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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January 2022 Bead of the Month - The Rainbow Heart Bead reminds you to look for the rainbows in life – Those magical moments that are just like seeing a colorful rainbow!
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January 2022 Bead of the Month - The Rainbow Heart Bead reminds you to look for the rainbows in life – Those magical moments that are just like seeing a colorful rainbow!About the artist: Kari Chittenden started making beads in 2000 as a hobby to share with her (then) 12-year-old daughter. 21 years later, she continues to enjoy a close relationship with her daughter and they both still make beads! That’s why the BOC program is close to her heart – it’s all about children. ...

December 2021 Bead of the Month - The Gnome Bead will watch over you and reward you with happiness always!
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December 2021 Bead of the Month - The Gnome Bead will watch over you and reward you with happiness always! About the Artist: Shauna Mitru is a self-taught flamework artist from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Shauna is a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council and a member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. In 2006, Shauna was invited to set up and facilitate the lampwork bead program at the Neil Balkwill Civic...

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...

July 2021 Bead of the Month - The Firefly Bead reminds you to let your happiness glow and shine bright
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July 2021 Bead of the Month - The Firefly Bead reminds you to let your happiness glow and shine bright 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 the power and language of...

June 2021 Bead of the Month - The Ice Cream bead reminds you to make sweet memories this summer!
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June 2021 Bead of the Month - The Ice Cream bead reminds you to make sweet memories this summer! 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 Courage since 2017. Audra loves that her beads can put a smile on the faces of the recipients and help them tell their story of courage. ...

May 2021 Bead of the Month - The Rainbow Bead reminds you to always look on the bright side!
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About the Bead: The Rainbow Bead reminds you to always look on the bright side. No matter the storm, a rainbow will appear.About the Artist:Roxanne Hood has been making beads since 2017 and discovered Beads of Courage while attending the Molten Experience in Squamish, BC, Canada. Since then she has donated several hundreds of beads to the cause, volunteers as the BOC rep for her local glass artist group the Pacific Pyros, and was inducted into the Beads of Courage Artist Hall of Fame...

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...

February 2021 Bead of the Month - The Lovebird Bead reminds you that love is in the air!
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About the Artist: About 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 life. They make me smile." About the Bead: February is a season of love. Give your friends and family a big hug with our cheerful Lovebird Bead. This cute and colorful glass bead is decorated with a big red heart and is sure to spread a message of love everywhere it goes! ...

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...