Well a team of lampworkers can get together to make as many beads as possible for the Beads of Courage programm orgnanised by www.bechildcanceraware.org.
Many other lampworkers around the country joined in and fired up their torches to make beads in their own studios to contribute to the programme too.
Jo Wolfe (www.kitzbitzartglass.com) was the one who had this great idea. For the second year she organised the team, glass, kilns and supplies to keep everyone going. Here are a few photos of what went on.
The first of the 2 kilns ready to be emptied. These are the beads that were made in the first half of the Beadathon.
That was fun.
Go and see the beads in all their glory at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitzbitz/sets/72157634190089029/with/9384452178/