Beads of Courage 2012 (Smurf Edition)


This lidded container was created with the Smurf in mind!  The lid is held in place with the fireplace chimney, that protrudes out of the roof.  Made from sycamore and each element was either carved, dyed or branded to create the final piece.  If was selected for judging and received 9th place out of 109 donated boxes.

The Beads of Courage program is for children undergoing treatments to save their lives.  For each treatment they receive a bead for a necklace.  Some of the children have tubs of these beads after years of treatments.  This aspect of the program has wood turners creating wood boxes (lidded containers) to donate so that the children would have a place to store their most treasured beads.  Every year, at the SWAT Symposium the number of donated boxes grows.  in 2012 there were 109 lidded boxes donated!!!