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BEADS OF COURAGE ATLANTA

Act of Courage and Bumpy Treatment Beads

by Robert Simmons 

 

 

 

Act of Courage Beads

The Act of Courage bead is given when the child has undergone a difficult treatment or procedure.  There is no specific color or pattern for this bead, but bright colors and patterns are suggested.  The size is important for this bead.  They are usually between  ¾ to 1 inch  in diameter and more or less round. 

 

Bumpy Beads

‘Bumpies’ are for the kids after they have had a tough time during treatment, signifying a ‘bumpy ride’.  These beads are about the same size - ¾ to1 inch diameter - as the Act of Courage beads, but have textured surfaces.  Slightly raised dots in contrasting colors make excellent bumpy beads.

 

3/32 Mandrels work well for all beads.

 

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