ISGB Gathering “Get Funky” All Member Show, Aug 2008, Oakland, CA

Bead Monkey Gallery “Fire and Ice” Show July–Sept 2007, St. Paul, MN

ISGB Gathering “Northern Lights” All Member Show, July 2007, Minneapolis, MN

Aesthetica Gallery “A Flavor All Its Own” Show July–Sept 2006, Kansas City, MO

Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum 2006–present; Kobe, Japan

Glassworks Gallery “Bead of a Different Color” Show July–Sept 2005, Louisville, KY

ISGB Gathering “The Winner’s Circle” All Member Show, July 2005, Louisville, KY

Bead & Button Show “Bead Dreams 2004”, Milwaukee, WI

Gallery 33 “Double Rainbow” Show, July–Sept 2004, Portland, OR

ISGB Gathering “Forest Realm” All Member Show, July 2004, Portland, OR

New England Quilt Museum “All Buttoned Up” Show Aug 2003, Lowell, MA

Galleries & Shops

Everlasting Fire—Chicago, IL

Arts Afire—Alexandria, VA

The Art Bead (formerly Foremost Focal Beads)—online

Beauty and the Bead—Vernon Hills, IL

Publications & Media

Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry, Lark Books, contributing artist, 2012

Simply Necklaces, Lark Books, featured designer, 2011

Beads, Baubles and Jewels TV, featured artist on location, episode 1206

The Glass Bead Magazine: Tutorial Article, Summer 2009

Bead & Button Magazine Spotlight, Oct 2007

Flow Magazine: Functional Art, Fall 2007

Bead Love, Lark Books, featured designer, 2007

Bead & Button Bead Dreams Special Edition, 2004

Teaching & Speaking

Glass Beadmaking–Beginners, Advanced Beginners and Techniques Classes: Lillstreet Art
   Center, Chicago, IL

Bead Society of Greater Chicago: April 2010 speaker, “How did I get here? My life as a
   glass beadmaker.”

Beginning Glass Beadmaking: The Gathering Place, Naperville, IL

Intermediate Techniques: Remschneider Studios, Valparaiso, IN

Beginning Glass Beadmaking: Water Street Glassworks, Benton Harbor, MI

Glass Beadmaking—Multi-Level: The Fine Line Art Center, St. Charles, IL


Cornelia Arts Holiday Show—Chicago, IL

The Tucson Bead Show—Tucson, AZ

Suburban Bead Encounter—Lisle, IL

Art Glass and Bead Show—Madison, WI

Twin Cities Bead Bazaar—Minneapolis, MN

Ovington Holiday Home Show—Chicago, IL

Milwaukee Bead Show—Milwaukee, WI

Whole Bead Show—Tucson, AZ

Urban Glass Bead Expo—New York, NY

Bay Area Bead Extravaganza—Oakland, CA

Interweave BeadFest—Philadelphia, PA; Santa Fe, NM

Best Bead Show—Tucson, AZ; Marlborough, MA

Indianapolis Bead Society Show–Indianapolis, IN

ABC Direct–Tucson, AZ

Bead Mercantile–Cincinnati, OH

ISGB Gathering Bead Sale–Alexandria, VA; Lowell, MA; Portland, OR; Kansas City, MO, Lousville, KY; 
     Minneapolis, MN; Oakland, CA, Miami, FL

Bead & Button Show–Milwaukee, WI

Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild Show—Southfield, MI

Bead Society of Greater Chicago Art of Beadwork—Skokie, IL

Bead Society of Greater Chicago Bead & Book Sale–Northlake, IL

The Arts Center Bead Show–Highland Park, IL

Ayla’s Wonderful World of Beads–Evanston, IL; Columbus, OH


Blown Vessels

Born to Bead

Felted Treasure Pouch

Off-Mandrel Torchworking

Intermediate to Advanced Lampworking

Kumihimo Fiber Necklace

Soldering and Antiquing

Spiny Knotted Bracelet

Bead Stringing and Wire Work

Dot Techniques

Introductory Glassblowing

Macramé Choker with Lampwork Beads

PMC for Beginners

Florals—A Painterly Approach

Kiln Cast Glass

Silly Sculptural Beads

Floral and Aquarium Bead Techniques

Decorative Bead Techniques

Fused Glass Ornament

Beading Basics and Wire Work

Making Glass Beads

Beginning Glass Beadmaking

AFA Advertising Design

Professional Experience

Principal, Cynthia McEwen Design, Chicago 1999–present

Assoc. Creative Director, DecisionQuest, Inc., Chicago

Sr. Art Director, Wunderman Cato Johnson, Chicago; Div. Young & Rubicam Worldwide

Sr. Art Director, Waldman & Assoc., Chicago

Art Director, RS Feldman & Co., Chicago

Sr. Art Director, Ash Advertising, Elkhart, IN



Tink Martin

Sage and Tom Holland

Gail Crosman Moore

Lucio Bubacco, Murano, Italy

Leah Fairbanks

Alethia Donathan

Mark Lareau

Stephanie Sersich

Kate McKinnon

Dustin Tabor

Jerry Catania

Jane Olson

Linda Bernstein

Kristen Frantzen Orr

Gloria Badiner

Sharon Peters

Patti Walton

Larry Scott

Gloria Badiner

Elizabeth Knodle

Kate Fowle

Jessica Bohus

Kendall College of Art and Design