Here is my latest batch of Amoebas fresh baked, bathed, scrubbed, dressed up in their Sunday best and soon to be off in the post to cheer up some very brave children on the Beads of Courage program in the UK.
The Beads of Courage program is dear to my heart and I do so love making these funky fun and bright critters. I use the canes ends from twistie and murrini making which is what I spend most of my time making in the studio. There is a little tutorial for them here. It's a super simple way to for me make sure that I make one or two Act of Courage beads to donate every single time I am in the studio, I save them all up and send in small regular donations to BoC and it also means making something really positive from my would be scrap which has got to be a good thing!
The Beads of Courage project is now live in Oncology wards in 47 hospitals across the UK and is entirely funded by a small charity called Be Child Cancer Aware.
A few of us mad lampwork beadmaking ladies will be getting together this weekend and doing something pretty cool! 24 hours of lampwork bead making in honour of Beads of Courage. Every bead we make will be sent to BCCA as Act of Courage beads for the children on the BoC program and we will are also fund raising for BCCA - BoC too. We are hoping to raise a modest £500 which will fund one hospital ward for approximately 6 months on the program.
If you make lampwork beads and have some that you would like to gift to Beads of Courage please download the donation form here. The details of where to send your beads to is in the form.
If you would like to sponsor us or find out more about our 24 beadathon project then please visit our
Just Giving Page
Every £1 will make a huge difference to our total, no donation too small :-D
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