Convergence II: Adorning the Past, Present, and Pretend Glass-Bead Jewelry Inspired by Persons of Fact and Fiction

Posted August 28, 2010 in Press Releases

Did you ever wonder what type of bracelet might have been worn by the Greek goddess, Persephone of the Underworld? Or perhaps what style of necklace Sigmund Freud might design?

Visit the Artist Hall at HCCC to discover how members of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) have been inspired by persons of fact and fiction in this phenomenal juried exhibition. Convergence II features 55 pieces of stunning jewelry—including necklaces, brooches and collars—all made of handmade glass beads. Each piece is inspired by a person from history, real or imagined, and designed with that person in mind.

WHEN: Exhibition Dates: September 25 – November 28, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, September 24, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
(coincides with the opening of CraftTexas 2010 in the main galleries)

WHERE: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street in the Museum District
713/529.4848 (
ADMISSION: FREE to the public

WHAT ELSE: ISGB has a mission to educate and promote the art of glass beadmaking, preserve the traditions of the art form, and encourage the continued renaissance of contemporary glass beadmaking. For more information, visit

Mary Headrick (
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
713.529.4848 x 107