Nokomis Jetty and Beach

The Package:

1. Free local transportation:

Free local transportation from lodging accommodations to and from the studio morning and evening at designated times. Free transportation to and from group meal destinations as needed. Trips to beach or elsewhere to be determined by the group. Of course you may decide to rent a car to have your own transportation as desired. We also have several complimentary bicycles available. 

2. Seven nights lodging with a full breakfast:

Seven nights lodging and a “Meet and Greet Dinner” on each Sunday arrival day and a full breakfast daily. Our overnight accommodations include the use of a full kitchen and lounging areas. (There are four restaurants within one block of the studio for lunch or dinner,one is organic and one is waterfront).   

3. An assigned work station and tools:

An assigned work station with torch and tools for each person at the BeadCamp studio. A good assortment of glass is available for sale or you may bring your own. Also included is the free use of a full range of tools and equipment for glass, metal and precious metal clay. 

Cost per week: 
1. Double occupancy room with shared bath per person $550. 
2. Single occupancy room with shared bath $850. 

You are welcome to stay for both weeks. 
Note: Space is very limited so let us know ASAP if you want a spot!

Café Evergreen (Organic Restaurant)

January 15–22 and January 22–29, 2017

Additional Transportation Options:

For those who are flying in we can offer airport transportation from and to Tampa International Airport and Sarasota International Airport.

Pick-up time for Tampa is 5:00 p.m. on those Sundays ( January 15 and 22) and drop-off departure to Tampa is between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. on Sundays
( January 22 and 29) arriving at Tampa airport around 10:15–10:30 so plan your departures accordingly. Cost for Tampa is $30 per person each way.

Times for Sarasota are more flexible (between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.) due to the shorter distance. Cost for Sarasota is $20 per person each way. 

Airport limousines are available at much higher rates ($80–$140) at both locations and so are rental cars from the usual sources. We would be happy to take you to in-town rental car locations. 

The Studio

Restaurants Next Door to the Studio:

Captain Eddies Seafood Restaurant and Pub

Attractions Nearby: 

Below are just a few of the many things to do nearby! These are the “artsy” things. There are many other opportunities such as golf, fishing, antiquing, shopping, eating and much, much more! This is the "Cultural Coast" of Florida. 

Things to do near the studio.

The Venice Theater 

​Historic Spanish Point 

Visit Sarasota County:(a good overview)

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 

Ringling Museum (30-40 minutes) 

Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center (45-60 minutes in Saint Petersburg ) 

The Dali Museum (45-60 minutes in Saint Petersburg ) 

New Offering for 2017! Two PlayWeeks 

  • Week One: Sunday, January 15 –Sunday 22, 2017
  • Week Two: Sunday, January 22–Sunday 29, 2017.
    ​(ask about other possible weeks)

We sent out a newsletter survey and had a very positive response from our “artsy friends” about “PlayWeeks” at BeadCamp! PlayWeeks will be similar to our regular BeadCamps but less than half the price because they include lodging, breakfasts, a "Meet and Greet" dinner, free local transportation and use of the studio! We can do this because we won't have instructors. But we will have each other!  It's a "sharefest" where a small group of artsy folks  (glass, metal, precious metal clay, or whatever) can work in their preferred media and have like minded people with whom to share ideas and techniques. Sort of like "Open Torch" but including other appropriate media that people want to share. AND a vacation on the "Cultural Coast" of SW Florida! Nokomis, Florida is on the Gulf coast, a few miles south of Sarasota. Friends and family welcome too. There's other stuff they can do if they aren't interested in using the studio!

Yippee, fertile ground for creative exploration and an escape from cold weather if you live in colder climes!

Nokomos Sunset Hut
​(on the water and across the street)


Nokomis and Venice Beaches are only 5 minutes away!

We are anxiously awaiting your visit to PlayWeek at BeadCamp!

Lodging and Lounging

Beadcamp Instruction In Lampwork Glass and Metalworking

PlayWeeks at BeadCamp