SoCalFlameSurfers Newsletter June 2015

Join us for Flamin’ Hot Summer Fun at CBS-Dichroic

So Cal Flame Surfers Meeting

June 13, 2015,   10am – 1:00pm

 Coatings By Sandberg

628 N. Eckhoff Street, Orange, CA 92868

 This is their Classroom building and the entrance is in the back of the building.

Look for the Red Wind Dancer

CBS Dichroic Special Event Sale For The SCFS!

Potluck: Cool and Delicious

Bead Exchange Theme:   Summer Fun. Wide open to all skill levels.


Demo: Dolly Libby will show us how to use Dichroic Strips in our beads,  AND – OH WOW!  She will share Secrets on how to spend less when you buy dichro.  Dolly Libby is our new Vendor Liaison! She comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge. You can learn more about Dolly and her Heartsong Memory Beads, in The Flow Magazine,  Fall 2011, or her website,

Mini Workshop on JUNE  6th:  Beginning Encased Florals 

Teacher: Kathy Spignese   

Cost: $60  plus $5.75 for beads mailed to you. At Pacific Art Glass, 8:45am set up, 9am Sharp – 1pm.  Email: to sign up! You must be a 2015 SCFS Member, or pay  additional $20 for your membership. I’ll send Supply List, and 2 Waivers.

 Join Us For The Fun Of It!

It’s time to Renew Your Membership to the So Cal Flame Surfers for 2015. Don’t forget to bring $20 to become a card carrying member!

Big Hole Bead Swap:

Mandrels 5/32” for Pandora Size Beads. We will be selling these mandrels at June’s meeting. Make 15 beads to trade with other SCFS members to make a very unique bracelet and/or necklace. Trade on September 12th.


Show and Tell:

What Glass Colors are your Go-To colors? What makes you gravitate to these colors? Bring us sample beads and/or your favorite glass rods. Show us your new Favorite project.


Technical Questions Puzzler:

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


Tips and Tricks:

 Share a glassy discovery with all of us! What have you learned or figured out, that has been an amazing time saver/problem solver?


Beads Of Courage:

Special Door Prize Ticket for your donation of 5 or more beads.

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



Volunteers Needed:  Would you like to Demo or Teach a Mini Workshop? Email me at , and I’ll share it with Dee Frey, our new Education Coordinator.



Our Next Meeting is on September 12, 2015   10am – 1pm. Pacific Art Glass.

Big Hole Bead Swap: See above.


Our Beads Of Courage Flame Date will be on September 19, 2015. 9am at Pacific Art Glass.  Make child friendly beads. Bring your favorite tools & glass. We provide the dipped mandrels.


Our Holiday Bash 2015 will be on December 5th, at Pacific Art Glass. Bead Exchange will be Winter Wonderland. We’ve already got one fantastic door prize lined up!

Special Events:

International Society of Glass Beadmakers: The Gathering in Albuquerque, NM, July 15-19. to Register! This yearly event attracts many of the best flameworkers in the world. It will be a fabulous learning, sharing, shopping, and selling opportunity, in a gorgeous setting.

Glass Art Society Conference in San Jose, CA, June 5-7, 2015 (Register NOW)

Glass Stock West in Eugene, Oregon, September  2- 6, 2015 (Register NOW!) Good Times!

Flameworking Classes:

Pacific Art Glass – Sign up at

Judy Carlson: Soft Glass  Pick 1, 2 or all 3 different and exciting days of Classes in Sea Life Exploration with Judy! May 15th, 16th, and 17th. $200 per day. See a detailed description of Judy’s Classes on the PAG website.

Flameworking With Lurch: Boro Glass   May 22 through 24Th $685.  Great Boro Experience.


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Keep those flames lit,

Nina Dusedau, President, So Cal Flame Surfers