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

April 1, 2017

ISGB Glass, Beads and Jewelry Bazaar
South Point Hotel • Las Vegas, NV

April 30, 2017 • 10am–4pm

Paradise Beads and Crafts
Holiday Inn • Evanston, IL

June 6–11, 2017

Bead & Button Show
Wisconsin Center • Milwaukee, WI

June 5–10, 2018

Bead & Button Show
Wisconsin Center • Milwaukee, WI

Join me at these classes and workshops I’m teaching

MondaysJune 19–July 17 • 2–5pm

Beginning Glass Beads

Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, IL

TuesdayJune 27 • 6:30–9:30pm

All American Beads

Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, IL

MondaysJuly 24–Aug 21 • 2–5pm

Beyond Basic Glass Beadmaking

Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, IL

FridayAug 11 • 6:30–9:30pm

Summertime Critters

Lill Street Art Center • Chicago, IL

Sat-SunSept 16–17 • 11am–6pm

Ravenswood Art Walk

Beyond Design • Chicago, IL