Designing with the Stars – Fall 2022 Event

  • Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 – 4-5:30pm ET/ 2-3:30MT
  • $50 – Virtual Event via Zoom

SOLD OUT! Join Us in 2023!

November Event Stars

Meredith Roddy

Product Marketing Specialist of Beadalon

Meredith will share tips and tricks for working with memory wire as we create a colorful, coiled, beaded bracelet.

Sponsored by Beadalon and Jesse James Beads

Danielle Wickes

Owner of Danielle Wickes Jewelry, Creative Director of John Bead

Danielle will teach us how to create a trendy hemp bracelet featuring a lucky golden cowrie shell.

Sponsored by John Bead

Julianna Avelar

Inventor of the Jewel Loom, Owner of JewelLoom.com
Julianna designed a special mini loom kit just for use in our Designing with the Stars class. We’ll create a unique pendant.

Sponsored by JewelLoom.com

Autumn Beaded Bracelet – Designer Meredith Roddy

Beadalon Memory Wire is one size fits most, and super easy to use – no experience making jewelry is necessary! Follow the pattern or create your own from a gorgeous Jesse James Beads mix of fall neutral colors. (Note: Extra tools needed are Round Nose Pliers. Gather a Jump Ring and Chain Nose Pliers if you’d like to add an extra dangle-doo charm).

Summer Shell Bracelet – Designer Danielle Wickes

Created with 1mm waxed cotton cord and a sweet cowrie shell. Creatively knotted, beginner-friendly macramé project.

Beads of Courage Lanyard – Designer Julianna Avelar

The Beads of Courage Badge/Lanyard Kit is a simple and easy way to learn the basics of weaving. Learn how to create warps, wefts aka weaving and a few simple knots using the Beads of Courage Lanyard kit with Julianna Jewels, the Inventor of the Jewel Loom Beading Loom. What a great way to show your love and passion for helping children to heal along with supporting Beads of Courage. (Note: Additional items needed are flat nose pliers, bent nose pliers, scissors, and other yarns/fibers if wanting to add different colors.


Our expert instructors love to make jewelry, teach jewelry, and wear jewelry. They’re big supporters of Beads of Courage and bring lots of good energy to our fundraising events. They’ve taught at our in-person bracelet parties at Beads of Courage headquarters and they’re skilled at teaching online, too. Get ready for a fun time for a great cause!

“Designing with the Stars” is a signature fundraising event of Beads of Courage in collaboration with Katie Hacker, editor of Beadwork magazine and host of the Jewelry Artist podcast. Funds raised through these events benefit Beads of Courage and our mission of hope and healing for children coping with serious illness through arts-in-medicine programs.


Thank you to these wonderful companies for supporting Beads of Courage with their generous sponsorship of our Designing with the Stars events:


Designing with the Stars at Bead Fest – Benefiting Beads of Courage

  • Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Beadfest location:  Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA
  • $65 Ticket | Net proceeds will go to Beads of Courage