"The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration."
Miss Heather Power wrote one of my all-time favorite books for inspiration called Jewelry Designs from Nature in 2011. These pages feature some of the most lovely jewelry designs inspired by the woodlands, the gardens and the sea, all things that inspire Heather. In September of last year she invited a wonderful group of ladies to join her down in a little cottage by the sea (okay, the shores of Lake Michigan ;-), to take trips through gardens and the local Farmer's Market and to experience the bounty of nature along the trails in South Haven. Of course there was beading to be done as well!
This year Heather is back at it again with another Inspired by Nature retreat in quaint South Haven at a retreat center aptly named the Riverbend Retreat Resort. This beautiful facility will be the site of three days (and nights!) of relaxing, reconnecting and beading of course!
Heather has put together a whole new line-up of classes for each day of the retreat. These are can't miss for sure!
There will be walks in the woods to find natural treasures to cast in molds and recreate in resin with an awesome new patina effect (I cannot wait to make these!),
wool felted and bead embroidered leaves fit for a woodland fairy princess,
Oh, and did I happen to mention that I will be a guest instructor? Me! Sqa-weeeeeee!
On Saturday night, Heather invited me to lead a fun party that I am calling a U.F.O. Party. Click here to read all about it!
There will be goodie bags and food and of course chocolate and maybe a little wine, too. And did I mention chocolate? Heather and I will also be hosting a little trunk show to share our beads and jewelry designs with this nature-loving crew. I am working on some new designs and some fresh Simple Truths just for the event.
Are you excited yet? You should be! If you need some more inspiration on what a great event this will be, please check out this post I did on the Art Bead Scene from last year sharing the fun and three slideshows of pictures from the weekend.
Reservations are being taken now but don't delay! There is a limit of 20 participants and I have a feeling that this will fill up fast.
Come and join me and Heather Powers as we take a walk in the woods for the Inspired By Nature Retreat II!