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Did you know that Maine has approximately 3600 miles of coast line? You can experience a small section of its beauty by joining us at this  prestigious location on the Marginal Way with breathtaking ocean views.  Visit with old friends and make new ones while taking beading classes taught by internationally renowned instructors.  

We have added a 2nd weekend

General Information

SocialBeadia's sixth annual Coastal Maine Bead Retreat is April 22-25, 2021 with a second weekend April 29-May 2, 2021 at the Beachmere Inn on the ocean in Ogunquit, ME.  

All of the workshops are inside the hotel!


The retreat costs $675 and includes:

  • Full-day workshops Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

  • Optional add-on workshop with Marcia DeCoster - Additional fees

  • Meet the Teachers dessert & beverage reception on Thursday night

  • Complimentary Breakfast Buffet daily (hotel guests only)

  • Catered lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

  • Your own private bead marketplace

  • Private trunk shows with Beki, Sherry, Maggie and Marcia

  • Gifts and door prizes

  • Name Badge Challenge

  • Pendant swap

  • Charity raffle

  • 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 retreat today! Please visit the Registration page(s) 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 


1:30-5pm Arrive and check in at Beachmere Inn on the ocean

1:30-5pm Bead marketplace open

2-5 pm - Optional workshop with Marcia DeCoster - Belle Mabel
7-9pm Meet the Teachers dessert and wine reception & pendant swap



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

7-10pm Optional evening workshop with Marcia DeCoster - Belle Mabel


9am-4pm Day 2 Workshops
12-1pm Catered Lunch & raffle drawing
4pm on - Free Time or gather with friends old & new for beading & fun.

7-10pm Optional evening workshop with Marcia DeCoster - Wordplay


9am-4pm Day 3 Workshops
12pm-1pm Catered Lunch

4pm on - Free Time, say goodbye!

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