Sunday, May 15, 2011

Craft Hope Bracelets | spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time

I was cruising along the internet the other day and came across a post that now I can’t remember where (grrrrr I hate it when that happens!) about bracelets for an organization called Craft Hope. If you’re not familiar with them:

Craft Hope is a love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those who need them.  It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world.

Hmmm…love making jewelry….there’s a need for bracelets…for such a good cause…check, check, and check.

Craft Hope Bracelets

The bracelets are being collected to be given out to orphans in Russia and the kids range in age from infants to teens. I found these fun beads at Michaels, along with some stretch cord:

Craft Hope Bracelet Beads

I liked the iridescence of these beads and since I don’t often get to get my girl on, I went with “girly” colors and shapes…hearts, butterflies etc. Also since my nest is about to get emptied, I don’t often get to do “kids” crafts so double the fun.

Craft Hope Beads (2)

I had actually never worked with stretch cord before. I know! But oh so easy and very fun and these went super fast. It was a perfect way to pass the time waiting for another project to dry.

Craft Hope Bracelet

So my fellow jewelry makers, if you would like to craft for a cause I can’t think of a better one. And for all of you out there who are talented sewers , Craft Hope has another project: Security Blankets for Tornado Survivors.


Netty said...

Great idea and for such a wonderful cause. Annette x

Michelle L. said...

Love your colorful first elastic bracelets! this is actually a perfect idea for mailing to the kids, unbreakable and safe...thanks for the reminder 'bout this nice organization, Carol!

Unknown said...

So glad you're joining in Carol! The batch the boy and I are making is near done and we should be sending them out imminently...

Melissa said...

Fun and happy - perfect for a good cause.