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An extraordinary beadwork retreat in California’s Central Coast wine country

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MAGGIE MEISTER

MAGGIE MEISTER

Beadwork inspired by ancient mosaics, frescos and jewelry. You can learn more about Maggie at http://www.mmmbeads.com

CYNTHIA RUTLEDGE

CYNTHIA RUTLEDGE

Contemporary beadwork designs with timeless elegance. You can learn more about Cynthia at www.cynthiarutledge.net

LAURA MCCABE

LAURA MCCABE

Beadwork from another dimension. You can learn more about Laura at http://www.justletmebead.com

MELANIE POTTER

MELANIE POTTER

Beadwork inspired from organic structures in nature. You can learn more about Melanie at
http://www.melaniepotter.com

MAGGIE MEISTER

MAGGIE MEISTER

Beadwork inspired by ancient mosaics, frescos and jewelry. You can learn more about Maggie at http://www.mmmbeads.com

CYNTHIA RUTLEDGE

CYNTHIA RUTLEDGE

Contemporary beadwork designs with timeless elegance. You can learn more about Cynthia at www.cynthiarutledge.net

LAURA MCCABE

LAURA MCCABE

Beadwork from another dimension. You can learn more about Laura at http://www.justletmebead.com

MELANIE POTTER

MELANIE POTTER

Beadwork inspired from organic structures in nature. You can learn more about Melanie at
http://www.melaniepotter.com

Testimonials

  • This retreat was superb. You created a family atmosphere. The instructors are top notch and amazing. I can’t wait for next year!

    Michele, NV
  • Everything about this retreat is superb – from the venue, the projects, the teachers, and the BOTV staff, to the fun and relaxation of being here. If I could attend one event each year, this would be it!

    Sandy, KY
  • It just gets better every year! A great weekend for women to come together and really enjoy themselves! The classes were wonderful. Thank you!

    Bonnie, CA
  • As always, a truly delightful experience! My sincere thanks for your warmth and hospitality. Being with you makes a wonderful hobby even more delightful!

    Lisa, IL
  • This was a beader’s Nirvana – a dream come true. Thank you all for your hard work and time to make this an unforgettable experience!

    Diane, CT
  • I look forward to BOTV all year. The best workshops! Thank you.

    Maggie, CA
  • Thank you again for such a wonderful and enjoyable event. I’m looking forward to next year already!

    Lynda, CA
  • I love this retreat and everyone involved. I look forward to this event every year. I’m sorry I missed the first one. You all are the best!

    Julie, CA
  • I thoroughly enjoyed Beads on the Vine retreat. Everyone, including the staff and participants, were very friendly. I had a great time. Thanks!

    Janis, NY
  • I had a great time. The classes were very good, and the winery was beautiful.

    Etta, NY
  • You guys rock! Thank you for everything and for your understanding!

    Beki, CA
  • Thanks so much for your generosity of your time and talent at BOTV. This was my first time, but it certainly won’t be my last!

    Susan, CA
  • As usual BOTV was wonderful. All of your family and helpers are great. Thanks again for a beautiful time.

    Temmy, CA

Workshops

Beautiful designs that will be sure to inspire your creativity.

Tramonto sul Mediterraneo  (Sunset on the Mediterranean)
Parisian Nights
Decked out in Deco
Swing of Things

Travel

Accommodations & Transportation

ACCOMMODATIONS

Quality Suites in San Luis Obispo is our partnered hotel. This hotel offers spacious two-room suites, complimentary “cooked to order” breakfast, complimentary airport/train shuttle, and an evening manager’s cocktail reception that includes complimentary beverages and snacks. If you want to share a room with another student these rooms are very comfortable with the “suite” setup. Let us know if you want to be connected with a possible roommate.

Each student can book her/his reservation directly with the hotel. Our negotiated rate for our group is $159.00 per night for each suite (excluding taxes). Please call 805.541.5001 with the group name Beads on the Vine.

Quality Suites
1631 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805.541.5001
Group Name: Beads On The Vine

You can learn more about Quality Suites on their website at http://www.qualitysuitesslo.com

TRAVEL

Travel into San Luis Obispo is convenient and easy via airlines or train. For information on train schedules see www.amtrak.com. For air travel US Airways (American) and United (Skywest) service the San Luis Obispo airport. Once you arrive via airplane or train our partner hotel provides complimentary pick-up/drop-off.

To help you plan your travel please be aware that workshops run 9:30am thru 4:30pm every day (Friday – Sunday). We encourage all students to attend the entire retreat for maximal benefit. If you are arriving from out of town we recommend you arrive for the event no later than Thursday evening. The Meet the Teachers & Welcome Reception begins on Thursday evening and The Marketplace will open on Thursday in the courtyard at Quality Suites. The Bonus Workshop is on Wednesday.

Host City

Overview of San Luis Obispo

The Jewel of California by Sam Chapin

Surrounded by some of California’s most fertile and cherished landscapes, San Luis Obispo County rests like a jewel in the midst of the splendid bounty of California’s wandering central coast. Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the San Luis Obispo region is nestled peacefully into an enchanted coastline that is marked by rolling green hills, quaint seaside towns, windswept beaches, gentle inland valleys and tumbled mountains that are surrounded by vineyards, farmland and native California Oaks. The County includes more than 80 miles of pristine Pacific Ocean coastline – stretching from the warm, sprawling sandy beaches of the south to the windswept bluffs and tumbled promontories of the northern county.

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Registration

Beads On The Vine Event Registration

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REGISTRATION

Program Inclusions

  • 3-days of class instruction with distinguished teachers
  • Bonus Workshop (limited spaces)
  • Original bead design by each instructor
  • Enjoy workshops at Edna Valley Vineyard Hospitality Center
  • Gourmet lunches by noted Chef Maegan Loring
  • Refreshments and beverages throughout event
  • Meet the Teachers & Welcome Reception
  • Round-trip bus service to Edna Valley Vineyard
  • Winery Tour

Tuition: $895.00

How to Register

To reserve your space in this event, simply complete the registration form and submit your tuition deposit. The registration form is in Adobe Acrobat format and you will need the free Acrobat reader in order to launch the link and print the form. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader you can download it free, just click the Acrobat Reader icon on the left sidebar.

Fax, email or mail your registration form to:

Fax: 866-562-0452 (private office)
Email: info@schoolofbeadwork.com

School of Beadwork
P.O. Box 4625
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

Phone: 805-440-2613

Once your registration form and deposit are received you will receive a confirmation letter by email verifying your reserved space in the event. You will also receive a Pre-Event Info Packet by email before the event that provides all the details you need about the event and the charming town of San Luis Obispo. Please make sure we have an updated email address. We look forward to seeing you there!

Payment Methods

You can pay by check, money order, VISA, Mastercard, or Discover. Please make checks payable to School of Beadwork.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

To reserve a space in this retreat a $200 deposit is required of which $100 is nonrefundable if you decide to cancel. Please see the registration form for complete details. Registered spaces are fully transferable. School of Beadwork encourages students to obtain Cancellation and Travel Insurance.

 

FAQ

Is there a question you need answered? Click on the frequently asked questions to get an answer to the most common inquires.

1. What does the program include and costs?

The tuition includes:

  • 3-full days of classes with distinguished teachers
  • Optional bonus workshop*
  • Original bead designs by each teacher
  • Meet the Teacher & Welcome Reception
  • Bead Marketplace event
  • Exclusive Trunk Shows displayed by each teacher
  • On-site boutique with beads and supplies
  • Classes in the resort-style Edna Valley Vineyard hospitality center
  • Winery Tour of Edna Valley Vineyard
  • Catered lunches each day by noted chef Maegen Loring
  • Transportation from the hotel and Edna Valley Vineyard (round-trip)
  • Refreshments throughout the event
  • Complimentary bead mat

*Spaces are limited.

Tuition for the Beads On The Vine retreat is $895.

2. What is the daily schedule?

The retreat workshops are Friday thru Sunday. There is a Meet the Teachers & Welcome Reception that begins Thursday evening and officially kicks off the event. There is a Bead MarketPlace on Thursday; times will be noted in your Pre-Event Packet on the agenda to all enrolled students. The Bonus Workshop is on Wednesday, July 23rd and students should reserve a space on the registration form or email us.

Friday-Sunday the group will be picked up at the hotel by bus at 8:45am each morning and dropped off at Edna Valley Vineyard around 9:00am. The classes start at 9:30am and we depart the vineyard around 4:30pm each day. Students driving directly to the vineyard should arrive by 9:15am to allow time to setup their workspace. If you are coming from out of town you should arrive no later than Thursday evening. Please let us know if you have any travel problems.

The Bonus Workshop is on Wednesday, July 22nd

3. Should I bring my own beads?

Bringing your own beads is optional. Each project has a supply list. A comprehensive Pre-Event Packet with a supply list will be emailed to all confirmed students before the retreat. Bead kits for each project will also be available for students to purchase in order to help simplify bead selections.

A MarketPlace will be open on Thursday to provide time for kit selection as well as at the vineyard. Kits usually come in 4-8 colorways.

4. I am coming from out of town, what are the accommodations?

We recommend that you make your reservations in San Luis Obispo at Quality Suites. There is a group room block in the name of Beads on the Vine with special rates for attendees. Each day a bus will transport all students to the vineyard from Quality Suites.

All rooms at Quality Suites are large suite size therefore making it comfortable to share a room with one or more roommate(s) if desired. This hotel is also conveniently located within walking distance of restaurants and the center of downtown.

Click here to view comprehensive information on accommodations we have organized for this retreat.

6. Do you recommend we rent a car if we are traveling by airplane or train?

Quality Suites, our partner hotel, provides complimentary airport/train pickup and drop-off service so it is not necessary to rent a car. Cabs and Uber service is also available at the airport for a reasonable fee. Beads on the Vine retreat staff is providing transportation to the vineyard each day from the hotel (round trip). Once at the hotel, downtown is within walking distance of the hotel. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes. Rental cars from car rental companies are available at the San Luis Obispo airport.

The city’s free open trolley stops are also within walking distance from the hotel. The trolley travels a loop of the downtown area every 15 minutes daily during regular business hours.

7. Will there be electrical accessibility for our beading lights?

Yes, we will take care of setting up the work space for the students’ comfort and needs, including electrical access for lighting. We encourage all students to bring their beading lights.

If you need a loner light while attending please reserve one with us and we will bring one for you.

8. Will the featured teachers be selling other original designs/kits?

Yes. The Bead MarketPlace will be open on Thursday for a private Trunk Show, and kits and others supplies will also be available at the vineyard each day.

9. What beading project are the instructors teachings?

Bead designs for this retreat are unique to this event and can be viewed on our “Workshops” page.

Click here to view the designs by each teacher.

10. What is the weather like in July in San Luis Obispo?

Warm during the day, chilly at night. We recommend you bring a jacket/sweater. You can obtain comprehensive weather information about San Luis Obispo at the below link. Historically, the mean temperature in July has been 65-70 degrees. www.weather.com

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