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Trunk Show & Retreat @ Creative Destination

We are excited & honored to be returning for Creative Destination's annual retreat.  We'll be beading the Heart of the Magpie.

Trunk Show @ Creative Destination - Friday July 10 (1-5) & Saturday, July 11 (9-5)

Cool Pines Retreat - Sunday & Monday, July 12 & 13 (9:30-4:30)

  • 2-day workshop
  • all-inclusive workshop kit in choice of 3 color-ways
  • 2 lunches
  • Freckled Pear trunk show

The retreat will be held at the Creative Destination bead store this year for everyone's health & safety.

Register @ Creative Destination,  Mesa, AZ  (480) 755-4367

5th Annual Big Bear Retreat

We'll be beading the Heart of the Magpie at our Big Bear Retreat.

Join us for our 5th annual retreat - an all-inclusive weekend of relaxation, good food, beading & fun.  We're offering the choice of three weekends this year:

  • Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19
  • Friday, July 24 - Sunday, July 26 - sold out
  • Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2

Fees range from $450 - $600 based on your choice of accommodations.  Your retreat fee includes workshop instruction, bead kit, meals, lodging, snacks, and a goody bag.  Registration information here.

Register @ Inspirations, Big Bear (909) 866-8081



Trunk Show & Workshops @ Creative Castle

Friday - Sunday, August 28 - 30

Friday, August 28

Saturday, August 29

Sunday, August 30

Register @ Creative Castle, Newbury Park  (805) 499-1377


SoCal Shop Hop Trunk Show @ Beadology

Join us for the Bead Shop Hop!

We'll be setting up shop again at Beadology in Huntington Beach for the entire event.  Shop our trunk show & check out all the wonderful beads, projects & workshops Beadology has to offer.

Two 3-day weekends

  • Friday - Sunday, September 11-13
  • Friday - Sunday, September 18-20

Beadology, Huntington Beach (714) 841-8242


Annual Ornament Workshop

Join us for a day of beading, relaxation, good food & laughter as we celebrate this season of love, joy and peace with our annual ornament workshop.  

When: Choice of 2 Saturdays - October 3 (10-5) OR October 10 (10-5)

Where: Private home

We also offer a "workshop in a box."  For those of you who can't attend one of our workshops and don't want to wait until these kits are available next summer, you can purchase the workshop in a box.  Your care package will include the bead kit, printed instructions, snacks and the goody bag of handmade gifts.  These boxes will be offered through mid-October and are limited in number.

In this all-inclusive workshop, we will provide:

  • your beading kit (beads, needles, thread & glass ball ornament)
  • lighting & work surface
  • snacks, beverages & lunch
  • as always for our special events, you'll receive a goody bag with items handcrafted by Melissa & Kelly just for you

Please bring:

  • scissors & any beading tools you can't live without