JJB Summer Camp 2021

It's Back! Online Summer Camp hosted by Jesse James Beads!
New year, new fun! The 2021 JJB Bead Camp features an all new group of counselors to teach you new jewelry making techniques. Plus meet a group of new campers!

What is JJB Summer Camp?

JJB Summer Camp starts with a massive kit of beads and materials from your favorites brands...and finishes with a weeklong online event with 10 tutorials from our incredibly talented "camp counselors," plus a community of bead campers to socialize online with!

Summer Camp is fun for all ages and beading levels. Our tutorials are conducted step-by-step via Facebook live with the capability for you to bead along (or watch the replay), ask your design questions as you create, or send message your counselor a message after class! 

Camp is happening online from August 2-6. All Summer Campers will be given access to a special private group on Facebook, where you can watch tutorials lives, play the replays again and again, post pictures and comments, and hang with the JJB Summer Camp crew!

Where do I watch my classes?
All Summer Camp tutorials can be watched live or watched on replay through the exclusive JJB Summer Camp 2020 Facebook Group. Joining the group will give you exclusive access to all the tutorials whenever you like.

What's in the JJB Summer Camp Kit?

The value of Summer Camp starts here. Your kit includes the following from your favorite brands:

Jesse James Beads:

Monarch Mini Mix
Turquoise Sands Designer Strand
Nature Lake Bead Mix
Double-Dip Ice Cream Mini Mix
Summer Nights Designer Glass Strand
4mm Czech Fire Polish Bead Color Duo
JJB Goody Pack
JJB Summer Camp 2021 zippered storage pouch


18g Artistic Wire
20g Square German Style Wire
22g 1/2 Round German Style Wire
26g Wire (full spool)
Supplemax (full spool)
NEW Pink Wild Fire (full spool)
Beading Needle
Ear Wires
Wire Guardians
"Sensational Stringing" Book, by Katie Hacker
Color Wire (full spool)
Beadalon Goody Pack

Delica Trio of BRIGHTS


Dakota Stones
Natural Stone Cabochon

Niobium French Ear Wires
Niobium Toggle Clasp
Niobium Cord End Findings

NEW Amber Flat Mesh SilverSilk

Hemp Beadery
.5mm Hemp Spool (250 ft!)


Summer Camp Beads

Fun Extras!

Camp is all about FUN, right?! That's why we're piling on the cool for this one of a kind virtual camp event 

Bunk Buddy
Opt-in to our Bunk Buddy jewelry exchange! Get paired with a buddy to chat with during camp and exchange a piece of jewelry at the end! Similar to our LoveMail exchanges, this extra is a fun way to get to know other members of the JJB Summer Camp Crew. Email hello@jessejamesbeads.com to sign up

Merit Badges
Complete your jewelry, earn your badges! There are three girl/boy scout style badges to earn. Post your jewelry on Facebook or Instagram by September 2 with hashtags #jjbsummercamp and #meritbadge to receive your Summer Camp extra credit

Summer Camp Pouch
Each camper will receive their Summer Camp 2021 supplies in a super fun, convenient and cool JJB Summer Camp pouch! 

Happy Hour Around the Campfire
Join us for a wine tasting and jewelry making bonus event bwith Scout & Cellar Winery from 5-7pm on Wednesday August 4. Purchase the wine to enjoy the tasting (details to come), or join with a Bug Juice of your own and hangout around virtual campfire (hosted over Zoom)


Your Camp Counselors
The best bead instructors are ready to teach you at camp, and answer all of your questions! 

Wyatt White
"The Wyatt Whip 'n Twirl" Wire Bracelet (wire wrapping)

Meredith Roddy
"Ring Around The Peyote" (peyote stitch)
"Magic Carpet Ride" Seed Bead Earrings (brick stitch)

Jem Hawkes
"Double Dip!" Wrapping Around A Wire-Form Pendant (wire wrapping)

Jennifer VanBenschoten
"Channel Your Energy" Wire Wrapped Cabochon (wire wrapping)

Onye Ndika
"Bless Up" Spiral Art Pendant (Czech bead stitching)

Brittany Chavers 
"All Up In Knots!" Cord Necklace (knotting/stringing)

Randee Brown
"Mixed Media Magic" (stringing)

Nealay Patel
"Monarch Marigold" Silver Silk Earrings (stringing)

Important Dates
Enroll for Camp
(aka, purchase your Summer Camp Kit)
May 27 - July 10
**Limited Space - Reserve your spot today"

Receive access to the private JJB Summer Camp Facebook Group

Kits Shipped
July 19
Last Day to Opt-In To Bunk Buddies
July 31

Summer Camp Week!
August 2 - 6
9 classes this week held at 11am and 7pm EST daily! Schedule coming soon

Merit Badge Submission
September 2
Post photos of the merit badge projects with #jjbsummercamp and #meritbadge to receive your embroidered Bead Scouts patches in the mail!
Grab your favorite beading mat, pour yourself a glass of bug juice (or wine, heck this is camp for adults y'all), and get ready for the stay-at-home week of the summer. Join us at JJB Summer Camp! Treat yourself to summer fun!



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