with Sherry Serafini
Immerse yourself in this opportunity to experience a three-day jewelry-making retreat and study under Sherry Serafini in the beautiful mountain town of Tahoe City, California. Prepare to refresh your creative spirit.
You will spend quality time in a comfortable studio classroom focusing on bead stitching and creating a one-of-a-kind bag you will personalize in your own unique way. You’ll savor delicious meals with Sherry and fellow classmates, then relax and unwind at the Welcome Social and Instructor Showcase. The retreat will wrap up with a Group Photo Session after class to celebrate your accomplishment and provide lasting memories of our time together in Tahoe City.
Create your own little bag with components you create and personalize to make it the ultimate unique piece of art! You will spend a day creating your own “glass bubble” images with photocopies. You’ll create beadwork on wooden armatures that can be used to create dimension on the bag, design with batik fabrics, and make your finished bag all your own.
Techniques & Skills
You will learn and practice the following techniques and skills from Sherry in this three-day class:
- Bead embroidery
- Peyote stitch
- Brick stitch
Did you know?
Sherry’s beaded art has been worn by artists Melissa Etheridge, Steven Tyler, Lenny Kravitz, and Fergie, and professional golfer Michelle Wie.
Unusual objects and shapes become part of a new story as Sherry stitches beads and gemstones, one at a time, to a felt-like base. Most pieces are born spontaneously as the beads and Sherry’s imagination dictates the design. She seldom works from sketches. Sherry finds this meditative form of art to be a rich counterpoint to a society full of instant gratification. Some pieces take a year to complete. Each piece is unique. “My simple intentions stem from my belief that there can never be enough beauty in this world.”
Sherry was raised in a military family, moving every few years. She credits that nomadic lifestyle with giving her an adventurous and uninhibited approach to her work. Sherry was voted one of the top 10 instructors in the United States by Bead&Button magazine. She lectures and teaches throughout the world. She has been published and has written articles for several well-known magazines. Her work has been featured on the covers of trade magazines and catalogs and is the co-author of The Art of Bead Embroidery with artist and friend Heidi Kummli, Sensational Bead Embroidery, and currently Inspirational Bead Embroidery. Sherry has a series of DVDs and has been featured on “Beads, Baubles and Jewels” and currently JTV.