Upcoming events

    • 03 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mt. Laurel Fire Hall, 68 Elbo Lane
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    Learn the Japanese form of braid-making with Georgette Sahm.

    Learn basic beaded kumihimo techniques as you make a bracelet using 8/0 seed beads. The class will cover the fundamentals of kumihimo, including; Cord length requirements, threading beads, kumihimo braiding, and finishing techniques. All level of beaders are welcome. Kits are available and are recommended.

    Georgette Sahm was a Home Economics teacher for 16 years and has taught various textile class for all levels including adults.  She has taught many beading techniques such as, bead crochet, herringbone, peyote, kumihimo and beaded chainmaille.

    Kit Contents: The kit includes the following:

    1 - Kumihimo Disk 6" 

    8 - No Tangle Bobbins

    1 - S-Lon Bead Cord Lt Grey (77 yards)

    90 grams of 8/0 beads (Red, Black, White (10 grams), Light Blue and Dark Blue)

    1 - Glue in Toggle

    1 - Collapsible Big Eye Needle

    1 - Safety Pin

    1 - Weight Bag 

    1 - E6000 Glue

    1 - New Super Glue

    Kits will cost $35  (Retail $47.06)

    NOTE: There will be enough beads and cord to complete multiple bracelets.

    Supplies to Bring: Beading Mat, 18 pennies, Task light, Magnifier, scissors, tape measure

    Be sure to check MEETING SITE

    • 07 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Mt. Laurel Fire Hall, 69 Elbo Lane, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
    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.

    Be sure to check MEETING SITE

    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!
    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Ronald McDonald House of Southern NJ, 550 Mickle Blvd, Camden, NJ 08103
    Every 3rd Thursday of the month, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, our members volunteer by traveling to this wonderful children's house located in the business and college districts of secure, downtown Camden. We have the opportunity to give hope, laughter, and inspiration to many sick persons by teaching and making beading projects with them and their relatives.

    This chapter of the Ronald McDonald house is located adjacent to Cooper Hospital and has a secure, well-lit, fenced in parking lot. It is in one of the safest areas of the city, being located in the heart of the downtown area near the Rutgers University, Camden Community College, and Rowan University Camden campuses. Just a few miles from the Ben Franklin bridge, this area is also regularly policed so volunteers will have no problems coming into and leaving the city in conjunction with their volunteer activities.

    If you would like to volunteer in this service, please contact Kathy Foster for more information
    • 05 Oct 2018
    • 07 Oct 2018
    • Kirkridge Retreat, Bangor, PA
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    SJBS Annual Bead Retreat


    Join us for a weekend of fun and beading at the bucolic Kirkridge Retreat Center in Bangor PA with Nancy Cain -

     Nancy has been teaching bead classes for over 20 years and for the last 14 years on the international/national circuit teaching in Japan twice, Australia, Germany and England as well as on several bead cruises from Alaska to the Baltic Sea. She was the 2015 Bead&Button Show Master Class instructor - teaching Engineering Vessels. In her workshop sessions, she shares her passion for structural peyote stitch by delving into the process of designing and structure. With an engineering perspective to beading, she shares the processes so students can enhance their knowledge beyond the specific project.

    The projects:

    Friday night: Saint Lucia. The Kit is $115.00.


    Saturday: Fusion. The kit is $145.00

    Sunday: Couture Cuff. Kit is  $165.00 


    Class size is limited and open to SJBS Members ONLY* 

    Early-bird registration: $410 paid-in-full by April 15th.

    Payment after April 15th : $465.

    Reserve your spot today with a $100 deposit.

    Cost covers shared room, board, meals, instructor, project instructions, and supply lists for all three projects; cost of kits is not included in registration payment.

    *See Membership / Directions for member benefits and how to join SJBS


    In addition to our general cancellation policy:  Last date to cancel for refund is JULY 15, 2018.  See Workshop Cancellation Policy.pdf for more information.          


    Contact for any questions concerning handicapped rooms, roommate's or restrictions on meals.



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