Fueling The Passion

March 2013 Newsletter

Our first meeting of 2013 will be held at The Life Arts Center
3485 University Avenue,
Riverside 92501
on Saturday, March 23 at 10:00am.
We’re adding a little twist to “show and tell”… ”Show, Tell and Sell!” Bring what you have been working on to share during “show and tell” and if you would like… “sell” some of your work. Please arrive early to set-up, we will be using one of the banquet rooms giving us plenty of space.

Demo: Kathy Spignese will demo a very creative and economical technique of creating beautiful beadcaps with polymer clay… that look like metal! If you would like to try your hand at this technique, all you need to do is bring a bead and everything else will be provided. For a finished project, be sure to allow forty-five minutes for “baking” time.

Bead Exchange: Bust out those puffy mandrels you received at the Holiday meeting and make a hollow bead for the bead exchange. The theme is hollow and/or etched beads! Please bring your wrapped bead with your name included, if you would like to participate.

Pot Luck: Please bring “Your favorite finger foods and irresistable yummies!” to share.

Beads Of Courage: We collect beads for Beads Of Courage at every meeting. Please bring your BOC donation with your name included.

Membership Dues: Please remember we are now collecting annual dues at the same rate of $20 per year but payable once a year instead of quarterly. As a little incentive each person paying their annual dues and RECEIVED prior to the March meeting will receive two (2) drawing tickets for a GTT Cricket!!! PLEASE mail your $20 dues to:

Kathy Spignese
29753 Avenida de Calazada
Temecula, CA 92592
Attn: SoCal Flame Surfers Membership

The GTT Cricket drawing will be held at the March general meeting. Those paying their annual dues at the March meeting will receive one (1) drawing ticket.

Don’t forget to renew your ISGB membership…The Gathering, our annual conference, will be in Rochester, New York, July 24 to 28, 2013. Experience an engaging mix of the very best in presentations, workshops, tours, and other activities that will both educate and inspire. Share collective knowledge and connect with us for Renaissance, a portal to creative rejuvenation. The 2013 Gathering booklet is now available and can be downloaded by clicking here. Mark your calendar. Conference registration and hotel reservations open online on Monday, March 25th at 8am PST.

Toni Tracy
So Cal Flame Surfers


June 22
The Mandrel
Bead Exchange: Flowers

September 28
location TBA
Bead Exchange: Fall

December 7
Pacific Art Glass
Bead Exchange:



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