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The Journey Bead Retreat

$250.00 USD

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Please join us as we explore together new beading skills and fine-tune
our personal points of view. Every bead has a story as does every
beader! What is your narrative? Come journey with Kate, Emily and
Janice as we each discover new directions and reconnect with
old and new friends.

The 2019 Third Annual Beadshop Bead Retreat in San Juan Bautista,
California promises to be an immersion in both beads and learning. We
will explore different facets and styles of jewelry-making. Students will
follow a path towards creating a finished design that includes techniques
from resin and mold-making to tassel construction. Along the way, we
will learn more about capturing our personal style via jewelry.

Breakout sessions include: Making your own Bullion, Fiber Tassel
Construction, Silicone Mold-Making and Resin, Styling Inspired by
Vintage Jewelry and unique wire components. Each student will create a
personal road map and travel through the weekend adding a variety of
techniques to their jewelry repertoire. Kate, Emily and Janice will share
their years of knowledge and skills along with demos
and one-on-one coaching.

September 13-16, 2019

Our Third Annual Bead Retreat at St. Francis Retreat Center has space for
just 24 participants. Since capacity is limited, we expect registration to fill
very quickly. We highly recommend Trip Insurance, in case your plans
change and you cannot attend. You are also welcome to find someone to
take your spot. Sorry, we do not refund deposits and/or registration.

Early Bird Registration February 8- May 31
Early Bird Shared Room Rate: $1250/ Per Person
Early Bird Private Room Rate: $1585 Private Room*

The retreat price includes 3 nites on-site lodging, all meals (full breakfast, lunch and dinner), and instruction. Supples and transportation to and from the retreat venue are the responsibility of the attendee.

Hold your place now with a $250 deposit. For anyone paying in full before May 31, 2019, we are accepting a non-refundable deposit of $250 and the option to make two payments of your remaining balance no later than May 31, 2019. We will email you a link to complete payment by May 31, 2019.

Late Registration June 1- August 31

If space is still available, we will continue to register participants until
August 31. Anyone registering June 1-August 31 must pay registration in
full. The last day we can accept registration is August 31, 2019.

Late Retreat Rates Are:
Late Shared Room Rate: $1375/ Per Person
Late Private Room Rate: $1725 Private Room*

*Please note: We have very limited private rooms available. They sell out
very quickly. If you are choosing the Private Room option because you
would like to bring a non-student companion, there is an additional charge
of $195 for the meal plan for your guest. Please indicate this preference on
your registration form** and we will send you an additional link for payment. 

** Registration Forms and FAQ Materials will be posted by 1/14/19.