Cynthia McEwen handmade lampwork glass beads Chicago, Illinois Cindy McEwen art glass beads

Cynthia McEwen Design lampwork art glass beads


I also participate in these shows. Look for additions to the schedule at left.

ISGB Bead Bazaar • Locations vary each year

BeadFest Santa Fe • Santa Fe, NM

Art Glass and Bead Show • Madison, WI

Milwaukee Bead Show • Milwaukee, Wi

Great Lakes Bead Bonanza • Southfield, MI

Twin Cities Bead Bazaar • Minneapolis, MN

Bay Area Bead Extravaganza (BABE) • Oakland, CA

Best Bead Show • various locations

Whole Bead Show • various locations

Ayla’s Wonderful World of Beads • Evanston and Highland Park, IL

The Tucson Bead Show • Tucson, AZ



This site showcases my lampwork art glass beads. All of these beads are handmade using ancient beadmaking techniques. I also make wearable art incorporating the beads. Please contact me if you have questions or want to place an order. I do not have a storefront but I do take appointment if you’d like to see what I have in stock. These bead shows are my store. I am working on offering items through etsy. Look for me there soon.

bead schedule
Look for me at these upcoming shows

June 4–9, 2019
Bead & Button Show
Wisconsin Center • Milwaukee, WI

Join me at these classes and workshops I’m teaching

Tuesdays • Sept 11–Oct 9 • 6:30–9:30pm
First-Time Glass Beadmaking
Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, IL

Sunday • Oct 14 • 10am–4:30pm
Beadmaking Bootcamp: Advanced Floral Beads
Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, IL

Tuesdays • Oct 16–Nov 13 • 6:30–9:30pm
Glass Beadmaking II
Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, IL

Sunday • Oct 28 • 1–4pm
Ghosts and Goblins
Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, IL

Sunday • Nov 18 • 10am–4:30pm
Beadmaking Bootcamp: Buttons
Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, ILhttp://www.beadandbuttonshow.com