Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Heather Powers' 2nd Annual Inspired by Nature Retreat

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Last year Heather Powers published "Jewelry Designs from Nature" via Kalmbach.  She's also a contributor to my own book, "Bead Soup"!


This year, Heather is hosting the weekend retreat again, with "Into the Woods" as the theme.  And what better place for a forest-themed retreat than in a woodland lodge next to the scenic Black River in South Haven, Michigan?



From October 26-28, consider spending three days creating jewelry and exploring a variety of techniques.  You'll create pendants from resin with treasures found on the forest floor using a new patina system. You'll whip up felted and bead-embroidered leaves in autumn-inspired hues.  And finally, you'll spend a day sketching with a hammer onto metal blanks to create birch bark, Queen Anne's lace and pine bough components.  Guest Instructor Erin Prais-Hintz will lead students through design principles to breathe new life old jewelry.

Heather has promised a relaxing, informative, and creative retreat, soaking in the color and sights of autumn as you unwind. The rustic woodland surroundings will be your backdrop as you delve into your creative journey.  I wish I could attend the retreat, so you'll have to go and tell me all about it!


To view details and make plans, visit http://inspiredbynatureretreat.blogspot.com.





To get a head start on your creativity, 
Heather is letting me give away a $30 gift certificate to her shop!  
HURRY!  The winner will be announced on Monday, August 20th!  
Leave a comment, and for more chances, 
blog, Twitter, or Facebook about Heather's retreat.

Stay tuned for news about even more retreats and creative opportunities!



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Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack.  Visit her shops by clicking here.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party®   and author of the book Bead Soup.

Join her at the Facebook group Bead Soup Cafe for bead chat, swaps, challenges, and lots of eye candy!

46 comments:

  1. I would love to go to this retreat. Maybe a bog ballon with some traveling money will come in time:) in the mean time I will share. I have an order started in Heathers shop. Some lucky peeps should check this out.

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  2. I would love a chance to win some loot to spend in Heather's shop!

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  3. How fun it would be to attend this retreat in a beautiful setting with fabulous company! I'm not able to go, but crossing my fingers that someday I can.

    Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

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  4. I just posted this on my fb biz page:

    http://www.facebook.com/peachtreeks?ref=hl

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  5. I would love to go to the retreat. Perhaps next year. I have my daughter's wedding this October.

    I woUld love to win a gift certificate to her shop.

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  6. Imposted on my fAcebook page about Heather 's great retreat.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bay-Moon-Design/163106560366855?ref=hl

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  7. Would love to be at the retreat and to meet all you wonderful beaders/bloggers and not to mention all the beads and creative juices that would be flowing. But I am afraid that will not happen. So here's wishing for a chance to win some of her awesome beads.

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  8. Thank you for the Give-A-Way Lori! I created a blog post scheduled to go out at midnight August 16 at JSF
    (www.toltecjewels.blogspot.com), with a post about the retreat on JSF Facebook page, a post on my Facebook page, and a twitter too! That's 4 posts :)

    And I am seriously considering attending the retreat! Oh, Autumn, how nurturing. I miss it living in Orlando, and the classes sound cool, nurturing, and fun!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Rita

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  9. I really wish that I could go but I have a goal of B&B in 2014 so I am saving my pennies. Though I really would love to meet Erin in person. No... can't do it.

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  10. I shared on FB

    https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/442543652456944

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  11. I also tweeted. That word always makes me want to smile.

    https://twitter.com/Shaiha_/status/235897350588084225

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  12. Oh, to be in Michigan for this retreat. The next best thing would be to win a gift certificate to her shop!
    Thanks for the give away opp.

    Lynda

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  13. It's times like these that I really envy those of you who live in the US. We don't have retreats like these or events like Bead Fest either here in Asia - wish we did. You guys are lucky!

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  14. Please enter me in the giveaway! I also shared your giveaway on my facebook page, facebook.com/deeliteful.jewelry.creations.
    Thanks!

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  15. I am so excited about Heather's retreat and hoping that the flight schedule stars align so I can get a flight out there (haven't found one that coincides with the retreat schedule)! It sounds like an awesome weekend, nothing inspires me more than nature! Lori, if you are up for an adventurous 13 hour road trip I can always go that route! ;)

    Equally awesome would be winning the gift certificate! Maybe my lucky stars will align for that!

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  16. Would love to win her gift certificate. Thanks

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  17. I would absolutely LOVE this opportunity. In retreat terms, it is KIND of close to me (Illinois to Michigan), but my health is so sporadic I wouldn't be able to know if I can go probably the day or two before o.O

    Plus I'm broke. So that puts a damper on things, too. Lol

    But a girl can dream ^.^

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  18. For those of us unable to attend it's great that you are offering us a way to have a piece of the retreat idea. I hope you all have a brilliant time.

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  19. Great stuff by a wonderful Artist. Wish I could attend as I know it would be adventurous and fun!
    Shared on FB :)

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  20. I adore Heather Power's jewelry, beads & pendants. I love this book!
    Wish, wish, wish I could go. Alaska is a little far away, though...
    Dreaming & hoping of winning some of her beads!

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  21. I also facebooked it. =)
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/rebecca.sirevaag

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  22. I'd love to attend Heather's retreat but it's a bit far to go from Australia ;-) Like Adlinah, I wish there were more things like this happening down here!

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  23. I'd love a chance to win a gift certificate to Heather's shop. I've been eyeing a few pieces. I'm going to see if my girlfriend is up for a retreat road trip. It sounds like a fun, creative and relaxing time!

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  24. Cassie Donlen7:20 AM

    I am in love with the projects at the retreat. What a beautiful theme. So tempting. Wish I lived a bit closer.

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  25. Wish I could go. It sounds like a great time will be had by all. Maybe next time. Thanks, Heather for offering the gift certificate, and thanks Lori for hosting the give away.

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  26. The retreat sounds great!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  27. I would so love to be at this retreat! Just can't swing it this year. A gift certificate would be lovely!

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  28. The retreat sounds heavenly. I'll be on vacation the week before that (in Michigan's upper peninsula) so the timing doesn't really work out for me. Too bad!

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  29. I so wish I could join this retreat! It sounds like such a fun time.

    Winning some great stuff from her shop would be a nice consolation prize :p

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  30. Awsome giveaway! Count me in!
    Blessings,
    Diane

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  31. I also wrote you a post on my blog. It's more like a postette, just a small mention of what's going on over here. Maybe it'll bring you some traffic. LOL

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  32. I would love to win a gift certificate to Heather's shop!

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  33. This retreat sounds amazing, and it's right on time for my birthday! OH HAPPY DAY! If I could win some $'s for her shop it would put the icing on my cake! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!

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  34. And....I posted on FB.

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  35. Having attended Heather's retreat last year I can tell you, you'll have a wonderful learning experience. She is a great teacher; our time was extremely organized, and the Michigan location is a little slice of heaven, perfect. And meeting new liked-minded ladies was the best.
    The upcoming retreat looks like another winner. I can't attend this year, but a chance for some of Heather's beads is the next best thing!

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  36. Oh, what a wonderful idea and I wish I could go. That part of the country is lovely in the fall. I would love to win the gift certificate.

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  37. I would love a chance to buy some of Heather's beads with a gift certificate. Please count me in.

    Carolyn
    carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  38. Sounds like an awesome retreat!

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  39. I also blogged about the retreat and giveaway (http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com/2012/08/heather-powell-nature-themed-retreat.html).

    Carolyn
    carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  40. Looks so lovely.. I wish I could go. I would love a chance to win though. Man I have never been to Michigan. Looks so peaceful.

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  41. Pick me!! I would love to win this!

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  42. swopemelmel10:43 PM

    I can only dream of having the money to travel to such a wonderful event. Maybe someday !! swopemelmel@aol.com

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  43. I know it would be a wonderful experience...I can only wish...Sigh...

    Smiles, Pam

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  44. What fun to win and spend for some awesome items. Thanks for the chance to try.

    ~cryssT

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  45. Sounds like so much fun! :) wishing I wasn't so far away...happy beading!

    Chandra

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