April 3, 2010

Bead Cruise 2011

Well, the muse had held me captive this week and away from the computer.  Today I'm going to share with you the news about Bead Cruise 2011.  I would love for some of my blog readers to join me this year!  Of course, not everyone can sneak away for a week to travel to tropical islands and play with beads on the way, so whether you are dreaming or seriously thinking about going, here is the scoop!

We are sailing next year from Galveston, TX.  Galveston is this completely charming island on the other side of Houston.  I recommend coming in the day before the cruise and staying at a hotel across from the ocean. 
We are setting sail March 27th for 7 nights of beads, friends and fun! We'll sail on Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas to Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica.

This year in Cozumel we are planning a group excursion to go to the national park together.  It's one of my favorite places on the island.

Instructors include Dallas Lovett, Melinda Barta, Tracy Stanley, Beverly Herman and Marcia DeCoster! Check out the classes here.  I'm also teaching two classes on the cruise.

Tropical Garden Pendants: Create a domed bezel to fill with polymer clay and embellish with Vintaj brass fastenables. Learn to create a flower and leaf cane from bright tropical colors to decorate your pendants. We'll cover a simple surface treatment to add interest to clay backgrounds. We'll complete several pendants and accent beads.

Woodland Treasures: Join me for a fun class exploring asymmetrical design. Are you afraid to break the rules and create without a pattern? This is the class for you! Learn the secrets of successful asymmetrical design and how to trust their own creative instincts during this class. String a multi-strand bracelet with a fun mix of beads and a coordinating necklace that uses the same elements.

I wrote an about page for the cruise if you'd like to learn more.  Of course if you have any questions, feel free to email me.  For those who are new to my blog, this is my event. I plan, organize and host this annual bead retreat!  I plan my dream vacation, gather my favorite instructors and invite you to join us.

For cabin prices and registration information visit the travel agent's site

Registration opens April 10th.

www.beadcruise.com is the official Bead Cruise website.


Katie said...

I bet next year's cruise will be great fun! I can't join you, but maybe Thomas and I will make it to wherever you guys eat dinner the night before the cruise. We haven't even been to Galveston since before Ike...

Mikki said...

I'm already dreaming about the time when I make enough as a bead artist and instructor to afford to join you. Won't be soon enough for me.

Beverly Herman said...

I can't wait for this bead cruise!
Is it to soon to start packing?

Metallo Bianco Jewelry said...

Wow...that sounds awesome! Wish I could join ya....