Sunday, November 25, 2012

7000 Bracelets for Hope Blog Hop Reveal!

Wow, I knew it had been a little bit since my last post, but I didn't realize it had almost been a month! When life gets crazy, it gets crazy!

Thankfully, I signed up to participate in a blog hop for 7000 Bracelets for Hope, an organization that provides blue bracelets to those and their families that are living with rare genetic diseases.

I enjoy doing blog hops as I view them as a challenge to force myself to try something new, or at least something different. I have been becoming more interested in fibers and micro-macrame lately, so I decided I was going to create a fiber-based bracelet for this blog hop. And as I had just received some yummy blue hemp, I figured it was meant to be!

So I broke out my "Shamballa" micro-macrame tutorial that I had purchased from Hannah Rosner and went to town. I had bought some pretty deep blue gemstones at Bead Fest, so they formed the beaded part of my bracelet. The rest is the blue hemp, a couple of seed beads and a whole lotta knots!

Love It!

I love this bracelet! It's the first time I made something with an adjustable slider like this, and I plan on using this technique a LOT! The tutorial calls for square knots, but I knew I wanted the twisted look to add some flair, so I am happy I went with my vision on that. I am amazed at how quickly the bracelet went together, so I won't have to be sad that I am sending this one in to donate--I can just make myself another one!

Please check out the creations from the other participants in the 7000 Bracelets Blog Hop:


  1. really cute I'm yet to try macrame

  2. That bracelet is so cute, love the macramé

  3. Love your sweet bracelet, Rachel... makes me want to get back to macramé!

  4. This bracelet makes me want to learn macrame, too! Very pretty!

  5. Very neat bracelet, I love the slide ;)

  6. Gorgeous -- love how it twists too and the slider. Soft and pretty :)


  7. Interesting pattern that I would love to try. Lovely bracelet!

  8. Macrame bracelets are cool. Love what you made.

  9. I love a challenge as well, to get me going! Love your bracelet and the adjustable connector, excellent job! Thank you so much for participating!


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