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    • 13 Sep 2021
    • 30 Jun 2022
    • virtual
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    Snowflake Kit designed by Nicki Russo 

    UPDATE 10/18/2021 

    Kits are sold out - pattern available for $5



    Kit, includes enough beads to produce 2 snowflakes

    All the money raised will go to Beads of Courage.  This non-profit organization has the singular goal of advancing the science of caring for children, teens, and families coping with serious illness through arts-in-medicine programs.  Every time a bead is given, courage is honored, suffering is alleviated, resilience is strengthened, and the experience of human caring is affirmed.

    Kits will be SJBS available at meetings for $10. 

    If you cannot attend a meeting, order your kit for $11.50 by registering for it to be mailed. To save shipping costs, only the materials will be mailed, the pattern will be emailed.  

    Update 10/15/2021: you can now order the pattern only for $5

    All sales final. 


    • 04 Nov 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Meeting Agenda

    • Opening Remarks - hybrid event, in-person and on Zoom (Zoom link will be mailed only to members)
    • SJBS Updates
    • Bead Education 

    Snowflake Kit designed by Nicki Russo 

    $10 per kit, includes enough beads to produce 2 snowflakes

    All the money raised will go to Beads of Courage.  This non-profit organization has the singular goal of advancing the science of caring for children, teens, and families coping with serious illness through arts-in-medicine programs.  Every time a bead is given, courage is honored, suffering is alleviated, resilience is strengthened, and the experience of human caring is affirmed.

    Kits will be available at all meetings. You can mail order a kit ($11.50) or just the pattern ($5) see Snowflake Kit

    • Wrap Up 


    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • zoom
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Reversible Seashell Necklace 

    A Zoom Class with 

    Melissa Grakowski Shipee

    Melissa is a published beadwork designer who teaches workshops internationally, contributes regularly to books and magazines, and illustrates diagrams for other instructors. Her publications include two full-length instructional beading books, as well as projects in multiple magazines. Melissa has been a Beadwork Magazine Designer of the Year and a Starman Trendsetter

    This challenging project uses three-sided prismatic right angle weave (3-PRAW) and peyote stitch to create the dimensional seashell with hidden treasure inside and embellishment outside, a peyote stitch tie and a 3-PRAW neck strap with toggle bar and loop closure

    Project is suitable for beaders comfortable with advanced and intermediate bead weaving. Pre-requisite stiches are peyote, ladder, and 3-PRAW

    Kits are $40 + $8 flat shipping for any number of kits including kits for other classes

    Virtual Trunk Show: A discount code for Melissa's website will be provided on the day of the class. All kits, patterns, and supplied are sold from http://mgsdesigns.net

    Class size limits: Minimum 10 students, maximum 25 students

    Fees:

    $75 early bird member rate (effective 9/2/2021 to 9/22/2021)

    $85 member rate (effective 9/23/2021 to 10/15/2021)

    $95 non member rate (effective 10/04/2021 to 10/15/2021)

    Please note:

    • The instructor has requested that we adhere to the 10/15/2021 deadline for registration to allow time for kit selection, invoicing, and shipping. Registration requests after 10/15/2021 are dependent upon instructor acceptance.
    • Class size is limited
    • Join or renew SJBS membership before registering to qualify for the member rate
    • NO cancellations for ZOOM classes 
    • Supply list will be sent with acknowledgement of paid registration 
    • SJBS appreciates that designers/instructors put a great deal of work into their creations, patterns, and illustrations. Unethical use, sharing and/or distribution breaches the SJBS Code of Conduct. Noncompliance may result in membership termination. 



    • 14 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • zoom
    • 13
    Registration is closed

    Curio Necklace

    A Zoom Class with 

    Melissa Grakowski Shipee


    Melissa is a published beadwork designer who teaches workshops internationally, contributes regularly to books and magazines, and illustrates diagrams for other instructors. Her publications include two full-length instructional beading books, as well as projects in multiple magazines. Melissa has been a Beadwork Magazine Designer of the Year and a Starman Trendsetter

    Create a sculpted beaded cage capturing bezeled rivolis and topped with bezeled chatons, Project is constructed with separate, geometric pieces that come together quickly.

    This is an intermediate level bead weaving project. Pre-requisite stitches are peyote, right angle weave, netting, and tubular peyote stitch.

    Kits are $42 + $8 flat shipping for any number of kits including kits for other classes

    Color ways: 

    Virtual Trunk Show: A discount code for Melissa's website will be provided on the day of the class. All kits, patterns, and supplied are sold from http://mgsdesigns.net

    Class size limits: Minimum 10 students, maximum 25 students

    Fees:

    $75 early bird member rate (effective 9/02/2021 to 9/22/2021)

    $85 member rate (effective 9/23/2021 to 10/15/2021)

    $95 non member rate (effective 10/4/2021 to 10/15/2021)

    Please note:

    • The instructor has requested that we adhere to the 10/15/2021 deadline for registration to allow time for kit selection, invoicing, and shipping. Registration requests after 10/15/2021 are dependent upon instructor acceptance.
    • Class size is limited
    • Join or renew SJBS membership before registering to qualify for the member rate
    • NO cancellations for ZOOM classes 
    • Supply list will be sent with acknowledgement of paid registration 
    • SJBS appreciates that designers/instructors put a great deal of work into their creations, patterns, and illustrations. Unethical use, sharing and/or distribution breaches the SJBS Code of Conduct. Noncompliance may result in membership termination. 



    • 02 Dec 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Meeting Agenda

    • Opening Remarks
    • SJBS Updates
    • Holiday Party!
    • Wrap Up 


    • 06 Jan 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Meeting Agenda

    • Opening Remarks
    • SJBS Updates
    • Bead Education
      • Triangle Weave Bracelet  taught by Nicki Russ
    Learn to use seed beads, rounds and fire polish beads to create the Triangle Wave - an all levels project

    Supplies & Tools: 
    Bead Mat, 
    #10 or #12 beading needles, 
    6 lb Fireline or thread of choice

    Note: Instructions/Supply List will be available for members only to download from the SJBS website  
     



    • Wrap up 
    • 03 Feb 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Meeting Agenda

    • Opening Remarks
    • SJBS Updates
    • Bead Education
    • Dot Stitch (Spiral Rope variation) by Georgette Sahm
      • Learn to use different sizes of seed beads, fire polish and specialty beads (ex: pinch, drop magatama) to create a necklace or bracelet

      • Project is suitable for beginners

      • Supplies & Tools:
        Bead Mat, 
        #10 or #12 beading needles, 
        6 lb Fireline or thread of choice

      • Note: Instructions/Supply List will be available for members only to download from the SJBS website. 

    • Wrap Up


    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill NJ 08003
    • 10
    Register

    Local Spotlight Class - Kristina Chadwick

    Project: Queen of Diamonds Necklace

    Description: Oval diamond shaped components are the focus for this elegant necklace. The d iamonds are made using embellished Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW)  The simple but sparkly necklace is made with a netting stitch that encases a strand of contrasting beads for a pop of color. Bead stitches include: RAW, CRAW, Netting and Peyote

    Level: Intermediate 

    Note: Supply List will be available after registration.   

    Kits must be ordered by and must be ordered by January 10, 2022.



    • 03 Mar 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Meeting Agenda

    • Opening Remarks
    • SJBS Updates
    • Bead Education
      • Embellished Bottle, designed by  Nicki Russo -Part I The Bottle
    Bottle supplied by the SJBS
    Learn to use seed beads and 2-hole cabs to embellish a cylindrical bottle.  March will be the bottle, April the cap.
    Project suitable for advanced beginners +
    Supplies & Tools:  
    Bead Mat, 
    #10 or #12 beading needles, 
    6 lb Fireline or thread of choice.
    Note: Instructions/Supply List will be available for members only to download from the SJBS website.    

    • Wrap Up 


    • 07 Apr 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Meeting Agenda

    • Opening Remarks
    • SJBS Updates
    • Bead Education
      • Embellished Bottle, designed by  Nicki Russo Part II The Cap
    Bottle supplied by the SJBS

    Learn to use seed beads and 2-hole cabs to embellish a cylindrical bottle.  

    Project suitable for advanced beginners +

    Supplies & Tools:  
    Bead Mat, 
    #10 or #12 beading needles, 
    6 lb Fireline or thread of choice
    Glue of choice (Ailene's, Diamond Glaze, E6000)  
    • Note: Instructions/Supply List will be available for members only to download from the SJBS website.    
    • Wrap Up 


    • 05 May 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Meeting Agenda

    • Opening Remarks
    • SJBS Updates
    • Annual Auction
    • Election of Officers for 2022/2023
    • Wrap Up 


    • 14 May 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD

    TBD

    • 02 Jun 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Katz JCC 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Meeting Agenda

    • Opening Remarks
    • SJBS Updates
    • White Elephant
    • Wrap Up 


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