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San Manuel Powwow Sept 15-17, 2023
Bishop Powwow Sept 22-24, 2023

2023 Dancing Bear Bead Retreat All Access Pass-In Person

Details about our Bead Retreat

This will be our 6th year of hosting a bead retreat. The Dancing Bear Bead retreat is a very unique event. We will have bead classes and open beading all weekend. This will be the first year our event will be at a hotel! We are very excited about this, as rain or shine we will be able to have our event.

Kesti Tsosie, Navajo-bead artist 
Robin Libby, bead artist & Dancing Bear Indian Trader staff member


What does my fees include?

The rate for the Bead retreat covers the class fees for projects and open beading sessions. Class materials to do the project will be included, the colors and supplies will be kitted, if other colors are desired, additional supplies will need to be purchased.

Prices will go up on 9/30/2023 to $275

Bead Retreat Schedule

Friday, October 20, 2023
Meet & Greet Social Beading 7-9pm @ Lobby Lounge

Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: Meeting Room

Chrysanthe Bracelet Bead Class 9am-12pm
More color options from photo available.

Lunch/Open Beading 12pm-2pm

Bead Applique Heart Earrings 2pm-6pm
More color options from photo available.

Dinner/Open Beading 6pm-12am

Sunday, October 22, 2023
Location: Meeting Room

Beaded Pumpkin Pin/Pendant Bead Class 9am-12pm

Lunch/Open Beading 12pm-2pm

Fanfair Earrings Bead Class 2-6pm 
Class will go over the earrings, the earring pattern can be made into a bracelet.
More color options from photo available.


Please call or email us any questions you have.
760-747-2323 or

We will have our event at the Hampton Inn in Carlsbad. We have negotiated hotel room rates at the hotel we will have the classes in their meeting room. Please call to make reservations. The room rate is $209/per night plus tax. Let them know that you are with the Dancing Bear Indian Trader event. Hotel Phone number 760-431-2225 Booking link Booking link for the hotel 

Hotel Photos

Classroom-Lots of lighting tables, chairs and climate control

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner to Advanced skills
Materials Included: Material kits are included in the retreat fees.
Requirements: Also bringing any additional beading supplies, we will have a pop-up shop if anyone needs to buy anything for their project besides what is provided in the kits.
Instructor: Store Staff
Retreat Price includes, class fees & class kits per person, and social beading sessions

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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