The Bead of the Month Series offers a new lampwork glass bead commissioned by Beads of Courage each month of the year. The 2024 Bead of the Month theme is Flameworks of Fancy. These beads are created just for you to bring a smile and inspire a moment of joy. Renew your joy every month with an all-new lampwork glass bead 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 fun and whimsical pieces remind you to choose joy every day.


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March 2024 Bead of the Month - Larry Lavender reminds us that with open hearts, we hope for the best.
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March 2024 Bead of the MonthLavender is a hopeful and optimistic color, and polka dots are just plain fun! This little guy, with his open heart and surprise gift of a bouquet of flowers, wants everyone to know there's always a reason to be hopeful and optimistic!About the Artist:Diana Spiller is a Beads of Courage Hall of Fame bead artist. Diana shares, “I have spent my entire life dabbling in art, but when I discovered beadmaking 10 years ago I truly fell in love! I loved the torch, the glass...

April 2024 Bead of the Month - The unicorn bead reminds us that anything is possible.
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April 2024 Bead of the MonthThe unicorn is a symbol of hope when times are tough. It reminds us that anything is possible. The unicorn has deep inner strength--and so do you! About the Artist: Audra Delashmutt is a Beads of Courage Hall of Fame bead artist. Audra has been making beads for over 20 years. She lives in Illinois with her family and furry studio helpers. Audra has been making beads for Beads of Courage since 2017. She says, "to me there is nothing more magical than a unicorn. It is...

February 2024 Bead of the Month - This tiny Mushroom House reminds us to use our imagination.
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February 2024 Bead of the MonthFairytales say fairies, gnomes, and other forest creatures live in mushroom houses and toadstool cottages. This whimsical home features a window and door that can be "opened" with your imagination. About the Artist: About the Artist: Kari Chittenden started making glass beads in 2000 as a fun hobby to share with her then 12-year-old daughter. She loved making animal beads and other whimsical designs. That's what Kari still loves to make! Beads of Courage is close...

January 2024 Bead of the Month - The Ice Dragon bead reminds us to play and have fun, even when its cold outside
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January 2024 Bead of the Month Ice dragons are gentle creatures who love the winter months and joyfully rolling in the snow. May this little ice dragon bring a warm smile to your heart! About the Artist:Stephanie White has been making beads since 2001 and is a Beads of Courage Hall of Fame Artist. She loves watching the glass melt and using heat, gravity, and hand tools to create intricate and complex beads. She works at Beads By Design in Marietta GA and is lucky enough to be able to melt...

December 2023 Bead of the Month - The Bluebird Bead is a symbol of happiness reminding you to smile.
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December 2023 Bead of the Month - "The bluebird is the symbol of happiness. May this little bead bring you a happy smile when you get it." - Debbie Sims, Bead Artist About the artist: 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 grandson who was enrolled in the program and understands both...

November 2023 Bead of the Month - The Joy Bead is a reminder that the simplest of things can bring great joy!
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November 2023 Bead of the Month - "Having had a child who was ill, Carol can appreciate the difficulties of medical experiences and beads bring her joy. It is her wish that her beads help kids and families find joy when they need it most."It is my hope that my colorful beads put a smile on a sick child's face."- Carol Crye About the artist: Carol Crye works as a nurse practitioner full-time and enjoys lampworking and quilting in her free time. Carol has been lampworking for 24 years...

October 2023 Bead of the Month - The Book Bead reminds us to set aside time to read and get lost in a good story.
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October 2023 Bead of the Month -  "The thing that brings me joy is books and getting lost in a good story." - Bead Artist, Stephanie White About the artist:  Stephanie has been making beads since 2001 and is a Beads of Courage Hall of Fame Artist. She loves watching the glass melt and using heat, gravity, and hand tools to create intricate and complex beads. She works at Beads By Design in Marietta GA and is lucky enough to be able to melt glass almost every day. ...

May 2024 Bead of the Month - The Sloth on a Rainbow bead reminds us to enjoy the magic of nature
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May 2024 Bead of the Month Artist Inspiration: "I love the way the world looks so clean and beautiful after the rain, and rainbows are such beautiful surprises. The sloth is clinging to a rainbow, or maybe climbing a rainbow, and noticing the magic of nature. I imagined the sloth is slowing down to enjoy the moment."About the artist: Kari Chittenden started making glass beads in 2000 as a fun hobby to share with her then 12-year-old daughter. She loved making animal beads and other whimsical...