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 • various locations

Art Glass and Bead Show • Madison, WI

Milwaukee Bead Show • Milwaukee, Wi

Great Lakes Bead Bonanza • Southfield, MI

Twin Cities Bead Bazaar • Minneapolis, MN

Best Bead Show • various locations

Whole Bead Show • various locations

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. Look for me with online sales soon.

bead schedule
Look for me at these upcoming shows

Nov 9–10, 2019
Whole Bead Show
Hilton Garden Inn • Evanston, IL

June 4–7, 2020
Bead & Button Show
Wisconsin Center • Milwaukee, WI

Note: LillStreet Art Center is no longer offering glass beadmaking classes. I will no longer have classes or workshops at LillStreet. 

If you have a classroom studio please contact me for teaching opportunities.