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Beads of Courage - Bead of the Month!

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

The 2017 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.
 

April Bead of the Month - The Trickster bead reminds you to laugh out loud!

 

PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the artist: Debora Sims has been making glass beads for 10 years, and making beads for the children of Beads of Courage is her passion. She knows what it is like to have a child fighting cancer, as her son battled leukemia, and she has seen how much the Beads of Courage program helps children, as her grandson receives beads for a heart defect. Debora was in the inaugural class of inductees into the Beads of Courage Bead Artist Hall of Fame.

"April Fool's Day was a year-round event for my son and he was quite the trickster. He loved to stick his tongue out when he pulled a prank. As soon as I made this funny bead, I knew it had to be called the trickster. May this bead bring giggles and laughs to many children." - Debora Sims, Bead Artist

The Trickster 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 Ocean Wave bead reminds you to relax and go with the flow.

 

PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "I wanted to make a bead that captured the look of moving water. The bead reminds me of a simple drop of the water essential to all life on earth. It's a tranquil bead of water captured from the ocean waves of a sunny beach." - Alexander Hill, Bead Artist

About the Artist: Through the support and encouragement of coworkers, family and friends, Alexander Hill has pushed himself to work with glass in ways he'd never have tried on his own. While much of lampworking is learned through trial by fire, he has the most fun learning through live demonstrations and classes at a local studio and through friendships made with local artists. Alex hopes for his art to amaze and inspire its viewers to follow their passions and live their dreams.

The Ocean Wave 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 Joyful Heart bead is a reminder of love for children, families and healthcare workers everywhere.

 

PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: February is the month of Valentine's Day, as well as Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Month. The Joyful Heart bead was designed by bead artist Kari Chittenden with happy colors to serve as a reminder of love for children, families and healthcare workers everywhere.

About the Artist: Melting glass became a passion for Kari Chittenden in 2000, when she picked up the craft as a way to stay connected with her 12-year-old daughter. Over the years, Kari has sold her beads to every state in the US, plus 30 countries through craft shows and online sales. Her daughter, now grown with children of her own, continues to share her motherís artistic passion for glass beadmaking, and they frequently get together to work on art projects.

The Joyful Heart 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.

Kari's Website: www.etsy.com/people/karibeads

 

January Bead of the Month - The Owl Bead reminds you to seek wisdom every day!

 

PRICE: $25

Where to buy: Click here!

About the Bead: "I've always been fascinated by owls, as they are regarded as mystical and magical creatures imbued with wisdom. I like colorful and whimsical beads, so I decided to combine the two. I hope my glass owls inspire the same delight and whimsy that I find in these magical creatures!" - Bead Artist Jeannie Cox

About the Artist: Jeannie Cox is a glass artist who specializes in making glass art, beads and jewelry using molten glass and a torch. After admiring the craft since she was a little girl, Jeannie finally picked up lampworking in May of 2007. She considers herself to be self-taught, learning her techniques through books, online tutorials and experimentation. Jeannie was inducted into the Beads of Courage Bead Artist Hall of Fame in 2013.

The Owl 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.

Jeannie's Website: www.jeansbeads.com/