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IMPORTANT UPDATE:  The Cancelation of the 2020 Gathering 

IT IS WITH VERY HEAVY HEARTS THAT THE ISGB ANNOUNCES THE CANCELLATION OF OUR 2020 GATHERING IN LAS VEGAS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 1 - 5 2020

Reignite with our new online Auction

Donations are being accepted:

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Register to bid anytime and watch for the Auction to open on April 2, 2020  at 8:00 am!

We are always together in our hearts!

Look for other fun activities we have planned on our Facebook Gathering Page starting April 1, 2020.

 

 

Mission

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.

NEWS AND INSIGHTS

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Reignite with our new online Auction

Donations are being accepted:

UPLOAD YOUR  AUCTION DONATION

Register to bid anytime and watch for the Auction to open on April 2, 2020  at 8:00 am!

We are always together in our hearts!

Look for other fun activities we have planned on our Facebook Gathering Page starting April 1, 2020.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: 2020 ISGB Gathering Cancellation

 

IT IS WITH VERY HEAVY HEARTS THAT THE ISGB ANNOUNCES THE CANCELLATION OF OUR 2020 GATHERING IN LAS VEGAS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 1 - 5 2020.

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April Member Creativity Challenge

All about Spring!

What are the colors and shapes of spring in your part of the world?

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

Thank you Creation is Messy for Sponsoring our April Challenge.

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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!

The Gathering

Here's a Sneak Peek at the 2020 Schedule

Tues - 3/31

  • Pre-conference Workshops

Wed - 4/1

  • Daytime: Pre-conference Workshops
  • Evening: Opening Reception and Bead Swap

Thurs - 4/2

  • Presentations - inspiration and education!

Fri - 4/3

  • Daytime: Presentations
  • Evening: Open Torch - live demos; try out the torches!

Sat - 4/4

  • Daytime: Glass, Bead, and Jewelry Bazaar on the GlassCraft Show floor
  • Evening: Banquet, Awards, and Live Auction

Sun - 4/5

  • Presentations and Closing Remarks

Workshops

Presentations

Presentations

Inspiration

Community

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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.

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