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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.  

General Information

Please note: In order to ensure everyone's safety, proof of Covid-19 vaccination along with a signed communicable disease liability waiver, will be required to attend this retreat.  Please review the waiver form below prior to registering.  You may be required to wear a face mask and/or comply with other public health safety requirements in class and in all public places including walking the Marginal Way, based upon the State of Maine Covid regulations in place at the time of the event.

SocialBeadia's sixth annual Coastal Maine Bead Retreat is being held for two session, April 20-23, 2023 and April 27-30, 2023 at the Beachmere Inn on the ocean in Ogunquit, ME.  

All of the workshops are inside the hotel!


The retreat costs $695 and includes:

  • Full-day workshops Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

  • Optional add-on workshop(s) with Holly Bean

  • Meet the Teachers dessert & beverage reception on Thursday night

  • Catered lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

  • Private trunk shows with Sherry, Miriam, Apollinariya, and Holly

  • Gifts and door prizes

  • Pendant swap

  • Charity raffle

  • The fee for the retreat does not include transportation, hotel costs, or daily breakfast and dinner.

  • 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 to make your retreat reservation and pay the deposit. You will receive an email confirming your registration.    For any questions, please contact Sue Burleigh via e-mail or call 603-583-2579.

Event Schedule 


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

2-5 pm Optional class with Holly Bean
7-9 pm Meet the Teachers dessert and beverage reception & pendant swap



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

7-10 pm Optional evening workshop with Holly Bean


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



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

4 pm on - Free Time, say goodbye!

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