So I recently found out about Yo Gabba Gabba's Muno. One eyed and quite orange, he was a request for a Dream Bead from Beads of Courage.
When making these beads, I think about the age of the recipient and try to make them so they will be "durable". The one I made is a little shorter and wider in proportion, but according to some little children, they knew who it was immediately. Whew!
Here is quick photo of my bead.
And he's on his way to his new owner as I write.
Beads of Courage is a wonderful program for sick kids. By collecting beads, it gives them and others a visual sense of the journey that they are traveling to get better. If you aren't familiar with it, you can find it here. It's so nice as a glass artist to have place that can use my skills to give back to others. I'm hoping all my glass friends out there remember this wonderful program and donate beads when they can.