SJBS 2024 Bead Retreat

  • 25 Oct 2024
  • 3:00 PM
  • 27 Oct 2024
  • 2:00 PM
  • Malvern House, 315 S Warren Ave, Malvern, PA 19355
  • 2


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


2024 Bead Retreat with Kassie Shaw!

October 25-27, 2024

Kassie Shaw is a renowned bead weaving expert from western North Carolina. Her style is down to earth and wearable but she also loves to make bold pieces with lots of contrast and pops of color.

 Kassie was first attracted to making      jewelry twenty years ago as a project for  an arts elective in college. Soon after, she  discovered seed beads and off loom bead  weaving. A former Designer of the Year,  her work has been featured in and on the  cover of Beadwork Magazine. She is also  recognized as a Starman Beads Trend-  setter Designer. Kassie’s book  Beadweaving Beyond the Basics is now a classic. See more of her prolific work, kits and  tutorials at 

 Kassie announced new projects for Bead Retreat!

 Dragon Scale Bracelet

 is a dimensional netted rope using

 2-hole  triangle beads and 2-hole  diamond beads on memory wire.

 Two additional variations of the design,  a bangle bracelet and one with a clasp,  will also be provided.

 Galaxy Star Orb is a fabulous 3-dimensional design glowing with  multiple colors of super duos and size 11º seed beads. Kassie  uses negative space  throughout the beaded  structure to  create illusions of  planets  and stars.

 Special Promo: Kassie will offer a 10% discount on kit refills, and

a 20% discount on patterns for SJBS Bead Retreat students!

 Kits: Kits will be available for the Galaxy Star Orb in 2 color ways.

    Kit price TBD. Also, complete Supply Lists will be                            emailed in advance to all confirmed registrants. 

 Venue: The Malvern Retreat House in the placid hills of  Malvern PA. The  well-kept grounds, facility cleanliness, spacious accommodations, very  good food, and bucolic setting are sure to offer a memorable experience.  All rooms in this year’s campus building are single rooms only.

 Earlybird Registration Special by April 15th:*

  Registration includes project instructions, weekend overnight accommodations, and five meals:

Earlybird Single room $475

* $100 deposit due by April 15th; balance of full payment due by

  June 15th.

 Regular Registration after April 15th:**

Registration includes project instructions, weekend overnight accommodations, and five meals:

Single room $525

** payment in full due by September 15th.

 Cancellation Policy.

Last date to cancel with a refund is July 15th. 

Please Note: 

  • Space is limited to twenty-five (25) registrants.

  • SJBS Bead Retreat is a members-only event. To join, click here:

  • SJBS appreciates that designers/instructors put a great deal of work     into their creations, patterns, and illustrations. Unethical use, sharing and/or distribution breaches the SJBS Code of Conduct:  Noncompliance may result in membership termination.

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