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2023 Bead Retreat Information

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Total Retreat Cost: $350.00 ALL OPEN SETS FOR THE RETREAT WILL GO ON SALE AT 10AM EASTERN MONDAY JANUARY 30TH.

Dates with open spots:

May 25th-27th (IN STORE RETREAT)

June 22nd-24th (IN STORE RETREAT)

August 10th-12th (DIGITAL RETREAT)

August 24th-26th (DIGITAL RETREAT)

 

In store Retreats:

During this year’s retreat we will be making 5 projects. This retreat will be great for any level beader. It is my hope that you will leave the retreat with all 5 projects completed but if not all four, most will hopefully be completed. 

All beads, stringing materials, findings, needles, and bead mats will be provided for you at the retreat. You will be able to take all these things home with you at the end of the retreat. If you need a light or magnification assistance, please bring these with you as there will be plenty of room to plug things in. Also, please be sure to bring a good pair of scissors or cutters to the retreat.

Each day of the retreat we will meet at 9:00am at Off the Beaded Path which is located at 2270 College Avenue in Forest City. Kelly will have the doors of the shop open at 8:30 so you can start coming in. We will be working from 9:00-11:30am on a brand-new original design each day. We will break for lunch from 11:30-1:00. There are several great restaurants near our store that are a short walk or within driving distance. From 1:00-4:00 we will either be working on another project or it will be open beading time. Please bring a few projects with you to work on and bead socialize. Kelly and Sandi will be available to help with any problems during this time. 

In late February or early March I will be in contact with you about picking colors for your projects. There will be several color options available for each project. You are to pick one color option for each project. Kelly will also have extra kits of each color available for pre-order at this time.

Included in the retreat:

*All Materials needed for the five projects we will be doing during the retreat.

*Printed and Digital Patterns of each project

*Step by Step video of each project that you will have access to

*Treasure Bead Mat

*1 Roll Black Dragon Thread

*1 Roll White Dragon Thread

*1 4pk Size 12 Needles, 1 4pk Size 10 Needles

*Metal Beading Triangle

*Snacks & Drinks

*Kelly & Staff Help

*Discounts to use at Off the Beaded Path during the retreat.

Not Included:

*Meals

*Hotel Stay

Hotel Recommendations:

Holiday Inn Express: 1-828-755-2000

Baymont Inn & Suites: 1-828-287-8788 

Hampton Inn & Suites: 1-828-382-1001

 

Digital Retreats:

During this year’s retreat we will be making 5 projects. This retreat will be great for any level beader. It is my hope that you will end the retreat with all 5 projects completed but if not all four, most will hopefully be completed.

This is a digital retreat that will be held via Zoom. To participate you must have Zoom downloaded and have knowledge of how to use it.

Each day of the retreat we will start at 9:00am via Zoom. We will be working from 9:00-11:30am on a brand-new original design each day. We will break for lunch from 11:30-1:00. From 1:00-4:00 we will either be working on another project or it will be open beading time. (All times listed are Eastern Times. If you need to know what times these are in your time zone, you can check it here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html)

In late February or early March I will be in contact with you about picking colors for your projects. There will be several color options available for each project. You are to pick one color option for each project. Kelly will also have extra kits of each color available for pre-order at this time.

Included in the retreat:

*All Materials needed for the five projects we will be doing during the retreat.

*Digital and Printed Instructions for each project

*Video of each project

*Kelly assistance with each project

*Treasure Bead Mat

*1 Roll Black Dragon Thread

*1 Roll White Dragon Thread

*1 4pk Size 12 Needles, 1 4pk Size 10 Needles

*Metal Beading Triangle

*Discounts to use online from Off the Beaded Path during/after the retreat.

*Priority Mail Shipping on your Retreat Kits 

Please know that each days zoom sessions will not be recorded. If you cannot attend on a certain day or have to miss a day for any reason, at the end of each day you will receive the digital instructions and a video link for the step by step video of the project!

 

If you have any other questions, please contact me at offthebeadedpath@me.com or call/text at 828-245-0306