Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Beads Thank You

Back in mid-September i participated in the Bead Challenge put on by the Beads of Courage organization.  This is a really neat organization that uses beads as part of a healing program for children coping with serious illness.  For example, they will get a bead to mark a radiation treatment, a transfusion, etc.

For the Bead Challenge, lampworkers from all over the world committed several hours of September 15 to making colorful beads for these children.  As a "thank you" for our participation, the organization sent us these really neat corded name beads.  I was a bit surprised at how proud i was to wear them, and it really brought home to me the power of this concept of marking significant life events with a bead.

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