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SocialBeadia is the go-to platform for beadwork enthusiasts, where creativity knows no bounds! From beginners to seasoned artisans, everyone gathers here to learn, inspire, and connect over their shared love for beads and embroidery.


SocialBeadia, LLC was founded in 2015 by bead artist Sue Burleigh. It was born out of the desire to attend destination type bead retreats as well as have the opportunity to travel with old and newly formed friends that enjoy the art of creating with beads.


We plan and host bead retreats in New England and across the United States as well as plan bead related travel events internationally, providing travel, socialization and beading education at fabulous destinations. 


If you have a group such as a Bead Society or other craft related group and would like for us to plan your retreat, please contact us at

Sue Burleigh is a jewelry and textile art designer.


Sue has done many forms of artwork in her lifetime including knitting, crochet, quilting, garment & accessory sewing, pottery, and stained glass.  In 2011, when she was temporarily disabled, she decided to learn to bead to have something new to do while sitting.  She quickly came to love the medium and it became her primary hobby.  It has since grown into a passion and now a business. 


Sue is a juried member of The Craftworkers' Guild of Bedford, NH.  


With a 35 year career in finance, business management, and consulting, Sue has had extensive experience in business management, project management, and personal travel experience, making her the perfect person to plan and manage group gatherings and travel events.


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