September Component of the Month REVEAL!!
I'm so excited to share with you the creations of these wonderful Artisans!!
AJE Team Members
|Circuit Breaker Labs|
What is an Act of Courage Bead?Act of Courage Beads can take almost any form that you would like to make-it's an opportunity for you to let your imagination go! The 3/32" mandrel is preferred but other sizes are also usable.Special Requirements for Act of Courage Beads: Please have nice 'puckers' on the ends of the beads, sharp edges on the bead holes cut fingers and can not be sent out. Overly frilly bits sticking out may break off and leave sharp edges on the surface, be sure that raised dots have solid connections (no undercuts) and that surface decorations are robust enough to take some knocking about.We ask that you refrain from using reduction frit or glasses that give a metallic sheen on the surface due to heavy metal issues with these materials. We can't send metallic reduction surface beads to the kids.Anneal your beads properly in a kiln to ensure they don't crack. Cracked beads have to go in the waste basket.Please make sure that the bead release is cleaned out. Beads with the release still inside take more time for our volunteer staff to clean and this tremendously slows down turnaround time to the hospitals.When you send your beads please fill out the Bead Donation Form, it helps us to expedite sending you a receipt and certificate for your donation.
Special Requirements for Polymer Clay Beads: Any size or shape is acceptable. The kids love bright colors! Our preferred hole size is 3/32" with no sharp corners, edges, or protrusions that would easily break off. Please remember that they beads are worn and handled by children and should be sturdy enough to stand up to wear and tear.
|Clockwise: Classic Bead, Classic Elements, Humble Beads|
|Clockwise: Suburban Girl Studio, Green Girl Studios, Classic Elements, Glass Addictions|
|Clockwise: Thea Elements, Shipwreck Beads, Marsha Neal Studio, Shipwreck Beads|
|Clockwise: Humble Beads, Suburban Girl Studio, White Clover Kiln, Kristi Bowman Design|
|Clockwise: Slate Studios, Starry Road Studio, Shipwreck Beads, Stinky Dog Beads|
|Mixed media amulets by Jenny Davies-Reazor|
|Cabochon by Diana Ptaszynski|
|Ceramic cabochon by Caroline Dewison leather flower by H M Creative supplies|
|The piece on the right just came off the fire - it will cool to match the color on the left.|
|Components ready to be made into earrings!|