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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 October Bead of the Month – The Little Alien Bead reminds you to smile every day!
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Item #: BOM12010 -

About the Bead: "This little blue alien’s name is LADS, which his parents nicknamed him from his full and proper name, Little Alien Delivering Smiles. He lives on the planet Courage and loves to give you a smile. His mom Kissy and his dad Hug are very proud of all the hard work their son does every day, and they hope you find a little bit of courage in their little LADS every day!" – Kris Schiable, bead artist About the Artist: Kris Schaible has been a glass bead artist for 16 years. She has...

 September 2020 Bead of the Month – The Rocket Bead reminds you to aim high and reach for your goals!
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Item #: BOM12009 -

About the Bead: "I think that being able to see the world from a spaceship would be amazing! Just think about seeing all those sparkling stars. But for now, I’m going to keep my feet right here on planet Earth." – Marcia Kmack, bead artist About the Artist: Marcia Kmack has been a full-time glass beadmaker for over 20 years. She says it’s all the beautiful colors of glass that keep her fascinated. Her studio is at 8,000' in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. ...

August 2020 Bead of the Month – The Sunshine Bead reminds you that tomorrow will be brighter!!
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Item #: BOM12008 -

About the Bead: "The sun, to me, means growth, warmth, and happiness. People, like all other living things, need the sun to grow big and strong. Let this bead be a reminder that while the sky might seem gray right now, tomorrow is another day and another chance for the sun to shine!" – Audra Delashmutt, bead artist About the Artist: Audra Delashmutt lives in Illinois with her family and furry studio helpers. She has been making beads since the early 2000s and has been making beads for Beads of...

June 2020 Bead of the Month – The Sparkle Planet Bead reminds you to discover new things!
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About the Bead: "These Deep Space Sparkle planets have dichroic glass sparkle. Did you know NASA used dichroic glass to protect astronauts from harmful radiation? May these beads remind you that science can be both beautiful and inspiring, and so are you!" – Carolyn Santos, bead artist About the Artist: "Hi! I’m Carolyn, I love color, sparkle, and all things beach. I’ve been creating with glass since I was in high school, and have been a glass artist for 16+ years. I’m married to an awesome...

May 2020 Bead of the Month – The Friendly Alien Bead reminds you that you have friends everywhere!
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May Bead of the Month – The Friendly Alien bead reminds you that you have friends everywhere!About the Bead: “When I think of what is out there, I’m always reminded of the movie Contact and the quote, ‘The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.’ I like to imagine that if we did meet one of our universe neighbors, they would think the same.” – Maureen Henriques, bead artist The bead features a friendly alien on one side and his spaceship on the...

2021 Bead of the Month Bundle
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April 2020 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,...

November 2020 Bead of the Month – The Martian Bead reminds you to follow your curiosity!
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About the Bead: "I am inspired by the 'friendly alien' movies Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. This little Martian is darting around the galaxy checking out each of the planets, moons and asteroids. Peeking out of his spaceship hatch, he's hoping to find new friends. This bead reminds us to keep searching. There are friends to be found everywhere!" – Diana Spiller, bead artist About the Artist: Diana Spiller has been making beads since 2010 and discovered...

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 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...

January 2020 Bead of the Month – The Wonders of Space Bead reminds you to keep looking up!
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Item #: BOM12001 -

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." -...