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Bead Cruise 2018!

7 night Western Caribbean Cruise
on Royal Caribbean's "Allure of the Seas"
April 8, 2018

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Western CaribbeanÖ.sail to Royal Caribbeanís private island in Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico. Labadee, Haiti: Our private beach resort features pristine beaches, coral reefs and lagoon-like bays surrounded by forested mountains. Relax and recharge or take advantage of an array of water sports and activities, including our famous zip-line. Falmouth, Jamaica: If you donít know Falmouth, itís time you discover one of Jamaicaís most unique destinations. A place with one-of-a-kind thrills at every turn, right at the center of the islandís best known activities and destinations. Ride horseback through Caribbean waters along a white-sand beach in Ocho Rios and climb the invigorating Dunnís River Falls. Explore the mesmerizing Green Grotto Caves or drift down the emerald waters of the Martha Brae River on a bamboo gondola. Immerse yourself in vibrant culture as you tour the Good Hope Great House plantation and unwind on an award-winning beach in Montego. There are countless directions your vacation can take you. But in Falmouth, all roads lead to adventure. Beautiful Cozumel, Mexico: Cozumel features great diving, snorkeling and beaches, marine-life encounters, botanical gardens, trails and shopping in the town of San Miguel. The nearby mainland is home to Tulum, Mayan cliffside ruins overlooking the Caribbean. This is a dream vacation you wonít want to miss!

Instructors and Workshops

For full Bead Cruise 2018 class information, visit the Bead Cruise website.

Our instructors teach all over the world, including at the biggest beading events in the country. Our cruise focuses on quality classes with these innovative designers:

Heather Powers
Heather Powers has been organizing the Bead Cruise for over 10 years! She is the busy beadmaker and jewelry designer behind Humblebeads. Creating and selling for over 20 years, Heather also teaches across the country and hosts retreats. She sells her beads around the world and at Bead & Button and BeadFest. Heather is the author of Jewelry Designers from Nature, Beautiful Elements and her 3rd book Beadmaking Lab will be out in May 2016. You can also find Heather's Color Canvas column in each issue of Step by Step Wire Jewelry. See more of Heather's work at

Beverly Herman
Over the past 22 years Beverly has become an expert at a variety of beading techniques which she quickly translated into her own design sensibility. She has been teaching and sharing her bead knowledge for over 18 years. This Beverly's 11th year of teaching with the Bead Cruise. Over the years she taught her original designs at bead retreats and classes throughout the South. For 5 years she was facilitator of the New Orleans Bead Bead Society. Her work has also been published in national bead magazines and books.

You can find more of her designs and patterns in her etsy shop and her website