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The 2015 Bead&Button Show

The Bead&Button® Show in Milwaukee is a ten-day extravaganza with hundreds of bead vendors, jewelry-making classes and beading workshops. Join us for Meet the Teachers 2015, take our own Esther's classes or come watch Christi Friesen and Lisa Pavelka's demonstrations at our booth (#411). Come visit and say "Hi!" (and enter our raffles). See you there!

2015 Seed Beads Jewelry-Making Contest Closing Soon!

Our judges had a gloriously difficult time selecting just one piece from our 2015 Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® Metals Contest, but Keiko Wada's intricate and complex wire necklace took the Grand Prize Gold Metal (and our breath) away. A fabulous combination of wirework techniques--mixed with a range of wire sizes, styles, shapes and textures--kept us coming back again and again. See the award-winning pieces with direct links to view the stunning finalists up close and personal in the Gallery of Designs.

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