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(*Sign-Ups are now Closed.  Please visit our Hop on Feb. 25th!*)

Want to create a piece of jewelry, have fun with other artists and support a great cause?

Join me and my friend Christine of One Kiss Creations Beaded Jewelry as we make bracelets to support the 7000 Bracelets of Hope campaign!  We both met last year during the bracelet hop sponsored by Lori Anderson, and when we received requests from the wonderful folks at the Global Genes Project for more bracelets, we thought we'd team up and see if other people wanted to participate and show off their designs!

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.  

How can you get involved?

Make a bracelet with a blue/denim theme.  Any materials are fine, and simple, casual designs are perfect.  If possible, make your bracelet adjustable, since we don't know the wrist size of the recipient (memory wire, stretch bead cord, or adjustable clasps are good options).  Then photograph your bracelet and place it on your blog for the hop on February 25th.

To sign up, leave a comment with your blog address in the comment section at the end of this post (or pop over to Christine's blog and leave one there).  Make sure your email is activated (read more about that here).  We are accepting sign-ups until Saturday Feb. 11th, and will email you a list of participants to put on your blog post for the reveal on Saturday, Feb. 25th.  Don't have a blog? That's OK! Email me your photo and I will be happy to share it here on my post.

After the hop, please mail your bracelet and an encouraging note to:

Children's Rare Disease Network
24701 La Plaza- Suite 201
Dana Point, CA 92629

Grab this button to share on your blog, and invite your friends to participate!  We're going to have a ton of fun!

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37 Responses so far.

  1. we are going to have a fun month! thank you so much for your patience and humor. sign me up!

  2. Sign me up!

  3. Lesley says:

    Count me in please!

  4. Count me in!!

  5. Holly says:

    Oh, yes, please do count me in for this!! What a great thing to support! Http://

  6. I signed up over on Christine's blog. I'm happy to have joined a blog hop that is for a good cause.

  7. Sign me up ...

  8. I would love to participate in this!

  9. Count me in! What a great cause.


  10. I think I just signed up on christine's blog. Would love to participate in this one

  11. What a wonderful cause. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to join you!

  12. Sign me up for this awesome cause.

  13. LisaS says:

    What a great blog hop! I would love to participate count me in ;)

  14. SueBeads says:

    Hi Erin, sign me up.

  15. Cynthia says:

    I'd love to participate.

  16. Shel says:

    I signed up over on Christine's blog, too - happy to do this. Thanks for hosting!

  17. Sign me up!

  18. taralinda says:

    Sounds like a wonderful cause; pls. sign me up!

  19. Elizabeth says:

    I am in for sure!!! Love this!!

  20. I'm in please sign me up

  21. Cillaw says:

    I sent mine in June 2011.
    Here is a link to the post on my blog.

  22. Cillaw says:

    I just added your button and will post about the blog hop too.

  23. I wanted to participate in this last year, but just missed it. Not this year! Sign me up! Thank you!

  24. Carolyn says:

    Sign me up. Was hoping to do this this year. Also thanks for the No-Reply blogger article. Didn't think I was one but I was.


  25. *Kel* says:

    What a heartwarming cause & a terrific idea! I'd love to participate! (or
    I'll post the button on my blog as soon as I'm back in town on my computer. (Don't have much luck using the app on my phone).
    Thanks! Kelley Fogle

  26. I'm in!!

  27. I'm in for this great cause. Sign me up please!

    Fresh Baked Designs

  28. Rebecca says:

    I'd love to take part!

  29. Lynda says:

    I could use your advise in grabbing the button for my blog on Wordpress.
    Tried it numerous times and not working . Any steps to offer on how to do this? Tried with the Text widget and pasting into the text box. No go.


  30. Im in! Awesome opportunity to help!

  31. Definitely want to do again!

  32. Stepha says:

    sign me up,

  33. patbarden says:

    hey--ijust read of this on MiShel Designs' blog--and isee i am a day late--iffing ye have another sign up date--pleaze let me know--i am no longer [thankyou] a no-reply blogger

  34. MSKundan Creations liked your blog information. Nice collection.

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  36. WOW!Very nice collection ! Great It is inspiring one. SEO

  37. Krish G says:

    amazing post


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