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Second Sunday Creators & Makers

The ISGB is proud to present its  interactive online series CREATORS & MAKERS.   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.

Join us in September - June 

Beginner Basics

ISGB Education

Beginner Basics

All Workshops include:

Access for a year, class Q & A , private facebook group, and Zoom reveiw session.

Discounts for ISGB members

Free Tutorials

Now available on our education site inspiring your Beads of Courage donations.
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Call for Presenters and Instructors

ISGB will hold its annual conference, The Gathering, online June 9-12, 2022. Events, presentations, and workshops will bring strong creative content that will not only educate, but inspire our attendees.

Deadline to Submit is January 31, 2022



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

Save the Date;

Join the ISGB as we meet online June 9-12, 2022

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

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