The Big News

Beads of Courage Design Challenge
presented by Jewelry Television
Creativity in Full Circle sponsored by 
Soft Flex Company 

Over the last few months, I have had the pleasure of working on an exciting, top secret project.  Remember these?
 Children in the Beads of Courage Program were asked to create drawings which represent a specific word. After the drawings were finished, the fabulous designs were paired with glass artists.  The artist created beads based on the original drawing.  Size, color, detail, and quality were of utmost importance to convey the design artist's idea.  Truly a project born of fire, glass, and love.  I am honored to be one of the artists chosen to bring a special bead to life, specifically the "Peace" design.
Talented jewelry designers were commissioned by Soft Flex Company to create one of a kind designs featuring the glass beads.  The special jewelry collaboration will be on exhibit at the 2014 Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee.  Sara Oehler, talented designer/writer and Soft Flex Sales/Marketing Manager, originally announce the partnership on the "Soft Flex Girl" blog back in April:

All of the limited edition bead designs will be unveiled on June 5th in Milwaukee.  For those of you attending the Bead & Button Show, stop by the Beads of Courage and Soft Flex Company booths.  Beads of Courage will have a booth located in the lobby to view the finished designs, fall in love, and purchase one! The sale proceeds will benefit Beads of Courage.  Beads of Courage will have all the focal beads of the Bead Design Challenge for sale at their booth as well.  These are VERY limited edition, so don't wait!  A few will be available at starting Friday.  Donation receipts will be available.

The Beads of Courage Mission Statement: We are growing every day, providing innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them.

Bead and Button Show
Jewelry Television 

Special thanks to the Soft Flex Company, their products are beyond fabulous.  Visit them online, connect with them on Facebook, or check out their Bead & Button Show booths in person: 525, 527, 626, 628.  

Check back for updates from the Bead & Button Show.  Until then, happy beading!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Heather! I am so excited for you; this is such a great honor. You are a fabulously talented glass artist and such an inspiration as well. Thank you for letting the cat out of the bag just a tad early for those of us who are too impatient! I really was trying!!!! :)


TesoriTrovati said...

Hello Miss Heather! I am the lucky designer that received your fun bead to create a piece for the special collaboration! I just posted a picture I took of my finished design on my website and on my Facebook page today and thought that you would like to see it! I will be leaving tomorrow for the Bead & Button show and can't wait to see the whole collaboration come together. Thank you for sharing your talents. Enjoy the day! Erin

Heather Sellers said...

Thank you Cheryl! I am excited to see all of the fun beads and read about the creative children who sketched the designs. I'm hoping some beads make it to the Bead of Courage site for online sales, however they are extremely limited edition.

As for Miss Erin, what can I say??? Your jewelry design is so fun! I can't imagine the time it took to coil all of the parts and pieces. What a creative mind! I hope you have a great time at the Bead & Button show. Safe travels, Heather