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Welcome to Glori Bead

I am a local artist, calling Rochester, NY my home for more than 50 years.  I started my second career by establishing Glori Bead to “feed my beading habit.”  I take my inspiration from the beads themselves.  I love learning new jewelry-making techniques by taking classes from other professionals and experimenting (a lot!).  My first passion is making detailed and intricate beaded pieces; however, I keep my body of work interesting by using resin, liquid enamel, semi-precious stones, leather and metals.

In partnership with artist David Couts, I also offer a truly unique line of necklaces made from hand cut coins.  These coins are from the United States and many countries from around the globe.  

Lori Sofianek

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NECKLACES

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NECKLACES

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EARRINGS

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EARRINGS

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HAND CUT COIN NECKLACES

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HAND CUT COIN NECKLACES

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BRACELETS

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BRACELETS

I participate in several of the prominent art festivals in and around Rochester, NY and Philadelphia, PA.

Shows

6/11 & 6/12

Show Dates 2024 (dates are added as I receive acceptance to the shows)

Fairport Canal Days

June 1  10am - 6pm
June 2  10am - 6pm 

Main Street
Fairport, NY

My tent is just south of the lift bridge

Canandaigua Art & Music Festival

July 19 noon-7pm
July 20  10am - 5pm
July 21   10am - 5pm 

Main Street
Canandaigua, NY

Corn Hill Art Festival

July 13 10am - 6pm
July 14 10am - 5pm

You can find me in Lunsford Circle between Glascow and Edinburgh Streets

Waterfront Art Festival

July 27 10am - 6pm
July 28 10am - 5pm

Charles E Sexton Memorial Park, Webster, NY

51st Annual Holiday Bazaar

Rochester Museum & Science Center 
657 East Ave, Rochester, NY
Building 2

The Artisan Cove

Piano Works Mall
349 W Commercial Street Suite 1020
East Rochester, NY 14445

Follow Me on Instagram
Instagram.com/GloriBead

Keuka Lake Outlet Trail

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