Just a few examples of what
you may find at one of the retreats!
Explore your creativity!

Wire Wrapping
Instructor: Glenn Webster, Temple, TX

Instructor: Lori Padron, Temple, TX

Metal Smithing
Instructor: Glenn Webster, Temple, TX

Updated 3/8/18

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Coming 2020
UFO Bead Retreat
Date & Location TBA

Lots of planning and organization to do to make sure you have as much fun learning and creating as possible! This bead retreat focuses on group creative energy and affordable learning! To keep these arts alive, as well as our independent bead stores, we need to share the knowledge with as many people as possible. A little learning goes a LONG way for all. Click on the links above to learn more.

Hosted by Amy Loh Kupser of i-bead.com and inspired by the beaders, metal smiths, wire workers and other artisans she has met across the country, who enjoy creating, teaching and having fun while sharing their knowledge just as much as she does.

Retreat Format

Even though we will have fabulous guest instructors offering a myriad of affordable classes, you are NOT REQUIRED to take any of the classes offered (though really, who could resist at least some of them!)

We have all collected fantastic projects, but now, may be at a loss on how to get started. BRING THEM! Do you have a project started at another retreat and need to finish it? BRING IT! Bring your "Un-Finished Objects" U.F.O.s! This is where you can get help from other experienced beaders and instructors to get you started or help with where you've gotten stuck. Contact me to suggest a location near you!

Scheduled Classes

The guest instructors will offer classes from beginner to advanced and everything in-between. If it will take more than 2 hours it will be noted in the description of the class. Each class will have a supplies and tools list.

There will be plenty of tables for you to join with others after class to continue and complete your project, and if you get stuck you can always ask the instructor between sessions, myself or your neighbor!

Interested in Teaching?

I am inviting local, national and international instructors, local beaders, wire workers, PMC, metal smiths and more to take part in any and all of the retreats that will be planned in the future.

If you teach any type of beadwork or hand crafted jewelry techniques, and are interested in participating, drop me an e-mail or call me at 360.271.1410 or click here to learn more. I will be hosting the UFO Bead Retreat in locations AROUND the country! By coming close to where you live, I'm trying to make it more affordable for you to participate, educate and still make a profit while spreading the creativity!

I'll be checking out locations in these geographic areas around the country. If you have a suggestion let me know.

Northern California UFO Bead Retreat
Date & Location TBA

Midwest UFO Bead Retreat
Date & Location TBA

Southeast UFO Bead Retreat
Date & Location TBA

Texas UFO Bead Retreat
Date & Location TBA

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