It was an honor to be inducted into the Beads of Courage Glass Bead Artist Hall of Fame. Jean, Robert and all of the dedicated staff at Beads of Courage make a difference daily in the lives of countless children courageously fighting childhood illnesses.
The cause is near and dear to my heart. My son Joshua was born with a congenital heart defect in 2003. He underwent surgery when he was 4 months old. When I design beads for Beads of Courage, I often think of his challenging journey and hope to help bring smiles to those brave children who face similar challenges.
Close up of the Hall of Fame Bead
It is amazing how productive a person can be when they are avoiding the Super Bowl crush of crowds near Phoenix. I have locked myself in my studio and focused on finishing 2 tutorials for Soda Lime Times "Happy" Issue to be released on March 15th. Sorry Charlie, no hints for now on what will be featured in the magazine, but I will share a fun bead which as been on my design board for 2 years now. Crazy how designs/plans get pushed out of the way with normal everyday life: