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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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...

June 2022 Bead of the Month: The Fish Bead reminds you to make everyday fin-tastic!
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Artist Statement: Swim into summer with this playful fish. Purple is the color usually associated with wishes and whimsy. And this little guy is packed full of both! Artist Bio: After years of watching bead making, Stephanie White first started working on the torch in 2001. “I’m constantly working on learning new techniques and developing new skills.” Recently she has been drawing inspiration from nature. She works at Beads By Design in Marietta, GA and is lucky enough to be...

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...

March 2022 Bead of the Month - The Four-Leaf Clover Bead reminds you that a little luck can go a long way!
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Artist Inspiration: Green makes me think of spring and searching for four-leaf clovers as a kid. With this bead, you can have your own four-leaf clover and a little gold from the end of the rainbow. A little luck can go a long way! About the Artist: Audra Delashmutt is a member of the Beads of Courage Bead Artist Hall of Fame and has been making beads for us for over 20 years. She and her family live in Illinois and have 5 studio cats that like to play with her beads. Since starting to...

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...

September 2021 Bead of the Month - The Autumn Joy Bead reminds you to stop, look, and listen to find joy in your surroundings
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September 2021 Bead of the Month - The Autumn Joy Bead reminds you to stop, look, and listen to find joy in your surroundings Artist Inspiration: There's no place as colorful as New England in Autumn: The beautiful blue sky above you, the smell of freshly pressed apple cider, the swirl of brilliant color as falling leaves dance in the wind, the sound when they crunch underfoot. It's truly a joy for the senses. About the Artist: Diana Spiller has spent her entire life dabbling in art,...

August 2021 Bead of the Month - Dog Days of Summer Bead reminds you to stay pawsitive!
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August 2021 Bead of the Month - Dog Days of Summer Bead reminds you to stay pawsitive!About the bead: "The inspiration for this bead came from all the cool dogs in Las Vegas. They sit in the water with their shades on soaking up the sun and enjoying the Dog Days of Summer." - Bead Artist, Maria SchoenenbergerAbout the Artist: Maria Schoenenberger has been making glass beads since 2003. She says, “I love putting the googly eyes on my little characters and watching them come to...

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...