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Announcing: Southern Flames' Class -

Visiting Instructor: Margaret Zinser


March 24-25, 2012

(With a possible second class added 3/22 - 3/23, if the number of students and availability is proven at the initial lottery drawing in January 2012.)

at Beads by Design

Cost: $ 350 - 2-day class

Bugs and Mazes: Sculpting & Enamel Painting

This workshop is for intermediate (or advanced) beadmakers wanting to learn how to add another dimension of detail to their work. Margaret will guide students through the essentials for adding surface detail with vitreous enamel paints, including providing lessons on proper safety and handling of glass powders and enamels.



Students will leave class understanding how to properly mix enamel for various applications; how to apply enamel paint to beads; how to correct mistakes; and how to ‘fire’ finished pieces. Margaret will also share with students her techniques for sculpting with razor blades and other shaping tools to create sculpturally detailed, but functional and wearable, beads. An enthusiasm for insects not required, but certainly helpful. Techniques for sculpting, painting, and firing work made without a mandrel (AKA the beadmaker’s security blanket) will also be included in class.




You may mail your completed Registration Form along with a check payable to Southern Flames in the amount of $350, to the Southern Flames Treasurer, Camille Simmons, at the address below:


Southern Flames,Inc

c/o Camille Simmons

2154 Briarwillow Drive N.E.,

Atlanta, GA 30345

Camille’s email address is rcsimmons@mindspring.com

Eight spaces will be available. If enough interest is shown by the initial lottery, a second class will be added on Thursday & Friday 3/22 & 3/23.

Once you have been placed in a class, the class fee is non-refundable. However, if you are ultimately unable to attend the class, you should notify the Treasurer and/or the Event Coordinator, and your space will be offered to those on any waitlist. You will be refunded your money only if someone takes over and pays for your class space. The process of filling vacated class spaces must go through the Treasurer/Event Coordinator and the waitlist process. You may not directly sell or give your space to another individual unless all waitlisted persons have declined to take over the space.

At the beginning of the class you will be asked to complete a liability waiver; only those who complete and sign the waiver may attend the class. You will not be eligible for a refund of the class fee if you refuse to sign the waiver. In addition, Southern Flames reserves the right to place class photos, which may include pictures of you and/or your class work, on its website.

The Registration Form asks for your name, address, phone number, email address and if your name is drawn, whether you can switch to the second class, if it is added. Participants will be placed in the order their form is drawn during the January Southern Flames Meeting.

If you have any questions about this class or about the lottery, contact Marcy Lamberson at StudioMarcy@gmail.com or Camille Simmons at rcsimmons@mindspring.com




Glass and Tool List will be sent to students upon acceptance. (don't worry, it's all easy to obtain)


Southern Flames will supply the use of enamels, brushes, etc. and masks. (at a cost of $25 which is included in your class fee.)


If you would like to buy the enamels and other kit material, Please let us know, (so we can tell Margaret to bring them along as well) and that additional fee will be $45 payable directly to Margaret Zinser.




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