FRIDAY EVENING MIX & MINGLE
Meet old friends and make new ones at our evening social gathering while enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres, a dessert station and a cash bar.
Make a pendant in your favorite style and get one in return in our pendant swap. It's not necessary to make an elaborate rope; just hang it on a pretty ribbon so your recipient can wear it right away. At the retreat, bring your pendant and a slip of paper with your name on it to Table 1. No need to wrap it; we'll pop them into matching gift bags and conduct the swap. This has been a popular event and it's a chance to share some of your best work with someone who will appreciate the time and effort you put into it (unlike your relatives...😉)
BEAD COLOR CHALLENGE
Winners will be announced Saturday night and, as always, there will be cash prizes for the winners and much enthusiastic praise for everyone who enters. Participation in the Bead Challenge grants permission to Texas Beaders and Texas Bead Retreat to post photos of work submitted to their websites, blogs and/or Facebook pages.
WHITE ELEPHANT TABLE
Bring your unloved beads and bead supplies to feed the White Elephant, then sort through the goodies left by others to find treasures you can use. One beader's trash is another's treasure, right?
We've got special welcome gifts for everyone, exclusive to the Texas Bead Retreat, and we think you'll like them. We'll also have drawings for door prizes at various times throughout the event. If you're selling at the retreat, we ask that you donate a door prize for the drawings.