So Cal Flame Surfers Newsletter – August 2015


So Cal Flame Surfers Meeting & BOC Event

Meeting: September 12, 2015: 10am – 12pm

Beads Of Courage Beadmaking Event: 12 – 5pm

 Pacific Art Glass

125 West 157th Street

Gardena, CA 90248

Potluck: Salads, Sandwiches, and Delightful Desserts (Please Label Contents)

Demo:  Sallie Licata, our Treasurer, will show us how to make great Fall Themed Beads that also happen to be perfect to make after our meeting, for the children in the BOC program.


Big Hole Bead Swap Event:

If you accepted the challenge to do this at the last meeting, Bring your 12 – 15 Big Hole Pandora/Troll Style beads, made on  your 5/32”  mandrels.  Put each bead in a baggie with your name/business card in it.  We’ll have fun trading the beads, then be able to go home and create a crazy quilt of beaded jewelry from beads made by your Flame Surfer glassy pals. You’ll end up with a very unique piece of jewelry that memories are made of.

Mini Workshop: September 26th


Teacher:  Dee Frey

  Cost: $70,  which includes a Boro glass kit.  Plus $5.75 if beads mailed.

Class held at Pacific Art Glass, 8:45am set up, Class Begins 9am Sharp – 1pm.

Sign up at the meeting! You must be a 2015 SCFS Member, or pay  an additional $20 for your membership. We’ll  give you the Supply List, and 2 waivers to fill out for class.


Beads Of Courage:

Make child friendly beads. We are participating in the National Bead Challenge Event at PAG on the same day as our meeting, due to unforeseen scheduling changes. We will start the BOC event around 12pm and end at 5pm.  We’ll have a 1/2 hour rotation at the 8 torches provided by Pacific Art Glass. Bring your Didys, favorite tools, & glass. We provide the dipped mandrels, and there is glass on hand if you don’t have it. I will have copies of the SLT Hot Beads for Cool Kids 1 & 2 Tutorial Books, for you to get more ideas for BOC beads.

If you bring BOC beads in for that day, Please, No: Sharp Edges, Broken Parts, Cracks, Bead Release, Delicate Parts, or Metals on the surface of the bead (like silver or reactive glass).

Door Prize Tickets:

One Blue Door Prize Ticket for every meeting attendee.

One Red Door Prize Ticket for ISGB members.

One Yellow Door Prize Ticket for Beads Of Courage, Bead Donations of 5 or more beads.


Technical Questions Puzzler:

Bring us your technical questions about how something is done in glass.





Volunteers Needed:  (We will guide you through the process your first time.)

Would you like to demo? Teach a Mini Workshop? Email Dee at

Dee Frey is our Secretary, and new Education Coordinator.

We need a terrific writer to interview a few member artists, and to turn these into exciting Featured Artist Articles to be published in the Hall of Flame section of

Do you like to make people feel welcome, and enjoy providing through the Joy of Food? 

Then Hospitality is the volunteer position for you. At each meeting you’ll bring in a few snacks and beverages, and  set-up/clean-up the table for our potluck.  We provide coolers, and reimburse you for any food, ice, beverage, and  paper goods, you’ve purchased for the club.

We need an Organized and Detail/Math Oriented  Treasurers Assistant to help greet and check in our members at the meetings, hand out the appropriate door prize tickets, as well as to help with sign-ups for Mini Workshops.


Our Next Meeting is the 2015 Holiday Bash! December 5, 2015, 10am-1pm, at Pacific Art Glass.  Don’t Miss It! We’ve already got plenty of fantastic door prizes lined up!

Bead Exchange: Winter Colors On View: Snow White,  Forest Green,  “Fire’s Glow” Red, Frozen Blues, and Frosted Colors.

Pacific Art Glass

Sign-up at Keep Checking their website for new classes!

Glass Fest and Open House! October 3, 10am-5pm  &  October 4, 10am-4pm

*Corina Tettinger is coming back to Pacific Art Glass!

Stringer Control, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, 11AM-6PM and Fancy Florals, Sat.-Sun. Nov. 7 & Nov. 8, 2015, 11AM-6PM (two day class)

CBS – Dichroic

Sign-up at  Keep Checking their website for new classes!

*Tanya Veit, Fused Glass Classes

Dichroic Engraving & Etching: October 15 & 16, 2015,  9am-5pm (two day class)

Dichroic Layering & Engraving: October 17 & 18, 9am-5pm SOLD OUT!

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Keep those flames lit,

Nina Dusedau, President, So Cal Flame Surfers