Leslee Frumin 2015 May Retreat

                                                             May 15th, 16th, & 17th

Projects Selected by Retreat Participants

Earth Gem Bolo features a rough crystal. Students will learn to use a starter piece to begin twisted Ndebele. Entrap a rough crystal in tubular Ndebele. Students will do Ndebele increases.  Students should know basic tubular Ndebele

Kit: $75 includes rough crystal, size 11, 15 round and cylinder Japanese seed beads, accent beads for bolo ends, semi precious and or fresh water pearls, ultra-suede, double stick tape. Be aware that there is a wide variation in natural materials. Beads are used to compliment the rough crystal.  There will be 5-8 color choices for each kit. Students should expect to supply 6lb fireline for each project.


Treasure Chain features a bead woven chain and a Treasure charm inspired by watch fobs. This full day class will concentrate on the chain, connectors and treasure charm. The chain is a variation of both square and Ndebele stitches. The Treasure is worked with netting—what I call locked nets. Since both stitches are variations of stitches, I recommend being comfortable with working with seed beads—off loom. We will work the larger chain. The instructions for the petite chain are included in the instructions.

Kit: $60

Kit includes 2-20mm Swarovski flat backs; 2mm round Swarovski Crystals, 3mm round Swarovski crystals; Swarovski pearls; Japanese size 11 and 15 seed beads; ultra-suede, gem tac glue to be shared in class.  There will be 5-8 color choices for each kit. Students should expect to supply 6lb fireline for each project.

Optional--More Treasures Instruction and kits will be available for purchase. Kit is $50 and includes all three treasures.


Reservations available on waitlist only.  To join the waitlist contact Carol Mundy at:  carol@celfdesigns.com

Where – CEDAR CREST LODGE in Pleasanton KS

Who – 20 Members of the KC Bead Society (Waitlist only available)

Our guest instructor – Leslee Frumin
Retreat Projects: Project Kit fees as shown.
Visit Leslee Frumin's website at:  www.lesleefrumin.com/

Cost – Apx $215  per person (Price varies as to number of people in  room), plus $50 registration fee and cost of kits/supplies. Instruction and all meals are included at Cedar Crest Lodge.

To reserve your place please send $50 to Carol Mundy, 10700 West 69th Street ; Shawnee , Ks. 66203 (Bead Bucks may be used to pay for room and board.)  For questions regarding the retreat or to join the waitlist email Carol at: carol@celfdesigns.com

About Leslee Frumin

Leslee, a bead and metal artist from San Juan Capistrano, California teaches off-loom bead weaving as well as metal/jewelry techniques. She has been teaching for a number of years and truly enjoys it. 
Leslee's passion for all the colors and textures made possible by the marriage between beads, metals and stones keeps her excited. She fabricates clasps and connectors and often sets semi-precious stones to enhance the design. Her art jewelry pieces are one of a kind. Leslee has won awards for some of her combination bead and metal projects."