Events & Awards


Second Sunday Series  Creators and Makers

Thats a Wrap for Season Two.  Join us in Septemeber for a whole new line up.

Join us in a live event in a virtual world where we meet the leaders in the industry, ask questions, and learn together.

Hosted by the ISGB

  • Introduction
  • Interview
  • Studio tour
  • Demo
  • Question & Answer
  • Socialize with new an old friends around the world.

Registration will be required.

ISGB members can join for FREE
$10.00 Guests


Our Annual Conference -The Gathering

The ISGB holds an annual conference to bring together an international community of glass bead artists and enthusiasts. The conference, called "The Gathering", is an occasion to become involved in the glass world and make valuable contacts.

There is a wide variety of events at the conference to satisfy many interests. It is an opportunity for attendees to network with each other, gallery owners, collectors, technical vendors, and suppliers.  It also gives technical vendors an opportunity to showcase new equipment, tools, supplies, and glass. Through demonstrations, lectures, panel discussions, and more, attendees can learn new techniques and business skills to further their glass bead knowledge.

Registration is open to all; however being a member of the ISGB gives you the opportunity for early registration.

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Live Demonstrations

Educating and sharing our knowledge


Beadmakers around the world; Unite, Share and Inspire.

The Glass Bead & Jewelry Bazaar

A one day event held at The Gathering, featuring the
inspirational and innovative work of our ISGB members


The Hall of Flame Award is extremely special to our organization.

Beginning in 2002, the ISGB has given this award annually to long-term members of the ISGB whose contributions deserve special recognition.

Whether it is for education, advancement of the field, support of the art form through glass and tool development, leadership, volunteerism, support of artists, support of the ISGB, wealth of knowledge, a positive community image of a beadmaker and/or beadmaking, or a spirit of sharing knowledge and expertise, the Hall of Flame Award sets a standard of excellence in our world of glass beadmaking.

Current Exhibition

Your Bead for Venice

The Committee for the Safeguard of the Art of Venetian Glass Beads and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) present the 1st International Glass Bead Competition dedicated to the Art of the Traditional Venetian Glass Beadmaking.

Supporting ISGB Members

ISGB artists were encouraged to challenge themselves and submit pendant pieces that embody their personal voice — expressions that highlight the infinite possibilities in contemporary glass beadmaking and radiate from within their work . From novice beadmakers to artists that have years of experience these peices were created showing their favorite designs and what ignites their lamp work bead passion!  Proceeds from this exhibition and sale were shared with the artists and the ISGB.

Join us for your chance to partipate in future events.

Igniting Passion PENDANT EXHIBITION 2021


Since 2007, each president of the ISGB has selected work by various glass artists to reside in a permanent exhibition, known as “The President’s Collection”, at the Corning Museum of Glass.  Each president chose the work based on the artist's style, design, technique, aesthetics, and contribution to the ISGB and the glass community.

ISGB has proudly sponsored group exhibitions to promote the art of glass beadmaking and its members.  These exhibits have traveled the world and have been featured at many of our annual conferences, "The Gathering".   With your support, we can continue to bring opportunities to our members.