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Discover the allure of Maine's 3600 miles of picturesque coastline with us at our prestigious location on the Marginal Way. Immerse yourself in breathtaking ocean views as you reconnect with old friends and forge new connections. Delve into the world of beading through classes led by internationally renowned instructors, experiencing the beauty of Maine's coast while unleashing your creativity. Join us for an unforgettable journey along the Marginal Way, where stunning vistas and captivating beadwork await.

General Information

SocialBeadia's sixth annual Coastal Maine Bead Retreat is being held for two session, April 24-27, 2025 and May 1-4, 2025 at the Beachmere Inn on the ocean in Ogunquit, ME.  


All of the workshops are inside the hotel!

 

The retreat costs $725 and includes:

  • Full-day workshops Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

  • Optional add-on workshop(s) with Betty Stephan

  • Meet the Teachers' dessert & beverage reception on Thursday night

  • Light Continental Breakfast Buffet each morning on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

  • Catered lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

  • Private trunk shows with Sherry, Miriam, Polina and Betty

  • Gifts and door prizes

  • Pendant swap

  • Charity raffle

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

Thursday

1:00-5 pm Arrive and check-in for the retreat in the Marginal Way Salon - Hotel check-in is 3 pm

2-5 pm Optional class with Betty Stephan
7-9 pm Meet the Teachers' dessert and beverage reception & pendant swap

 

Friday

8 am - 9 am - Breakfast buffet in Marginal Way Salon

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 Betty Stephan

Saturday

8 am - 9 am - Breakfast buffet in Marginal Way Salon

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.

 

Sunday

8 am - 9 am - Breakfast buffet in Marginal Way Salon

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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