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Beads of Courage - Bead of the Month!

Exclusive limited-edition wearable art supporting the mission of Beads of Courage

The 2018 Bead of the Month series offers a new, limited-edition handcrafted glass bead each month of the year. These beads have been commissioned by Beads of Courage especially for this new series, and only 100 of each bead will be created! 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 organization providing arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses.
 

November Bead of the Month - The Polar Bear bead reminds you to take time to chill!


PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "People respect polar bears for their strength and courage. Polar bears survive in harsh conditions, but when they aren't hunting, they are resting up to 20 hours a day! They like to cool off by rolling in the snow or taking a dip in chilly waters." - Francesca DeCaire, Bead Artist

About the Artist: Francesca DeCaire's process is dedicated to reaching a meditative state of mind. Working with a torch flame, she shapes glass into whimsical beads. Her concepts encourage individuality. Her passion is to express emotions through art.

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 Polar Bear 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.

 

October Bead of the Month - The Striped Fish Bead reminds you to stay the course!


PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "Fish are amazing creatures. Against all odds, some can swim upstream and find their way home after many years at sea. My fish signify the courage, bravery, and tenacity of children combating and conquering serious illnesses." - Elizabeth Bunn

About the Artist: Elizabeth Bunn has been making beads since 2008 and donating Act of Courage beads throughout the years since then. She was chosen as a member of the Beads of Courage Bead Artist Hall of Fame in its inaugural year. Elizabeth loves to express her creativity and passion for glass through the art of making lampwork beads.

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 Striped Fish 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.

 

September Bead of the Month - The Dinosaur Bead reminds you to be fierce and fearless!


PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "To me, dinosaurs represent fierceness. The dinosaur bead reminds you that you're fierce and ready to face every challenge that comes your way." - Lauren Mazursky

About the Artist: Lauren Mazursky has been lampworking since 2008. She loves creating animal beads. Dinosaurs hold a special place in her heart because she started making mini "dinobeadies for diabetes" after her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2012. Lauren hopes an army of dinosaur beads will help raise funds for Beads of Courage and provide a sense of fierceness to their owners.

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 Dinosaur 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.

 

August Bead of the Month - The Cat Bead reminds you to always land on your feet!


PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "I love cats because they bring me joy. Each one has a unique personality, just like us. Did you know watching cute cat videos can boost positive emotions? May this cat bead remind you to relax, laugh, and always land on your feet." - Carolyn Collins-Santos

Carolyn Collins-Santos has been making glass beads for over 11 years now, since she was a sophomore in high school. She is a craft supply fanatic and loves color in every form. When she's not torching or crafting, you can find Carolyn spending time with her husband and family, cuddling her two adorable kitty cats.

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 Cat 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 Piggy Bead reminds you that luck is on your side!


PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "Pigs are often considered to be good luck. That is why piggy banks are in pig form! Each piggy bead comes with a birth certificate including the piggy's name, date of birth, and some of its hobbies and likes." - Morgan Deschaine, Bead Artist

About the Artist: Morgan Deschaine is a Developmental Support Worker by day and a lampwork artist by night. She creates her fun and whimsical beads and critters at her tiny home studio in a small town called Amherstburg in Ontario, Canada. She's been lampworking for eight years since the age of 16.

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 Piggy 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 Gecko Bead reminds you to stick with it!!


PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "This gecko bead was inspired as I was hiking the Utah trails and watching the little lizards as they scurried to get out of our way. This made me smile and I knew I had to capture this memory in the form of a glass bead." - Roger Child, Bead Artist

About the Artist: Roger Child has been a full time lampwork bead maker for 20 years. He discovered the magical world of lampworking glass during the summer of 1998 and instantly fell in love with working hot glass in the flame of a torch. Inspired by nature and fantasy, he hand-makes his glass beads, one at a time, using lampworking techniques.

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 Gecko 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 Sea Turtle Bead reminds you to let your cares drift away!


PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "I had a chance to swim with sea turtles in the wild last month. They are beautiful and free in the ocean. They swim in the sea as if they are flying free, like a bird in the bright blue sky. Sea turtles live very long lives." - Debora Sims, Bead Artist

About the Artist: Debora Sims has been making glass beads for 11 years and making beads for the children of Beads of Courage is her passion. Debora was in the inaugural class of inductees in the Beads of Courage Bead Artist Hall of Fame.

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 Sea Turtle 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 Inchworm Bead reminds you to keep moving forward!


PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "The inchworm is bunched up because it's ready to take its next step. When you watch an inchworm, it may look like it's moving slowly, but it keeps moving forward, inch by inch, until it reaches its destination. This particular bead means friendship to me. The design came about when a friend and I were visiting in Canada and tried a new glass color called Inchworm. It always makes me smile." - Alana Nicholson, Bead Artist

About the Artist: About the Artist: Alana Nicholson has had a love of beadwork since childhood and fell in love with turning hot glass into beads while at a conference in 2009. She now enjoys making beads in fun colors to make people smile from her home studio in Colorado.

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 Inchworm 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 Zebra Bead reminds you to be yourself!


PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "Every zebra has its own special pattern of black and white stripes that are unique to that zebra, just like a fingerprint. Each of these lampwork zebras is also unique, much like its owner. We are all different and diverse and the zebra bead represents that. Keep striving to be different and embrace your uniqueness!" - Karen Colaneri, Bead Artist

NOTE: Each handmade glass zebra measures about 1-1.25" tall and approximately .75" wide. The holes run vertically. There are 100 zebras in this herd and decorations vary on the backside. There are 10 of each design and the one you receive will be chosen at random.

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 Zebra 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 Panda Bead reminds you to find your balance!

 

PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "This bead has four panda bears on a green and blue background. Pandas have a gentle strength and symbolize slow and steady action, determination, peace and good luck." - Stephanie White, Bead Artist

About the Artist: Stephanie White has been making beads on a torch since 2001. She works full time at Beads By Design, a bead store just north of Atlanta, Georgia.

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 Panda 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 Bluebird Bead reminds you that happiness is on its way!

 

PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "I love birds! I've been watching them since I was a little girl. I love to watch them fly, hear their wings on the air, and wonder what they see from up in the sky. I cherish their free spirit and joy. Birds make me happy." - Marcia Kmack, Bead Artist

About the Artist: Marcia Kmack has been a full-time glass beadmaker and instructor since 1998. Trained as a graphic artist, she has worked in publishing and print, cartography, clay, and as an art educator.

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 Bluebird 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.