Dolly Libby

Meet Dolly Libby – Heartsong Memory Beads Written by: Karen Fox June 2015 The So Cal Flame Surfers are pleased to welcome Dolly Libby into our club. In a very short time, we have already learned that she is an innovative, compassionate, and a consummate professional beadmaker. Her first day with us, she volunteered to… Continue reading Dolly Libby

Shelley McLaughlin

Meet Shelley McLaughlin Written by: Karen Fox January 2015 Shelley was born and raised in San Diego, and started making jewelry when she was about 15, at a store called Jewel Art, in the Claremont Square shopping center. Shelley graduated from Claremont Senior High in 1978, the year before the screen writer for Fast Times at… Continue reading Shelley McLaughlin

Nina Dusedau

My first encounter with Nina Dusedau was through a phone call back in 2011. Nina had found my contact info through the So Cal Flame Surfers. She was still living in New Jersey, but in the midst of moving to So Cal with her husband, Stefan. She told me a little about herself and how… Continue reading Nina Dusedau

Dee Frey

SCFS is pleased to announce our new featured artist Dee Frey! I sat down with Dee and got the scoop about how she got into lampworking, and where her glass journey has taken her. And let me tell you it has been quiet a long journey. (More about that later.) Dee’s Journey started about 6… Continue reading Dee Frey

DeAnne Buchanan

Our new Featured artist is DeAnne Buchanan! In the spotlight of the So. California Flamesurfers Hall of Flame, a very warm welcome is extended to our newest Featured Artist who is the “Murrini Queen” of the SCFS, Ms. DeAnne Buchanan.DeAnne has made great strides in her short career as a glass artist. Creative by nature,… Continue reading DeAnne Buchanan

Stacy Lynne Russom

A BIG Flamesurfer’s welcome to our latest Hall of Flame honoree…Stacy Lynne Russom.Stacy Lynne came from an artistic family and has been involved with arts all her life. “My mother was a talented artist. And my sister is a very well known artist in New York. She was the one that exposed me to all… Continue reading Stacy Lynne Russom

Barbara Birbeck

Our new Featured artist is the one and only Barbara Birbeck. Since it is Barb who usually writes the featured artist articles, and is on our board, I thought it would be fun if I wrote hers for her. So please bear with me in my writing style, I am not used to doing this.… Continue reading Barbara Birbeck

Holly Dare

Our newest “Glass Diva” is our one and only Holly Dare! Holly is a woman of multiple talents, and I mean multiple! Glass is only one of them, but the most passionate of all to date. Let’s start from the beginning of her lifelong career in arts. Holly’s craft career covers everything from paper to… Continue reading Holly Dare

Carey Conley

Our newest So. Cal. Flame Surfer’s Hall of Flame Member is our one and only webmaster, Carey Conley Carey is the SCFS’s hero behind the scenes. Everything that you see on this website is a result of her endless efforts to add content and make continuous improvements for our organization’s website. A busy woman she… Continue reading Carey Conley

Mike Close

Spotlight on our newest “Hall of Flame” member, Mike Close! Most of the members of the So. Cal. Flame Surfers are primarily glass bead makers, but the talent amongst our artist’s doesn’t stop there. Starting out as a collector of marbles, he expanded his interest into designing his own marble mold and from there making… Continue reading Mike Close