Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Global Genes Project

Hop button-200x200 copy


What is The Global Genes Project and what are 7000 Bracelets of Hope for?

The Global Genes Project exists to raise awareness and support for the more than 30 million people affected by rare diseases. There are currently over 7,000 rare diseases identified, and 75% of those affected are children.  With the 7000 Bracelets Campaign, the Children's Rare Disease Network gives artists and crafters an opportunity to lovingly share their creative gifts with families who have a child suffering with a rare disease. 


This is the modified denim/fiber/silk/beaded cuff that I have created for this project.
I used my needle felting machine to add wool, silk and cheese cloth to a bit of denim from a pair of jeans.  As I am not sure who will be receiving this bracelet, I did not want the piece to be overly feminine.  I added the orange seed beads for some hits of contrasting color.  I lined the piece with some lovely hand dyed blue cotton fabric from Africa ( so no wool will be touching the skin, as I did not want the wearer to have any discomfort from the fiber content) and put on a sturdy black snap for a closure.

I wanted to combine all sorts of different fibers, beads and bits to make this piece as it represents so very many different people expressing their care and compassion for those who struggle with these rare diseases.  I want the recipient to feel the love and care that other's who they do not know , are working to help them win their battles. I want them to know that they are not alone, nor forgotten. This little piece of a bracelet put together from so many different bits , represents all of the hope coming to them from all over the world.


Now I am off to put this piece in a lovely little box with a personal note of care and hope and send it off to the Global Genes Project  in Dana Point CA.

There are many other artists participating in this terrific project and below you will find links to all of their blogs where they will be sharing their bracelet creations.  please take some time to visit the blogs and leave a comment to let the artists know that you have hopped by for a quick peek at their creations.  Eye candy is sure to abound and inspiration will be on display everywhere!!!  Have fun !!





31 comments:

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

What a fantastic project Elizabeth, kudos for your participation and a wonderful piece you made. xox Corrine

Susan Elliott said...

Love your cuff E! I haven't heard of this project. You are such a great gift to this world. The colors you picked are joyful..and I love the pops of lime green against those blues. Someone is going to be very happy!!

Christine Altmiller said...

WoW! The thought and time and love that went into this wearable little tapestry just blows me away~it is so unique and cheerful and just so beautiful. THANK YOU so much for participating and for this bracelet. Some woman will be very very happy with this!

Marla said...

Wow! Truly a work of art! I love mixed media pieces and I am sure some lucky mother will love this to!

Alicia said...

Oh, wow! I love what you do with fabrics... just love it!

Jean A. Wells said...

I love this bracelet. It is so different and unique from the others. You must have put a lot of time into it. It is gorgeous and the recipient is sure to adore it.

Mary Hicks said...

Great cuff! All your loving work shows in every bit if it. Just beautiful, fun and whimsical!

Stacey said...

Beautiful - so unique!!

Lori Anderson said...

That is art for the wrist!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Wow- that is truly a little piece of art- I love it! The little hand charm is just perfect, too! Wonderful job, and I am sure whoever receives it will be thrilled. Thank you so much for joining us on this hop!

Terry Matuszyk said...

Your piece is so bright, cheerful, and fun!! I love the use of fiber :)

Therese's Treasures said...

Oh my your cuff is very pretty and unusual I love it. This cuff will brighten the day of the receiver.
Therese

kim Ballor said...

Now, that is just awesome, so original. Love it!

LisaS said...

So lovely and unusual! I'm sure this gift will be treasured ;)

CraftyHope said...

I can definitely tell that you put a lot of time and effort into this piece just by looking at it, but when you started describing your whole process I see that you really considered so much in making it. I know that it will definitely be appreciated and loved because it's easy to tell that it came from your heart.

Skye said...

Now that will bring a smile to someone's face :) And perhaps even a tear to their eye when they read your note about it :)

Sally Russick said...

Elizabeth, the bracelet you created is a soft comforting hug to the wrist! The time, care and love that went into this bracelet shows, it's STUNNING!!!

windrock studio said...

I really love this! I think now I need one of those felting machines, this looks like so much fun! What a wonderful, colorful cuff.

Shirley said...

I am just blown away by your beautiful cuff! The design concept is awesome, and all the happy colors and emotions involved are just perfect. Great job!!!

Lynda said...

So much to admire here. This is such a wonderful gift made with love. It will be cherished.

Lorillijean said...

Your bracelet is so cheerful and warming. I know it will bring great joy to the one who receives it. Very Beautiful!!!

Lorillijean said...

Your bracelet is so cheerful and warming. I know it will bring great joy to the one who receives it. Very Beautiful!!!

Shel said...

Oh - this is such a beautiful work of art!! How lovely, how fun and how thoughtful! Someone will indeed be very thankful for this gorgeous cuff!! It's amazing!

Holly said...

Oh, wow, Elizabeth, this is a stunning cuff! I love the colors and the feel of the piece - this is def a piece of art...

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I really like your cuff! It reminds me of playing outside on a pretty day with a blue sky.

Gaby Bee said...

Unique and beautiful! LOVE it!

Patti G. said...

E- your talents are so many, that I am not sure what to comment on first! The bracelets with your left over wool are STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!
Breath taking really! Your wire and bead work is beautiful! The Poppy wall hanging,.........total wowzer!!! I am just always blown away with your wonderful talents!
xoxoxoxoxo
Hugs,Patti

Lola said...

I know it's been said quite a few times already, but it's worth repeating ... What a beautiful work of art! I have never seen anything quite so lovely as this before ... amazing!

Liz Bugh, Gypsy Feather said...

Wow, Elizabeth ... I'm completely blown away by your workmanship on this cuff! With all its vibrant colors it's such a happy piece of art!

martha brown said...

This is a wonderful project, Elizabeth ! I love this bracelet :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

Sorry for the delay, but have been traveling overseas. I wanted to stop by once I was home. This is a lovely work of art with such meaning! I'm sure the lady that receives this will be trilled!

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