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The Southern Flames Newsletter
  January 2010
Atlanta's Glass Beadmakers
January Meeting
Saturday (night) and Sunday
January 22-23, 2011
Demopalooza 2011
  Southern Flames members are invited to an exciting event, January 22-23.... Demopalooza - a day and a half of Glass Demonstrations!  This special, SUPER SIZED monthly meeting is open to all current members of Southern Flames.  If you are not currently a member, this is the time to join!  You'll get your $25 worth and THEN SOME from this great line-up!
Our ACTION-PACKED Program is as follows....
January 22, 2011
7:00 p.m. - Opening Announcements and M. Barley Class Lottery
7:30 p.m. - Marjorie Langston - Raked Star Bead
8:30 p.m. - Robin Snuttjer - Silver-Lining Beads using a Retro-Tool
9:00 p.m. - Sylvie Lansdowne - Whimsical Mermaid
January 23, 2011
9:00 a.m. - Stephanie White - Complex Twisted Cane Ring
10:00 a.m. - Margo Knight - Change of Seasons Bead
11:00 a.m. - Sara Sally LaGrand - Guest Instructor's Choice!
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Don Meadows - Vortex Marble
2:00 p.m. - Robert Simmons -Pacific jellyfish bead (Aquorea Victoria)
3:00 p.m. - Diane Kovach - Kalera & Lentil Beads using presses
4:00 p.m. - Lance McRorie - Champagne Flute w/ Decorative Stem
No reservations are required, BUT if you would like to order lunch or a commemorative t-shirt, information is below.

Boxed Lunches and T-Shirts (see image to the right) are available for pre-purchase. The deadline for pre-ordering T-shirts is January 10th, so act fast!!  If you don't want a t-shirt, the deadline for ordering lunch is January 17th.
T-Shirts $15 (S-XL) and $18 (2X-4X)
Lunch $12 (includes drink)
Sandwich choices (pick one)
  • Turkey Club - House Roasted Turkey, Two Cheeses, Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Honey Mustard
  • Waldorf Chicken Salad - Fire Grilled Chicken, Apples, Grapes, Cranberries, Raisins, Candied Walnuts, House Pickled Onions, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Lettuce
  • Vegetable - Grilled Zucchini, Grilled Onions, Kalamata Tapenade, Avocado, Grilled Squash, Feta Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette
Drink Choices (pick one)
  • Coke
  • Diet Coke
  • Sprite
  • Bottled Water
To purchase by check, send your order to:
Southern Flames
c/o Martha Fuerst
2679 Mercedes Drive NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30345-3974

Make sure to include a note of what you're ordering.  If ordering a T-shirt, specify size. 
If ordering lunch, specify sandwich and drink choices
To purchase using a credit-card via Pay-Pal,
  • Sign into your PayPal account;  On the top of the tool bar click on blue tab “Send Money;” 
  • On this screen: type in To: ""; 
  • Type in amount you want to send ($12 for lunch, $15-18 for a t-shirt),  Options you see are are “Purchase” and “Personal” – click on “Personal”,  Check “Other” box,
  • Click “Continue”;On this screen type in your subject and in message box type what you wish to pay for.  Make sure to include a note of what you're ordering.  If ordering a T-shirt, specify size.  If you are ordering a lunch, specify your sandwich and drink choices (see below) and then click SEND. 
Your Southern Flames Demopalooza Line-Up
Margo Knight
Margo will demonstrate how to make a beautiful autumn bead which incorporates intricate stringer work alongside a silver “punchout” leaf.  The demonstration will include how to reduce the bead to pull the silver out in the leaves.
Diane Kovach
Diane will demo how to use the Kalera and Lentil bead press. She will show how she eembellishes the beads with dot and stringer techniques, along the frit and twisting work.
Sara Sally LaGrand
We're very excited to have Sara Sally LaGrand as our guest presenter!
Sara Sally LaGrand has had the great fortune to study with many gifted teachers both in Italy and the US. She has been melting glass since 1996. In that time she has won numerous awards.

She has served on the board of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers for 5 years, serving as Treasurer as well as President for 2 years.. Prior to the ISGB service, she served on the board of the Bead Society of Greater Kansas City, also serving on the board and as President for 2 years..

She continues to study and grow, pushing the limits of the glass and combining it with unconventional materials for an ecclectic look at nature and pop culture.
Marjorie Langston
Raked Star - this intermediate level bead will help you perfect the skills of winding a good, even base bead, adding and evenly melting in a series
of well placed dots, heating and raking glass from one precise spot to another and creating a well shaped stack of dots.  It's also a great opportunity
to try out a variety of color combinations and experiment with the impact of creating the same bead with a variety of different whole sizes.

Sylvie Elise Lansdowne
Sylvie will demonstrate how to use soft glass to create a whimsical mermaid.  The demonstration will include creating shaded encased cane for embellishment, sculptural techniques, stringer work and using millefiori cane to create facial features. Embellishment and sculptural work can come together to create an exciting piece.
Lance McRorie
Come watch Lance McRorie of FlameTree Glass blow glass! 
Lance will be making a Champagne flute with decorative stem at Demopalooza!   Lance has studied under the following flameworking masters;  Loren Stump, Emilio Santini, Steve Sizelove and Robert Mickelsen!
Don Meadows
Don will demonstrate how to make a small vortex marble from small diameter boro so soft glass torches can reproduce the same piece. He will bring a handout of needed materials and supplies, as well as display examples of marbles and take questions if there's time.
Robert Simmons
WARNING: Science Content (forgive me, I can’t help it).
These are a Northern Pacific jellyfish called Aquorea Victoria.  They’re sort of famous in the biologist world because they glow in the dark.  The protein that they make that glows is called green Fluorescent Protein (GFP for short) and in the last 15 years has become a major biological research tool.  In their honor I made these so that they glow in the dark just like the real thing, even pretty much the same color.
Robin Snuttjer
Robin will be demonstrating how to line a bead made on a 3/16" mandrel with silver tubing using the Retro Glass Tools Beadliner.
Stephanie White
Stephanie will demonstrate how to make a complex twisted cane and then use that cane to make a glass ring.  The ring is a great as a ring OR as an interesting jewelry component.

Don't miss it!

- Demopalooza
- Michael Barley Lottery
- December Meeting Winners
- Award Winning Cake Recipe

1/21-22 - Sara Sally La Grand Corsage Class
1/22-23 - Member Meeting
1/22 - Michael Barley Class Lottery
1/24 Sara Sally LaGrand Silver Glass Class
2/16 - February Meeting/Garage Sale
Need to join Southern Flames
or renew so that you can participate in these exciting events?
Southern Flames
is excited to sponsor classes with
Michael Barley

March 17-18, 2011
Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20, 2011
The cost of the class is $400 for Southern Flames Members.

The lottery for class placement will be held at the Southern Flames meeting at 7:00 p.m. on January 22, 2011.

Demopalooza T-Shirt
available for pre-order $15
shipping included
(2X-4X $18)
to get one!
Christmas Tree
Donna Myrick!
Donna won our annual raffle for a Christmas tree LOADED with beautiful glass beads and ornaments made by our members!
Congratulations to our Appetizer and Dessert Contest winners too!
Lillie Bavendam - Best Appetizer
William and Jennifer Fisher - Best Dessert (see recipe below)
William & Jennifer
Creative Chocolate Cake

Preheat oven to 325 F., butter and flour Bundt or tube-type cake pan
[The hole is for the soft frosting until it chills in the refrigerator].
You can dust with cocoa powder instead of flour to avoid the white colour.
1/2 cup hot [not boiling] water
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped into bits
-microwave melt chocolate in hot water
-sift together into mixer:
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
-in a separate bowl whisk:
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup sour cream
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
and melted chocolate
Slowly fold wet chocolate into mixer at low speed. Pour into Bundt pan.
Bake 325 F. for 35-45 minutes until a wooden skewer stick comes out clean.
Cool at least 15 minutes before turning out onto plate.
Cool completely before frosting.
-heat together over very low heat until melted:
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 stick butter in pieces [what is left after greasing & flouring cake pan]
1/3 cup sugar
12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
[Kroger sells Belgium chocolate chips- best taste]
-remove from heat and add:
1 tsp vanilla
Cool to room temperature [refrigerate after frosting]. About 20 minutes later, frost the cake.  
I just pour the frosting all over & down the Bundt pan’s hole and stick it in the refrigerator till firm.
Texture should resemble regular Brownies. Continue to store refrigerated.
Happy Birthday!!
December - ????? 
1/23 - Maureen Lovell
1/26 - Becky Sizemore
We KNOW there are others, but we don't know who or when PLEASE let us know your birthday so that we can celebrate it with you!
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