What to Bring

All materials for the classes will be provided.   Feel free to bring extra beads for your personal projects. 

Tools & Materials - You’ll need to bring pliers: round-nose & chain nose, wire cutters, a ruler or tape measure and a beading mat or board.  If you need task lighting, bring an Ott or task light with an extension cord.  

Tools that will make the retreat more enjoyable:
Bench block, riveting and ball peen hammer, metal shears and metal files.
  
I will have a very limited number of these tools available to share in class, I recommend bringing your own!

Optional Tools:
Pasta machine and a bead spinner.
Camera – You’ll want to take lots of photos to bring back home for inspiration for future jewelry making projects and to post to your blog! Cameras are optional.

What to Wear? - Please dress comfortably and prepared to work on our projects!  Bring an old shirt for our painting session.

Bring your walking shoes! We’ll be meandering and sauntering around the woods and trails near the lodge, weather permitting.

Temperatures are in the 40-70’s during October. Bring a jacket and gloves. Wear layers and plan for possibly cold weather.

Food: We will have a pot of coffee brewing and chocolate at the ready.  If you have any special dietary requirements, there is a full kitchen at your disposal.  Feel free to bring bottled water, soda or snacks.  The kitchen is available to all participants to store food and cook for the weekend.