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 Beads of Courage in 2016. Her son-in-law is a leukemia survivor, so when she saw where these beads go and how special they are to those who receive them, she knew that in creating them she would be doing something very important for BOC children and for herself.