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2013 National Bead Challenge DayS


Beads of Courage has designated 

September 14th and September 21st 

from 10:00 AM -4:00 PM 

as National Bead Challenge DayS!

Thank  you to our Generous Sponsors: 

Heart of Platinum: Jewelry Television 

Heart of Gold: Soda Lime Times

Heart of Silver: Chase-Designs


2013 Host Studios

Bead Artists are Firing Up their Torches at the following Studios: 

Click on the City/State Name to visit their unique campaign page

September 21st
Artmosphere Studio
801 E 82nd, Unit 16A | Anchorage, AK 99518
(907) 317-0469
September 21st
Brazee Street Studios
4426 Brazee Street |  Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
(513) 321-0206
September 21st
Sinaca Studios
1013 W. Magnolia Avenue | Fort Worth, TX 76104
(214) 534-1875
September 21st
Pacific Art Glass
125 West 157th Street | Gardena, CA 90248
(800) 35-GLASS
September 21st
Jewel School Institute
 9600 Parkside Drive | Knoxville, TN 37922
 (865) 692-6000
September 21st
Mesa Arts Center
One East Main Street | Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 644-6500
September 21st
Potek Glass
2205 California Street NE | Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 281-7243
September 14th
Crystal Forge
1312 Izard Street | Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 578-1081
September 14th
Pittsburgh Glass Center
5472 Penn Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 365-2145
September 21st
Seattle Glassblowing School 
2227 5th Avenue | Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-2181
September 21st
Sonoran Glass School at The Metal Arts Village
3230 N Dodge Blvd. Suite J | Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 344-7668


What is Bead Challenge? 

Each Bead Challenge Event will be hosted by a supporting glass studio with 3 major goals in mind: 1. provide an opportunity for Beads of Courage® Members and the community to come and see just how those Act of Courage beads are made! 2. make one-of-a-kind glass beads that we need to sustain the Beads of Courage program in more than 150 participating children’s hospitals; and 3. raise awareness for the mission of Beads of Courage, Inc. and the art of glass beadmaking! 
We are passionate about giving children and their families coping with serious illness the ability to RECORD, TELL and OWN their story of COURAGE. Bead Challenge is an exclusive Beads of Courage Bead Making and Fundraising Event created to bring the incredible artists together that support Beads of Courage and the Beads of Courage Members who live in that community.
On September 14th and September 21st, National Beads of Courage Bead Challenge DayS, children who are members of Beads of Courage can attend and request their Dream Bead. “If I could have any bead in the world, it would be an octopus wrapped around a pencil (true story!), a frog, a princess, or a rainbow.” It’s a day to honor their courage in a setting outside the hospital where Beads of Courage Members and their families can come and learn about the art of glass bead making. It’s also a day where the community is invited to come and see what happens inside a glass studio and learn more about the mission of Beads of Courage.
I'm an artist and would like to participate, but I don't live near one of the 2013 Host Studios, can I help? 
Yes!! we have an Artist "from a distance" option, you can sign up now just click on THIS LINK!
If you have any questions, just email


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