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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.
 

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

Where to buy: Click here!

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

Where to buy: Click here!

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.