I recently sent about a dozen beads to Beads of Courage, an organization I've written about here before. Beads of Courage provides beads to children who are suffering from illnesses. The children receive beads to string for each treatment they have, each time they stay in the hospital, each time they have blood drawn . . . As you can imagine, these kids have very long strands of beads. I send beads to the Beads of Courage program as often as I can, and they are distributed to the different hospitals that are participating in the program. There are a lot of artists that donate beads - it's a really wonderful program.
Recently, Beads of Courage put the word out to artists that it would be accepting beads to sell on the BOC website. These sales would benefit the program. It took me a little while, but I finally got a small group of beads ready and sent them (with my last bead donation) to BOC. I just found out that my beads are now up for sale in the Artist Gallery. There are some really amazing beads and jewelry available on the site, all by different glass and polymer clay artists, and I'm so honored to see my little critters among the beautiful beads.
So take a minute to check out the Artist Gallery at Beads of Courage. You won't be disappointed. :)