Fueling The Passion

November 2007 Newsletter

Happy Turkey Month! (well, probably not to the turkeys….)

Last month I got the newsletter out a few days early…I thought I would use my “rollover” days as an excuse for this one going out late! That’s allowed, right?

Lots going on, as usual. Most importantly, I hope you have made your plans to join us at Pacific Art Glass on December 8th for our big holiday meeting, starring the lovable pun-meister herself, Ms Sharon Peters! (YAY! cheers from the crowd!) Sharon will be our guest demo artist and her demo bead will be up for raffle! Along with LOTS of raffle goodies we will have plenty GOOD FOOD too! (more details to come) And you know, December is when we get the “BIG” stuff! So please plan on being at PAG on the 8th starting at 10 am. We are asking members to bring a bead/beads, preferably a purple heart, to be donated to the Beads of Courage organization. This is a wonderful group that helps child cancer patients. Please go to their website and read more about them. A portion of our raffle proceeds will also go to Beads of Courage.

Now back to November – this coming weekend, 10th & 11th is the BABE! show in Oakland, CA. This is a HUGE show with many of your favorite glass artists and it’s a great show to pick up unique findings and fun beads. Plus there are many classes starting Wednesday. BABE! is held at the Oakland Marriott, which is across the street from a BART station. It’s very easy to get to. Check out the website for more info: www.beadextravaganza.com and click here for a discount coupon.

Bronwyn Heilman of Ghost Cow Beads will be teaching her unique glass painting techniques at The Mandrel on December 1st & 2nd. This is a great class, exploring more than just making a glass bead. Please check out the website: www.themandrel.com for more info. There are only a couple spots left… Check out Bronwyn’s work here: ghostcow.com

Last month, the L.A. Bead Society held their semi annual bead bazaar at the Culver City Veteran’s Auditorium. It was a fun show and the So CAl Flame Surfers once again had a booth promoting the club. I hope we enticed a few more glass enthusiasts to join us at our next meeting. Thank you to Barbara Birbeck for organizing the booth and to all who helped man the booth throughout the day. (I apologize for not having a list of helpers, I’ll thank you at the next meeting!) BTW, I have a small Halloween goodie basket that was filled with lollipops….let me know who’s that is…I will bring it in December.

The So Cal Flame Surfers held their September meeting at Winship Designs in Torrance, which was a lot of fun! Sad but true, Winship has since closed its Torrance doors…HOWEVER, they are still going strong through Logistics Worldwide, which is located in Compton. This is not a “walk-in” showroom, however, you can place an order and pick it up if you like, or have it shipped. The shop in Eugene, OR is Winships main store and open to the public. So next time you’re in Eugene, stop by and say hello! Thanks Dave, and good luck to you and the rest of your crew. We’ll miss you!

Please, remember to check the website for any news….or if you have any important announcements/upcoming events, contact our wonderful webmaster, Carey admin@socalflamesurfers.org

Have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday. Be safe and go easy on the pie! We look forward to seeing you ALL in December!

Judy Carlson 🙂

So Cal Flame Surfers

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