I designed these sparkling Breast Cancer Bead purse charms and keychains while going through chemotherapy. They are beautiful glass, crystal, metal and handmade lampwork beads that represent the average size tumors detected by screening, from largest (found by self-exam) to smallest (found by thermography). The middle bead is the average size tumor found by mammogram. If you have Dense Breast Tissue (DBT) like many of us, you should be screened also by ultrasound, MRI or thermography, as represented by the 4th, 5th and 6th bead. All profit goes to Van Andel Institute (VAI.org) for Breast Cancer Research, where 100% of individual contributions go right to their labs. The fourth bead is the Van Andel Angel logo, custom made by lampwork artist Cara Washington, a fellow Etsy shop owner. Imagine gorgeous jewelry that educates, empowers and enables early detection! Knowlege is power, this is a perfect gift for anyone with breasts. Each order comes with a pamphlet explaining the meaning of each bead so the story can be shared.
Teresa and Jordan