It's bug season. Ladybug Stars for Beads of Courage have been populating my studio recently. You can see most of the 60 that I completed in this photo. I have made it as a limited edition 100 beads and all are completed now. (can you see me doing a happy dance over here?)
This bead was designed by a young Pittsburgh patient for Beads of Courage. I took her drawing, and did my best to interpret it in glass. We even emailed, so we could come up with a design on the back- which is the flower that you see. You can buy these fundraising beads from Beads of Courage here.
You can find the $14 book here. It's a small book that has photos of each of the beads offered. The different ones were each designed by someone associated with Beads of Courage- patients, medical staff, etc. And then interpreted by members of the lampwork community.
So I know that this post is kind of a sales pitch, but it's for a great cause and not for me. I love this organization and have personally seen what a difference it makes in these kids and their family's lives during their illness. And it makes me see the strength and courage it takes to get through all of it. I am in awe.
Hope you have a wonderful week. See you right here tomorrow!