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International Society of Glass Beadmakers

Top Hats, Tiaras and Tam O’Shanters: A Hot Glass Hat Celebration 

New for 2019

The Flame Dames have retired, and the Silly Bead Contest has gone the way of the dodo bird. It’s time for something new and different that will challenge everyone to put on their creative thinking caps and get to work designing something amazing. Introducing the 2019 Gathering Glass Hat Fashion Show! We are challenging you to make a hat, but not just any hat. Make something that shows off your creativity, whether that’s a sombrero, a tiara or a top hat is up to you. Your hat must have glass and beads as the most prominent embellishments and it needs to fit on your head. Other than that, there are no rules, no boundaries, just fun! Now is the time to start thinking about how you’ll decorate your hat and join us in the first annual Glass Hat Fashion Show. Stay tuned for details about the time and location of this parade of wild and wacky head wear. For questions contact Inspiration for large glass hats by Sharon Peters