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ISGB Mentorship Program

This summer the ISGB will kick off our pilot Mentorship Program. We have a group of experienced Mentors willing to offer their knowledge and support in one-on-one mentorships to a select group of ISGB members. A limited number of mentorships will be available in a variety of areas of interest, such as developing your personal style, selling your work, marketing yourself online, becoming an instructor, submitting your work to shows, writing tutorials, photographing your work, etc. 

The way the mentorships work is that the Mentors and their “Protégés” will have a session for getting to know each other, then meet twice a month for three months, by phone, facetime, email or any other method agreeable to both. The specific details, such as the length of these meetings, handling questions that arise between meetings, approaches to sharing information, images, etc. will be set by the individual pairs of Mentor and Protégé. At the end of the three-month period, there will be a final session to evaluate the mentorship, and both the Protégé and the Mentor will provide us with feedback to help us continue to develop the program. 

This summer’s pilot program will be at no cost to participants. Future mentorships will be offered at a nominal cost to the Protégés, to benefit the ISGB Education Programs. To participate in this pilot program as a Protégé, you must fill out an online application form.

The deadline for applying to the pilot Mentorship Program is June 12th. 

Participants will be notified by June 18th, and will receive The Mentorship Handbook with further details on the program. Mentors will be responsible for contacting their Protégés and setting up times and dates for meetings. If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Education, Ann Scherm Baldwin, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Click here to fill out the online application.


Bead&Button - ISGB Scholarship

The Bead&Button Show – ISGB Scholarship will again be awarded for the 2017 Show taking place June 4-11, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI. This generous scholarship is provided by the Bead&Button Show and ISGB in support of members who seek artistic excellence and the education needed to further explore their passion for glass, beadmaking, metal work and jewelry making. 

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Bead&Button - ISGB Marketplace Sales Opportunity

The Bead&Button Show – ISGB Marketplace Artisan Sales Table will again be awarded in 2017. This exciting opportunity gives an artist the chance to sell on the Bead&Button Show floor for the first time without the responsibility of the table fee. The Bead&Button Marketplace is a vibrant selling space for hand-crafted beads, stones, jewelry supplies, findings and finished artwork. The Bead&Button Show and ISGB offer this opportunity to ISGB members in support of artistic excellence, to help further education and experience, and to provide the artist a direct selling opportunity to thousands of jewelry-makers.

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Tutorial Downloads for ISGB Members

There's a new benefit for ISGB members! We have provided links to the tutorials you might have seen in the ISGB's member-only publication, The Glass Bead. Click here to see images of the tutorials and a link to them in the ISGB Forum Members Only area.

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ISGB Beadmaking Instructor Listing

Find ISGB members who are also beadmaking instructors here. These are all ISGB Professional-level members (or above) who teach beadmaking or other glass classes. Please remove the spaces between the "@" sign when emailing an instructor on this list. If you would like to be on this list, please contact our Director of Education, Ann Scherm Baldwin, at education @ (remove spaces). You must be a Professional-level member or above to be included in the list.

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