JJB Summer Camp: Meet The Counselors!

JJB Summer Camp is just around the corner, get to know the instructors that will teach you new tricks and techniques to help level up your beading skills.

We are teaching 9 tutorials! The tutorials are available only to Summer Campers (sign up here - get your Summer Camp supply kit and access to the tutorials). The projects will air live during the week of August 17. Can't catch the live show? No worries! You can watch the projects on replay again and again!

Sarah James

Hi ho! It's your Camp Director!

Sarah James leads the Product Development Team at JJB! She is always dreaming up cool products and ideas to inspire the bead lovers of the world. Sarah loves bringing people together for causes they are passion about. Recently you can find Sarah 'on the road again' traveling California in a camper, planning Summer Camp fun, and blasting the Hamilton soundtrack out her speakers! #work!

Projects: The Kumbaya Friendship Bracelet - a multi-instructor project featuring different bracelets made by all your counselors

Sara Ellis

Camp Counselor - Your Wire Wonder Woman!

Professional Jewelry Designer, Instructor, Mixed Media Artist, Influencer, On-Air Personality, Caffeine-Dependent Life Form! First time at a summer camp but owns a "Camp Crystal' Counselor T-Shirt. More into glamping than roughing it. Will trade jewelry making tips for snacks!

Projects (4): The Glamp-It-Out Wire Wrap Pendant, Kicked Up Wire Rings, The Galaxy Traveler Quick Links Bracelet & Lipstick Ranch Urban Cowgirl Bracelet

Meredith Roddy

Camp Counselor - Your Seed Bead Super Woman

Meredith Roddy's favorite memories are from working at summer camp, and she is so excited to return to her "happy place" as a JJB camp counselor! When she's not sipping on bug juice, making friendship bracelets and lanyards, she is the Product Marketing Specialist and Design Team Member for Beadalon.l Meredith Roddy makes seed bead projects easy! Get ready to learn two super fun (and easy!) tricks with Meredith

Projects (2): Brick Stitch It Up! with Quick Links & Delicas and Happy Little Daisy Chain with Toho 11/0s


Wyatt White

Camp Counselor - The Inventor

Wyatt has been making jewelry for 38 years and has TWO jewelry tool patents created under his name. Wyatt is the inventor of the 3D Bracelet Jig and the Banding Pliers. Wyatt says time flies when you're having fun! He is a master wire wrapper and can't wait to teach our campers his tricks

Projects (1): The Soumak Wire Pendant - learn a wire trick to use again and again

Nealay Patel

Camp Counselor - The Sparkly Innovator

Nealay is the owner of SilverSilk & More. He is the author of three jewelry-making books, hosting workshops at many trade shows, making television appearances on Beads, Baubles & Jewels and also Jewel School on JTV. Nealay also is a designer of Jesse James Beads, and works full-time as an Art Director in his hometown of Tulsa, OK


Project (1): Mixed Media Silver Silk Lariat Necklace




Come to Summer Camp! All classes are available only to Summer Campers:
Purchase the Summer Camp Kit for access!



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