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We had alot going on at our April Meeting.  First of all our new Board was elected, there was lots of information from Kristy Nijenkamp about our upcoming Silent Auction, and FlameTree Glass announced a demo by Loren Stump  (see Announcements for details).  Also Beads of Courage is planning a party at Egleston Hospital in June to celebrate two years of the BOC program in Atlanta and is inviting SF to be part of the festivities.   

The main event of the evening, however,  was a demo by Stephanie White.  After many months of hoping that she would do this demo for the group, Stephanie agreed to show us how she makes butterfly wing murrini cane and then butterflies from that cane.  Before she started working at the torch, Stephanie described what she was going to do using the drawings on the whiteboard shown below.     First she will make the base cane - multicolored and shaped like a teardrop.  After this base cane is pulled it will be cut into pieces and assembled into a complex cane.   Each slice of the complex cane will be one wing of a butterfly. (To see photos from the demo return to the Scrapbook Index April 2010 and select Stephanie White Demo Part 2)



Close-ups of several butterfly wing canes.

The canes before they are cut into murrini - note the thickness of the pull.

The butterfly wing canes and some butterfly beads that Stephanie has been made from them.

More of Stephanie White's Butterfly beads. 



To see photos of Stephanie White making the butterfly cane and bead, click here.


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