La Meridiana


Beading workshop in Tuscany with Carol Startare
October 7 – 14, 2017

Picture yourself in the warm autumn sunshine, looking over the beautiful Tuscan hills, while learning to create your own one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry! The setting for our week long adventure will be Fattorio Bacio, an historic villa that overlooks 200 acres of vineyards and olive groves, with views that seem to go on forever. The brilliant colors of fall will be on full display while we’re there, making these views even more spectacular.
All of our needs will be taken care of at Fattoria Bacio. Meals will be prepared by our hosts Patrizia and Alberto, offering authentic Italian cooking that will delight your senses.
Exciting day trips will include San Gimignano, Siena, and tiny Certaldo alto, a medieval gem where you feel you have stepped back in time. We’ll also spend time in the studio learning the skills needed to make beautiful beaded jewelry, including earrings and bracelets. No prior experience is necessary- all levels are welcome.
Come and learn something new while relaxing with creative friends in this inspiring location!

Carol Startare recently retired as an elementary art teacher and now enjoys sharing her love of design through her beadwork. Each piece of jewelry becomes a painting with beads. “As I share my beadwork techniques with new beaders, I am embellishing their life as well as mine. Currently, I am involved in two weekly beading groups that challenge and inspire us to elevate our craft with the ongoing exchange of ideas. The calming effect of bead weaving with the act of creating a one of a kind piece of jewelry soothes my soul.”.




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