Bead in France With Kate Richbourg of | May 30-June 6th, 2024.

Kate Richbourg has been one of my favorite jewelry making teachers of all times. I have taken classes with Kate throughout the years and watch A LOT of her Facebook Live videos and tutorials on
When I heard that Kate and Jen Cushman had partnered up to offer a class in France, I was so excited to go! Unfortunately, I have some other commitments that prevent the dates working for me. I hope that you will be able to go, because it looks amazing!
Here are the details!

Bead With Kate Richbourg!

Join artist Kate Richbourg from May 30th to June 6th, 2024, for a captivating artistic retreat in the South of France!
  • Event Dates: May 30th – June 6th, 2024
  • Location: La Cascade, a 400-year-old stone retreat house in Durfort, South of France
  • Title: “Je Rêve en Couleur; A Journey through Beads, Color, & Memories” with artist Kate Richbourg
  • Experience Highlights:
    • Create a statement necklace using advanced stringing techniques
    • Explore design, color, and balance under Kate’s guidance
    • Two group shopping excursions to French markets and flea markets for unique treasures
    • Limited to nine participants for an intimate setting
    • Receive a curated collection of beads, essential tools, handmade sketchbook, and tote
  • Additional Mini Workshop:
    • Hosted by Jen Cushman
    • Learn to encase tiny treasures in jeweler’s-grade resin
    • Basic materials provided, bring your special charms or ephemera
  • Overall Experience:
    • Immersive blend of creativity, art, good company, and laughter
    • Capture memories in a picturesque South of France setting

Hear What Host Jen Cushman Has To Say!

“If you’ve got the winter blues and dream of sunshine, the smell of fresh baked baguettes and delectable desserts, visions of centuries old buildings and other feasts for the senses, take a little stroll with me (Jen Cushman) through the South of France with Soul Stirring Retreats.

Kate Richbourge / @beadkate of @beadshopdotcom and I did a broadcast last week where I walked her students through the sights and sounds of La Cascade and our upcoming adventures in the Midi Pyrenees region of France this summer. This carousel is part of the presentation but be sure to check out the slideshow in its entirety to get a true behind-the-scenes peek.

This is an intimate art retreat experience and there are very few remaining spaces. If a trip to the South of France filled with vibrant art making, fresh food, inspired excursions and instant camaraderie with like-minded artists appeals to you please check out this fun broadcast for all the details. Ready to cultivate your creativity and book now to ensure your spot? Put down your deposit at

Wait lists are expected so please act quickly if you feel the calling in your heart. The experiences myself and guests artists @euler.patti Patti, Kate and Cas @casholmestextiles have been creating behind the scenes for the last six months for our students have been a labor of love. We can’t wait to share!” – Jen Cushman

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