This Saturday I will be in Brighton, MI, at Stanesa Glass Studio for the first annual National Bead Challenge. Beads of Courage is an arts in medicine program for children with serious illness. The good news is that the program has expanded to over 140 hospitals around the world. The success comes at a cost, however, as they are in great need of beads.
No problem - we're on it! This Saturday, 8 glass studios around the U.S. (not to mention hundreds of lampworkers in their own home studios) will participate in creating beads for over 6 hours that day. Also at these events, there will be Sponsor Beads for sale for only $5.00; Sponsor Beads are fun beads and special notes of encouragement are written to be given with that bead to an ill child.
If you are on the east side of the state, please stop by and support a great cause.