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Bead&Button Show Offers Shoppers Unique Jewelry & Accessories

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Kristin Settle, Director of Communications
VISIT Milwaukee
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Bead&Button Show Offers Shoppers Unique Jewelry & Accessories

Artisan Jewelry Marketplace Open to the Public June 5-7

MILWAUKEE (May 28, 2015) –Once again Milwaukee hosts the largest consumer bead show in the world at the Wisconsin Center from June 1-7. Celebrating 15 years in Milwaukee, the annual Bead&Button Show attracts 13,000 people from all 50 states and more than 40 countries to Milwaukee.

During the show, more than 800 classes and workshops are offered in beading, jewelry-making, wirework, metalwork, metal clay, polymer clay and glass bead-making. Classes range from beginning to advanced and master levels and cover everything from introductory techniques to complex advanced practices.

Thousands of enthusiasts stream into the popular Artisan Jewelry Marketplace at the end of the event from June 5-7 to shop for unique finished jewelry, beads, gemstones and accessories, and to meet and buy from jewelers and artisans from around the world.

“Our annual Bead&Button Show is world renown for bringing jewelry and fashion artisans together to learn and share techniques, materials and trends from around the world,” said Show Manager Marlene Vail. “The marketplace that wraps up the show has been one of the Show’s best kept secrets over the years.”

The Marketplace is open to the public at no charge from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 6, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 7. Vouchers are required for entry, and can be printed at or are available at the show box office.

Also returning to the show is the Bead Artists Against Breast Cancer silent and live auctions of beads, jewelry, books and supplies. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go to the Medical College of Wisconsin, earmarked for breast cancer research. To date the Bead&Button Show has raised more than $220,000 for research to find a cure.

One of Milwaukee’s largest annual consumer shows, the Bead&Button Show results in an estimated total economic impact of $1.7 million, according to VISIT Milwaukee.

The Bead&Button Show is produced by Kalmbach Publishing Co. of Waukesha, WI, and Bead&Button Magazine. For more information about the Show, classes, or auction, visit

About VISIT Milwaukee
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, convention organizers and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. In 2014, tourism amounted to $4.9 billion in total business sales in Greater Milwaukee and supported more than 49,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit

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