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Second Sunday Series

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

Sept 2020 Challenge

Member Creativity Challenges

We invite you to join us in our September Creativity Challenge and you could win an ISGB Prize Package valued at over $150.

  •  One Year ISGB Membership
  • 4 1/2 lbs of Effetre Glass
  • 4 back Issues of the Glass Bead Evolution
  • ISGB Stainless Steel Water Bottle


Open To Everyone

Check out the FREE Tutorials being added all month long to help inspire you.


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Inspiration in Glass

The Auction is based around the book “Inspiration in Glass" by Tanja Ostwald

The pieces in this auction have been generously donated by the artists and will be delivered with a copy of the “Inspiration in Glass” book during this once in a lifetime online auction presented by the International Society of Glass Beadmakers on October 21-25, 2020.



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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