New website is now live!

June 27, 2012

When visiting http://www.stlouisbead.com or http://www.stlouisbead.org, you may notice the site looks a little different.  As such, welcome to the new St. Louis Lampworkers Society website!  This new site will make it easier for the board members to keep the information updated going forward and will also improve communication within the society.

If you notice any broken links, or other mistakes on the new site, please fill out the form on the contact page to let us know!

We hope you enjoy the new site!


2012 Glass Galore Registration is Now Open!

June 23, 2012

The SLLS is now accepting registrations for this year’s Glass Galore!  Please review our Glass Galore page for additional details and information on how to register!

Glass Galore
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Kirkwood Community Center
111 South Geyer Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122


Welcome to the Saint Louis Lampworkers Society

June 23, 2012

The SLLS is dedicated to the art of lampworking; making glass beads in an open flame. The Society provides resources and educational forums for those in the region interested in learning more about lampworked beads.

About the SLLS
Beginning in 1999, a small group of St. Louis glass beadmakers met in what became the foundation of the Saint Louis Lampworkers Society. With the goal of sharing knowledge, ideas and resources, the group formally organized in 2002. Meeting schedules, demonstrations and art shows were the main topics of discussion in those formative meetings. By March 2003, the SLLS had 37 members and an organized approach to an annual bead show with sponsorship from two of the local bead stores that cater to lampwork artists. Today, the SLLS continues to support the founding ideals of increasing awareness of the art, sharing resources and providing a forum for local lampwork artists to share their experiences and knowledge.


Glass Galore Information has been Updated!

August 1, 2011

08/01/2011 – Check out the Glass Galore information page for details on this years bead sale!  Booth reservations can be made now!


July 10 Meeting & BBQ

July 8, 2011
This month’s meeting will be at Joan’s house. Any and all are invited to show up anytime  after noon and stay until they’re tired. Bring a side dish, make a few beads for Beads of Courage. If you have favorite tools that you can’t torch without, bring those and your didy’s. Leave the enamels at home to simplify garaging. Soft drinks and iced tea will be available. A brief business meeting will be held at 2:00 to update everyone on the Glass Galore information that has been done by Lendy and Daphne. Fun will be had.
The challange this month is Christmas in July, so bring your holliday beads to show.  We will also do an ornament exchange.  Wrap an ornament that you made, it can be big or small, for the exchange.

May 15th Meeting

May 11, 2011

Our meeting this month has been moved to the 3rd Sunday so that our members could enjoy Mothers Day with their families.  The meeting will be at the home of Cindy Jenkins and the challange this month is florals.


April 10, 2011 Meeting Location

April 8, 2011

This months meeting will be held at Third Degree Glass Factory . 5200 Delmar Boulevard Saint Louis, MO 63108-1028 (314) 367-4527. April 10th 2PM-4PM.  Please enter through the front gates as the main room is being used for an event.