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ISGB Mentorship Program

This summer the ISGB kicked off our pilot Mentorship Program. A group of experienced Mentors offered their knowledge and support in one-on-one mentorships to a select group of ISGB members. Mentorships were made available in a variety of areas of interest, such as developing your personal style, selling your work, marketing yourself online, becoming an instructor, submitting your work to shows, writing tutorials, photographing your work, etc. 

The way the mentorships work is that the Mentors and their “Protégés” have a session for getting to know each other, then meet twice a month for three months, by phone, facetime, email or any other method agreeable to both. The specific details, such as the length of these meetings, handling questions that arise between meetings, approaches to sharing information, images, etc. are set by the individual pairs of Mentor and Protégé. At the end of the three-month period, there is a final session to evaluate the mentorship, and both the Protégé and the Mentor provide us with feedback to help us continue to develop the program. 

Future mentorships will be offered at a nominal cost to the Protégés, to benefit the ISGB Education Programs. Stay tuned for the next installment of the Mentorship Program. We will post more information and application details here as they become available.


Tutorial Downloads for ISGB Members

There's a new benefit for ISGB members! We have provided links to the tutorials you might have seen in the ISGB's member-only publication, The Glass Bead. Click here to see images of the tutorials and a link to them in the ISGB Forum Members Only area.

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ISGB Beadmaking Instructor Listing

Find ISGB members who are also beadmaking instructors here. These are all ISGB Professional-level members (or above) who teach beadmaking or other glass classes. Please remove the spaces between the "@" sign when emailing an instructor on this list. If you would like to be on this list, please contact our Director of Education, Ann Scherm Baldwin, at education @ (remove spaces). You must be a Professional-level member or above to be included in the list.

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Call for Instructors

ISGB has many members who are also bead instructors, so we are pleased to provide a listing with contact information and a link to their websites to connect them with students seeking teachers in their area. This benefit is for members at the Professional level or above.

To be listed, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it the following information:

1. Your name
2. Your studio/business name (if needed)
3. Your city, state/country
4. Your contact information (phone number, email address)
5. Your website url



Recommended Teaching Standards for Beginning Beadmaking Classes

Glass beadmaking is enjoying an enormous rise in popularity in the United States and internationally. What was once an art form, requiring an apprenticeship of many years to learn closely guarded techniques and color formulas, is now a popular, openly shared passion, being taught by glass beadmaking enthusiasts all over the world.

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