I am honored to have Laura Mears beautiful maiden face as part of the project this year.

"Spirit Sisters"

Space is limited so please email me ASAP to reserve your space, and date. Price $575

Includes two six hour days of workshop time.

One hour each day for lunch, meal includes.

All materials for project.

Written material for further practice.


More info: heidikummli@email.com


  • We will be spent some time exploring my book “The Spirit of  Bead Embroidery”.
  • Learning to incorporate animal energy, stones, colors, and the elements into our project.

  • We will be using basic bead embroidery techniques, but I will be challenging you with some new ideas.

  • Giving a metal washer and other components a patina look, and other cool effects.
  • Using alcohol paints to accent the maiden face.
  • Playing with Epoxy clay to add a headdress to the maiden.
  • Embed a metal filigree component into your finished beadwork.
  • Making a beaded tassel.

We will spend some time exploring ways to bring “Medicine to the Earth”. Learn how you can make this a daily practice to enhance your life and your community.

  • Learning about ceremony.
  • Experience how to journey and find your personnel power.
  • Practicing different ways to bring healing to the Earth.

My husband Gregg will be preparing a delicious organic lunch for us both days, along with refreshments and snacks in the morning and afternoon.


W O R K S H O P S   •  2 0 1 8 •


The Spirit of Bead Embroidery


Medicine for the Earth


With Heidi Kummli in her mountain studio

June 9th ~ 10th 2018 one seat remaining

June 23rd ~ 24th 2018 FULL

•  H E I D I   K U M M L I   D E S I G N S  •



Attending one of Heidi’s private workshops was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.   For me, the experience was well worth the cost of the class.  Heidi is a natural teacher who effectively leads you through the experience of designing, assembling, and finishing a bead embroidery project in a single day.  With a positive and encouraging manner, she teaches you the techniques you need to know and shares tips based on her experience and expertise.  As your piece evolves, she provides design guidance in the form of options to consider and alternative techniques to employ .  It was a concentrated eight hours, but time seemed to fly.

One of the things I appreciated most about the workshop was that it was not completely prescriptive, I was given the opportunity to select design components from a vast array of choices (cabochons, antique buttons, and other design elements) and then combine them into a piece that was a unique reflection of my personality and taste.
Heidi is a consummate bead embroidery artist with a willingness to share her knowledge and expertise with others.

By Cathy Sand-Soll

Heidi~I just wanted to thank you again for a motivating Saturday. I absolutely loved the one~on~one instruction. Your insight was extremely helpful and I am totally stoked about my new piece. Hope we can do it again..real soon!


Thank you so very, very much for a wonderful workshop!! I will always cherrish the special treatment! The genuine welcome, the delicious breakfast and lunch, meeting a woman who is an inspiration to so many and discovering that she is everything and more that I had heard about her.   

By Meg

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the 2day's spent with you.  I've never felt so strongly about getting to a class ever.  Now I know why.  Some classes (retreats) are great but don't leave a mark on your heart; this one did.  I don't think I've ever met such a peaceful person.  That peace seemed to flow through both Terri and myself.  Everyone loved our pieces and some were talking about maybe next year. 

By Pat


I so enjoyed our time together. You are an amazing artist AND teacher. You give so much of yourself, your knowledge and your talent. You should feel a tremendous amount of pride with each piece your students create during their time with you and in the future as it includes so much of your generous spirit.

By Sue Ellen

Heidi has been my inspiration since I started beading six years ago. Her work speaks to me, if you are familiar with Heidi and her work you will understand. Getting to spend a day beading with her at her studio in the beautiful mountains was a real treat. She is so willing to share her beading knowledge and truly wants to help you to succeed and grow in your beading endeavors. I admire Heidi not only as a master bead artist but as a wonderful person. I would recommend her workshop to anyone, not only is it a great learning experience; it is good for the body and soul. Thank you so much Heidi for all your inspiration and insight, I hope to do it again.

By Carol

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

-Benjamin Franklin

A few years ago, I made the trip from Michigan to Colorado to take a private workshop from Heidi. Best decision ever! Two years later, I made the trip again.   

More than step-by-step instructions, Heidi fully involves the student in the beading process. Her gift is not only in the creation of breathtakingly, beautiful beaded items, but in her ability to teach as well.  She invites the student into her world and gives them a tour. 

Thank you, Heidi, for sharing your gift!

By Sally



          •  P R I V A T E  W O R K S H O P S  •

​                   Taking reservations for summer 2019

Come to the mountains and enjoy a day with Heidi learning, exploring, beading away the day. Make a amulet necklace or your choice of what you want to make and learn.

Taking reservations for Summer 2019   June ~ August

Workshop 1 Price $425.oo

Price includes 6 hour workshop Amulet Necklace or

your choice of what you want to learn one project per person please.

Light lunch, all supplies and materials.

Work shop 2 Price $725.00

Price includes 2 6 hour days Amulet Necklace or your choice of want you want to learn 2 projects per person please.

Light lunch, all supplies and materials.

 For every extra person the price will go down $20.00 size limited to 6 people.

Please contact Heidi for reservations or questions.