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The Gathering

We are getting excited!

We have a full line up of presenters, workshops, activities and more.  we will be rolling out the announcements all month long and look forward to seeing you in June as we reimagine the Gathering together online.

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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

April 2021 Challenge Leonardo Tools

Member Creativity Challenges

April Challenge

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ISGB Membership includes inspiration and a chance to randomly win a $100 Gift Certificate from our Sponsor Leonardo Lampwork Tools





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!






Look for exciting updates for the 2021 Gathering coming soon!

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