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Letter from the Show Director

Each year we look forward to bringing the global jewelry-making community together in Milwaukee, WI. This year everything is different. In March, we made the decision to move the Bead&Button Show from June to the end of August to give us all time to better understand the impact of COVID-19, and to ensure that we can hold an event that will be safe and healthy for everyone involved.

Class registration is now open with a newly scheduled August program. Visit for more information. If you registered for classes on their original June dates and have not canceled those classes, you do not need to do so. Your seat is secure. Classes have been assigned new dates and times within the August schedule. Log-in to your account and review your schedule to make sure the new class dates and times work for you. Please also check to make sure none of your classes overlap.

We are all dreaming of getting together to learn the latest jewelry techniques and share our recent projects. But we also realize that choosing to attend the Show is a complicated decision for you to make at this time. For that reason, you can cancel without penalty until July 20, 2020. Please feel free to reach out to us anytime through or by calling 800-554-0197. We are here to do everything we can to keep our Bead&Button community safe, informed, inspired and connected.

The Wisconsin Center, our hotel partners, and the city of Milwaukee are working together to detail plans for re-opening facilities and public spaces. We will be posting their shared information on our website when available. Until then we will continue to cautiously move forward with plans to run the Show. We hope you will choose to join us, but we certainly understand that everyone’s situation is different. Please let us know what we can do for you.

Continue to stay safe and take care. 

Sara Dumford, Show Director

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