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Testimonials School of Beadwork is the nation's most distinguished beading retreat designer...our students have this to say about our events.



"I had a wonderful time at Beads on the Vine. It far exceeded my expectations! The hotel, projects, instructors, food, the town and winery were all delightful. And the people were great too!"
Meryl, Tampa, FL

"My first retreat! It was the best - you've spoiled me. I had such a good time and learned so much this will be an annual event."
Leigh, Fair Oaks, CA

"This was a fabulous retreat, so well organized and the size of the classes was great. Also, thanks for accommodating my mother."
Julie, Pleasanton, CA

"I returned home today and want to reiterate my thanks for such a well planned and wonderful retreat."
Roberta, New Rochelle, NY

"Thank you for an exceptional event; I really enjoyed myself...your town and the vineyard were a little taste of heaven for a soul weary of the big city pace. The instructors brought great new projects and lots of inspiration in the classes and seeing their work. Thank you again for a first class retreat and a memorable vacation."
Melanie, Sierra Madre, CA


"It was a wonderfully rewarding experience."
Donna, Lancaster, CA

"You were the best, it was a wonderfully fun experience for me. See you next year!"
Ilse, Vancouver, WA

"This was a wonderful 3 days. The beadwork was challenging, reinforcing & entertaining. I loved spending time with these great teachers & with the talented group of women who attended."
Diana, San Jose, CA

"Thank you so much for your kindness."
Marianne, Northbrook, IL

"I had a great time."
Susan, Los Angeles, CA

"I had a great time at the retreat. I felt it was so organized and therefore convenient. I am looking forward to next year's retreat. Thanks for everything."
Jan, Fort Collins, CO

"I wanted to thank you for the well planned and executed beading retreat..."
Temmy, Tarzana, CA


"Event overall tremendously beneficial to me - artistically, spiritually, emotionally. Great teachers, great projects. Fabulous women."
Catherine, Sherman Oaks, CA

"I wanted to thank you for the wonderful event you orchestrated in SLO. It was a pleasure meeting you and your terrific family and the entire retreat was really a great experience."
Jane, San Diego, CA

"Just one more heartfelt Thank you for this incredible bead treat! It was marvelous."
Dixie, Carpinteria, CA

Just a note to thank you for the wonderful retreat and all your planning to make it so enjoyable for all of us. We were thrilled with the beauty of the winery view and the delicious food. We know a lot of unseen planning goes into what you do and I could not let time go by without writing and letting you know how much I appreciate it.
Ellen, Lancaster, CA

"I loved BOTV. It was a first class act and it was wonderful having someone else do all the planning, worrying, care giving, and organizing. Three totally stress free days (except which beads do I NEED to buy). The teachers were great and the people I met made this one of my BEADING HIGHLIGHTS. Thanks so much."
Liz, Los Angeles, CA

"Thanks so much!!! You created an unforgettable and fabulous retreat. I am already counting down to next year!"
Linda, Pleasant Hill, CA

"I just wanted to congratulate you on a magnificent job. The retreat was wonderful. You thought of everything and were on top of things the whole time. I've been raving about it to everyone here in Phoenix. Looking forward to next year."
Nevine, Phoeniz, AZ


"Thanks again for your tremendous effort. The novice beaders are hooked. Becky was up till 3 a.m. the other night finishing something she is working on! I am almost finished with my lariat. I am making it very long. I can't believe how much I learned in 3 days. We had a blast and Becky an I spent 4 glorious days in Big Sur afterwards. We beaded all the way home on the train."
Carolyn, Victoria, British Colombia

"Great location, great projects and great teachers. It was a pleasure to meet everyone and I was in the best group! Seriously though, all groups were the best. I really appreciated the opportunity to work with world class teachers and look forward to next time. Thanks again."
Nancy, Sunnyvale, CA

"This was my very first beading retreat and it was a completely wonderful experience. I met such fun people with such varied backgrounds but all sharing the common thread of love of beading. It put me completely at ease with my limited beading experience. Most importantly I learned so many beading techniques at every session. My beading projects are going to be enhanced by what I learned. The instructors were just great, very helpful and infinitely patient. I look forward to next June and hope to see some familiar faces. Many thanks for a well organized and too fun retreat!"
Stephanie, Marina, CA

"Everything was wonderful in every detail. You did a terrific job. It was great to be part of it."
Julie, Edina, MN

"I want to thank all of you, not just for what you did, which was wonderful, but for the warmth and the caring you put into it. You're all very special people. Thanks for making me feel special, too."
Norah, Lake Forrest, CA




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