Welcome to Beads for Smiles

Welcome to Beads for Smiles.

My name is Liz and my aim in setting up Beads for Smiles is to be able to combine my hobby of making bead
jewellery and accessories with raising money for Operation Smile. Operation Smile are a wonderful charity that
provide cleft lip and/or palate operations for children in developing countries. More information on Operation Smile can be found below.

All the items on this website are available in exchange for a donation to Operation Smile. The full amount of the
donation will go to the charity, I will not take out any for materials or postage.

New items will be added to the website as I make them so please check back every so often to see what’s new. I can
also undertake some bead jewellery repairs, so if you have a favourite piece that needs attention please send me
details and I will see what I can do. I will also respond to special requests where possible and if you would like an
item similar to something you have seen but in a different colour or length, I’m happy to help if I can.
I hope you enjoy browsing my website and helping me to make a child smile.

Thank you!

Liz

About Operation Smile

“Making one person smile can change the world; maybe not the whole world, but their world” – Unknown

Children born with a cleft lip and/or palate face a host of physical and social challenges. Babies experience difficulties feeding which can lead to malnutrition, speech and language development can be delayed and impaired and dental development can be impaired. Children are often subjected to social stigma, isolation and bullying.

Operation Smile is an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities. It is one of the oldest and largest volunteer-based organizations dedicated to improving the health and lives of children worldwide through access to surgical care.

It takes £150 and 45 minutes to change a child’s life by giving them the smile they deserve.

For more information about Operation Smile please click the link

http://www.operationsmile.org.uk/

How to order

If you see something you like, please contact me at contact@beadsforsmiles.co.uk, quoting the reference number of the item, for full payment and delivery details. All requests will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.

Donations can be made via Just Giving or Paypal and can be whatever you feel appropriate. Suggested minimum donations are shown by each item but please feel free to give whatever you think appropriate. Whatever you donate the full amount will go straight to Operation Smile so please be generous. Thank you!