The Bead of the Month Series offers a new lampwork glass bead commissioned by Beads of Courage each month of the year. In 2020, we're celebrating the launch of a new decade with 12 amazing space-themed beads designed by talented glass bead artists exclusively for Beads of Courage.

Hurry! Only 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 works of art remind you to keep looking up!


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April Bead of the Month - The Earth Bead reminds you that YOU make the world a better place!
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April Bead of the Month – The Earth Bead reminds you that YOU make the world a better place!About the Bead: “I've always been inspired by images of the Earth from outer space and how it looks like a glass bead but is in constant motion – clouds moving, earth shifting, rivers flowing. It makes me remember that, while things keep moving and changing, it is still Earth and I have a place in it. We all have a place on this moving bead because we are all unique and important.” – Audra Delashmutt,...

January 2020 Bead of the Month – The Wonders of Space Bead reminds you to keep looking up!
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This bead has a white core that is covered in a bright blue transparent color to give the bead some depth. It has trails of dichro and glow-in-the-dark powder to create a subtle shimmer in the background. A moon, stars, and friendly alien ship decorate the surface of the bead. It measures 32 mm (1.27 in) hole to hole and 15 mm (0.62 in) wide. Bead Inspiration: "The inspiration for the design comes from the idea of looking up into the sky and imagining the wonders that exist up there." -...

February 2020 Bead of the Month – The Shining Star bead reminds you to dream big and reach for the stars!
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February Bead of the Month – The Shining Star bead reminds you to dream big and reach for the stars! About the Bead: "When I look at the stars, I am inspired by the infinite wonders of the universe. As Mr. Spock said, '… space still contains infinite unknowns.' There are so many miracles waiting to be discovered!" – Shelley Morren, bead artist About the Artist: Shelley Morren is a social worker living in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been melting glass since 2007. She is honored to be able to...

March 2020 Bead of the Month – The Robot Bead reminds you to keep exploring!
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March Bead of the Month – The Robot Bead reminds you to keep exploring! About the Bead: "This little yellow robot is made on a base of space purple. He has coiled arms and bright electrodes and red/yellow goggle eyes. The back of the bead has a grey asteroid zooming through space with a fiery tail in orange, red and yellow." – Maria Schoenenberger, bead artist About the Artist: Maria Schoenenberger has been making glass beads since 2003. She says, "I love putting the googly eyes on my...

February 2019 Bead of the Month - The Love Bug
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The Love Bug Bead Reminds You that You are Loved!About the Artist: A mixed media artist, Kathy Havemeyer began her art career as soon as she could hold a paint brush. Primarily a self-taught artist, Kathy has studied portraiture, watercolor and jewelry arts with many talented mentors over the last 30 years. Currently, she is focusing on polymer clay sculpture through jewelry and art dolls. About the Bead: "These are love bugs. Baked in love, they hold a hug and kiss for the wearer when...

March 2019 Bead of the Month - The Spring Cottage
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About the Artist: Jennifer Wittick doesn't remember a time when she didn't have an art project in process. She discovered polymer clay at a bead retreat in 2013 and has been making beads and clay art since then. Jennifer is happiest when she is making something and loves to create funny and cute beads for children in the Beads of Courage program. About the Bead: "Each little house represents home and the loved ones who give you strength." - Jennifer Wittick, Bead Artist ...

April 2019 Bead of the Month - The Dragonfly
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The Dragonfly Bead reminds you to let your imagination soar!About the Artist: Christi Friesen is known worldwide as an award-winning artist, specializing in polymer clay embellished with mixed media. Her work has been showcased in numerous books and magazines and featured in juried shows, exhibits and contests. Christi has written a dozen how-to books on creating with polymer clay and teaches her unique style throughout the world. She says, "I am an artist because I must be. My mind wanders...

May 2019 Bead of the Month - The Dragon Bead
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The Dragon Bead reminds you to slay your fears!About the Artist: Lillian George has been an artist all her life. She learned many different forms of art, but polymer clay has been in her hands for the past 25-30 years. She loves its versatility for sculpting and was introduced to making beads quite by accident. Lillian feels blessed to be able to share and teach what she loves and says giving joy through her work is the best feeling of all. About the Bead: "Dragons are fierce and are...

June 2019 Bead of the Month - The Koi Bead
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The Koi Bead reminds you to keep swimming toward your goal!About the Artist: Mami Kelly is from Hiroshima, Japan and now lives in Tokyo with five cats and her husband. She is an artist and a therapist for human and animals. Mami works in polymer clay, metal clay and other mixed media. Her works have been showcased on Craft TV shows, in books and magazines in Japan, in exhibits at major department stores, and many other exhibitions. About the bead: "Koi is our symbolic fish for my hometown of...

July 2019 Bead of the Month - The Pegasus Bead
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The Pegasus Bead reminds you to let your dreams take flight! About the Artist: EvaMarie Törnström is an internationally award-winning artist specializing in creating fantasy horses in polymer clay, as well as an appreciated author and lecturer in communication and creativity. Her passion is horses and she follows an ancient tradition of horse artists. She says, "Through my artistic creation, I want to give the feeling of being close to a horse and its healing ability, and show how...

August 2019 Bead of the Month - The Mermaid Bead
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The Mermaid Bead reminds you to roll with the tide! About the Artist:  Patrice Pfeiffer has explored arts and crafts over the years as a hobby and means of self-expression. Whether flower arranging, painting, or exploring the possibilities of polymer clay, her art remains personal and an integral part of her life. Her career followed the path of oncology nursing and hospice nursing. Now retired, she travels the USA with her husband Ed, making and sharing her polymer and mixed media...

September 2019 Bead of the Month - The Phoenix Bead
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The Phoenix Bead reminds you that you can rise to every challenge! About the Artist: Tina Mezek is an author and teacher who has worked in the jewelry business for 20 years. She is a master jeweler and loves to create with polymer clay, wire and other materials. In 2014, her first book in polymer clay techniques was published. Tina has written many tutorials for the Slovenian magazine Unikat and has taught jewelry-making technique workshops for 18 years. About the Bead: "The Phoenix...

October 2019 Bead of the Month - The Green Man Bead
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The Green Man Bead reminds you that new seasons bring new opportunities! About the Artist: Andrew Thornton is a professional fine artist, writer, and jewelry designer. His work can be seen in private collections around the globe. He is a regular contributor to industry-related books, magazines, and TV. Andrew is also the Creative Director of Allegory Gallery in Ligonier, PA."When I was a little boy, my mom used to take us around the yard and we would talk to the plants and trees; she said that...

November 2019 Bead of the Month - The Genie Lamp
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November Bead of the Month – The Genie’s Lamp bead reminds you to dream big dreams! About the Artist: Katie Baum has been focused on art full time since 2006, when she hung up her hat as a middle school teacher and joined Art Clay World USA. Currently, Katie is one of the few North American Art Clay Master Instructors, and travels the world teaching and representing the metal clay industry as Vice President of Art Clay World USA. She also enjoys working with polymer clay, adding color to her...

December 2019 Bead of the Month - The Snowy Owl bead reminds you to be proud of whooo you are!
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The Snowy Owl bead reminds you to be proud of whooo you are! About the Artist: Ann Duncan Hlavach has been creating polymer clay art since the nineties and specializes in polymer clay flowers with gem centers. About the Bead: "This snowy owl is a protector with night vision and the spirit animal of the goddess of wisdom and courage." - Ann Duncan Hlavach