Last month, I entered my name into a drawing by
Sandra McGriff of Skye Creative Chaos (http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca/). I was the lucky winner and she sent me a gorgeous mix of blue beads with the following instructions:
The last day of February is World Rare Disease Day (http://globalgenes.org/world-rare-disease-day/) As such, I thought we'd try a little something different with this goodie bundle.
Most of you have heard of the Global Genes Project & their 7000 Bracelets for Hope campaign. Each year, thousands of blue bracelets are made and donated to this group, who then gifts them to the mothers and caregivers of children with rare diseases.
So this round there's a condition … you can only enter if you're willing to do something in exchange for winning ;)
The goodie bundle this month is primarily blues... and whoever wins it, must make and donate one bracelet to the Global Genes Project. They don't have to use all of their prize, they don't even have to use ANY of it... they can use beads from their own stash instead. They just have to make sure their bracelet complies with the groups requirements ( http://globalgenes.org/7000-bracelets-for-hope/ )
I love the challenge that comes from beads chosen by someone else. And I LOVE blue beads. So, I decided to dip into my stash of blue beads and added a few to the pot.
I also really love the idea that the bracelets I'm making will go to such a great cause (http://globalgenes.org/7000-bracelets-for-hope/). So I got to work and came up with four bracelets I'm really excited to send to the "7000 Bracelets for Hope" project.
Light blues and teals.
Various blues with light blue pearls.
Lots of gorgeous blues.
I hope you will check out the 7000 Bracelets for Hope project and consider donating one to them as well.