Announcement Archive for 2014

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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.


December 2014

12/5 January Classes!!  Brad Shute and Marcy Lamberson are offering two great classes - 1 day each, Sat, Jan 10 & Sun Jan 11.  Sign up for one or both.  Check for details HERE.

November 2014


Members!!  FlameTree Glass is having a 40% off sale on all Vetrofond and Effetre rods during the month of November! They have a large and unique collection in stock, including “good/old” colors.  Go visit and check it out!! Here's the link to their site:

September & October 2014

10/23 We are updating the member gallery.  If you are a current member and would like a bead (or new bead) displayed on the Member Gallery page, please email a photo to your Web Mama asap, and include information you'd like posted.  (Check out the Member Gallery page for ideas).  Thanks!!
10/6 Southern Flames needs volunteers for mini-demos of Holiday Beads at the November meeting!  Please email President Stephanie White (HERE) and let us know if you're willing to participate, tell us what you'll demo, and send photos if possible. 

Hold the Date!  December 13 is the Holiday Party hosted by Beads by Design.

Bring Desserts & Appetizers for a Pot Luck!!


& 9/4

Bring an ugly / extreme / orphan - or otherwise problem bead to the Challenge.  We'll swap beads and you'll take home a challenge bead as inspiration.  Create a new bead or bead set to bring to the October meeting for Show and Tell.  Remember last year's projects?  Check them out HERE.

May 2014

6/26 The July Meeting (Saturday, 7/26) is a Make-It/Take-It bracelet.  Bring seven (7) beads of a good bracelet size made on a 3/32" (or somewhat larger) mandrel to fit the leather cord that will be supplied.  Or bring your own cord if you like.  Alternatively, you may buy the bracelet kit at Beads By Design the night of the meeting.
5/27 Southern Flames Postcard Bead Photo.  We are preparing the 2014 SF Postcard for the ISGB gathering in July.  If we do not have a current photo of one of your beads, and you are a member in good standing who would like to participate, please email a clear high-quality photo of your bead to your Web Mama by Wednesday, 6/4.
5/27 Membership Dues for 2014-15 are NOW OVERDUE!!.  Please click here to go to the membership page if you need to renew.
5/9 The new Southern Flames Board has been elected.  Please click HERE to see your new board.  There are still a few positions open.  Check with Stephanie White if you can serve as co-president, class coordinator, meeting coordinator, or advisor.

April 2014

4/10 Membership Dues for 2014-15 are Due by May 1.  Please click here to go to the membership page.
4/10 Member Gallery.   We're going to update the member gallery based on current members, so please renew your membership promptly.  Thanks!  If you need to provide a bead photo and contact information, please e-mail your Web Mama.
4/3 Beads of Courage needs beads!!  Bring some to the meeting and you'll get a ticket for a door prize.  Make them on a 3/32" or larger mandrel; no sharp edges; no metals or silver glass on the surface; fully annealed and cleaned.  Children love fun beads in bright colors - but will appreciate any we donate!  Check out their link: and our SF page for more info.
4/3 Classes!  Southern Flames needs help in arranging upcoming classes - contacting instructors and coordinating travel and hotel accommodations.  If you've able to assist, please contact Stephanie White at Beads By Design.
4/3 Southern Flames Facebook Page.  We need help maintaining the Southern Flames Facebook page.  It provides a great opportunity for members to interact!  If you're interested in working on that, please contact Stephanie White at Beads By Design.

February 2014


Ongoing 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!


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