You’re invited! Join the Spring Polymerpalooza and make the beads we need for children receiving Beads of Courage. We need your help to minimize our bead shortage and we need our community to rally with us! 

For the first time ever, we are making our polymer clay bead-making kits available to everyone. These kits were piloted in Tucson last year with great success.

We will have FOUR Polymerpaloozas this year. Each one will feature a different polymer bead, a special bonus item, and a social media challenge!

You will make 24 ladybug beads using materials in the kit you receive – 4 to keep and 20 to return to Beads of Courage. The beads you return will be given to BOC members to celebrate the long-awaited day they are discharged from the hospital.

Participate in two or more Polymerpalooza events this year and receive an honorary Beads of Courage Ambassador name strand! 

  • Ladybug Polymer Clay Bead-Making Kit: All the materials you need to make 24 ladybug beads – 20 to mail back to Beads of Courage and four to keep. Help us provide Member’s Choice beads for children to remember the day they are discharged from the hospital.
  • 20 Art Cards to decorate and return to be packaged with your beads.
  • 4 Courage Clips: For the 4 ladybug beads you keep … use them yourself or give them as gifts to raise awareness about Beads of Courage.
  • Spring Bonus Item: Beads of Courage Cookbook – “The Art of Baking for the People You Love” features 15 treasured recipes from our founder Jean Gribbon’s family, including recipes for seven homemade pies, three tasty pie bars, two types of pie crusts, pudding pie filling and more!

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE: Post pics on social media of your bead-making activities using the hashtag #polymerpalooza to be entered to win gratitude gifts from BOC.