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SARA KAY HOYT  1967-2010


Sara Kay Hoyt, a past member and board member of Southern Flames, passed away in June 2010.  Sara Hoyt was one of the very earliest members of Southern Flames and served as a board member as well as doing our original web design. She was very quiet, so many of us didn't know her well, but she was a very visible member, often a fixture at our torch-time area because her condo didn't allow for beadmaking. Her work was absolutely beautiful (and was often fought over at bead swaps)

Condolences can be sent to Sara's mother, Judy Hoyt, 235 West North Street, Greenfield, IN 46140.

There is also a funeral home handling arrangements....
http://www.facebook.com/l/465b3;www.Roswellfuneralhome.com ...where you can leave a message to be shared by all friends and family....guest book.


Family Placed Notice of Sara's Death

   Sara Kathryn Hoyt passed away June 2, 2010, following a sudden illness. She is survived by her mother, Judith A. Hoyt, of Greenfield, Indiana, and her father and step-mother, Dale L. Hoyt and Emily G. Carr, of Athens, Georgia. Sara was born August 8, 1966, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, graduated from High School in Greenfield, Indiana and received a B.A. in Creative and Technical Writing from Purdue University. At the time of her death she was a technical writer with McKesson in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to her professional skill she was an accomplished artist who had mastered Chinese Ink Drawing and flame worked glass beads. She was a master bead maker and several of her creations appeared in nationally distributed books devoted to the subject. In her youth she was a skilled equestrian and on the riding team at Purdue University. Those who knew her will miss her quirky humor, curiosity and whimsical gifts. Most of all, she loved her cats and cooking. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sara's honor may be sent to your local Humane Society. A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Family arrangements are under the care of Roswell Funeral Home.

Most of Sara's beads were elegant like this exquisite set.  Sara said that when she made a set of beads, it was designed so that there was a visual rhythm from one bead to the next.



Every once in a while, Sara took a detour into whimsy with her glass bead making.  These are her Easter "Peeps".



Sara Kay Beads from the private collection of one of her biggest fans.


The bead on the left was made by Sara during one of her first classes with Deanna Griffin Dove - about 1990.  Even with her very first beads, her sense of color and style was evident.  This frit on the bead was mixed by Sara herself - this was way before anyone thought of selling already mixed frit smaples.

The two Christmas ball beads on the right were donated by Sara to Southern Flames first Holiday tree in December 2003



Sara giving a demo at Southern Flames in 2003.  She made a bicone bead and then showed us how to use silver leaf and striking orange glass to create unusual shades of blue. 



Some more photos from the 2003 Demo.

Sara's cats - Boo on the left and  Buffy on the right.
Sara Kay Hoyt - about 2009.  We will miss you.

If you have photos of Sara and/or her beads or comments that you would like to contribute to this page, please send them to The Web Mama


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