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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 2023

Corn Hill 

July 8 10am - 6pm
July 9 10am - 5pm

Near Intersection of  Lunsford Circle & Frederick Douglas St.
Rochester, NY

Artfest on the Avenue

Oct 22 9:30am - 5pm

2131 Elmwood Ave
Brighton, NY
Temple B'rith Kodesh

Canandaigua Art & Music Festival

July 14 noon - 7pm
July 15 10am - 5pm
July 16 10am - 5pm

Main Street
Canandaigua, NY

51st Annual Holiday Bazaar

Nov 17 5pm - 9pm
Nov 18 9:30am - 5pm
Nov 19 11am - 4pm

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

Waterfront Art Festival

July 29 10am - 6pm
July 30 10am - 5pm

Charles E Sexton Memorial Park, Webster, NY

Follow Me on Instagram

Instagram.com/GloriBead

Keuka Lake Outlet Trail

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