Fueling The Passion

So Cal Flame Surfers Newsletter – November 2015

So Cal Flame Surfers Meeting

December 5, 2015,   10am – 1:00pm

 Pacific Art Glass

125 West 157th Street

Gardena, CA 90248

Potluck: Comfort Foods, Fruit, and Cookies


Email Nina at ninasnotions@gmail.com


Demo:  Our Demo Artist for the Holiday Bash is none other than our own Judy Carlson!

Judy will demo a few different ways of working with beautiful & versatile Thompson Enamels.

Bead Exchange

Bring in a bead to exchange with another beadmaker in a drawing. Our theme is: Winter Colors On View –  Snow White,  Forrest Green,  “Red Hots” Red,  Frozen Blues… Our theme is wide open, and we welcome all skill levels of participation







Bring in a Perfect and Favorite set of 2 full sized glass rods of 104 COE, with a color that you know is really wonderful, that works really well (melts like butter and doesn’t devitrify), and that everyone probably doesn’t have – like black or white…  Or, pick 2 perfect rods of Different Colors that go together in a project you love. Wrap them up to travel well, and put your Name on the package, as well as please label each rod with Name Brand, Name, & Number for the glass. Example: Effetre, Violet Dark Trans. #039. We will collect your rod package when you come in, put your name on a list, and then randomly exchange at the meeting – same as we do with the Bead Exchange.


2016 Annual Membership Renewal

$20 to become a 2016 SCFS Member!

Bring cash, or a check made out to So Cal Flame Surfers.  What you get for your $: 4 General Meetings (including the 2016 Holiday Bash), A live demo and glassy advice at every meeting, networking and social opportunities with other glass crazed individuals,  and the ability to participate in our Mini Workshop classes!

If you are Not An Annual 2015 SCFS Member, you Must Pay $10 to participate in the Holiday Bash 2015 meeting. Believe me, it will be worth it! There will be a great glassy gift for you, glass samples, and the chance to win amazing door prizes.

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.



Beads Of Courage Donations

Bring beads in for the kids. It’s always a great time to think about giving to those in need.  Your beads can be those that you feel the design wasn’t perfect, or the colors didn’t do exactly what you wanted… Or you can choose to make child friendly beads specifically to donate. Place them in a baggie and put your name on the bag.

Make Matching Bead Pairs for the BOC Carry A Bead Program! Read about it at beadsofcourage.org Please bag these sets separately.

Beads Of Courage  Donations – Please Note

No: Sharp Edges, Broken Parts, Cracks, Bead Release, Delicate Parts, or Metals on the surface of the bead (like silver or reactive glass).

Show & Tell

Bring in your favorite bead that you made this year!



Tips & Tricks:

What can you tell the rest of us that will help us become better, faster, or more efficient in our craft? Share a glassy discovery with all of us! The best one will win a prize.


Technical Questions Puzzler:

Are you stumped in a process that someone in the group might be able to help you with? Bring it on!

Off Mandrel Soft Glass Galaxy Pendants/Marbles

Mini Workshop on:  November 14th.  

Teacher:   Dee Frey   Cost: $60  plus $5.75 for beads mailed to you.

Class will be held At Coatings By Sandberg – CBS-Dichroic, in their Classroom space, 8:45am set up, 9am Sharp – 1pm.

Email: ninasnotions@gmail.com to sign up!

You must be a 2015 SCFS Member, or pay  additional $20 for your membership. I’ll send you the Supply List, and 2 Waivers. Sign up NOW.



Volunteers Needed:  Would you like to Demo or Teach a Mini Workshop? Email  Dee Frey, our new Education Coordinator:  deefrey@me.com

Time To Elect New Board Members:   Our December Meeting is when we vote for the

Volunteers for Board Positions, or where you can become an Associate to the Board. Our Board Members attend four Board Meetings, as well as our four General Meetings per year. The commitment to be a Board Member is for 2 years. Volunteers who will be an Associate to the Board, can contribute by attending every General Meeting and  will hold an important position as a reliable assistant at our General Meetings.  We would like Associates to the Board to commit to 1 year in their position.

Volunteers are needed for the following positions:

Associates to The Board:

2 – Membership Associates

2 – Educational Coordinator Associates

2 – Hospitality Associates

2 – Featured Artist Interview Associates



Our Next Meeting is March  12,  2016, 10am – 1pm. Pacific Art Glass. 

Bead Exchange:  Spring Flowers


Pacific Art Glass:

Keep checking their website for new classes. Sign up at pacificartglass.com

Corina Tettinger – Master Class To Master Glass, Sat. – Sun., Feb. 6-7, 2016, 10AM-7PM


Start checking for their February classes. Sign up at cbs-dichroic.com

Lisa St. Martin – Beginning Bead Making, Thur. – Fri., Feb 25-26, 2016,  9AM-5PM

Lisa St. Martin – Dichroic Exploration, Sat.-Sun., Feb 27-28, 2016, 9AM-5PM

Check out our website, socalflamesurfers.org – join us on FaceBook, Top-Right-Corner button.

Wishing all of you a healthy 2016, full of joy, love, and creative inspiration!

Keep those flames lit,

Nina Dusedau, President, So Cal Flame Surfers

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