Meet The Summer Camp Counselors
Are you ready for Summer Camp? Get a one-on-one introduction to all our amazing counselors live on the Jesse James Beads Facebook Page. We will get a chance to learn more about these amazing designers as well as get a peek at all the wonderful projects we will be making at JJB Summer Camp 2022. We will be having lunch with:
Sarah James (Jesse James Beads)
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 and supervisor Axel Rose getting ready for Summer Camp and ready to host a very special Wine & Beads event. Ready for Summer Camp fun, and blasting the Hamilton soundtrack out her speakers! #work!
Danielle Wickes (John Bead)
Danielle Wickes is a Jewelry Designer and Content Marketing Artist based in the Pacific Northwest. Danielle is the Creative Director for John Bead Corporation where she creates patterns, tutorials and inspiration for working with seed beads, bead-weaving, looming, and more. She also loves creating hand-knotted mala and yoga jewelry, crochet, and jewelry made with leather and wire.
Meredith Roddy (Beadalon)
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 a Design Team Member for Beadalon.
Nealay Patel (SilverSilk and More)
Nealay is the owner, designer and educator of SilverSilk & More. His contributions to the jewelry making world includes authoring many jewelry-making books, contributing articles to various beading magazines, hosting virtual and in-person workshops, and making television appearances on Beads, Baubles & Jewels and also Jewel School on JTV. "The best part about my job is connecting with my favorite people and companies in the bead world."
Tracy Proctor (TierraCast)
July 11 at 1pm EST
Tracy Proctor lives in Northern California where she works for TierraCast. She has a degree in art and a widely varied art and design background, and enjoys the challenge of finding new and beautiful ways to use a wide range of components, materials, and techniques. She also loves coming up with clear, engaging and fun ways to share that knowledge in different forums, including magazine publications, teaching at trade shows and events, and online tutorials.
Jem Hawkes (Jem's Gem Box)
July 13 at 1pm EST
Jem is showing us how to create 2 different projects this Summer Camp! The first project are these beautiful earrings that we will learn how to wire-wrap using a form. These beads are topped with some glass crystal goodness. Jem's second project is a welcome challenge, we will be learning how to create a tree of life pendant using Beadalon wire and decorated with chip stones. Don't be scared campers, we know you can do it! Let's challenge ourselves to up our wire-wrapping game this camp.
Wendy Whitman (A Bead On A Wire Jewelry)
Hello, I’m Wendy Whitman owner of A Bead On A Wire Jewelry. I have been beading for about 12 years. Along with bead stringing and a little bead weaving, I like to use resin and polymer clay mediums. I have a Youtube channel where I teach tutorials and show subscription boxes and product reviews and a website where I sell much of my jewelry and other interesting things. I live in Florida with my husband Chris and our cat, Sebastian, and dog, Sadie – who makes appearances on many of my videos. Much of my inspiration comes from nature and love to spend time on the beach picking up shells to use in my jewelry.
Brittany Chavers (Turquoise.Street)
Rita Pannulla (ImpressArt)
Rita Pannulla is a designer and creator from ImpressArt! She will be showing us how to stamp our own constellation necklaces during summer camp. TBA Artist Statement.
sydnee holt (Scupley)
syndee holt came to polymer clay over 30 years ago as a means to maintain her sanity since she was a single working mom of two little boys and a whole tribe of “bonus” kids. Polymer clay quickly added several independent contract designer jobs to her workload as well as becoming a book/magazine author and being called the "Lucy of daytime craft television". Although she has retired from the “real job”, she is now the Sculpey Brand Ambassador, writing and traveling all over the world to talk about the product she loves. Syndee is equally as well known for her gorgeous photography. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brooks Institute of Photography. She combines her 26 years of polymer clay experience with her 40 years of professional photography experience to show us some amazing science and art.
We can't wait to see you at Summer Camp! Sign up now to save your spot, space is limited.
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