TEAM Beads of Courage – Beads in Space

by admin on March 15, 2010

We are really excited over here at Beads of Courage!  We will be sending 8 ounces of handmade glass beads into space on the NASA Space Shuttle!  It is scheduled to blast off on May 14 (keep your fingers crossed for good weather and other things that need to go smoothly).

These beads will be traveling with TEAM Beads of Courage – NASA Astronauts, and upon their return home will be returned to Beads of Courage and will serve as BOOSTS of enCOURAGEment for kids in our program!  How cool will that be to say that they have had real astronauts thinking of them while they were in outer space?  Everyone will receive a commemorative postcard highlighting the mission, the beads and our TEAM.

Where are these beads coming from?  Our very talented and supportive glass beadmakers from around the world.  And, we’ve decided to have some fun with it and have a contest. Beads must be space-themed and in a style that we think that kids would like, afterall, that’s where they’ll eventually land!

Are you a glass beadmaker and would like a chance for your bead to rocket through space?  Click here to download the instructions for entering your bead(s). And, even if you don’t want to enter the contest, why not have some fun and send some space-themed beads anyway?  You may just find them featured on the blog or elsewhere.

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Melissa Mesara March 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

How cool!

Nikki March 16, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I’m so in on this one, I can’t wait to see photos of everyone’s work, too! Mind tumbling over sturdy fun ideas already, hmmm… :)

By Beaded Story March 25, 2010 at 6:28 am

this is so cool! clap! clap!

Louise March 29, 2010 at 3:50 am

This is such a brilliant idea! What fun for everyone involved -beadmakers AND recipients, I hope there will be a blog post to show all the beads that are submitted as entries because I’m sure a lot of folks will want to see them :oD

DeAnne April 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Congrats to all the winners! Can’t wait to see all the submissions! Thanks again, BoC, for letting us participate in such a thoughtful and exciting project!

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