K9s for Warriors gift

We will have the following activities planned during the retreat:

Jewelry Swap: You are welcome to bring a piece of handmade jewelry  valued at a minimum of $40 to participate in our jewelry swap with fellow attendees.  Bring your piece unwrapped with your name.  We will place each piece in a plain brown bag for the swap.

Jewelry Contest:  Students are invited to bring up to 2 handmade beads and/or jewelry creations to enter into our contest.  

There will be 4 categories this year.  Please include your category choice with your piece when submitting.

Metal/Mixed Media - This includes all metal work, metal clay, chainmaille, and mixed media items

Bead Weaving/Embroidery - This includes bead weaving, bead embroidery and kumihimo.

Wire Wrap/Wire Weaving/Viking Knit

Bead Stringing

There will be a prize awarded in each category and one grand prize winner.  

Please turn your item(s) in to us during check in.  Make sure your item and any display are in a bag with your name.  

Design Challenge:  These are the pieces that you have created using the supplied components given to you at the time of registration.  Please bring them to us during check in.  Make sure your item and any display are in a bag with your name. 

Prize will be awarded to overall winner based on design and originality of piece. 


Charity Fundraiser - You are welcome to bring a handmade item valued at a minimum of $75 to be included in our fundraiser for K-9 for Warriors.  Every dollar donated is given directly to this worthy charity.  Please go to their website to see how your dollars benefit a veteran suffering from PTSD by pairing them with service dog that has been rescued and trained.  Their website is  We raised $2435 for them in 2019.