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Beads of Courage - Bead of the Month, 2019 edition!

About the Series: The 2019 Bead of the Month Series offers an exclusive, limited-edition, handcrafted polymer clay bead commissioned by Beads of Courage. Only 100 beads are available each month. Our 2019 Bead of the Month theme is fantasy: beads that ignite your imagination and inspire you to believe in dreams and possibilities.

Your bead will arrive pre-strung on a 16" cord. Don't miss this opportunity to purchase an exclusive new piece of wearable art each month! Your purchase supports the mission of Beads of Courage, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing arts-in-medicine programs that improve the quality of life of children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses.
 

August Bead of the Month - The Mermaid Bead reminds you to roll with the tide!

 

PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Artist:Patrice Pfeiffer has explored arts and crafts over the years as a hobby and means of self-expression. Whether flower arranging, painting, or exploring the possibilities of polymer clay, her art remains personal and an integral part of her life. Her career followed the path of oncology nursing and hospice nursing. Now retired, she travels the USA with her husband Ed, making and sharing her polymer and mixed media art.

About the Bead: "The Mermaid hugs a colorful heart as she swims past every obstacle. The bead symbolizes our human need for connection to each other and the power of love. Give a hug, get a hug, and pass on the love." -- Patrice Pfeiffer

Your purchase supports the mission of Beads of Courage, a 501(c)3 organization providing arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with cancer and other serious illness.

The Mermaid Bead may be sent as a gift by entering the shipping address of the recipient when ordering. Shipping is FREE in the continental US. Please select "International" when ordering if recipient is located outside the continental US.

 

July Bead of the Month - The Pegasus Bead reminds you to let your dreams take flight!

 

PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Artist: EvaMarie Törnström is an internationally award-winning artist specializing in creating fantasy horses in polymer clay, as well as an appreciated author and lecturer in communication and creativity. Her passion is horses and she follows an ancient tradition of horse artists. She says, "Through my artistic creation, I want to give the feeling of being close to a horse and its healing ability, and show how wonderful and inspiring horses are."

About the Bead: "A Pegasus is a very shy mythological creature that was the messenger of the gods. It prefers to live alone, but if you are the one who is fortunate to find and manage to tame a Pegasus, you get a very faithful companion." - EvaMarie Törnström

Your purchase supports the mission of Beads of Courage, a 501(c)3 organization providing arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with cancer and other serious illness.

The Pegasus Bead may be sent as a gift by entering the shipping address of the recipient when ordering. Shipping is FREE in the continental US. Please select "International" when ordering if recipient is located outside the continental US.

 

June Bead of the Month - The Koi Bead reminds you to keep swimming toward your goal!

 

PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Artist: Mami Kelly is from Hiroshima, Japan and now lives in Tokyo with five cats and her husband. She is an artist and a therapist for human and animals. Mami works in polymer clay, metal clay and other mixed media. Her works have been showcased on Craft TV shows, in books and magazines in Japan, in exhibits at major department stores, and many other exhibitions.

About the Bead:"Koi is our symbolic fish for my hometown of Hiroshima, Japan. A koi swimming upward symbolizes that your luck is going up. My koi beads should be worn with the face going upward as a lucky charm to bring you all the luck you want!" -- Mami Kelly

Your purchase supports the mission of Beads of Courage, a 501(c)3 organization providing arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with cancer and other serious illness.

The Koi Bead may be sent as a gift by entering the shipping address of the recipient when ordering. Shipping is FREE in the continental US. Please select "International" when ordering if recipient is located outside the continental US.

 

May Bead of the Month - The Dragon Bead reminds you to slay your fears!

 

PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Artist: Lillian George has been an artist all her life. She learned many different forms of art, but polymer clay has been in her hands for the past 25-30 years. She loves its versatility for sculpting and was introduced to making beads quite by accident. Lillian feels blessed to be able to share and teach what she loves and says giving joy through her work is the best feeling of all.

About the Bead: "Dragons are fierce and are a sign of strength." - Lillian George, Bead Artist

Your purchase supports the mission of Beads of Courage, a 501(c)3 organization providing arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with cancer and other serious illness.

The Dragon Bead may be sent as a gift by entering the shipping address of the recipient when ordering. Shipping is FREE in the continental US. Please select "International" when ordering if recipient is located outside the continental US.

 

April Bead of the Month - The Dragonfly Bead reminds you to let your imagination soar!

 

PRICE: $25

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About the Artist: Christi Friesen is known worldwide as an award-winning artist, specializing in polymer clay embellished with mixed media. Her work has been showcased in numerous books and magazines and featured in juried shows, exhibits and contests. Christi has written a dozen how-to books on creating with polymer clay and teaches her unique style throughout the world. She says, "I am an artist because I must be. My mind wanders and my fingers follow."

About the Bead: "When life presents a challenge, escape into your imagination, where life floats on the wings of a dragonfly and soft sunshine sparkles on the water." - Christi Friesen, Bead Artist

Your purchase supports the mission of Beads of Courage, a 501(c)3 organization providing arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with cancer and other serious illness.

The Dragonfly Bead may be sent as a gift by entering the shipping address of the recipient when ordering. Shipping is FREE in the continental US. Please select "International" when ordering if recipient is located outside the continental US.

 

March Bead of the Month - The Spring Cottage Bead reminds you that spring is in the air!

 

PRICE: $25

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About the Artist: Jennifer Wittick doesn't remember a time when she didn't have an art project in process. She discovered polymer clay at a bead retreat in 2013 and has been making beads and clay art since then. Jennifer is happiest when she is making something and loves to create funny and cute beads for children in the Beads of Courage program.

About the Bead: "Each little house represents home and the loved ones who give you strength." - Jennifer Wittick, Bead Artist

Your purchase supports the mission of Beads of Courage, a 501(c)3 organization providing arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with cancer and other serious illness.

The Cottage Bead may be sent as a gift by entering the shipping address of the recipient when ordering. Shipping is FREE in the continental US. Please select "International" when ordering if recipient is located outside the continental US.

 

February Bead of the Month - The Love Bug Bead reminds you that you are loved!

 

PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Artist: A mixed media artist, Kathy Havemeyer began her art career as soon as she could hold a paint brush. Primarily a self-taught artist, Kathy has studied portraiture, watercolor and jewelry arts with many talented mentors over the last 30 years. Currently, she is focusing on polymer clay sculpture through jewelry and art dolls.

About the Bead: "These are love bugs. Baked in love, they hold a hug and kiss for the wearer when needed." - Kathy Havemeyer, Bead Artist

Your purchase supports the mission of Beads of Courage, a 501(c)3 organization providing arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with cancer and other serious illness.

The Love Bug Bead may be sent as a gift by entering the shipping address of the recipient when ordering. Shipping is FREE in the continental US. Please select "International" when ordering if recipient is located outside the continental US.

 

January Bead of the Month - The Unicorn Bead reminds you to believe in yourself!

 

PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Artist: Lillian George has been an artist all her life. She learned many different forms of art, but polymer clay has been in her hands for the past 25-30 years. She loves its versatility for sculpting and was introduced to making beads quite by accident. Lillian feels blessed to be able to share and teach what she loves and says giving joy through her work is the best feeling of all.

About the Bead: "To me, the unicorn represents beauty and courageousness. Those who receive this bead will know they embody the spirit and majesty of this magical beast." - Lillian George, Bead Artist

Your purchase supports the mission of Beads of Courage, a 501(c)3 organization providing arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with cancer and other serious illness.

The Unicorn Bead may be sent as a gift by entering the shipping address of the recipient when ordering. Shipping is FREE in the continental US. Please select "International" when ordering if recipient is located outside the continental US.