New Classes are Being Added to the 2020 Bead&Button Show!

Learn about the Show’s Emerging Artist Scholarships, and discover an entertaining and informative Q&A with Master Class teacher James Carter.


It’s time once again to share behind-the-scenes info about the 2020 Bead&Button Show! Here at the Bead Buzz blog we promise to keep you up to date on the latest news and opportunities. Right now, it’s all about online class registration, which opened Jan. 7.        


The first day of class registration is always exciting, and this year was no exception. Leading up to the big day, jewelry-making students could browse the selection of 550-plus classes and add favorites to their wish lists. Maybe you were one of them! 


The Bead&Button Show team worked hard to check and double-check the website so everything would be in place for the day customers could click “buy” on their favorite classes. We were thrilled by the response on the first day! Sales remain brisk, with some classes already selling out.


But don’t worry, it’s not too late to register! Hundreds of seats are open in hundreds of jewelry-making classes that will build your skills in bead-stitching, bead embroidery, kumihimo, and loomwork, or that will introduce you to techniques in metalwork, wirework, metal clay, resin, and much, much more.


And here’s an important tip: New jewelry-making classes are still being added, and it’s easy to find out about them on the Show website.



Master Class teacher James Carter

In other Show tips and updates:

  •  Do you know a beading or jewelry artist who’s building a new business? The Show is now offering Emerging Artist Scholarships for the 2020 Bead&Jewelry Expo. They’re designed to offset the costs of selling at the Expo’s Artisan Pavilion. Visit the Show website to learn more about the scholarship and how to apply. The deadline is Feb. 29, 2020.
  • Stay tuned for news about some very special 20thanniversary celebrations at this year’s Show, including a red-carpet event. You can keep up to date by subscribing to the Show newsletter, visiting the Show Facebook page, or simply checking
  • Check out this entertaining and informative Q&A with Master Class teacher James Carter, who will be teaching a metalwork class. His work is gorgeous, and his background is fascinating.

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