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Join us in Supporting the Art of Glass Beadmaking

We invite you to join us on our journey through collaborative creativity in the world of glass and complementary mediums. The ISGB is the leading organization for the promotion, education, and appreciation of the art of glass beadmaking for wearable, sculptural, and functional art.

Igniting Passion Pendant Exhibition

Thank you for supporting the ISGB Igniting Passion Online Pendant Exhibition and Sale!

Supporting the art of Glass Beadmakers in this One of kind Online Exhibition and Sale.



july 2020 Wale Apparatus

Member Creativity Challenges

ISGB membership incluces non-competitive challenges designed to help our members grow as artists.

Thank you Wale Apparatus for Sponsoring our July Challenge.




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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