Supply lists and kit information will be sent to registered attendees. You'll have the option of buying a class project kit from the instructor or providing your own materials for the workshop.


Sherry Serafini © 2020

One day class - All levels

Bead embroider this funky cuff using a fabulous Lisa Peters Russ cabochon as the focal. Fun new approach to designing with Tila© beads around a bezel and my new favorite texturing beads Mobyduo’s. The piece is done separately and attached to a lovely cork fabric covered metal base. If bracelets aren’t for you, this could easily be a pendant.

Two color ways available, one in cool colors and the other earth tones. You will choose your cabochon which will make the cuff uniquely your design.


Quaking Aspen

Melissa Shippee © 2019

One day class - intermediate

Prerequisites - Tubular Herringbone stitch


This hybrid bead weaving and bead embroidery necklace is based on the leaves of the quaking aspen tree, Populous Tremuloides, a common deciduous tree found in the Northeastern United States. The leaves of the quaking aspen individually shake in response to the wind which gives the tree a unique, trembling look that distinguishes it from other deciduous trees in the forest. This project uses two- and three- ladder tubular herringbone stitch combined with a unique take on bead embroidery components with Swarovski stones in two-hole settings.


Cascade Necklace

Betty Stephan © 2020

One day class - All Levels


It’s a little bead embroidery and a little bead weaving.  I think both newbies and more advanced beaders will enjoy making this necklace- you will be using a variety of 2 hole beads in a variety of interesting ways.  For instance- making a fringe with Ginko beads as well as a super quick bezel using GInko beads and Baroque cabs.  Putting the matte Ginko beads with the backlit Baroque cabs sure make colors pop! Add a few crystals and chains cascading from the bottom- and you have a pretty impressive piece of jewelry.  There will be several colorways available- hopefully one (or more!) will fit your style

Can you make it?

Optional Workshops

Precious Metal Clay 
Monte Nikkel © 2019

3 hour class - All Levels

 Thursday Afternoon 2-5pm

Learn how to work with Precious Metal Clay.  You will design and make components for either earrings or a pendant.  Your projects will be fired and returned to you prior to the end of the retreat.

Above photo is not representative of the actual project, but  only an example of what you could create.

Gold in Them Thar Hills
Chalet Cuff
Holly Bean © 2020

3 hour class - All Levels

 Friday evening 7-10pm

You will have your choice of two cuffs:

 "Gold in Them Thar Hills" (top) is an elegant style cuff featuring a unique, handmade Gold Nugget focal created by artist JoAnne St. James with Swarovski Crystals, Cup Chain, Backlit Czech mini cabs on gold flecked Cork Fabric and magnetic closure.

"Chalet Cuff" (bottom) is what I call casual bling. The focal is handmade by artist JoAnne St. James and features Swarovski Crystals and Backlit Czech Mini Cabs on Cork fabric with a magnetic closure.

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