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The Bead&Button Show Class Catalog is now available


Have you checked your mailbox?? The Class Catalog for the 2017 Bead&Button Show is arriving this week!

If you've never been, the Bead&Button Show is a week-long jewelry extravaganza of classes, workshops, Master Classes, receptions, special events... oh and SHOPPING!! Taking place in Milwaukee, WI, each June, the Show brings together the most prestigious jewelry makers from the United States and around the world to share their talents and skills with our attendees. 


Special events include a Silent Auction that raises money for breast cancer research, and a Meet the Teachers reception where you can take an informal, up-close look at the wonderful array of class projects being taught this year. The Big Bead and Jewelry Bash promises excitement, fun and a great opportunity to mingle and visit (plus there's cake!). 

BeadDreams is an annual juried competition of exceptional bead artistry from around the world. Apply to enter by March 24, 2017, or just look forward to seeing the stunning pieces on display at the Wisconsin Center come June. 

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Steven James, author of Discover Torch Enameling and longtime teacher at the Show, dropped by our offices to get his Class Catalog, hot off the presses! He is teaching EIGHT classes this year but they are very popular, so be sure to sign up fast!


Hundreds of classes are offered from Sunday, June 4 to Sunday, June 11. Always wanted to try an intricate beading technique? Learn from the best! Can't quite figure out if you're ready to jump into a new technique like etching or metal clay? This is the perfect way to dip in your toe and experiment with a new technique. 


Oh, did I mention the SHOPPING? From the Moonlight Madness sneak peek on Tuesday night, June 6, to the moment the doors to the main Marketplace open to the public on Friday, June 9, you will be able to experience the Largest Consumer Bead Show in the World. Hundreds of exhibitors and vendors bring billions of beads, stones, findings, and every other jewelry-making component you can imagine. 

Registration for classes will begin on Tuesday, January 3. Get your copy of the Class Schedule, curl up by the fire and dream of jewelry making in the summer by the lake in beautiful Milwaukee!

For more information about the show, please visit the website where you can learn more. You can register now for Master Classes, and share your photos of past shows. Follow the Show on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates! 

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