Artist Statement: The Brown Sweet Swirl Bead is a swirl of pumpkin pie with whipped cream, cinnamon latte, the harvest moon, the last autumn flowers in the garden. It reminds us that, no matter how grey the day, you can always find a little bit of sunshine.
Artist Bio: Diana Spiller is a Beads of Courage Hall of Fame bead artist. Diana shares, “I have spent my entire life dabbling in art, (pottery, fabric, sketching, fused glass, painting, etc) but when I discovered beadmaking 10 years ago I truly fell in love! I loved the torch, the glass and, oh my, all the wonderful colors and so much "sparkly stuff"! I was introduced to Beads of Courage six years ago in a class. At the time my son-in-law was newly recovered from AML. After seeing what a family goes through during such an illness I immediately knew that BOC would be the perfect home for my beads.”