Fueling The Passion

September 2008 Newsletter

Happy September! And a happy beginning to (almost) the third season of the year!

Our 3rd quarterly meeting will be held on September 20th, starting the usual time of 10 am. We are excited to have Brea Bead Works host our meeting for the first time. For address/info: www.breabeadworks.com

The bead exchange theme will be “POTLUCK”. Which means just that, basically, anything goes! This will also be the theme for the food/snacks, potluck! We will be having our first SCFS Swap Meet…bring tools, glass, supplies, things you are not using any more for a possible swap/trade for something you can put to better use! (LAMPWORK AND JEWELRY RELATED ITEMS ONLY PLEASE!).

In addition to the swap, we will have a few *members demoing different Vessel bead styles, which will be our bead exchange theme in December. We thought it would be fun to see the various styles of this type of bead, and give you some time to play before our big holiday meeting. We will also be announcing our guest artist for the December 13th meeting!
*do you have vessel you would like to demo? Let me know!

Glass Obsessions is hold ing their 4th year anniversary open house. It’s only 4 miles down the street….so after the SCFS meeting, check it out while you’re in the area and enter to win a $100 gift certificate!



If you happen to be in the Arizona area this weekend, the Tucson Fall Best Bead Show will be taking place September 5th through the 7th. There are some wonderful vendors at this show along with great beading classes and the first annual World Flame Off. For more info:



LIGHTS, CAMERA ACTION! The Flow magazine is accepting photos of beads for their next woman’s issue due out next spring. So ladies, let’s see your work! September 15th deadline for the woman’s issue, so get going!
For more info:

They prefer photos be snail mailed on a disc. FAQ will tell you about photos formats, scroll all the way down to find the address.



Looking ahead, The Mandrel has some great classes coming up. Larry Scott has a 2 day class October 25th & 26th, and on November 15th & 16th, Kim Fields will be teaching an Advanced Beadmaking class. For more info: www.themandrel.com/classes___workshops.html


Glass Obsessions has several classes coming up. This Saturday, the 6th, there are 2 half day classes which include Christmas Ornaments taught by Kevin Bellwood and Janet Anderson will be teaching Implosion Pendants in soft glass. That sounds like a great day!
Glass Obsessions also hosts several other classes, including fusing and PMC. For more info:



Upcoming bead shows:
September/October Gem Faire Schedule: www.gemfaire.com/schedule/index.html

October 26th L.A. Bead Society Bead show www.beadsocietyla.org/html/bazaars.html

November 8th & 9th, BABE!

Well I think that’s enough to keep you busy for a while. I hope to see all of the regulars along with new faces at the September meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Judy Carlson
President So Cal Flame Surfers

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