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Creators & Makers

The ISGB is proud to present its upcoming interactive online series CREATORS & MAKERS.  On the second Sunday of each month- 12:00 noon eastern, you can join us in a live event where we meet the leaders in the industry, ask questions and learn together.

Registration is required

November 2020 Challenge

Member Creativity Challenges

November Challenge

Random Act of Kindness

ISGB Membership includes inspiration and a chance to randomly win a $100 Gift Certificate from our Sponsor ABR Imagery.


commemorative 2021 Call

Call for Commemorative Bead Artist & Presenters

The International Society of Glass Beadmakers proudly supports our bead artists by purchasing beads to be sold during our online Gathering conference June 10-13, 2021.  Deadline to submit is January 10, 2021.

JOIN Today and you could be the next commemorative Bead Artist.

No membership required to present at the 2021 Gathering.  Contact gatheringproposals@isgb.org to learn more or submit your application below.  Deadline to submit is January 10, 2021.



The mission of the ISGB is to preserve the rich and diverse traditions of the art of glass bead making and glass working techniques; promote educational initiatives and professional development; and encourage innovative use of complementary media among artists and craftspeople.

Digital Magazine



Glass Bead Evolution is a magazine created by beadmakers for beadmakers, and is inclusive of other mediums. Every issue features a complementary medium while maintaining an emphasis on glass.

Glass Bead Evolution provides its readership robust content that includes insight into artists' private worlds, tours of fascinating venues, tips and techniques for both glass and complementary mediums, a showcase of exquisite work, and reviews of tools, materials, tutorials, and books.


Back issues are available.


The Gathering

Are you ready for the ISGB annual conference, known as "The Gathering"?

We are at our best when we meet in person to network, take classes, watch presentations, gather with old friends, and meet new ones!






Thank you for supporting our 2020 Gathering!  Please check back for the announcement of our 2021 Gathering.

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