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    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Mount Laurel Fire Dept Masonville location: 105 Masonville Road, Mount Laurel
    Bead Education: Transitions
    Going seamlessly from one stitch to another

    Taught by Program Chair Johanna Zitto 



    Please note change of location for SJBS Meetings:

    Mount Laurel Fire Dept Masonville location:

    105 Masonville Road, Mount Laurel

    Our annual fundraiser, the Chinese Auction, is coming in May. Please consider donating a finished piece. SJBS is a 501(c)3 - tax forms are available for your contributions

        Kalmbach Publishing Company, in honor of 

    Bead & Button Magazine’s 25 th Anniversary, 

    granted SJBS permission to reproduce their Stitch Transitions guide, originally printed in the October 2007 Issue 81 page 75, as the handout for our April 2019 program. 

    And one lucky attendee may win a full year subscription to Bead & Button Magazine!! 

    Besides a bead mat, needle and thread, bring an assortment of single-hole bead sizes, shapes, and colors for practice. 




    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mount Laurel Fire Dept Masonville location: 105 Masonville Road, Mount Laurel
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Please note change of location for SJBS Meetings:

    Mount Laurel Fire Dept Masonville location:

    105 Masonville Road, Mount Laurel

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    Estrella Necklace 


    Jean Power is a multi award winning jewelry designer, writer and instructor based in London, England, who travels extensively teaching her designs. 

    Her work is inspired by geometry, form, color and the beads themselves. 

    World-renowned for bringing a unique modern twist to this ancient art form,

    Jean is the author of nine (9) books on beading and jewelry making, was a Beadwork Magazine Designer of the Year, served for 4 years as editor of a beading magazine, and is working on her tenth book, Geometric Beaded Vessels, to be released in 2019. 

     


    In this class students will use Peyote and Ladder Stitch to bead weave a striking and unique pendant/brooch that integrates sparkling crystal bicones among seed beads for a real WOW factor! The pendant is strung on an optional beaded chain designed to let the pendant stand out in all its glory. Students will learn how to create the geometric bezel setting for the crystal rivoli; combine stitches to create and connect components; integrate crystal bicones into the beadwork. 

    Level: Intermediate - comfortable with peyote stitch, ladder stitch and small beads

    Kits: N/A. Registrants will receive a Supply List with their confirmation email.   

    Trunk Show: Jean will also offer students special pricing on Trunk Show items!

    Register soon -class size is limited to 20

    Early bird price of $75 for members is available until March 15, 2019

    Regular price for members is $85, non-member is $95. Registration closes 7 days before class. Cancellation policy has changed, please read before registering. 





    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mount Laurel Fire Dept Masonville location: 105 Masonville Road, Mount Laurel
    • 1
    Register

    Please note change of location for SJBS Meetings:

    Mount Laurel Fire Dept Masonville location:

    105 Masonville Road, Mount Laurel

    *

    Peacock Pearl Box 


    Jean Power is a multi award winning jewelry designer, writer and instructor based in London, England, who travels extensively teaching her designs. 

    Her work is inspired by geometry, form, color and the beads themselves. 

    World-renowned for bringing a unique modern twist to this ancient art form,

    Jean is the author of nine (9) books on beading and jewelry making, was a Beadwork Magazine Designer of the Year, served for 4 years as editor of a beading magazine, and is working on her tenth book, Geometric Beaded Vessels, to be released in 2019. 

     


    In this class students will learn how to use geometric beading techniques to create a striking vessel that stands on its own beaded feet. The lid features a large crystal centerpiece and pearl highlights, incorporated into the beadwork.The class will cover all the techniques needed to make the vessel as well as how to bead variations. Students will learn how to create the geometric bezel setting for the crystal centerpiece, integrate accent beads into the beadwork, and bead variations of this design.   

    Level: Intermediate - comfortable with peyote stitch, and small beads

    Kits: N/A. Registrants will receive a Supply List with their confirmation email.   

    Trunk Show: Jean will also offer students special pricing on Trunk Show items!

    Register soon -class size is limited to 20.

    Early bird price of $75 for members is available until March 16, 2019

    Regular price for members is $85, non-member is $95. Registration closes 7 days before class. Cancellation policy has changed, please read before registering. 




    • 02 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Mount Laurel Fire Dept Masonville location; 105 Masonville Road, Mount Laurel

    Please note change of location for SJBS Meetings:

    Mount Laurel Fire Dept Masonville location:

    105 Masonville Road, Mount Laurel


    Annual Events:

     Fundraiser: Chinese Auction

    Election of Board Members:

    Co-Prez

    Treasurer

    Member at Large



    • 18 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 105 Masonville Centerton Rd, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
    • 15
    Register

    Leslie Pope, or you may know her better as “Twisted Sistah”, has a passion for beads and fibers that she loves to share with others. As a fashion design major at Drexel University, she managed to work beads into most of her creations, including her senior design collection of beaded knitwear which won her the J.W. Smith Most Saleable Daywear Award.

    Leslie became Twisted Sistah when she opened her traveling/web-based bead business in 2002 and hasn’t looked back since. Her business is devoted to beads and fibers, and offers a wide range of seed beads, threads and supplies that support the creation of beaded wearable art. As Twisted Sistah, Leslie has exhibited and taught various classes up and down the East Coast.

    Her love for her craft is contagious, as her ever-growing list of happy customers will attest. Her website is https://twistedsistahbeads.com/

    Class Project is Night on the town cuff:


    Using modified peyote and several embellishment beading techniques, students will stitch a series of SuperDuo components.
    These components will be combined and embellished to create an elegant bracelet that’s perfect for a night on the town.

    Registration*: $55 members, /$85 non mebmers

     Class is 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    * Class size is limited. Registration deadline is May 15th, unless the class size is reached before then. 

    Kits:   Include all needed beads and findings in three colorways. Kit price $45. A Supply List will also be emailed to confirmed registrants.

    Leslie is also bringing a trunk show which will be available only to class registrants.  

    Please note change of location: 




    • 06 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Mount Laurel Fire Dept Masonville; 105 Masonville Road, Mount Laurel

    Please note change of location for SJBS Meetings:

    Mount Laurel Fire Dept Masonville location:

    105 Masonville Road, Mount Laurel

    *

    Sandwiches and Shopping
    Our Annual White Elephant Sale


    Bring all your goodies to sell. Plus Open Beading. And eating! Please bring salads or desserts to share.

    Dues are due
    SJBS's membership year is September to June
    All dues payments after June 1st are applied to the next year's membership. Do not miss out on the exciting programs planned for next year. Renew now!
    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • Pendel Hill, Wallingford PA
    • 0
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    SJBS Annual Bead Retreat

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    Join us for a weekend of fun and beading at historic Pendle Hill (45 minutes outside of Philly in Wallingford PA)

    The projects:

    Crystal Carousel Necklace

    Crystal Carousel Necklace features a round structure with 3 pear shaped stones creating the walls and a rivoli at the base. The neck chain is a long twisted Ndebele rope that does not require a clasp. The structure is embellished with 2mm round crystals—much like the lights on a carousel. The length of the pendant piece is just over an inch and the diameter is just under an inch. The necklace is light in weight, making it easy to wear.Color possibilities are endless!

    Stitches include: Peyote, Ndebele, Twisted Ndebele and Right angle weave.

    Skill level: Intermediate

    Kit $45

    Plalais Earrings

    Palais Earrings feature Swarovski fancy pear shaped stones entrapped in Japanese seed beads with crystal embellishments. Peyote and right angle weave are used in the construction of these stunning earrings. Wear them dressy or casual.


    Intermediate level project.   

    Kit $40  




    Trabucco Canyon Cuff Bracelet

    Features rivolis entrapped in seed beads within hexagon shaped beadwork. The rivoli settings surround the wrist. The unique clasp can be worn on top as a focus. Techniques include, peyote, Ndebele, brick and square stitches. 

    Intermediate level.

    Kit $62   


    Total cost TBD: @ $385-$410 (12 single rooms)

    @ $325 - $410 (3 shared rooms - first come, first served

    Space is limited to 20 - secure your spot with an early bird deposit of $100

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