The Bead of the Month Series offers a new lampwork glass bead commissioned by Beads of Courage each month of the year. The 2022 Bead of the Month theme for the 2022 BOTM series, which is "Celebrate the Year in Color." Each month features a bead of a specific color and our hope is that by the end of the year people will have a beautiful rainbow of new beads in their collection or on their strand.  Celebrate the year in color each month with all-new lampwork glass beads designed by talented bead artists exclusively for Beads of Courage.


Hurry! Fewer than 100 beads are available each month and they sell out quickly! Your bead arrives pre-strung on a 16" cord. Don't miss this opportunity to purchase an exciting new piece of wearable art each month. We hope these beautiful pieces remind you to embrace and enjoy each season of life.


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October 2022 Bead of the Month: The Owl Bead reminds you to love "whoo" you are and find joy in the beauty of fall.
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Artist Statement: Fall is my favorite time of the year, leaving the hot summer behind, a time to welcome warm colors, cooling temperatures and falling leaves. My owl is a here to lead you into the colors of fall. Artist Bio:  Diane Sepanski is a Beads of Courage Hall of Fame artist and has been making beads for about 15 years. Diane shares, “I enjoy the process of melting and creating. Glass gives me the way to express my ideas and designs and make them into reality.” ...

September 2022 Bead of the Month: The Cyan Star Bead reminds you to wish upon a star and believe in your dreams!
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Artist Statement: This "September Cyan Star" was inspired by the poem "Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight." It is the first bright, twinkling, cyan star in the night. Full of wishes, dreams and magic. Artist Bio: Maria Schoenenberger started making glass beads in 2003 and was one of the first bead artists to donate to Beads of Courage to support our pilot flagship program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She...

August 2022 Bead of the Month: The Truck Bead reminds you that you have the strength and courage to Keep on Truckin’!
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Artist Statement: Life is a journey and sometimes we face hills and rough patches in the road. This truck bead, carrying a giant sunflower, is to remind you that you have the strength and courage to Keep on Truckin’. Artist Bio: Lisa Hanley has loved glass art her whole life. In 2010, she shifted from just appreciating glass creations to making them herself in her studio in Bellevue, Washington. She finds joy in making bright, colorful beads as well as silly animals and sculptures....

July 2022 Bead of the Month: The Ocean Blue Bead reminds you to stay calm through lifes ups and downs!
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Artist Statement: The sea can sometimes appear turquoise, teal, or even green, but my favorite is when it is a deep ocean blue. I hope the soothing waves and colors in this bead remind you to stay calm through life's ups and downs. Artist Bio: Ann DeHoff began lampworking in 2009. She worked in several mediums before she found her love for turning glass into lava, then reshaping it into beads, figurines, and ornaments. To expand her skills, she used workshops and tutorials from talented...

May 2022 Bead of the Month: The Pink Heart Bead reminds you that you are so very loved!
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Artist Statement: Pink is the color of hope and optimism and is a beautiful choice for this bead, along with the hearts that symbolize love and affection of oneself and others.About the Artist: “Years ago, I apprenticed as a goldsmith in the Caribbean. There I found an appreciation for jewelry and wearable art. Over the years, I have been fortunate to study other techniques that included flame-worked glass, fusing, precious metal clay, bead weaving, pearl knotting, wirework, and braiding....

April 2022 Bead of the Month: The Calla Lily Bead reminds you that every day is a chance to try something new!
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Artist statement: The calla lily and the color yellow are welcome symbols of spring. I combined them both in this pretty bead to celebrate spring, the season of new beginnings. I hope it encourages everyone to try something new this spring! Artist Bio: Debora Sims has been donating beads to the children for over ten years. She was in the first group of bead artists enrolled in the Hall of Fame. Beads of Courage has sent her beads into outer space and on the Iditarod sled dog race. She has a...

February 2022 Bead of the Month - The Dragonfly Bead combines the strength and courage of the color red with the love and hope of new beginnings
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February 2022 Bead of the Month - The Dragonfly Bead combines the strength and courage of the color red with the love and hope of new beginnings Artist Inspiration: "Throughout the world dragonflies symbolize hope, love, change, and new beginnings. The color red is linked to a wide range of symbols and emotions. It is the color that is linked the most to courage. This bead combines the strength and courage of the color red with the love and hope of new beginnings." - Stephanie White About the...

November 2021 Bead of the Month - The Autumn Maple Leaf Bead reminds you to enjoy the beautiful colors of fall!
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November 2021 Bead of the Month - The Autumn Maple Leaf Bead reminds you to enjoy the beautiful colors of fall! Artist Inspiration: "I wanted to make a bright and cheery transparent bead. A maple leaf shape of thin copper foil is suspended between layers of transparent glass with a background of fall foliage. Copper turns bright red when slathered with screaming hot clear glass reminding me of the leaves changing colors in the fall. This bead has a lot of depth because the face of the...

October 2021 Bead of the Month - The You are My Universe Bead -Reminds us that every child is the center of someone’s universe – unique and special in their own way!
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October 2021 Bead of the Month - The You are My Universe Bead -Reminds us that every child is the center of someone’s universe – unique and special in their own way!Artist Inspiration: I wanted to create a bead that would represent in glass how each child is the center of someone’s universe. Every child is special and unique. So I wrote a tutorial for soda lime times titled You Are My Universe. And that is the name of this bead. About the Artist: Diane Woodall has been making beads since 2002...

April 2021 Bead of the Month - The Spring Garden Bead reminds you to let your dreams blossom!
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About the Bead: "Spring is when magical things begin to happen outside. Flowers are blooming and bees and ladybugs are happily buzzing about, enjoying the new day. May the Spring Garden Bead remind you to continue to bloom and grow and to search for goodness in each new day." - Tara Steck, Bead ArtistNOTE: Each Spring Garden Bead comes in several fun colors and has either a bumblebee or ladybug on the back. You will receive one of these at random.About the Artist: Tara Steck is a self-taught...

March 2021 Bead of the Month - The Spring Chicken Bead reminds you to make every day egg-cellent!
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About the Bead: This cheerful little chick will help you get ready for all things spring! Order now so you can tuck one into every Easter basket!About the Artist: Karen Crown has always been interested in art. She was lucky enough to have gone to college for art education and received a BFA from UW-Milwaukee and a Master’s Degree from UW-Whitewater. She taught art for 24 years at Union Grove Union High School in Wisconsin. Besides making glass beads, her interests include painting, drawing and...

January 2021 Bead of the Month - The Snowflake Bead reminds you that you are one of a kind!
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About the Artist: After years of watching bead making, Stephanie White first started working on the torch in 2001. She says, "I'm constantly working on learning new techniques and developing new skills." Recently she has been drawing inspiration from nature, especially flowers and garden bugs. She works at Beads By Design in Marietta, Georgia and is lucky enough to be able to melt glass almost every day.About the Bead: Did you know that no matter how many billions of snowflakes fall from the...