As well as the many talented artists in our 2010 show we also have several vendors to help you turn your glass beads into fully finished pieces of jewellery.  Also for sale will be glass, tools, books and more for the artist in all of us!

For more information be sure to visit www.ottawaglassbeadartists.com where you can also sign up for jewellery making classes that will take place during this year’s show.

Canada Beading

Bead FX


Jeff Plante – Ottawa Valley Beads

Nortel Manufacturing

Continuing on from our last two posts here are more of the artists that  you can see at this year’s show.  For more information click on their images and be sure to visit www.ottawaglassbeadartists.com for more information on the show and jewellery making classes that are available both days.

Cheryl Mouncey

Charlynne Lafontaine

Carole Tillman

Amy Waldman Smith

Virginia Wilson Toccalino

Bead Addict - Roxann Blazetich-Ozols

Gardiner Design - Marilyn Gardiner

Continuing on from our last post here are some more of the artists you’ll see at this year’s show. For more information (dates, times, classes) visit our website .

Click on the artists image to see visit their website.

Kirsty Naray

Louise Ingram

Evelyn Duberry

Janet Potter

Hearts of Glass

Grace Edwards

Lily Sanchez

Debra Tompkins

Still more to come!


Our bead show is approaching fast but there is still time to sign up for classes if you haven’t already click here to see what is available .

Here is a closer look at some of this year’s artists – you may click some of the images to visit each artist’s website.

Vetro Fuga

Valentina Miletic

Susan Stortini

Sue Hood

Sara Carlisle & Margaret Couling

Rebekah Morris

Reid's Beads

Muriel Duval

Melissa McKelvey & Rikki Cameron

Maureen Henderson

More to come!  As you can see, it’s shaping up to be a beautiful show.


Yes, that’s right one of the new offerings at this years Ottawa Glass Bead Artists Show and Sale is Jewellery making!  Classes will take place on the Friday evening and during the day on Saturday.

We have four very talented instructors teaching earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pendants!  Techniques include chain mail, bead weaving & crochet, and wirework.  Class spaces are limited so if you see something that interests  you be sure to sign up early.

Here’s a sampling of the finished products from our instructors –

Marilyn Gardiner

Roxann Blazetich-Ozols

Jane Christie of Twisted Sister

Ruth O’Neil will be teaching a Right Angle Weave variant in a necklace entitled ‘Romance’.

Visit the ‘Classes’ page on our website for more information and online registration.

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The promotional postcards for the Ottawa Glass Bead Show are now ready!  If you know of anywhere that would be a good location for displaying them please email or call Grace at the Glass Shoppe Studio and she’ll let  you know how you can get some.

It’s shaping up to be a stellar show!!

It’s hard to believe we are already well into September – our show date in November is creeping up very quickly!

This year we have some new Artists and Vendors to entice you to come and check us out, as well as some familiar faces from our previous shows.

Lily Sanchez, Cheryl Mouncey, Marilyn Gardiner, Janet Potter & Evelyn Duberry

Here is a list of confirmed attendees with more to come!

Grace Edwards – Beads By Chance – Ottawa
Charlynne Lafontaine – F Studio – Ottawa
Melissa McKelvey/Rikki Cameron – Flamecats Studio – Ottawa
Evelyn Duberry – ShebaMakeda – Ottawa
Paul & Leanne Reid – Reid’s Beads – Carp
Carole Tillman – Ottawa
Louise Ingram – Fireseed – Merrickville
Lucy Kovarova – Lunacy Glass – Tweed
Muriel Duval – Laval PQ
Rebeka Morris – Peterborough **New Artist**
Cheryl Mouncey – Peterborough **New Artist**
Amy Waldman-Smith – Toronto
Kirsty Naray **New Artist**
Andrea Steinwand and Heather Stewart – Hearts Of Glass – Ottawa **New Artist**
Sofia Fuga – Vetrofuga – Pierrfonds QC –
**New Artist**
Susan Hood – Glass Harp Gallery – Yarmouth NS
Deb Tompkins – Deb’s Jewelery – Ottawa
Janet-Potter – Woodlawn
Lily Sanchez – Ottawa
Ottawa Bead Society

Roxann Blazetich-Ozols, Melissa McKelvey, Muriel Duval, Grace Edwards and Rebekah Morris

And the lineup of Technical Vendors –

McBead Creations – Ottawa
Canada Beading Supply – Ottawa ** New Vendor**
Nortel Manufacturing – Toronto
Marilyn Gardiner – Gardiner Design – Waterloo
Roxann Blazetich-Ozols – Beadaddict – Guelph
Jeff Plante – Ottawa Valley Beads ** New Vendor**
BeadFX – Toronto

Sofia Fuga, Amy Waldman-Smith, Carole Tillman, Charlynne Lafontaine and Hearts of Glass

Ottawa Glass Bead Artists hope to see you at our Third Annual Show on November 12th and 13th at the Hellenic Centre in Ottawa – for more information please visit our website.