glass art

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

On Saturday, Kalamazoo glass artists and Bronson Hospital staff will make beads for child cancer patients. They’re called “Journey Beads,” and each one represents a type of treatment or therapy the kids have gone through.

Gloria Badiner at her glass art studio in Mattawan
Nancy Camden

When Gloria Badiner of Mattawan saw some glass art, she instantly fell in love. She was a working scientist at the time.

“Glass is a material that has a scientific component to it,” Badiner says, “so, it just fit really well for me.”