Let the celebration continue: Bead&Button is turning 25!

And if you're late to hearing the news, you'll want to tune in for some giveaway announcements!

25 years ago, Bead&Button became a reality. And thanks to all of you - our readers and followers who have been beading with us every step along the way - we've made it this far! 

As an extra special thank you, our December bead giveaway contains all the materials needed to complete Connie Whittaker's cover piece necklace, appropriately named "Shades of Silver", for 25 years of beading inspiration (and since silver is the traditional 25th anniversary gift!).

The giveaway includes:

  • 16 mm Swarovski rivoli
  • 3 mm Swarovski bicones
  • 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads
  • 8 x 5 mm GemDuo beads
  • 3 x 6 mm DropDuo beads
  • 4 mm fire-polished beads
  • 11/0 Demi beads
  • lobster claw clasp
  • small-link chain for extender
  • 6 mm jump rings

**Fireline, beading needles, pliers, and bead dish are not included. 

So, what are you waiting for? Take the December issue survey and be entered to win!


After you take the time to enter our December giveaway, consider purchasing an early Christmas gift for yourself: the exclusive 25th anniversary commemorative bead that doubles as a clasp, designed by none other than Carl Clasmeyer.

Because we want silver everything in 2019! This limited-edition treasure is available to purchase online now.

Already purchased Carl's bead-clasp? Show us what beautiful design you've created! Email a photo of your finished piece to editor@beadandbutton.com and put "Commemorative bead" in the Subject line.


If you're not silvered out yet - and you'd rather put out some of your own creative energy - consider submitting your original piece to our December Design Challenge! It's sparkling, it's silver, and it's artist's choice on what to submit. But you only have until 12/26!


As you can see, we've got a lot going on the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019 as we celebrate our 25th silver anniversary. Watch for more 25th celebratory news about a special sweepstakes and fun stories that look back in time to bead-centric moments, trends, and events. 


If you'd like to share your experience or show us pictures of your early projects and your work today, email us at editor@facetjewelry.com, or watch for posts on the Bead&Button magazine Facebook page. You can also visit our website to read how others got started beading. And don’t forget to keep beading yourself!


Thanks to our readers for 25 wonderful years of celebrating bead artistry!

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