Hello and welcome to the Humblebeads Studio today! I’m actually on a little hiatus this week – which went by way too fast to work on book #3 for me that will be out next summer. Yeah. But aside from that I have also been busy in my studio this summer creating class samples for fall retreats. (Yes that is plural!)
I will be hosting my 5th annual fall retreat during Halloween weekend in South Haven, MI – my sleepy little hometown.
It’s three days of beadmaking and playing with metal and wire to create jewelry. This event is my heart and inspiration wrapped up into three days.
I pick a theme every year to create a collection of jewelry and this year is Forest Floor Treasures. We will go for a nature walk on the trail near my home to a covered bridge over the Black River. It’s one of my favorite places here in town and has inspired many a creation in my studio!
If spending three days soaking up my beadmaking knowledge and creating jewelry sounds like a little slice of heaven, stop on over and read all the details. I only have a few spaces left and would love to have an Art Bead Scene reader or two join me!
So on to the giveaway – your favorite part right? At my first retreat I created little name plates for everyone’s door. It was a small touch but it was appreciated. I also put together a little fall inspired gift bag with beads from a few of my friends and treats I picked up a bead shows during the year. My first year I even created a little creative scavenger hunt booklet – I should do something like that again!
My question – what little surprise or extra touch would mean a lot to you at a bead retreat? Help me brainstorm some ideas.
One lucky random reader will be picked from the comments for a $25 gift certificate to Humblebeads.com.
—- On a side note: can I tell you how much I love reading all your thoughtful comments on our Inside the Studio posts! I really loved reading about your color combinations last week on Claire’s post. You guys are so inspiring. Love ya to pieces!!!!