Designing With The Stars 2024

Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage

DESIGNING WITH THE STARS – BENEFITING BEADS OF COURAGE

Designing with the Stars is a signature fundraising event of Beads of Courage in collaboration with Katie Hacker, former editor of Beadwork magazine and host of the Beads, Baubles, and Jewels on PBS. 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. Every Designing with the Stars event provides a fun, festive opportunity to experience the joy of creating jewelry with the guidance of our All-Star jewelry designers!

HURRY! Tickets are limited! Adults and teens ages 16 and up are welcome to participate; children 10 and up are also welcome to register but will need adult supervision with the projects. Thank you!

In-Person Designing with the Stars

Our in-person events are fast-paced round robins where you make a piece of jewelry at each Star’s station, adding up to over half a dozen unique creations. Experience the joy of jewelry making as you chat, snack, and celebrate Beads of Courage mission moments.

  • Materials to make 7-8 pieces of jewelry
  • Beads of Courage mission activities
  • Appetizers and drinks
  • Additional surprises!

Online Designing with the Stars

Register at least two weeks in advance to ensure prompt arrival of your party package:

Arizona Time.

In this fun virtual Zoom format, you will make three beautiful jewelry projects with guidance from three all-star designers. Each project will take about 20 minutes with prize drawings throughout the event! Tickets are $50 per person and include a package mailed to you prior to the party, consisting of:

  • Materials to make 3 pieces of jewelry
  • Beads of Courage Bead Strong activity
  • Beads of Courage Carry a Bead Kit
  • Raffle bead for prizes during the party
  • Additional surprises!

SPONSORS

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 2024, Beads of Courage
Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage
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Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage
Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage
Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage
Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage
Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage
Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage
Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage
Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage
Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage
Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage
Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage

DESIGNING WITH THE STARS TEAM

Our expert instructors love to make jewelry, teach jewelry, and wear jewelry. They’re enthusiastic supporters of Beads of Courage and bring lots of great Star energy to our fundraising events. Get ready for a fun time for a great cause!

Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage

MEET THE DESIGNER:
Beth Simmons draws much of her jewelry inspiration from nature. She is the buyer for Shipwreck Beads and sells her own jewelry designs at LoveStrung Creations.

Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage

MEET THE DESIGNER:
Deb Floros is a jewelry designer, content creator, and lover of all things jewelry! Find her jewelry creations at Deb Luvs Jewelry Designs.

Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage

MEET THE DESIGNER:
Jill Mackay is an innovative licensed jewelry designer who hosts weekly Facebook Live chats where you can learn new techniques and shop.

Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage

MEET THE DESIGNER
Katie Hacker volunteered with Beads of Courage for many years before becoming the Director of Engagement. She was the host of Beads, Baubles & Jewels on PBS.

Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage

MEET THE DESIGNER:
Tamara Honaman is a multi-media jewelry designer, educator, and author. Tammy hosts Heart & Hands of a Maker podcast on Spotify and wherever you listen.

Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage

MEET THE DESIGNER:
Maggie Thompson is an award-winning kumihimo jewelry designer who sells kits and tools on her website MaggieTDesigns.

Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage

MEET THE DESIGNER:
Laura Scott is the owner of Wubbers, a line of carefully-engineered pliers that make it easy to bend and form jewelry making wire.

Designing With The Stars 2024, Beads of Courage

MEET THE DESIGNER:
Meredith Roddy is the Product Specialist for Beadalon and loves sharing her passion for beading through her tutorials and advice for making beautiful jewelry.