May 2013 Bead Retreat

Guest Instructor Melanie Potter

Melanie Potter’s Arts & Crafts background began with training in couture sewing which was a natural transition into her beadwork designs. Melanie brings her sewing background and sense of color theory to developing aesthetic ways of using beads in unique, contemporary jewelry. Melanie was the Designer of the Year for Beadwork Magazine and has recently completed a video tutorial with Interweave Pressed titled Bead Stitching: Chevorn Chain. Her work has been published in a variety of magazine and in books such as Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry, Jill Wiseman’s Beautiful Beaded Ropes, Masters Beadweaving, and Mastering Peyote Stitch by Melinda Barta. Melanie teaches her designs and unique techniques nationally and internationally. You can see more of her work at

(Click on the links below to view retreat projects.)

Honeycomb Lace Necklace & Serrated Cuff

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A last minute cancellation one space is now available.

Contact Carol Mundy at:

or (913) 631-4356

When – May 17th , 18th , 19th , 2013

Where – CEDAR CREST LODGE in Pleasanton KS

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

Our guest instructor – Melanie Potter, 2013 and 2010 Beadwork Designer of the year

Retreat Projects: Honeycomb Lace Necklace and the Serrated Cuff

Visit Melanie Potter's website at:

Cost – Apx $175 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 an board.) For questions regarding the retreat or to join the waitlist email Carol at: