RULES and REGULATIONS
Two torches are available for rental at Beads by Design by Southern Flames members for $6.00 an hour.. The rules for reserving and using these tools are below. Please read them if you intend to make use of this member benefit.
Hours of Operation: Torches available ½ hour after Beads By Design opens and closes ½ hour before Beads By Design closes. BBD hours are:
Monday: 10:00 – 2:00
Tuesday, 10:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Restriction: Torch Area is closed during Southern Flames classes, BBD renovations, classes, etc.
Membership: Must be a Southern Flames Member in good standing.
Cost: Torch rental area is $6.00 per hour; payment is cash or check only (no credit cards).
Age: Must be 18 years of age or older.
Previous Experience: A minimum of 6 hours of prior use on a minor torch (or equivalent torch).
Release: A safety/liability release must be filled out and signed before every torching session.
Reservations: Must call ahead to Beads By Design to reserve torch time.
Check In: Must check in with Beads by Design personnel upon arrival or sign in booklet, please observe reservations. If a space is reserved, reserving member has precedence.
Glass: Soft glass only! No Boro or other hard glass.
Kiln: Kiln will be pre-set to 950º F for a Moretti/Effetre annealing cycle and must not be adjusted. If you are using a different type of glass, you are responsible for knowing whether this pre-set annealing cycle is adequate for your glass.
Safety Glasses: Didynium or other equivalent safety glasses must be worn.
Ventilation: Ventilation hood must be on and appropriate ventilation system operating.
Powders: No use of glass powders of any kind (enamels, powdered frit, pixie dust, etc.).
Fuming: No fuming or use of any other technique that may require a respirator or mask. Use of metal leaf or foil is acceptable as long as technique used does not result in fuming.
Bead Removal: Beads by Design facilities should not be used for removing beads from mandrels.
Tools: Bring your own tools- only matches, water cup and rod rest will be provided.Mandrels: Label mandrels with your name.
Clean Up: Members must clean up after themselves.
Bead Pickup: Members will be responsible to pick up their beads from Beads by Design.
Problems: Beads by Design does not receive any funds for this service, but helps facilitate use of equipment. If you have any problems, please contact a Southern Flames Board member.
Failure to abide by any of these rules can result in torch rental privileges being revoked.
(Last Updated 6/11/2009.)
Southern Flames, Inc., a Georgia Non-Profit Corporation, under 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code, is a chapter of the ISGB (International Society of Glass Beadmakers)
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