Announcement Archive for 2013

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 When new announcements are posted here the date next to the "Announcement" button is updated.  So be sure to check when you are looking over the site or want to know if anything new is going on since you last looked. Also, if you have a bead related announcement that you like to see posted on our Website, send it to the Web Mama.


November 2013


Bead Challenge!  Over the next several months, Southern Flames members are invited to participate in Heather Trimlett's 40 Bead Challenge.  Bring in a few beads at each meeting.  Check out the challenge at, and get inspired by prior participants results at:  Have fun and develop your skills!


Holiday Party!!  The holiday party will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at Lea's.  Mark your calendar, and be sure to note the day and date change!!


October/November 2013


Silent Auction!!  There will be a silent auction during November’s meeting.  Please make and donate beads for it, as well as your unused tools, glass or other supplies.  25% of the money made will go to Beads of Courage.

September 2013




SF Financial Bookkeeping.  Martha Fuerst is keeping the SF books for us until a new treasurer has been identified.  We need a volunteer for that post!

Membership Dues are Due!!  If you haven't yet paid your 2013-14 annual membership, please bring a check to the next meeting, or mail a check to Southern Flames; c/o Martha Fuerst.  Her address will be provided in an upcoming emailed announcement, or please e-mail her (click HERE) for her address or if you're not sure whether you've already paid.  OR if you have a PayPal account, click here to go to the Membership Page, and click through to PayPal.



June/July 2013






Ongoing Bead Challenge!!  Makeover beads are not required.  Just bring a bead or beads for show and tell to inspire and/or instruct (lessons learned, etc.)   Themes:                                                                                                                       -  June:  Open - Bring anything you like!!                                                                      -  July:   Odd Pairings (Color / Size / Shape / Design)

Membership Dues are Due!!  You can bring a check to the next meeting, or mail a check to Southern Flames; c/o Beads by Design; 585 Cobb Pkwy S., Suite L; Marietta, GA  30060.  OR if you have a PayPal account, click here to go to the Membership Page, and click through to PayPal.


April 2013

Election Results:  Elections were held at the last Southern Flames meeting on April 17, and the Board members for the coming year, beginning May 1, will be:
Co-President - Stephanie White (2nd year of her 2-year term)
Vice President - Jo Hoffacker
Treasurer - Robin Snuttjer
Class Coordinator - Paige Horton
Meeting Coordinator - Lea Gaslowitz
Board Advisor - Robert Simmons  



Loren Stump will be teaching how to make a lady bug murinni cane in soft glass at FlameTree.  April 13 from 4 to 6pm.  678-795-1702

Art Festivals -- Booths:

Come see Marcy Lamberson’s booth display first hand at the Acworth Art Fest(Downtown Acworth).  April 13 (10-6) & 14th (11-5)

Also stop by PenguinArts’ (Val Stickles) and Copper Dancer Designs’ (Andrea Winkler) booths at the Festival on Ponce, April 13 &14.


February 2013




Extreme Bead Challenge Continues!!  If you missed the February meeting, or were inspired to makeover an "orphan" bead of your own or from another source, please bring it to the March Meeting, and email your Web Mama the info requested on the Next Meeting page.


ALSO: Check out the Extreme Bead Makeovers and What They were Wearing or Brought in the Scrapbook!!




REMINDER!!  Get your Extreme Bead Makeover ready for the meeting on the 20th!!

Flat lap grinding photos and instructions are now available in the Scrapbook!! 

January 2013


EXTREME BEAD MAKEOVER:  Use the ORPHAN BEAD you received at the holiday party (or elsewhere) for inspiration and create something new and fantastic!!  Remember, challenge participants have until the February meeting to carry out the “Extreme Bead Makeover.”   Please bring the original orphan bead as well as all the beads you made during the makeover process to the February meeting, and we’ll have a show and tell discussion of the inspiration and process everyone went through.


Here's Stephanie's Graphic Demo:



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