We attended the Portland Bead Society Retreat held annually in early March in Cannon Beach, OR at the lovely Tolovana Inn. There were 72 attendees, and a good and lively time was had by all. Classes were held and enjoyed, fun games were played, and the gorgeous scenery was enjoyed, including the wild bunnies inhabiting the grounds of the lodge.
Pamela Jenson’s lovely and tactilely pleasing beaded rock.
Maxi Star’s bracelet inspired by the Contemporary Geometrics books put out by Kate McKinnon.
We included in our Goody Bags for each attendee a set of TierraCast’s recently introduced Crystallized Earring Posts (which TierraCast was so generous to donate!) and challenged the attendees to make something with them. Prizes for all were promised, and below find the entries:
“I needed a new pair of dragon earrings to wear on my Pink Phoenix all Breast Cancer Survivors dragon boat team. Thanks Bello Modo for the Crystallized Earring Challenge from PBS Beach Retreat. The earring challenge was an added treat.
Thanks TierraCast for the earring finding to inspire. I’ll wear these earrings at the Portland Dragon Boat Survivors race this year. These earrings are HOT.”
Created by Karie Hieb
“Thank you for the gorgeous TierraCast Swarovski earring findings. I had fun making a new pair of earrings with them! “
Created by Shirley Kloss
“What a fun idea. I decided to do brick stitch with iridescent seed beads and bugles.”
Created by Belinda Harrah
“After going to the bead retreat I felt my earrings should have an ‘ocean’ feeling to them.
I learned to do the starfish from a pattern from Cynthia S. Bricca, CSBricca Designs.
It was a great pattern and very easy to follow.”
We will make choices and send out the gift certificates soon and post the results here.
Our thanks to TierraCast for their generous support of the Portland Bead Society!