Fueling The Passion

August 2008 Newsletter

Summer is cruising along…and I love the weather we’ve been having…well, at least by the beach it’s been cool in the morning, then warm and breezy in the afternoon. (good for torching!) And how about that earthquake!!

August is a busy month, especially this year with the ISGB Gathering being held in Oakland. I hope there are a lot of you that will be going to the Gathering. This will be my first one and I am looking forward to the whole experience!
For more info on the Gathering, please check out the ISGB website:

This weekend, August 2nd & 3rd, the Bead Society of San Diego County (BSSDC) will be hosting their 9th annual bead bazaar in San Diego at the Scottish Rite Center. This is a really good bead show! Lampwork beads, silver, crystals, pearls, all kinds of accent beads, lampwork, PMC and polymer clay demos, easy access from the freeway and easy parking. Check out the BSSDC website for more info. I hope to see you there!

If you miss the San Diego bazaar but still need a bead fix, August 8th, 9th and 10th there is a Gem Faire going on at the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds as well as a few other areas this month. Check their schedule here:

Then the following weekend, August 15th thru the 17th is the Pasadena Bead & Design Show. www.pasadenabeadanddesignshow.com

September 20th is the date for our 3rd quarterly meeting, which will be held at Brea Bead Works. We are very excited about this new meeting venue and I hope this makes for an easier drive for the ones who normally have a long drive to the meetings. The bead exchange is “Potluck” so basically, anything goes! we are planning to have a “Swap Meet” so bring tools, glass, beads, anything you want to “swap”. More details in the September newsletter. Make your plans to be there!

I know Tucson is not our “backyard”, but I guess because I drive there a couple times a year, I think of it as being close. Therefore, the Fall Best Bead Show will be held on September 5th, 6th & 7th. Good show, lots of lampwork artists and a ton of classes too.

Hotels are cheap this time of year and plane fare is reasonable, if you don’t feel like driving.

I told you August is a busy month…I wasn’t kidding! I’m sure I will see some of you at one or more of the events listed above. And if not, see you at the September meeting! As always, please check the SCFS website for schedules, Featured Artists and general information.

Judy Carlson
So Cal Flame Surfers

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