Saw a presentation at a woodturning event last night from a charity,
Beads of Courage, that was looking for donations of boxes and bowls to
contain beads. They give beads to kids who are undergoing serious
medical treatment and the kids see them as badges of honour. There is a
different bead for each type of treatment so we saw pictures of kids
with huge, multistrand necklaces and it was heart breaking to see how
many were for chemo etc. Not all make necklaces but apparently the kids
are avid collectors. Their parents keep the beads in bowls or boxes if
the kids don’t make it.
It has given me ideas for some pieces I had been thinking of making.
The US organisation:http://www.beadsofcourage.org/pages/beadsofcourage.htm