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Powwows we are attending:

Powwow at ASU, Tempe, AZ, April 19-21, 2024
Stanford Powwow, Palo Alto, CA,  May 10-12, 2024

Store Events:
Craft Night every last Thursday of the Month-click here
Dancing Bear Bead Retreat, October 11-13,2024-
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2023 Dancing Bear Bead Retreat All Access Pass-Virtual


This bead retreat registration will have class sessions on zoom. Computer with internet required. All of the kits will be mailed to registrants in advance of the bead retreat. Registration deadline for online participation is October 8, 2023.

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 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. Shipping of Class materials to do the projects will be included, the colors and supplies will be kitted, if other colors are desired, additional supplies will need to be purchased. We will contact you for your kit color preferences closer to the event.

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

Bead Retreat Schedule

Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: Zoom 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

Location: Virtual World on Zoom


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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