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SOUTHERN FLAMES CLASSES - January 10 & 11, 2015!     

January 10, 2015 (Saturday)

Striking up Color (all levels)

Brad Shute, Southern Flames member and striking color glassmaker, will teach the easiest ways to strike his glass as well as techniques to get beautiful color variations in this unique, handmade COE 104 glass.

Bring your favorite tools and 104 COE glass . (Some of Bradís glass will be provided for trial, additional will be available for purchase). Donít forget your mandrels, any size youíre comfortable with.

Although StrikingColor glass will be provided for use in the class, if anyone has StrikingColor cane they have been having trouble with, please feel free to bring some and Brad will be happy to show how best to get good color from it.

Also, anyone who has a bead press they like to use should consider bringing it to the class. Many silver striking colors react well to being chilled quickly and then reheated to strike. Using a metal (not graphite) bead press will often help bring out the color.

Bring any questions you have about using StrikingColor glass. (It might be good to write them down beforehand so they donít slip your mind once the class gets started.) Brad will be happy to answer them to the best of his ability.

There will be discounted StrikingColor cane and shards available for any who may want to purchase some too.



January 11, 2015 (Sunday)

Bead Shaping for the Adventurous (all levels)

Join instructor Marcy Lamberson for a day of creative focal sized bead shaping and making. We'll discuss what shapes we traditionally work with in the bead world and then head into new territory using those shapes combined in a different way.

Bring your favorite tools and glass (mostly opaque/neutral, with a few transparent.) Donít forget your mandrels! (3/32 and 1/16th mandrels about 6 total)


To register: Send email to martha1st@comcast.net, and let her know which class(es) you'd like to take.  She'll send you an invoice via Paypal.

Class Payment in full required by January 5, 2015.

 *Only current members of Southern Flames may register from now until December 15. New members and non-members may register after December 15, 2014.


Membership Status

Registration Opens

Price PER Class

Current Southern Flames Member

(Dues paid by 11/23/14)

December 1st, 2014

$50 PER Class

$50 for 1, or both for $100

New or Non-Member

(Dues paid AFTER 11/23/14)

December 15, 2014

$150 PER Class

$150 for 1, or both for $300

New or Non-Member discount
Join Southern Flames for $25 and save!

December 15, 2014

$25 Annual Membership


$50 PER Class

$50 for 1, or both for $100

Note:  Lottery may be necessary, depending upon number registering.


If you have any questions about this class or about the lottery, contact Stephanie White at White_18847@msn.com or Martha Fuerst at martha1st@comcast.net  


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