Courage Tiger’s Road Trip Day 24: July Bead of the Month

It’s me, Courage Tiger! I want to tell you about one of our amazing bead artists, Lezlie Foster, who designed and created the July Bead of the Month. She is a fantastic supporter of Beads of Courage and I was so lucky to talk with her about her beads! Lezlie told me that July reminds her of fun summer days when she would blow bubbles and try to catch them. She even said, “Bubbles are a lot like life, so fragile and beautiful but also so filled with wonder and fun!”

Lezlie Foster creating beads!

Lezlie found Beads of Courage through an online community that provided insight and encouraged her with her work. Lezlie has been making donations for a few years and said that she “fell in love with the program and the kids and I soon started making beads especially for them.”

Lezlie works on her honeycomb jewelry in her recluse studio in the Rocky Mountains. Even though she is currently working on different glass projects such as display pieces and other non-bead projects, she said that she will always love making beads, especially if it is for our kids and teens going through treatment!

July Bead of the Month

Thanks Lezlie for creating such wonderful beads for our children and teens that are coping with serious illness. If you want to keep up with Lezlie and her beautiful work, be sure to check out the July Bead of the Month and keep up with Lezlie and her studio on Facebook, Instagram, Etsy, or on her website. That’s it from me. Check back tomorrow for the next road trip update!

Courage Tiger’s 2017 Road Trip is a feature of the 9th Annual Bead Challenge, a three-month nationwide fundraiser and beadraiser for Beads of Courage. As the official Beads of Courage mascot, Courage Tiger is visiting all 50 states to highlight the incredible work our organization does by sharing stories of our courageous members, families, clinicians, and the caring community of artists and supporters who make our vital work possible. Please get involved in Bead Challenge 2017 by visiting today. Sign up to PARTICIPATE as a fundraiser, CREATE glass beads, or DONATE to the cause. With your help, we can Make Courage Roar for kids coping with serious illness! Many thanks to Bead Challenge 2017 presenting sponsor Northwestern Mutual and supporting sponsor Soda Lime Times.

– Contributed by Cristal Rogers, Marketing and Communications Intern, Beads of Courage