***   Bead Exchange   ***


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Once a year Southern Flames has a Bead Swap - a meeting that makes everyone happy because we all go home with a new bead - or sometimes even a new piece of jewelry! 

Before the meeting members were given the following instructions:

"Get to your torch, and create a bead or bead creation everyone will want to steal.  Or perhaps you already have the perfect bead all ready to go..  Wrap it in unidentified packaging for the party, and bring it to the August meeting for the annual Bead Exchange!" 


Below the party photos, you'll see the beads exchanged at our 2015 Bead Exchange.  You'll find listed the person who made the bead, a brief description or comment provided by the artist, and the lucky winner.   This year you'll see a few beadmakers listed two or three times.  They provided beads for non-bead-making friends and family who wanted wanted to play, too.


The Wrapped Beads!

Socializing around the snack table.


We're Ready to Play!



Yes, we are!!




Lea Gaslowitz's Puffin and Sheep

Won by Nita VanTil



Nita VanTil's Masked Dots Set

Won by Linda Edmunds



Linda Edmund's Stained Glass Flower

Won by Lynn Short




Lynn Short's Silvered Ivory with Aqua & Teal

Won by William Fisher




Susan Patterson's Horse

Won by Lea Gaslowitz




Margo Knight's Silver Blue Spiral

Won by Gillian Burr




Robin Snuttjer's Abstract Flower

Won by Vicky Thompson




Martha Fuerst's Greens with Dichro and Silver

Won by Elissa Burr




Elissa Burr's Teal with Dichro and Silver

Won by Albert Cousins



Elissa Burr's Blue with Copper & Silver Foil & Wire

Won by Stephanie White


Stephanie White's Pandas - Ground & Polished Bead

Won by Suzanne Patterson






Susan Oltman's Copper, Silver, Gold Leaf on White

Won by Paige Horton



Paige Horton's Wire-wrapped Blues & Greens

Won by Robin Snuttjer




Paige Horton's Wire-wrapped Teal Set on Cord

Won by Fred Fuerst




Martha Fuerst's Silver Glass Spiral on Silk Ribbon

Won by Brad Shute


Lynn Short's Galaxy Bead Cord Necklace

Won by Jamie Fulsang


Martha Fuerst's Ice Blue Silver Glass & Dichro on Silver Chain

Won by Susan Oltman


Jennifer & William Fisher's Turquoise and Opal Bead & Natural Stone Bracelet

Won by Martha Fuerst


Jennifer & William Fisher's Purple & Green

 Focal Pendant on Natural Stone Necklace

Won by Greg Short


Vicky Thompson's Copper, Silver, Gold Leaf on Enameled White with Frit

Won by Jennifer Fisher


Brad Shute's Three-Silver-Glass-Beads Pen

Won by Margo Knight





 Remember the exchange beads of 2012?  For a quick review, check them out HERE.

How about the ones from 2013?  Check HERE.  And HERE for 2014.

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