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Work It Out with 13 Amazing JJB Bead Fest Workshops

Posted on 15 August 2014

"Girl, you betta' work" - Someone cue the RuPaul! Hey ladies, it's Sarah James popping by to tell you about the super fab party JJB is about to throw at Bead Fest. It's hard to believe another Bead Fest Philly is upon us, how the time flies! 1620440_804588646237179_757651231_n This year's Bead Fest is an extra special one - Jesse James Beads is hosting 13 fun classes...and we are teaching right on the show floor. Now when you visit the JJB booth you will be able to shop and also get a peek at what goes down in our classes! Classes will be taught by our favorite designer, Miss Candie Cooper (and there is even one class that will be taught by yours truly, wink!) Want to find out what we have in store for you? Read on, soul sisters!   Urban Cowgirl Illusion-Necklace 39a5a9158b4228b970fb3ff403da7c90_JesseJames-UrbanCowgirl1_large Saddle up, cowgirls!  We are making a multi-strand necklace using rustic pendants from the Lipstick Ranch, Jesse James Beads Petite strands, and metallic Beadalon beading wires.  Students will pick their own beads and set to designing. We will learn the magical illusion stringing technique on gorgeous metallic wire, a skill that students will love to use again and again. Also, learn to make a bail out of seed beads. This class grants students with a lovely rustic yet feminine wearable and new design skills to last a lifetime. Cost: $26, all materials included Length: 45 minutes Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/79000/CandieCooper   Designing on a Bead Board 08c4f14f023bdc080574df62c25baf37_JesseJames-Designingon1_large Ah, the mysterious bead board, friend or foe? This class tackles designing on a board while creating and beautiful and timeless wearable. In this class we will start with students picking their desired color pallet from JJB Strands and Inspiration bead mixes. We will then work on bead boards to design multi-strand necklaces that radiate color. Come to class, design for a lifetime – kit includes your very own Beadalon board to take home Cost: $26, all materials included Length: 45 minutes Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/79000/CandieCooper     "Charmed I'm Sure" Charm Bracelet dbc3b03ca198ea3899366c8beed19cbc_JesseJames-Charmed1_largePerfect a skill you will use again and again with the Charmed I’m Sure charm bracelet. Practice the art of making beautiful wrapped loops while working with incredibly striking beads to complete this bracelet project! Students will have an array of JJB Petite Strands in varying colors and styles to pick from so that everyone ends of up with a piece that suits their own unique self. Candie will also discuss charm bracelets in general and how to get the dangles to drape perfectly. The skills in this class can be applied to endless projects. A great class for mom and daughter to try together! Cost: $26, all materials included Length: 45 minutes Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/79000/CandieCooper   Chic and Stylish Tortoise Chain Necklace 02f73e308b7c54aa678608291e798485_JesseJames-ChicandStylish3_largeCreate something truly unique using unusually eclectic materials! Chain is so hot right now, and tortoise resin really takes the cake. A strand of Jesse James Beads will serve as the focal element and student will learn a fun trick of how to make seed bead wire guardians to connect the focal to the chain, as well as crimping and using jump rings. This project is unique, sparkly and an instant conversation piece. Get inspired by the way unconventional materials take a piece to new heights with our Chic and Stylish Tortoise Chain Necklace! Sparkle on soul sisters! Cost: $26, all materials included Length: 45 minutes Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/79000/CandieCooper   Earring Party! 9e71f42acd72ec26d65d85cebbc57aef_JesseJames-EarringParty1_largeIt’s a party for the ages and you my friend are cordially invited! We are learning to make THREE pairs of earrings in just 45 minutes. Students, pick your beads and then let the earring making party begin! We will make casual, sassy, and evening style earrings—that’s 3 pairs, 3 skills, 3 fun looks, all in our 45 minute quick-n-fun class. This class incorporates stunning beads and also super versatile Beadalon links. This is a party for all ages, kids and teens welcome! Sign up today and let the earring making soiree begin! Cost: $26, all materials included Length: 45 minutes Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/79000/CandieCooper   Saddle Up! Leather Knot Necklace 25f6a3d09d114de87529f32fa9c42bc6_JesseJames-SaddleUp1_large Jesse James has some of the most unique large-holed beads around, which makes them perfect for leather work! This class will teach basic bead knotting and finishing techniques with leather. Learn leather tips and tricks in this class with Candie Cooper – from making an easy tassel to options for securing ends of leather, this class will have you saddled up and riding off into the sunset in just 45 minutes flat! Jesse James Beads will be providing tons of bead choices so get ready to pick your favorites and rock your style! Cost: $26, all materials included Length: 45 minutes Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/79000/CandieCooper   Feeling Knotty Bead Crochet Convertible Bracelet/Necklace b4bc4db33bd04ea31b9bd810197af6f4_JesseJamesFeelingKnottyLearn how to create a dynamic wearable in this class that teaches bead crochet, a fun and easy (and super trendy!) skill.  The necklace you will make uses beautiful and sturdy metallic-colored Elasticity Cord from Beadalon and your choice of gorgeous Jesse James Beads.  You will learn how to crochet with beads to make a necklace that easily converts into a bracelet.  Choose your favorite Jesse James Beads colors and get ready to go wild!  This project is a blast to make and the skill is quick to learn.  Join in on the knotty fun! Cost: $26, all materials included Length: 45 minutes Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/79000/CandieCooper   Bead Balls - Housewares Project! 98c2464111008608bcecd63da7dfbc73_JesseJames-blingball1_largeWe get a thousand compliments on these in our bead show booth so now it’s your turn! Create unique and decorative housewares in this 45 minute class. Sit down, smile, enjoy color and each other. We’re making bead balls for decoration or a pretty paperweight on your desk. Make one here, make 5 more at home! This is a fun and crafty class, come play! Each student will leave with one sparkly ball covered in Jesse James Beads. Cost: $26, all materials included Length: 45 minutes Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/79000/CandieCooper   Bohemian Beader 5e34a282671ccf4ac137f9ef503f01c0_JesseJames-BohemianBeader3_large Get a flair for the exotic with in this fun class that uses unusual elements to create a stunning finished product. In the Bohemian Beader class, students get to choose their own kit that will include a beautiful Indian Sari trim and coordinated beads to match (psst - the colors for this class are out of this world!) Once a kit is chosen we will set to designing an exquisitely styled necklace. We will combine stringing, beaded chain, and wire wrapping in this piece to make the front focal elements. Finally the piece will sync together with a unique wire wrapped section around the ends of the ribbon. Students will make their own one of a kind piece to wear right then, and be able to take their skill with them to replicate in different colors and styles again for family and friends! Cost: $55, all materials included Length: 90 minutes Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/79000/CandieCooper   Boho Bauble Bracelet with Guest Teacher, Sarah James 3e7ce7ca24b4524ae3621cbebf25ca62_JesseJames-boho_bauble_2_large Get your bauble on in this fun and funky class with guest teacher Sarah James of Jesse James Beads. This style of bracelet gets attention everywhere it goes, so get ready to create something truly unique and learn a design skill you can use again and again. In class we will start by choosing our colors – Each student gets to pick a kit with a Design Element, 2 Strands and Inspirations pack (psst – we won’t use nearly all these beads so you’ll have tons of extra sparkle to play with when you get home!) Then, we’ll get started on design using a unique Magnetic clasp, 2-3 strands on colored Beadalon beading wire and crimps. Join the Boho party! Cost: $26, all materials included Length: 45 minutes Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/79000/CandieCooper   Bring on the Bling 12fbaa7de258117326d2afe89ca584c8_JesseJames-BringOntheBling_large Sparkle on, party people; this class is a show-stopper! Students will pick their own bead colors to create a petite princess-length necklace and top it off with a radiant duet focal clasp.  We will mix Jesse James single beads and petite strands while stringing.  Each design will be unique—just like you! Cost: $26, all materials included Length: 45 minutes Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/79000/CandieCooper   Long and Lovely Chain Layering Necklace 8d0f3453d5a04a8ce32d88a574c376b7_JesseJames-LongandLovely_large We love this necklace for the simple fact that you can put it on and go!  It’s got all the right elements: sparkle, play and drama!  Learn how to choose differing beading wires dependent on your project, appropriate crimping techniques, and how to make a wire-wrapped bead link. This necklace encompasses skills you can use again and again, plus students walk about with a striking wearable that is sure to turn heads! This project looks amazing in many color ways and chain palettes. Learn the skill in class with Candie and make again and again on your own at home! Cost: $26, all materials included Length: 45 minutes Register Here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/79000/CandieCooper      

We are so excited for Bead Fest next week, there are no words! We hope you can make it to the show and maybe sign up for a class too. The JJB Boutique can be found at Booth #419/518, and the JJB classroom is right next door. Just look for the pink tulle, sparkly beads and good times because that's where we'll be! Lots of smiles til then!

XOXO.Sarah J

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