DIRECTIONS to FOUR
SEASONS BEAD SHOW May 8-10
Becky Sizemore has
sent us driving directions to the Creative Spirit Gallery where the show will be
held. For more information about the show, scroll down. For driving
directions from North Georgia, click
here. If you have questions the gallery's phone number is listed with
the directions. (
NOTE 5/4 We have just corrected the directions - the correct exit from
75/85 is FREEDOM PARKWAY.)
SE REGIONAL DIRECTOR Marcy
Lamberson - Southern Flames outgoing co- president is running for the
position of Southeast Regional Director for the ISGB. She is THE BEST so
remember to vote for her when you receive your ISGB ballot.
the BEAD EXCHANGE ??
We had a wonderful bead exchange during the February meeting. We now have
some additional close-ups of the beads that were exchanged that Marjorie Gore
took during the meeting. Click
here to see them.
GLASS BEAD SHOW & SALE Beads
by Design is hosting an open house on:
30th 5-9 PM;
... May 2
Table Space is
open to all Southern Flames members to sell handmade beads, glass items or
jewelry. Rate is $5.00 per day plus 20% of sales. Applications are
available from Gerri White at Beads by Design. Call 770-425-3909
in ATLANTA Atlanta
is lucky enough to feature two exhibits of world renowned glass artist,
Dale Chihuly. Beginning on Friday April 23, his works can be seen at the Lowe
And from May 1 - October 31 more will be at the Atlanta Botanical gardens: http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org/chihuly/chihuly_index.htm
SEASONS BEAD SHOW May 8-10
Becky Sizemore, past co-president
of Southern Flames and owner of the Creative Spirit gallery has extended an
invitation to SF members to attend "Four Seasons Bead
Show" The show represents beadmakers from across the US,
including several well known Atlanta beadmakers, who participated in a Four
Seasons bead exchange last year. Led by Deanna Griffin Dove, these beadmakers
created beads inspired by the changing seasons and exchanged them with each
other. The opening is Friday night 5/8 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There will
be light refreshments. and all beads and jewelry made with seasonal beads will be for sale.
Creative Spirit is located at 650-A East Lake Drive in historic
Oakhurst. Click here for Driving
Elected to the Southern Flames Board for 2004-5 are the following members:
- Co Presidents:
Sylvie Lansdowne & Margo Knight
- Vice President : Kristy Nijenkamp
- Treasurer: Kim Runge
Secretary: Rick Hidding
Secretary: Nita Van Til
Coordinator: Carl Andrews
- Web Site
Coordinator ( pending appointment) Linda Edmunds
NOTES from April Meeting:
Beads by Design now has a
Lost and Found. Check there for items left or lost at meetings.
O2 Tank for Sale -
Contact Nita Van Til if you
would like more info.
There are still some
openings in the Marjorie Langston June classes. Click here for more info.
SF is purchasing a new PA
system so that meeting acoustics will be better.
The new edition of Spotlight, published by Corina Tett is now available. Sylvie
Lansdowne, Andre Kosak, and Linda Edmunds (Lily Steele Beads) have beads featured in it.
It is a fun edition and a big one with many artists and techniques
included. Price is $20 and it is available at Beads By Design.
GLASS GROUP ORDER
Cristie Prince is organizing a group buy for Bullseye Glass at a 50% discount
rate. If you would like to place an order bring a list of the glass that
you want and a check to the April Meeting. A catalog will be available at Beads
by Design or you can contact Cristie
if you have questions. Note: The Bullseye sample pack normally $130 can be
ordered at 65.50 plus shipping. Some of us already ordered and it is a
If you have beads to be batch annealed, please bring them to the monthly meeting
before 8PM. There is $5 charge each batch. They will be ready
for pickup the following day. Note that electricity interruptions
and other unforeseen circumstances may affect the annealing process and
Southern Flames cannot be responsible for any mishaps that occur. However,
we always do our best to insure that your beads come back to you intact and
We are currently reevaluating our rental torch setup. Until this project
is complete, torch rental is suspended. Sorry for the inconvenience and
hopefully torches will be available again for rental in the very near
IN LANGSTON STUDIOS
Check the Classes and Events calendar for two new classes being offered
in the Langston Studios in Chattanooga, Tenn. The first one is being
offered June 18-20 How
to Teach Glass Beadmaking by Deanna Griffin Dove. The second is in
November by Brad Pearson on
Large Mandrel Beads
ARE DUE Another
friendly reminder to pay your Southern Flames dues. Send a check for $25.00 payable to
Southern Flames to
311 Peachtree Hills
Griffin Dove Workshops...Friday class has two openings left! If these
are not filled shortly by members, the slots will be available to non-members.
Saturday's class is filled although we have the first three wait list slots
open. This is a chance to have a great class with a great teacher! See previous
emails from Lillie or check the website for more information. on the class! You
can't beat this if you have the time available!
Art Center Bead Show During July and August, we will be
able to show our beads at the Smyrna Art Center We can display loose beads
and/or jewelry. Sylvie Lansdowne is coordinating this. She needs help and
she needs your beads along with information about the bead. Get in touch with Sylvie,
if you can help.
Fool's Bead Challenge April Fools" is the theme of
bead challenge for April...inspiration. Bring a bead to be eligible for the
drawing. The meeting will be lots of fun with team bead making led by
Sylvie Lansdowne. Bonnie Anderson won the drawing for the March bead
challenge and received a gift certificate for
Beads by Design
Concentrators. Dan Reinagel, who lives in the Atlanta
ares (cell 678.409.4112) sells the oxygen concentrators and is recommended
by more than a few of Southern Flames Members.
Gas: The Fireplace Co, Canton Road: 770.427.6636: was
able to plumb a torch with natural gas ( this house already had gas to the
house) and it is working really well.
Elections Election of officers of the Board will be at next
month's meeting. The slate will be sent out early so that you can vote in
advance if you cannot be at the meeting. If you want to nominate yourself
or another member for a Board position, contact Margo Knight.
Glass Want Bullseye? Contact Cristie
Prince...she has made a deal with Bullseye. If four members buy
Starter packs..(and more than that committed to the purchase at the meeting) the
whole group will qualify for later discounts on glass when the glass purchase is
coordinated by Cristie. All orders will be done in a group as
Bullseye will only work with one people from the group...a great way to work
with this glass at a super price...bullseye tour at the gathering this summer...
Lansdowne Workshop. Sylvie has workshop at Beads by Design
March 27/28, call there for more information
by Design Open House - Beads by Design is hosing an open
house and booth space is available. The open house will start on the
evening of Friday April 30 with a reception and will continue on Sat and Sunday
-May There is a small fee for the booth and a percentage of the sales goes to
the shop. Those that were there last year had a great timeabd did
well. Also there are demo slots available...call Gerri , 770.425.3909 for more
information on showing your work or filling a demo slot.
Time in the Mountains. First Annual Hot Time in the
Mountains...three days of class and glass, for more information contact Touch of
Glass in Asheville, NC. Dates, Oct 1,2,3
Beads. The deadline for submitting
beads for the Gathering postcard has been extended till April 21.
from Lillie Bavendam
Program! Program! This was fantastic!!!!
*Christie Prince did a great demo for wine bottle
stoppers! She showed samples, told how to bundle the glass, and gave us
information on where to purchase hardware (See the Links page) What a
great idea for gifts for friends and family...
*Gerri White talked about her background in
working with metals in making fine jewelry. She told how this related to the
metals that we have available to us for using with our beads...density of the
metals, alloys, stamping and gauges of wire...lots to help us in choosing the
type of metal for the specific project we might have.
*Lewanda Hardy brought wire, and the rest of the
supplies we needed to turn our beads into a ring!!!! We were all surprised by
the ease at which she was able to show us how to do this! We all went home with
a ring made from our own beads!!!! Lewanda also had a special drawing for a wine
goblet as part of the program.
Soooooo, if you didn't make it to the
meeting.....you missed one fantastic time!!!!! Check out the photos in the
Flames Scrapbook.. Lillie B.
BEADS DUE 3/17
deadline for beads for the Southern Flames postcard is WED, March
17. Bring your bead to the meeting. If you
BEADS DUE 3/17 from
deadline for beads for the Southern Flames postcard is WED, March
17. Bring your bead to the meeting. If you cannot come to the
meeting then either mail the bead, packaged safely, to Southern Flames at 5050
Rosedown Place, Roswell, GA 30076 or drop it off at Beads By Design and
place it in the white mailbox in the kitchen area.
Remember, we're trying to go for a
more "round" shape as opposed to a bicone or long bead, so we can
fit everyone fairly on the card. The background will probably be
white, so keep that in mind when making your bead (e.g. a white bead may not
stand out on a white background.)
Please package your bead so that it
will not break and include your name, telephone number and e-mail address...and
if your bead has a title, please list it.
ANNOUNCEMENT: DEANNA GRIFFIN DOVE
EARTH & SKY -
CREATING BEADS WITH DEPTH”
become more individual as techniques are combined and layered. Learn how to
layer different techniques by creating detailed three dimensional landscapes
using appropriate casing techniques, working with inclusions, canes and murrini.
will be teaching two one day classes You can take one class or both
day finishes with a project and if you take both, then they
easily build on each other.
Note: beginning flame work experience required.
$100.00 per class (May sign
up for both days - $200.00)
Friday, May 7
Saturday, May 8
We will use a lottery system for filling these two classes.
Bring a check made out to Southern Flames to the March 17th meeting or
mail it to Southern Flames at
5050 Rosedown Place /
Roswell, GA 30076.
If you are mailing your check it must arrive by March 16th. The drawing
will be held at the March 17 meeting.
Just a friendly reminder to renew your Southern Flames dues. Our membership
renewals always sneak up on everyone since our fiscal year is May to April.
You can pay your $ 25.00 dues at the meeting, or make a check payable to
Southern Flames and mail it to
311 Peachtree Hills Ave
If your mailing address/telephone number has changed, or if you have another
e-mail address you would prefer for Southern Flame activity, please note this
information with your dues.
MEETING UPDATE from
those of you who missed the meeting you missed an AWESOME time!!!!! We had the
BEST beads you have seen for our bead exchange!!!! It was so much fun watching the selecting of the wrapped packages,
not knowing what was inside...then the surprise of
seeing the bead or beads!! and the 'stealing' away of that and other
beads....for all those who came and participated, FANTASTIC!!!!! I think we all
had a great time. Look at the photos in the Southern
bead challenge had lots of entries! We had one winner! Carl Andrews went away
with a Southern Flames tote bag with glass and glass stuff! We were
all winner in that we all got to see different hearts that people made. Don't
forget to take part in the 'Green Challenge' coming up in March.
Wed, 17th...a heads up for all of you....the green bead challenge...and three
speakers....Gerry White will take to us about metals....those we use with our
beads, Christie Prince will demo a wine stopper and Lewanda Harding will demo
and help each of us make a ring setting from wire for a bead.
PHOTOS - LARRY SCOTT CLASS and FEB MEETING
Marjorie Gore took a beautiful series of photographs at the class that Larry
Scott taught. We've posted a few of them in the Southern Flames
Scrapbook. Also posted are photos from our Feb Meeting.
BEADS- Due at March Meeting
For the past two years Southern Flames has contributed a postcards with member
bead photos to the Gathering fundraiser. You can see last years photo on
our home page. If you would like to have a bead on the postcard, please
bring it to the next meeting in a bag with your name and a description of the
bead. We will take the photos and return the bead when the postcard is
finished. We want beads from ALL our members - don't be shy!
LANSDOWNE CLASS March 27/28
Sylvie Lansdowne is teaching an intermediate Lampworking class at Beads by
Design on March 27-28 which is a Saturday/Sunday. The Web Mama took this
same class a year or so ago and HIGHLY recommends it. Sylvie is a
wonderful teacher, an amazing beadmaker and I learned some techniques and
approaches that I have been using ever since. Plus - we had so much
fun! If you are interested call Beads by Design
for more information or to register.
Linda Edmunds (Lily Steele Beads)
has just finished revising her website. In addition to lots of bead
photos, you can see pictures of her studio.
Please remember if you have a new website, a revised website, or a website
that is just being linked to Southern Flames, please let the Web Mama know so
that we can spread the news.
RECEIVING EMAIL FROM US ?????
Lillie Bavendam - Corresponding Secretary of Southern Flames - asks if you
have not been receiving e-mail from her to please send her an email
immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your correct address. She is getting alot of returned messages and
wants to fix this. The last email that Lillie sent to the membership
was sent on Feb 8 and it was about our Feb 18th meeting.
PREPARED for RINGING in MARCH
At our March meeting, Lewanda Hardy is going to show us how to make rings
using brass wire and beads. If you would like to make a ring at the
meeting (and we should have enough supplies for 20-30 people, make a bead with a
3/32" hole (medium size mandrel) and bring it to the meeting. Lewanda will
be supplying the wire and the wooden dowels to make the rings.
OF COURAGE.. PLEASE READ
Jodi Lindsey of the Arizona Society of Glass Beadmakers is coordinating a
program called "Beads of Courage" for children's cancer treatment
centers and are requesting our assistance. She writes:
" The program gives certain
beads for certain treatments to these children going through the cancer
treatment process. All of these beads are put on a leather necklace. Like a
talisman for these courageous children! You can look at each child's necklace
and see how many chemo treatments they have been through, how many blood draws,
etc. by each certain bead representing all these procedures on their necklaces.
We are helping two hospitals right now. Tucson Hospital and now, the Phoenix
Children’s Hospital will be doing this program as well. This is a huge
on-going task and so the ASGB is extending an invitation for ANYONE who would
like to be involved to please do so! ....
They need about
150 purple hearts
ASAP! These purple hearts are the MAIN special bead for
these children. They signify the finishing of their cancer treatment. These
beads need to be made on a 1/8 inch mandrel. If you decide to put the hole
through the heart vertically, a wire work 1/8" loop should be incorporated
so it can hang from the necklace. The only specs on these hearts is that they
are purple and have the 1/8" size hole horizontally, or if they hang
vertically to be put on a wire worked 1/8 inch loop. Other then that you can
make them as detailed as you would like them to be.
The hospital also needs
Butterfly shaped beads.
These beads are VERY special as they are the
"closure" bead that will be given to the parents whose children pass
away. Again, beads need to be made on a 1/8 inch mandrel and if the hole is
done vertically please wire work it with a 1/8" loop. These butterflies
can be any color and any design.
They will also accept any regular beads, color, bumpy, etc. These beads
will be used for children to choose from for “special treatment procedures”.
And again they need to have a 1/8" hole.
The Phoenix hospital is needing as many beads as possible before March 2004.
So if you can help with
that it would be AWESOME!
But I can accept ANY beads after that as well as this program is an ongoing one
and they will always need these types of beads.
Please include a name or business card along with your
beads, or any one else who donates from the Southern
Flames, so that I can include that with the donations
to the hospital."
If you like to make a bead or beads for this project send an email to Jody Jodi@beadworx.com
and she will send
you the mailing address or contact anyone on the Southern Flames board - we have
the address also but don't want to put it up on the website.
NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone
else for one of the Southern Flames Board positions, please contact
someone on the Board to let them know. Important: to be on the
Board, you must also be a member of the ISGB (International Society of Glass
There are 8
You can see a description of what each
position is responsible for by clicking
CLASSES: DEANNA GRIFFIN DOVE
Deanna Griffin-Dove will be teaching 2
different one-day classes on the Friday and Saturday (May 7 & 8) of the
Mothers Day weekend. More information will be posted soon.
Southern Flames will be sending a group postcard
for inclusion in the ISGB 2004 postcard set. Start thinking about the bead
you would like to have appear on it. We will do the photography and beads
from all Southern Flames members at all levels of experience will be
included. You can see our 2004 photo on this sites home page.
2004 MEETING SUMMARY
Lillie Bavendam - Corresponding Secretary
All of those who came to the meeting on Friday
night and saw the demo by Larry Scott thought it was fantastic . We had an
AWESOME turnout and we want to thank so many of you for coming! Larry was very
impressed! (Click here to
go to photos).
Don Meadows who built our exhaust system was
presented with a gift certificate and beads. The gift beads for Don were a great
surprise. The exhaust hood is working well and we all are grateful to him
for his expertise and generous time in making this possible.
Keep in mind, that the February meeting is going
to be Wednesday February 18th, at Beads by Design. BRING one package, gift
wrapped, with one (or more) beads...or something made with a bead...to be
below for more information about how the exchange will work.)
All of the announcements for 2003 have
been archived. Click the link at the very top or bottom of this page if
and when you want to look at them.
BARLEY CLASS PHOTOS
Marjorie Gore took detailed photos of the
Saturday/ Sunday Michael Barley class. Now that the holidays are over we
have been able to put some up for you to see. Thank you, Marjorie! Click
here to see the photos.
RENTAL / LENDING LIBRARY: YO MAMA DOESN'T LIVE HERE!
For those renting torch time...don't forget to things put away neat and tidy
(tools and glass) so that we can continue to be able to offer torch rental to our members.
Also, if you are renting torch time, PLEASE, call ahead to reserve your
If you are using our lending library, don't forget to sign out what
you want to borrow..
Thanks for your assistance in keeping our
space neat and our library circulating.
SWEETHEART BEAD EXCHANGE
the February meeting we will be having a bead exchange which should be lots of
fun. This is how it will work:
Members...if you have someone special that you would like to have come to
Atlanta to give a workshop, let anyone on the board know and we will see what we can do to make it
We are currently working on getting Deanna
Griffin-Dove here in the spring...lots of you know her, know her work, and have taken classes from here. More news to follow as we firm up the times.
A new Board will be elected this
spring. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for a
position on the Board, let one of the current Board Members know or bring
your suggestion to the March Meeting.
KILN for SOUTHERN FLAMES
We will be buying a second kiln for use
by Southern Flames classes and as a backup for the existing kiln. The kiln
selected is the Tool Box kiln with Controller that Don McKinney makes and it is
currently on order.
BEAD RESOURCE LIST
A lot of new businesses that sell
supplies for beaders and beadmakers have opened in the greater Atlanta
area. As a service to those members who live far away from Beads by
Design, we are going to add the their names and locations to our Web Site during
the next few months. If you know of a new store or business that would be
appropriate to this list, please let the Web