May 17, 2012

See You At The Bead&Button Show!

The Bead&Button Show is just three weeks away! We've been working for months to bring you the best of Beaducation in our booths and at our classes. We have so much to offer this year!

Our office looks like a warehouse as we unpack boxes, assess contents, and repack them to be shipped to Milwaukee. We're putting together kits for all of our classes and refreshing the look and feel of our booth.

Last year we shipped over 1000 pounds of materials from our office, and that doesn't include what we had shipped directly from our tool manufacturers.

New for this year -- a prize wheel! Fill out a card with your name and email for a chance to win one of five prizes.

Everyone is in on the action! Miles the puppy enjoys supervising Mindy while she spray paints a table we'll be using in our booth. 

Our aprons are ironed and we are excited about the new curtains and table cloths that will brighten the show room. Things are definitely getting crafty in here!

All of our hard work is easily repaid every time we get to visit with one of YOU, our customers! We love to hear your stories and learn about the products and services we can provide to help you in your jewelry making. The Bead&Button Show is a such a fun venue to share ideas and meet people. We can't wait to see you there!  

Meet us!
We've got three booths (536, 534, 433) again this year, which will provide plenty of room for everything we have going on. Our space is going to be buzzing with excitement all week long -- so much more than just selling tools and supplies.

Two of our instructors, Tracy Stanley and Janice Berkebile, have a new book that we'll be selling from our booth (and at We're hosting a book signing with the authors in our booth on Friday night from 6:30-7:30 PM.

We will be part of the Show's new "Make and Take" series where you and a handful of other attendees can join a Beaducator to make the neat-o project you see here. Seats will be filled on on a first come, first served basis so get there early! We'll be making-and-taking with folks at 12:30 on Friday and Saturday.

The Beaducation Education Team will be attending the Meet the Teachers Reception on Wednesday evening from 8-11 PM in the 1st Floor Ballroom at the convention center ($13 entry fee). This is an informal meet-and-greet where you can chat with your favorite instructors. Beaducation will be selling our classes on DVD and Lisa Niven Kelly will be selling her project kits. Come early!

Learn with us!
One of the most valuable components of the Bead&Button Show is the extensive selection of classes that is offered. The Beaducation Education Team is teaching four classes this year -- Stamp It, Solder It, Rivet It, and Clasp It. Stamp It still has a spot or two available. Register now!

The Bead&Button Show is like a reunion for all of the Beaducation instructors who teach online classes with us. Ten instructors are teaching their own classes at this year's show! Make sure to check out your favorites, or try a new instructor teaching a technique you've been dying to learn.

(click on the instructor's name to see his/her teaching schedule at the Show)

Lisa Niven Kelly
Kate Richbourg
Lisa Claxton
Barb Switzer
Jill Wiseman
Kim St. Jean
Tracy Stanley
Janice Berkebile
Steven James
Gail Crosman Moore

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