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ISBG Chapter Showcase - theme "Space Beads" inspired by the launch and photos of the Webb Space Telescope 

Many of us have recently learned how to make space (a.k.a. Galaxy) beads. The next issue of Glass Bead Evolution will publish an article showing all of the space beads Southern Flames members (as well as other chapters) make. Let's show that we are a vibrant and creative chapter by having a great turnout in this! We have all made these beads!! Make a new one, or find one you've already made, take a photo of and email it to by October 15th. You do not have to be an ISGB member to participate. There is a prize awarded to one chapter. 



Beads of Courage "Stronger Together" challenge for September 

Southern Flames aims to send support to Beads of Courage through making beads specifically for this purpose, with a chapter goal of 100 beads. Can you help us reach this goal? If each member contributes 15 beads, we can reach our goal!  We were the beneficiary of donated glass from Flame Dame, this would be a great opportunity to use this glass and give a shout out to Paula DiRienzo for her generosity! Please send your beads in with this form and be SURE to put the Southern Flames chapter name on your form! If members want to get together to mail their beads in one box, we encourage this! You do not have to be an ISGB member to participate.



Artist Holiday Sale- ISGB Members Only

Set for the first weekend of November. The artist sets up a storefront to sell their items and the ISGB gets a portion of the proceeds. This is a sale and not an auction. Professional members get a free storefront, individual members pay a small fee. Registration details coming soon!


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ISGB Chapter Showcase / Creativity challenge (no longer battle of the chapters) - Create a bead inspired by a song title. Open to members and non-members.  Deadline 3/31.  For more information check out: and scroll down to read about the Showcase.  It includes requirements and information on where to submit your photo. 




The January Issues of the ISGB Glass Bead Evolution includes a photo of our 2021 Holiday Tree on p. 47, and photos by SF members JoAnn Bogner and Stephanie White.  JoAnn's piece is a gorgeous “marble” in the “Games” category on p. 43, and Stephanie's is a bead with a volleyball and the complete net! on p. 44.

ALSO, members Marcy Lamberson and Kristy Nijenkamp have amazing glass works in the current issue of The Flow Magazine (Winter 2021)!  It is the special Women In Glass annual issue. 


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