The first beadcamp in February (info below) was a huge success, the second one will be in September 2012... there are only a few spots left, so contact Marley Beers if you're interested...
Marley is also working on a website with more detailed info and schedule.... I'll add the link as soon as she's done.
Bead Camp With Corina Tettinger!
Join us in Nokomis, Florida, February 4–8, for five fun-filled days of lampworking and beach combing! Remember camp as a kid when you could stay up half the night and have fun with your friends? Well, this is “bead camp for lampworkers!” Corina Tettinger will be teaching and sharing ideas every step of the way. There will be formal demonstrations and informal “Corina time” for extra tips and experimenting. Plus lots of “me time” to play on your torch. We’ll do penance at the nearby sugar-white Venice/Nokomis beaches and maybe at a few local pubs and restaurants. Seethe CLASS DESCRIPTIONS on Corina's website to get an idea of the variety of things you'll be able to learn. At the workshop she will discuss what everybody is interested in doing and we’ll go from there. Bring your own eye protection and favorite tools. Corina will have some of her specialty tools to try and/or buy, and all the glass you need will be right here.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided and you can either go out or cook in for supper. On top of this, it is very affordable. Cost for all five days, Corina’s instruction, 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches is only $755. The space is limited to 8 people, so reserve now.
The workshop will be held in Marley and Jetze Beers’ cottage in Nokomis, Florida. They bought it recently and it’s a “fixer upper” so not yet completed. The inside is fresh and newly decorated but the outside still leaves a lot to be desired. Marley and Jetze are former innkeepers and know how to take care of “campers!” Marley is a lampworker and jewelry designer. Jetze is a “host extraordinaire.” He also designs great booths if you want some tips.
The workshop will be well appointed with a Mini CC torch and work space for each participant. (Bring your own torch if you prefer.) There are also metalworking tools if you want to try your hand at making up something with your gorgeous beads. The workshop space is being renovated so we do not have a photo of it yet.
The cottage also has room for dining and lounging.
Transportation will be provided for trips to Sun Tan Terrace, the beach, or wherever we want to go.
Since the studio area is still being remodeled for the workshops, there aren't any pictures available at the moment.....
Nokomis Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the west coast of Florida.
Kitchen and den in the cottage.
View of part of the living room in the cottage.
There are two lodging options:
1.The Cottage or Motor Home: You can stay in the little guest room in the cottage or the fully equipped motor home parked outside the studio on a first come first served basis for $25 per person per night (double occupancy, space for 4 people).
2.Sun Tan Terrace: We have pre-booked two kitchenette rooms right on Nokomis beach at Sun Tan Terrace Hotel (double occupancy space for 4 people). It is 10 minutes from the cottage. Cost is $95 per person per night including tax. Each room has two double beds. It has a pool, a Tiki Bar, and a swimming pool. Check out their web site for more information. http://www.suntanterrace.com.
We can all swim at the pool and use the beach and Tiki Bar when we’re not on the torch.
Contact Marley Beers at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 919-402-1681 or 919-323-9799 to reserve.
Payment for the workshop: half ($377) is due upon reservation. The remaining half ($378) is due by December 4 (two months prior to the workshop).
Workshop: $755 (includes five days of instruction, practice torch time, transportation to and from the Tampa or Sarasota airport, to Sun Tan Terrace, and/or other activities, as well as breakfast and lunch each day at the cottage, as well as glass and other beadmaking supplies).
Payment for the first night’s lodging is due upon reservation.
Lodging: two options are available on a first come first served basis.
• Cottage or motor home: $25 per night based on double occupancy.
• Sun Tan Terrace Beach Resort $95 per night based on double occupancy. (4 spaces).
We accept checks and Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards. Or email us for a PayPal invoice.
Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be in writing either by regular mail or by email. Policy for workshop: payment will be refunded in full if cancellation notification is postmarked or email-dated December 4,2012 or earlier. Cancellation made later will only be refunded when your spot is replaced by another participant.Policy for lodging: for a full refund cancellations must be postmarked or email-dated January 12, 2012 or earlier. We will not be held liable for any cost incurred by you, other than the amount paid towards the class fees and charged by us as outlined herein.This includes, but is not limited to, airline tickets, hotel accommodations, lost work, etc.).
One of the guest rooms in the cottage.
Thursday, January 24th hide-away:
Tiki Bar at Sun Tan Terrace.
Beach view at Sun Tan Terrace.
Sun Tan Terrace. It has a fridge, coffee pot and microwave.
Pool at Sun Tan Terrace.