Sherry Serafini
Exploring the Mind of a Beading Rockstar 2
August 14-16, 2020

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Unusual objects and shapes become part of a new story as Sherry stitches beads and gemstones, one at a time, to a felt like base.  Most pieces are born spontaneously as the beads and Sherry’s imagination dictate the design.  She seldom works from sketches.  Sherry finds this meditative form of art to be a rich counterpoint to a society full of instant gratification.  Some pieces take a year to complete.  Each is unique.

Sherry was raised in a military family, moving every few years.  She credits that nomadic lifestyle with giving her an adventurous and uninhibited approach to her work.

 

Sherry was voted one of the top 10 instructors in the United States by Bead & Button magazine. She lectures and teaches throughout the U.S. and has won numerous awards for excellence in design, including Saul Bell Outstanding Jewelry Design Award, Bead International 2006, People’s Choice Bead Dreams, Runner Up Best in Show Bead Dreams, Kennedy Best of Nationally.  She has been published and has written articles for several well-known magazines.  Her work has been featured on the covers of trade magazines and catalogs and is the co-author of the Art of Bead Embroidery with artist and dear friend Heidi Kummli and Sensational Bead Embroidery by Sherry Serafini

 

Sherry’s beaded art is known internationally and is owned and worn by Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz,  and singer Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas. Her beadwork has been seen at fashion week in Milan by the artists who commission her.

 

Unconventional and Unpredictable: Bead Embroidery

 

"I invite you to let go of your inhibitions and enjoy this bead embroidered journey through my mind. I would like to show you the world of the unconventional jewelry design with a technique that dates back to the beginning of time.

 

The focus of our workshop will be on designing an ultimate handbag with bead embroidery on cork fabric from start to finish. Explore how to create an initial shape from your chosen focal point. Then take your beads on bead embroidered journey to create a personalized piece of wearable art. Finishing and fringe are also explored."

 

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Examples of Sherry's Handbags

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General Information

August 14-16, 2018 Avon Old Farms Hotel, Avon, CT


The workshop inside the hotel!

 

The mini retreat costs $500 and includes:

  • Full-day workshop Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

  • Daily Continental Breakfast (hotel guests only)

  • Thursday evening informal meet and greet in the hotel lounge

  • Catered lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

  • Afternoon refreshments on workshop days

  • Shopping at the Bee on a Lily Pad Bead Store & Sherry's trunk show

  • Gather in the evenings to visit with old and new friends during open beading time

  • The fee for the retreat does not include transportation or hotel costs.

  • The retreat fee does not include workshop kits or supply items.

Seats are limited, so reserve your place in this exclusive workshop today! Please visit the registration page to make your retreat reservation. You have the option of paying just the deposit to hold your spot at this time, or paying the total amount due. Your order number serves as your confirmation number. For any questions, please contact Sue Burleigh via e-mail or call 603-734-5505.

Event Schedule

Thursday August 13, 2020

6:00 pm until ??  Informal no host meet and greet in the hotel bar.

Friday August 14, 2020

6:30 am - 9am - Complimentary continental  breakfast - Hotel guests only

9am-4pm Day 1 Workshop
12-1pm Catered Lunch
4pm on - Free Time or gather with friends old & new for beading & fun.

Saturday August 15, 2020

6:30 am - 9am - Complimentary continental  breakfast - Hotel guests only

9am-4pm Day 1 Workshop
12-1pm Catered Lunch
4pm on - Free Time or gather with friends old & new for beading & fun.

Sunday August 16, 2020

6:30 am - 9am - Complimentary continental  breakfast - Hotel guests only

9am-4pm Day 2 Workshop
12pm-1pm Catered Lunch

4pm on - Free Time, say goodbye!

Hotel Information

Avon Old Farms Hotel1

279 Avon Mountain Rd   

Avon, CT 06001
Phone: (860) 677-1651
Toll Free: 1-800-836-4000
Fax: (860) 677-0364

Avon Old Farms Hotel is a most unique luxury hotel in Connecticut providing guests with the charm, character, and setting of a country inn, yet offering the elegant decor, generous amenities, and comprehensive services of a full-service. Plus, we are only 10 minutes from downtown Hartford, yet in a scenic suburban setting!

Our guest service is second to none, providing comfort and convenience at every turn, nestled in the Farmington Valley, our stunning setting offers a relaxing, natural environment to ensure inspiration, relaxation and splendor at our hotel.

COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES AND AMENITIES:

  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet

  • Continental breakfast including fresh brewed gourmet coffee, teas, hot chocolate, fruit cups, yogurt, fresh fruit, breakfast breads and delicious pastries

  • Complimentary on-site parking

  • 24-hour fitness center with sauna

  • Seasonal outdoor pool and snack bar

  • Complimentary transportation to and from airports and local destinations (requires 36 hours notice and subject to hours of operation and availability)

Staying at the hotel is not required, but is a great option for out of town attendees or if you would just like a nice weekend getaway.  I have a limited number of rooms held, but can add more if there is interest.  If you plan on staying at the hotel, you must call the hotel to make reservations.  Be sure to ask for the special SocialBeadia rate of:

Annex Accommodations: $139 per night, single or double occupancy

Main Building Accommodations: $159 per night, single or double occupancy

Class Payment and Cancellation 

A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to reserve your spot in the class. You must pay the balance of $350 by March 15, 2020.  If you do not pay your balance by the due date, you forfeit your deposit and your spot in the class. 

You have the option of paying just the deposit to hold your spot at this time, or paying the total amount due. Your order number serves as your confirmation number. For any questions, please contact us at info@socialbeadia.com or call 603-734-5505.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation penalties:

·       Before 3/15/2020 - $150 (entire deposit)

·       3/15/2020 or after - $500 - (entire amount)

 

Cancellation by customer: 

 

If you have to cancel your attendance, you will be refunded the amount paid less any applicable cancellation penalties as stated on the event webpage and a $50 processing fee.  Fully paid registered spaces are transferable in the event you are unable to attend at the last minute. We will attempt to find a replacement from our wait list if one exists.  If someone registers for your spot, we will refund your payment less a $50 processing fee. If no one is available on the wait list, it is your responsibility to find a replacement for your spot in the retreat in order to have your payment refunded.  

We encourage you to obtain Cancellation and/or Travel Insurance. SocialBeadia, LLC, Sue Burleigh or any of our subsidiaries cannot be held responsible for your cancellation for any reason.

Cancellation by instructor(s):

In the unlikely event one or more instructor(s) have to cancel, SocialBeadia reserves the right to provide a replacement instructor of their choice or reschedule the event.  Any refund available will be solely at the discretion of SocialBeadia, LLC.

Cancellation by SocialBeadia:

If SocialBeadia has to cancel the retreat for business or personal reasons other than those stated below, your entire payment will be refunded.  If the event is cancelled due to acts of God, war on American soil, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities, or any other situation making it inadvisable, illegal, or impossible to hold the event, no refund will be available.  SocialBeadia strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance to cover your costs in case of one of these unforeseeable occurrences.

By signing up for the retreat and making a deposit, you agree to these terms.

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