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. Look for me with online sales soon.

bead schedule
Look for me at these upcoming shows

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

Sept 14–15, 2019
Ravenswood Art Walk
Inside at 4043 N. Ravenswood • Chicago, IL

LillStreet Art Center is no longer offering glass beadmaking classes. So after teaching there for 6 years, I will no longer have classes or workshops at LillStreet. 

Please check back for any other upcoming classes. http://www.beadandbuttonshow.comhttp://www.ravenswoodartwalk.org