2018 Bead Retreat

Thursday 18th January 2018 - Sunday 21st January 2018 

Each January the BSV holds a members only retreat for in a central, convenient location for members from all sides of the city and interstate to meet. We always have lots of fun creating together, working some creative magic. It is also the chance to have a lovely, long weekend away for many, or maybe just a day or two if you can't manage all three days. 

 

Take the opportunity to do a class or two, learn a new technique, or simply work on your own projects with help from your friends if necessary. Most importantly, it is a time to relax, and enjoy a crafty break away from the usual domestic routines, with all meals provided.

 

So if you are not a member, it might be time to join now

 

The 2018 retreat will be held again at: 

 

University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville, VIC, 3052. MELWAY REF: 2B - C3

 

Check in commences at 4 pm Thursday


The University College lovely new cafeteria/dining room is in operation now with the new accommodation building works expected to be completed by the time we arrive. New dining room furniture is also on order.


We will utilize the same air-conditioned, well lit common room and workshop areas as previously.

  

Details for accommodation options and day attendance options are available to view now with the workshops also now open.
 
All accommodation is single rooms with all linen supplied.
Choice of air-conditioned en-suite rooms or single rooms with fans supplied and shared bathroom facilities close by.
 
Bedrooms have desks and lamps for your convenience. 
 
 
 
2018 REGISTRATIONS OPEN MONDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2017
 Note: Workshop options will be made available shortly.
 
Be quick to register for your choice as many of the accommodation and workshops often book out quickly and places are limited. Member staying for the full three days do receive first preference, so book in soon.

 

  • Monday September 25th: ONLY Full three night accommodation bookings taken from this date. The first workshop bookings are only available to members booking this option.
  • Saturday September 30th: Two and one night accommodation bookings commence, with workshop bookings also available.
  • Saturday October 7th: Daily attendee bookings open. Retreat visits and workshop bookings if vacancies exist.

See here for a downloadable  PDF guide for Members: Registering and paying for multiple events in one go.

  

Attendance details: Check in 4.00 pm Thursday - Check out by 4.00 pm Sunday: Three day attendance

One or two night stays would normally commence on a Thursday or Friday evening, starting with dinner. This may be extended to include the whole day of arrival if arriving to stay on a Friday or Saturday night.

 

If you wish to arrive earlier in the day to participate in a workshop before you commence your accommodation stay, an additional daily attendance fee applies. This includes your lunch and a facility fee contribution.

All members registering for accommodation options have already had a daily facility fee included in their payment.

Contact us if you are not sure.

 
Daily Attendances: If you are attending by day (Friday or Saturday) and would like to extend your daily outing to include dinner, staying for the evening activities, tick the dinner box as well. On Saturday night we will run a fun group activity session after dinner, prior to settling in for some more creative work.
Choose the option that you prefer. 
 
Workshops: Some more detailed workshops are based on a two session attendance, so both must be booked. 
There is a maximum limit of up to FOUR workshops permitted per member to begin with this year. If you book more than this, you may have one cancelled without consultation. If at a later stage vacancies still exist, we may relax this rule, but limiting them to begin with is fairer on all.
 
Please book your accommodation and up to four half day sessions at the same time if possible.
To register and pay for all events in one payment, simply choose the Invoice me option for each event first, then you can pay the total final invoice that will appear as a warning to you.
 
Do not book any workshops unless you have also booked an accommodation option, or after 7th October, a daily attendance option to match your workshop day. 
 
Traders: The trading space will be open for shopping to attendees 8.00 am - 8.45 am, then again 5.00 pm - 5.45 pm. 
So you will have the chance to stock up on some extra supplies each day, always a tempting option.
 
Balance of Payment: If you choose the accommodation deposit option available only to three and two day attendees, a manual invoice will be prepared for you afterwards, so the balance can be paid by 3rd December 2017.

One night accommodation or daily attendance registrations must be paid in full.

  •  Cancellations and changes to workshops can be made up until 3rd December 2017, however all cancellations will incur a $10 administration fee. There is no refund for cancellations made after this date as final bookings and class details will have been confirmed with the University and tutors.
  • Late bookings may be accepted if class vacancies exist, but kits may be subject to availability if booked late.
  • If minimum numbers are not achieved, we reserve the right to cancel a workshop and will refund all monies paid.

Online bookings are highly recommended as this will expedite all registration confirmations that include your links for workshop requirements, minimising the administration workload for coordinators.

You will receive updates on any special arrangements closer to the date of the Retreat if necessary.

 
See here to download more Retreat details

 

If you are unable to complete your booking online, please email info@beadsociety.com.au and we will email, or contact you to complete a manual payment. This will take a little longer though and preference cannot be given over online bookings. Administrative manual bookings may not be done until approximately three to five days after the opening dates for each event. There will be a time lapse between mail arriving and being processed.

 

More details on what happens at the Retreat.

 

NOTE:SKILL LEVELS

Novice - no beading experience

Beginner - basic knowledge of some beading techniques

Intermediate - some knowledge of the techniques being taught

Advanced - solid knowledge of multiple beading techniques

Upcoming events

    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 3:57 PM
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • University College at Melbourne University 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Vic 3052
    • 10
    Register

    2018 Retreat Accommodation - 3 Nights 

    En-suite and air conditioning   

    No lifts, Rooms on 1st or 2nd floor, limited numbers

     

    Registrations open Monday 25th September 2017

    Full cost $470.00 

    $160 deposit payable now 

    $310 Balance payable by December 3rd 2017 

     

    Or pay in full now, by selecting that option.

    Deposit is non refundable.

     

    Select one accommodation option and up to four workshops. 

    See guide on how to select these and pay in one go.


    If you advise us who you want to be near, we will attempt to allocate this if possible.

    The rooms available may be different to previous years, so final room allocations will not be known immediately. 
     

    Payments via Paypal or Credit card will reserve your place immediately, bank transfers will take longer to be confirmed.


    If you choose the deposit option for payment, a manual invoice will be created and emailed to you afterwards for the balance to be paid later.

    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 3:58 PM
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • University College at Melbourne University 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Vic 3052
    • 12
    Register

    2018 Retreat accommodation - 3 nights 

    Single room with shared bathroom, ground floor level

    Registrations open Monday 25th September 2017.

     

    Full cost $414 

    $160 - Deposit payable now 

    $254 - Balance payable by 3rd December 2017 

     

    Or pay in full now, by selecting that option.

    Deposit is non refundable.

     

    Select one accommodation option and up to four workshops. 

    See guide on how to select these and pay in one go.

     

     

    If you attended the last retreat, your room allocation may be similar if available. Please advise us if you have a friend you want to be near. Final room allocations will not be known immediately.

      

    If you choose the deposit option for payment, a manual invoice will be created and emailed to you afterwards for the balance to be paid later.

      

    Payments via Paypal or Credit card will reserve your place immediately, but bank transfers will take longer to be confirmed.
      
    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 3:59 PM
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • University College at Melbourne University 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Vic 3052
    • 9
    Register

    2018 Retreat accommodation - 3 nights 

    First floor level, Single room with shared bathroom, No lift.

    Registrations open Monday 25th September 2017.

     

    Full cost $414 

    $160 - Deposit payable now 

    $254 - Balance payable by 3rd December 2017 

     

    Or pay in full now, by selecting that option.

    Deposit is non refundable.


     

    Select one accommodation option and up to four workshops if available. 

    See guide on how to select these and pay in one go.

     

    If you attended the last retreat, your room allocation may be similar if available. Please advise us if you have a friend you want to be near. Final room allocations will not be known immediately.

    If you choose the deposit option for payment, a manual invoice will be created and emailed to you afterwards for the balance to be paid by December 3rd.

      

    Payments via Paypal or Credit card will reserve your place immediately, but bank transfers will take longer to be confirmed.
      
    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • University College at Melbourne University 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Vic 3052
    • 5
    Register
    2018 Retreat Accommodation - 2 Nights- En-suite and air conditioning.

    No lifts, Rooms on 1st or 2nd floor, limited numbers

     

    Registrations will open on 30th September 2017 if vacancies exist.

     

    Full cost $315.00 

    $160 deposit payable now 

    $155 Balance payable by 3rd December 2017    

     

    Or pay in full now, by selecting that option.

    Deposit is non-refundable.

     

    Select one accommodation option and up to four workshops if available.  See guide on how to select these and pay in one go.


     

    Please note: You need to select which day/meal you are commencing with in the options. (Each night accommodation rate automatically includes three meals daily, e.g. dinner, breakfast and lunch if arriving before dinner to sleep overnight.)

     

    If you advise us who you want to be near, we will attempt to allocate this if possible.
    Final room allocations will not be known immediately.

       

    Payments via Paypal or Credit card will reserve your place immediately, bank transfers will take longer to be confirmed.

    If you choose the deposit option for payment, a manual invoice will be created and emailed to you afterwards for the balance to be paid later.

    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 4:01 PM
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • University College at Melbourne University 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Vic 3052
    • 9
    Register

    2018 Retreat Accommodation - 2 nights 

    First floor- Single room with shared bathroom

     

    This option will be open for bookings 30th September 2017 if room vacancies exist.
     

    Full cost $278 

    $160 deposit payable now. 

    $118 Balance payable by 3rd December 2017. 

     

    Or pay in full now, by selecting that option.

    Deposit is non-refundable.

     

    Select one accommodation option and up to four workshops if available. 

    See guide on how to select these and pay in one go.

     

     

    If you attended the last retreat, your room allocation may be similar unless you advise us who you want to be near. Final room allocations will not be known immediately.

     

    Please note: You need to select which day/meal you are commencing with in the options. (Each night accommodation rate automatically includes three meals daily, e.g. dinner, breakfast and lunch if arriving before dinner to sleep overnight.)

     

    If the Deposit Only option is chosen, a manual invoice for the balance will be produced and emailed for payment to be completed by 3rd December 2017. 


    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 4:02 PM
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • University College at Melbourne University 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Vic 3052
    • 10
    Register

    2018 Retreat Accommodation - 2 nights 

    Ground floor - Single room with shared bathroom

     

    This option will be open for bookings 30th September 2017 if room vacancies exist.
     

    Full cost $278 

    $160 deposit payable now. 

    $118 Balance payable by 3rd December 2017. 

     

    Or pay in full now, by selecting that option.

    Deposit is non-refundable.

     

    Select one accommodation option and up to four workshops if available. 

    See guide on how to select these and pay in one go.

     

     

    If you attended the last retreat, your room allocation may be similar unless you advise us who you want to be near.

     

    Please note: You need to select which day/meal you are commencing with in the options. (Each night accommodation rate automatically includes three meals daily, e.g. dinner, breakfast and lunch if arriving before dinner to sleep overnight.)

     

    If the Deposit Only option is chosen, a manual invoice for the balance will be produced and emailed for payment to be completed by 3rd December 2017. 


    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 4:03 PM
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • University College at Melbourne University 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Vic 3052
    • 6
    Register

    2018 Retreat Accommodation - 1 night 

    En-suite single room, air-conditioning

    1st Floor or 2nd floor You must be able to manage stairs

     

    Registrations will open on 30th September 2017 if vacancies exist. 

    This option will be deleted if vacancies do not exist then.

     

    Full cost $158 - Total payable on booking.

     

    Select one accommodation option and any workshop/s for that time. 

    See guide on how to select these and pay in one go.

     

     

    NOTE: You need to select which day/meal you are commencing with in the options. (Each night accommodation rate automatically includes three meals daily, e.g. dinner, breakfast and lunch if arriving before dinner to sleep overnight.)

     

    Payments via Paypal or Credit card will reserve your place immediately, bank transfers will take longer to be confirmed.

     

     

    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 4:04 PM
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • University College at Melbourne University 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Vic 3052
    • 6
    Register

    2018 Retreat Accommodation - 1 night

    Ground Floor - Single room with shared bathrooms   

    Registrations open on 30th September 2017 if vacancies exist.

     

    Full cost $140 - Total payable on booking.

    Select one accommodation option and any workshop/s for that time. 

    See guide on how to select these and pay in one go.

      

    NOTE: You need to select which day/meal you are commencing with in the options. (Each night accommodation rate automatically includes three meals daily, e.g. dinner, breakfast and lunch if arriving before dinner to sleep overnight.)

     

     

    Payments via Paypal or Credit card will reserve your place immediately, bank transfers will take longer to be confirmed.

     

    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 4:05 PM
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • University College at Melbourne University 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Vic 3052
    • 6
    Register

    2018 Retreat Accommodation - 1 night - shared bathrooms

    1st Floor -  You must be able to manage stairs 

    Registrations will open on 30th September 2017 if vacancies exist. 

     

    Full cost $140 - Total payable on booking.

    Select one accommodation option and any workshop/s for that time. 

    See guide on how to select these and pay in one go.

      

    NOTE: You need to select which day/meal you are commencing with in the options.

    (Each night accommodation rate automatically includes three meals daily, e.g. dinner, breakfast and lunch. The next day's attendance is included in this rate.)

     

     

    Payments via Paypal or Credit card will reserve your place immediately, but bank transfers will take longer to be confirmed.

     

    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    • University College at Melbourne University 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Vic 3052
    • 9
    Register

    Retreat Day Attendance - Friday 19th January 2018
    This option will open for bookings on 7th October 2017.


    Cost $48.00 includes lunch

    Cost $64.00 includes lunch and dinner (Tick the dinner box when registering)

    Full amount payable on booking.

     
    You may select multiple single days, and up to a maximum of four workshops overall if vacancies exist.

    A separate attendance fee is payable for each day you attend, as this includes lunch and a contribution towards the facilities used.

     

    See the guide on how to select these and pay in one go.

     

     

     


    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville
    • 9
    Register

    Herringbone Tassel (Part 1) - Kerrie PutninsClick to enlarge

    Note: Part 1 & Part 2 must be booked if registering for workshop

     

    Level: Intermediate/Some Knowledge

    Kit $19 Pre-order from tutor - Choices available

    List supplied

     

    Create an embellished herringbone topped colour graduated swinging tassel for use as a handbag charm, pendant or lariat ends.

     

    Techniques: Fringing, Herringbone. Good tension and the ability to negotiate multiple thread passes through tight spaces is essential.   

     

    Note: Ensure you scroll down the page in your confirmation email to below the Additional Information for the link to the tutor contact/kit details/requirement list.

    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville
    • 8
    Register

    Mixed Metal Sampler - Kay LancashireClick to enlarge

     

    Level: Beginner

    Kit $30 Pre-order from tutor

    All tools supplied by tutor 

     

    Spend some time at each 'metal station' and learn the basics of metal work - sawing, riveting/embossing, wire clasps, simple chain, colour metals and fold forming. 


    Techniques: Learn the basics of metal work, no experience needed at all. 
        

     

    Note: Ensure you scroll down the page in your confirmation email to below the Additional Information for the link to the tutor contact/kit details.

    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville
    • 4
    Register

    Filigree Gem Drops - Lorene WilsonClick to enlarge

     

    Level: Intermediate/Some Knowledge

    Kit Only: $22 Pre-order from tutor - Choices available

    List supplied

     

    Make a statement with these lacy filigree earrings combining Gem duos, rondels and seed beads. Explore a little Prismatic RAW, netting with two-hole beads, or even extend into a chain to use the drops as a pendant or lariat ends.
        
     Techniques: Prismatic Right angle Weave and netting.

     

    Good tension and the ability to work with small beads, and to negotiate multiple thread passes through tight spaces is essential.   

     

    Note: Ensure you scroll down the page in your confirmation email to below the Additional Information for the link to the tutor contact/kit details/requirement list.

    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    • University College at Melbourne University 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Vic 3052
    • 9
    Register

    Retreat Day Attendance - Saturday 20th January 2018
    This option opens for registrations 7th October 2017.

            

    Cost $48.00 includes lunch

    Cost $64.00 includes lunch and dinner
    Full amount payable on booking.    

     

    You may select multiple single days, and up to a maximum total of four workshops overall if vacancies exist. A separate attendance fee is payable for each day you attend, as this includes lunch and a contribution towards the facilities used.   

     

    Tick the Lunch and Dinner box to stay for the evening. 

     

    See guide on how to select these and pay in one go.

     

     

     


    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville
    • 9
    Register

    Herringbone Tassel (Part 2) - Kerrie Putnins

    Note: Part 1 & Part 2 must be booked if registering for workshop.

     

    Level: Intermediate/Some Knowledge

    Kit $19 Pre-order from tutor - Choices available

    List supplied

     

    Create an embellished herringbone topped colour graduated swinging tassel for use as a handbag charm, pendant or lariat ends.

     

    Techniques: Fringing, Herringbone. Good tension and the ability to negotiate multiple thread passes through tight spaces is essential.

     

    Note: Ensure you scroll down the page in your confirmation email to below the Additional Information for the link to the tutor contact/kit details/requirement list.

    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    • University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville
    • 5
    Register

    Kumihimo for Everyone - Carol Gregson Smith

    Click to enlarge

     

    Level: All levels            

    Kit: $15.00

    List supplied

     

    Learn the fundamentals of beaded Kumihimo while making a pretty bracelet. Students will learn how to set up the Kumihimo disc and also how to attach a clasp to their finished design. A great opportunity to learn Kumihimo from scratch or refresh your memory. 
          

    Techniques: Kumihimo bead weaving.

     

    Students with some experience may complete the project in class.   

    Kit includes Kumihimo equipment but not beads, as you can bring along your own favourites. Bead kits for two patterns will be available on the day for an extra $5.00.    

     

    Note: Ensure you scroll down the page in your confirmation email to below the Additional Information for the link to the tutor contact/kit details/requirement list.

    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville
    • 3
    Register

    Cupcake Crown (Part 1) - Paula Gething

    Note: Part 1 & Part 2 must be booked if registering for workshop

     

    Level: Intermediate/Some Knowledge

    Kit: Not Provided

    List supplied

     

    Embellish a felted woollen ball with all types crystals, pearls and beads. Challenge yourself to build a colour palette you love! Capture a large Rivoli to create a crown base. 

     

    Techniques: Netting, bead embroidery.   

     

    Note: Ensure you scroll down the page in your confirmation email to below the Additional Information for the link to the tutor contact/kit details/requirement list.



    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville
    • 10
    Register

    Resin Magic (Part 1) - Margaret MuellerClick to enlarge

    Note: Part 1 & Part 2 must be booked if registering

     

    Level: Beginner

    Kit $50 Pre-order from tutor

    Some tools supplied by tutor, check requirements list for additional tools needed. 

     

    Set your memories in resin using pre made and found objects such as bezels. Participants will learn the correct mixing of resin, and construction of your own bezels to create permanent memories. 

     

    Techniques: Set your memories in resin using pre made and found objects as bezels, Participants will learn the correct mixing of resin, and construction of your own bezels to create permanent memories. 

        

    Note: Ensure you scroll down the page in your confirmation email to below the Additional Information for the link to the tutor contact/kit details/requirement list.

    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • University College at Melbourne University 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Vic 3052
    • 9
    Register

    Retreat Day Attendance - Sunday 22nd January 2016   

    This option will open for bookings on 7th October 2017. 

     

    Cost $48.00 with lunch

    Full amount payable on booking.

     
    You may select multiple single days and up to a maximum of four workshops overall if vacancies exist. 

    A separate attendance fee is payable for each day you attend, as this includes lunch and a contribution towards the facilities used.

     

    See guide on how to select these and pay in one go.

     

     

     


    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville
    • 3
    Register

    Cupcake Crown (Part 2) - Paula Gething

    Note: Part 1 & Part 2 must be booked if registering for workshop

     

    Level: Intermediate/Some Knowledge

    Kit: Not Provided

    List supplied

     

    Embellish a felted woollen ball with all types crystals, pearls and beads. Challenge yourself to build a colour palette you love! Capture a large Rivoli to create a crown base. 
       

    Techniques: Netting, bead embroidery.

     

    Note: Ensure you scroll down the page in your confirmation email to below the Additional Information for the link to the tutor contact/kit details/requirement list.



    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville
    • 10
    Register

    Resin Magic (Part 2) - Margaret MuellerClick to enlarge

    Part 1 & Part 2 must be booked if registering.

     

    Level: Beginner

    Kit $50 Pre-order from tutor

    Some tools supplied by tutor, check requirements list for additional tools needed. 

     

    Set your memories in resin using pre made and found objects as bezels, Participants will learn the correct mixing of resin, and construction of your own bezels to create permanent memories.  
       

    Techniques: Set your memories in resin using pre made and found objects as bezels, Participants will learn the correct mixing of resin, and construction of your own bezels to create permanent memories. 

     

    Note: Ensure you scroll down the page in your confirmation email to below the Additional Information for the link to the tutor contact/kit details/requirement list.


 

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