Beads Of Courage Design Challenge - Life

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Jewelry Design by Andrew Thornton

Bead designed by Gilina Voon from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Bead created by Elizabeth Bunn

10 glass beads were created based on drawings by 10 children in the Beads of Courage program. 10 jewelry designers chosen by Soft Flex Company were challenged to incorporate the beads into finished necklace designs that were on display and sold with the proceeds benefiting Beads of Courage at the 2014 Bead and Button Show in the lobby.

The Beads of Courage Mission: 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. 

To learn more about this project and Beads of Courage in general, please check out this article by Cami Dibattista for Trib Total Media.

Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog. She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at

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