which is pictured at the top of this page I used the cultured sea glass ring beads 16mm in light sapphire bottle-neck style rings. I used Irish waxed linen thread in denim blue and a few white and blue beads that I had in my stash. I purchased the thread from White Clover Kiln. This Etsy shop offers a large selection of colors in this thread.
|Rectangular shaped beads with multicolored spacers by Bay Moon Design|
For the second bracelet I used Znetshow's rectangular shaped beads with multicolored spacers from my stash. I combined the two rows of beads with Stretch Magic. This type of cord is generally used to make beaded rings, bracelets and necklaces. The slippery, stretchy nature of the cord can pose a problem; knots typically slide out very easily. Knowing a technique to tie the knots can make all the difference in the success of your Stretch Magic project.
Tips for using Stretch Magic: