Welcome to the South Regional page, representing the great states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas! Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or comments you have about the ISGB or the South region, or if I can help you in any way.

On this webpage you will find a number of glass resources from our region. First there are the official ISGB chapters and other unofficial groups. They are probably your single best resources. Next is a listing of bead events in the region. For those that want to learn new lampworking techniques, we have compiled a list of instructional facilities in the region. Last, we have put together a list of primarily lampworking suppliers in the region for those that want it now or like to see before you buy. We hope that this list will be beneficial and if you know of other regional resources or events, let us know at 
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Chapter/Group Listings:

Austin Fireflies
Austin, Texas
 

Bead-Buddies

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

www.bead-buddies.org
Mountain View, Arkansas

Houston Society of Glass Beadmakers - Official ISGB Chapter
AKA - Houston Hotties

Laurie Luley, President
Lisa Blanchard, Vice President
Karen Headstream, Secretary

Elizabeth Bunn, Treasurer

Society of Artisan Lampworkers in San Antonio -
Official ISGB Chapter
AKA - SALSA

Vicki Munie, President 
Leia Edmonds, Vice President
Betty Munie, Secretary
Betty Munie, Treasurer


Events:

Many people are gearing up for festivals, craft shows and bead shows for the holiday season, which is just around the corner. Here are a couple of keep in mind.

The Bead Market - Bead, Jewelry & Gift Show

Sept. 25-27, 2015: Dallas Bead Market

Oct. 3-4, 2015: Houston Bead Market

Nov. 7-8, 2015: San Antonio Bead Market

Nov. 14-15, 2015: Tulsa Bead Market

Nov. 20-22, 2015: Ft. Worth Bead Market

http://www.thebeadmarket.net


International Gem & Jewelry Show
October 16-18, 2015: Dallas Texas

October 23-25, 2015: Houston Texas

www.intergem.com


 

 
Teaching Facilities:
 
The teaching facilities listed here are larger multi-station facilities that bring nationally and internationally recognized artist. If what you are looking for instead is a good quality instructor, who has received ISGB instructor training, and may be willing to offer one-on-one instruction in a small studio setting go to this link http://www.isgb.org/isgb-education1/beadmaking-instructors.html.

Arkansas 

Ozark Folk Center
Mountain View, Arkansas
(870) 269-3851
 
The Arkansas Craft School
 Mountain View, Arkansas
(870) 269-8397
 
Blue Moon Glassworks, LLC. - an ISGB Affiliate Member
108 West 43rd Street 
Austin, Texas 78751
(512) 380-0770
www.austinbluemoon.com
Studio offers open torch

CG Beads - an ISGB Corporate Member
703 N 5th Street – Participant in ISGB Vendor Discount Program
Sanger, Texas 76266
(940) 458-8322
www.cgbeads.com

Dream Fire Glass - an ISGB Affiliate Member
2107 Town Oak Drive
San Antonio, Texas
(210) 875-6856
www.dreamfireglass.com 
 
Glass Sorbet - ISGB Corporate Member
10 Tartan Ct. – Participant in ISGB Vendor Discount Program
Conroe, Texas 77301
(888) 554-2323
www.GlassSorbet.com
Studio offers open torch

Kettrell/Riffkind Art Glass

5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 510

Dallas, Texas 75254

(972) 239-7957

www.kittrellriffkind.com/studio.php


The Craft Guild of Dallas an ISGB Affiliate Member
5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 400
Dallas, Texas 75254
(972) 490-0303
 

Lampworking Suppliers/Services:

Louisiana
 
Chase Designs    
New Orleans, Louisiana
Supplier of Murrini

Texas
 
Blue Moon Glassworks - an ISGB Affiliate Member
108 West 43rd Street 
Austin, Texas 78751
(512) 380-0770
www.austinbluemoon.com
Supplier of Glass, Tools, Equipment, Torches

CG Beads - an ISGB Corporate Member
703 N 5th Street – Participant in ISGB Vendor Discount Program
Sanger, Texas 7
6266
(940) 458-8322
www.cgbeads.com
Supplier of Glass, Findings and Tools

Elizabeth Bunn 
www.elizabethbeads.com 
Supplier of Blended Frit

Glass Sorbet - ISGB Corporate Member
10 Tartan Ct. – Participant in ISGB Vendor Discount Program
Conroe, Texas 77301
(888) 554-2323
www.GlassSorbet.com
Supplier of Glass, Findings, Tools, Equipment, Kilns, Torches 

Paragon Industries an ISGB Corporate Member
2011 S. Town East
Mesquite, Texas
(972) 288-7557
Manufacturer of Kilns

Robin Foster
www.fosterfireglass.com 
Supplier of Foster Fire Bead Release 

That Frit Girl
Bulverde, Texas
Supplier of Blended Frit


Other Types of Suppliers/Services:

Austin Bead Society

Houston Bead Society