Christmas in the Country

Event Center on the Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY
Thursday, Nov 2, 10AM- 9PM
Friday, Nov 3, 10AM- 9PM
Saturday, Nov 4, 9AM – 6PM
Sunday, Nov 5, 10AM – 4PM
  • ornaments

  • custom-knives

  • 1801-candle

Beads by Susan Event Center F19

“Just as a painter adds colors to a canvas, I add layers of molten glass over a stainless steel mandrel, resulting in my miniature masterpiece… a bead!” Susan Cudaback Lichtenthal

Each one of my beads I create are by hand and fire… with nothing more than rods of glass.  The torch I use is fueled by a mix of gas and oxygen. At about 1800 degrees the glass flows and I’m able to create. I roll the molten glass onto a mandrel within the flame of the torch. A constant twirling action and gravity makes the bead round. Like a painter, I add different colors  of glass and blend and mix the colors.


My passion for art and creating has blossomed into a successful business, appropriately named: “Beads by Susan”. As a Roycroft Master Glass Artisan, I strive for perfection with every creation. You will find my pieces of Artisan Jewelry, containing these extraordinary beads, are priced affordable.

Stop by my booth (F-19) at this years Christmas in the Country. You will find me in the first aisle near the main entrance of the Event Center.


Beads by Susan Colden NY


visit me online at: call or text:  (716) 913-5453