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

Fridays • June 22–July 20 • 6:30–9:30pm
Beginning Glass Beads
Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, IL

Sunday • July 22 • 10am–4:30pm
Beadmaking Bootcamp: Off-Mandrel Techniques
Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, IL

Sunday • August 12 • 10am–4:30pm
Beadmaking Bootcamp: Complex Bead Design
Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, IL

Fridays • July 27–Aug 24 • 6:30–9:30pm
Beyond Basic Glass Beadmaking
Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, IL