Convergence is the International Society of Glass Beadmakersí juried exhibition project for 2009. Inspired by the overwhelming response to our Out of the Box exhibition at the 2008 Bead&Button Show* in Milwaukee, Convergence pairs ISGB members with International jewelry designers focusing on the four elements of water, air, earth, and fire.
The mission in creating this opportunity and challenge for artists to come together in creativity and design was to showcase how handmade glass beads can be incorporated into exhibition-quality jewelry.
The catalog represents†an amazing collection of work. The use of glass, metals, seed beads, semi-precious, fibers, and other materials has resulted in extraordinary creativity, superior artistry, and innovative design. Hours upon hours of detailed work were dedicated to each piece.