Our most popular event is the Meet the Teachers Reception, so many teachers to visit and kits to buy...and a beautiful gift from FMG.
Sponsored by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.

The hottest event of the Show – our Flame On for Breast Cancer Research – Lampworking Madness – and madness it is when our celebrity lampworkers put their talents to the torch and dazzle us with their beads and sculptural items.

Sponsored through the generosity of the ABR Imagery staff and the glass community.

It's all about the Bead Social – Live and Silent Auctions – All items from the Flame On are auctioned off at Saturday evening’s Bead Social.
Sponsored by Rio Grande.


Special Events

Join us for these, and more, special events. To learn about them, just click on the title. (To see the full list, click on the Special Events header above the photo seen here.)

Vlada Ukhteeva - Dreams of Lei in love
This year features special exhibits from the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB), another installment from the Fairy Beads contest from the Ukraine, entries from the TOHO Challenge 2014, and an exquisite display of beaded quilts.

Please open the page for more details about these great exhibits.
Each year, Bead&Button magazine sponsors BeadDreams, a juried competition of exceptional bead artistry from around the world. We display the accepted pieces at the Bead&Button Show and award ribbons in nine categories. See photo galleries of past BeadDreams winners.
The Show, along with other bead artists, is committed to join the fight against breast cancer. Donate to this worthy cause during the Show. All proceeded will be used for breast-cancer research.  Learn more »
 days until the show

Important Dates:

Bead&Button Show 2015
January 6, 2015:
Online Registration Opens
May 27 - June 2, 2015:
Camp, Prelude, Fundamentals in Techniques and Workshops
May 31 - June 5, 2015:
Master Classes
June 2, 2015:
Moonlight Madness
June 3, 2015:
Meet the Teachers Reception
June 3 - 7, 2015:
General Education Classes
June 5, 2015:
Lampworking Madness
June 5 - 7, 2015:
Bead&Jewelry Marketplace
June 6, 2015: Bead Social and Auction Night
June 8, 2015:
Bead&Button Show E-mail Newsletter