Come See us at Glass Craft  2020

Click on Glass Craft  link to the left.

Open Torch is Also,The 2nd and 4th Thursday Evening of Every Month 
​Must call an hour ahead to confirm open seat!

Holidays and Holiday Weekends 

We had a visitor!  CBS Channel  3 Reporter Meisha Johnson on her Dream Drive to Carlisle School of Glass Art!

See link below for details!


Beads of Courage Mission
We are growing every day, providing innovative, arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them.
Beads of Courage, Inc. is an approved public charity under I.R.S. Code Section 501(c)(3), based in Tucson, Arizona. 
We Are Involved

Beads of Courage is a member of the following organizations:
Society for the Arts in Healthcare
International Society of Glass Beadmakers
Child Life Council

Our History

Jean Baruch, developed the first Beads of Courage, Inc. program while working on her PhD in Nursing at the University of Arizona, College of Nursing. Her inspiration came from her clinical practice, and from her experiences as a camp nurse at one of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camps. With the financial support of her family and friends, Jean developed and piloted the Beads of Courage Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital in February 2003. As part of the development, the following critical tasks were completed: 
Reviewed the professional literature regarding related programs for children and their families coping with serious illness, resulting in identifying gaps in services provided, and providing evidence-based support for the targeted outcomes of the Beads of Courage program as a resilience-based intervention.

Wrote the Beads of Courage training manual for health care professionals, referencing the professional literature.

Made logistic arrangements for the Beads of Courage program beads and printed materials.

Designed and trademarked the Beads of Courage graphic logo.

Formed relationship with the Arizona Society of Glass Beadmakers, and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, resulting in the donation of special, handmade beads for the program.
Following the completion of the above development activities, an ongoing evaluation of the pilot Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital was conducted to determine its impact on the children who participated in the Program and on the staff who implemented it. Preliminary evaluation findings were presented at three national peer-reviewed research meetings: a podium presentation at the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (APON) 28th Annual Conference and Exhibit, October 7-9, 2004, in Kansas City, MO; a poster presentation at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) 2nd Annual Conference, January 27-29, 2005, in Phoenix, AZ; and a poster presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN), April 9-11, 2005, in San Francisco, CA.
A Letter from the Founder

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, and for having the courage to care. We are Beads of Courage, Inc. a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to helping children with serious illness record, tell and own their stories of survival.
We have been working diligently to transform the treatment experience for children coping with chronic, life threatening illness through our arts-in-medicine programs.
In 11 years since our inception, our organization has established our programs in over 240 children's hospitals in the United States, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan. Our growth is evidence of the need for the type of support Beads of Courage provides for children coping with serious illness.
Thank you for your interest, support and genuine concern for children coping with serious illness, their families, and the health care providers who care for them.
Jean Baruch, RN, BSN
Executive Director and Founder
Beads of Courage, Inc.

International Flameworking Conference

2020 International Flameworking Conference
March 20-22

Link not available yet. To be held at the main campus of 
Salem Community College Glass Facilities.

AGI Art Glass Invitational 2019

For more information click on link above. 

Art Glass Invitational 2019
Monday, August 5th 
Saturday, August 10th

Thank you to all who participated in 2018! Pictures soon!
East Coast Melt 2019
Click above link to check it out! 

East Coast Melt 2019​
In the Pocono Mountains of PA
Sept. 9-13 2019
Beads of Courage