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Aug 2017 - Annual Bead Exchange! (coming soon)
July 2017 - Boro Spacers - Stephanie White
June 2017 - Blown Glass Ornaments - Stephanie White
May 2017 - Soldered Rings - Gerry White & Pat Lillie
Apr 2017 - Swap Meet - Open Torch (coming soon)
Mar 2017 - Bunnies! - Marcy Lamberson (coming soon)
Feb 2017 - Sweet Hearts! - Lynn Short (coming soon)
Jan 2017 - Let There be Birds! - Margo Knight (coming soon)
Dec 2016 - Festivity of Friends and Frit Holiday Party (coming soon)
Nov 2016 - Make and Take Dragon Tail Bracelet
Oct 2016 - BOC Open Torch Night
Sept 2016 - Murrini Dot Bead - Stephanie White
Aug 2016 - Annual Bead Exchange!
July 2016 - International Artist Visit - Shruti Dev!
June 2016- Lampwork and Fusing - Stephanie White
Apr 2016 - Bubble-Eye Fish - Maureen McRorie
Mar 2016 - Bobbin Beads - Stephanie White
Feb 2016 - Tiny Stringer and Hanabi Cane - Margo Knight
Jan 2016 - Bead Liners & Caps - Stephanie White
Dec 2015 -Holiday Party!!
Oct 2015 -Cabochons - Karen & Larry Barefield
Sept 2015 -Little Fat Birds - Nita Van Til
Aug 2015 -Bead Exchange!
July 2015 -BOC Bingo Party!
June 2015-Grinding & Polishing Party!!
May 2015 -Dogwood Flower - Marcy Lamberson
Apr 2015 -Flower Murini - Creation and Application - Stephanie White
Feb 2015 -Ugly / Extreme Bead Challenge Makeover
Dec 2014 - Snowflake Social
Nov 2014 -Holiday Beads
Oct 2014 -Shards!
Sept 2014 - Focus on Shape, Size & Color Intensity
Aug 2014 -The Bead Exchange!
July 2014 -Make It / Take It Lucky Seven Bracelet
June 2014 -Raven Cooper's Beautiful Twisted Cane
Mar 2014 - Margo Knight's Magical Eye Bead
Jan 2014 - Project Lampwork
Dec 2013 -Christmas Party
Nov 2013 -Silent Auction
Oct 2013 -Brad Shute - Silver Glass
Sept 2013 -Marcy Lamberson - Black Cats!
Aug 2013 -Annual Bead Exchange (Photos by Greg Short)
July 2013 -Andrea Winkler - Easy Metal Project
June 2013 -Julia Benson-Slaughter - Zen of Boro
May 2013 - Sylvie Lansdowne's Unfortunate Pets
April 2013 -Selling at Art Shows
March 2013 - Experiments in Color Blending & Extreme Bead Makeover Continues
February 2013 - Extreme Bead Makeover
January 2013 - Flat Lap Grinder
Flat Lap Grinding - Reveal the beauty within.
November 2012 - Meetings and Field Trips!!
October 2012 - Now On Sale at the High Museum
September 2012 - BOC Award
August 2012 - Gathering Report and Bead Swap
July 2012 - Gerry and Stephanie White - Shamballa Bracelet Class
Sept 2011 - Sara Beech Demo; BOC Snowmen
August 2010 - Gathering & Bead Swap
July 2010 - Beads of Courage
June 2010 -
March 2010 - Janelle Zorko Demo
February 2010 - Caitlin Hyde Demo
November 2009 - All Member Show
July 2007 GATHERING - Minneapolis
Oct 2006 Member Meeting ( by Bonnie Anderson)
May 2006 Member Meeting ( by Bonnie Anderson)
April 2006 Tink Martin Demo (photos by Bonnie Anderson, Robert Simmons & Joan Houghton Theall)
March 2006 Silent Auction
Feb 2006 Pam Dugger Demo
Jan 2006 Bead Exchange
Dec 2005 Holiday Party
Nov 2005 Beads, Beads, Beads
September 2005 Meeting Announcements, Lottery, Logo and more.
September 2005 Meeting -Andrew Jackson Pollack Demo - Photos by Bonnie Anderson
August 2005 Garage Sale Glass, Glass, Glass. Tools, Tools, Tools. Bargains, Bargains, Bargains. What could be more fun at a Southern Flames meeting.
August 2005 Gathering Tools and More See some of the new tools brought back from the Gathering and the Bead Challenge Beads.
August 2005 Gathering Beads Photos of Lucio Bubbaco sculptures and beads brought back from the Gathering for all of us to look at and enjoy.
August 2005 Louisville Gathering A few photos from the Louisville Gathering. If you more to share, send them and we'll post them.
July 2005 - Brian Renoud Demo Brian Renoud demo'd how to make those mysterious Inside Out Beads and Bonnie Anderson took the photos and put them together into a Scrapbook page.
June 2005 Show Tell Swap Sell Photos from our All-Member show.
May 2005 Meeting Lots of Members and lots of beads - including the Gathering Beads, large beads for the Bead Challenge, beads by Brian Renoud and more.
May 2005 Meeting Brad Pearson Demo and Beads The centerpiece of the May Meeting was the demo by Brad Pearson. See photos of the demo taken by Robert Simmons and photos of Brad's beads - many of which were sent to us by Debbie Neis a new member from Alabama..
May 2005 - Brad Pearson Class Brad taught two classes - one on shaping and masking and a second on making beads using large mandrels. See photos from the Thursday/Friday classes - again many were taken by Debbie Neis.
May 2005 - Beadmaking Extravaganza Southern Flames Members gathered for 12 hours to make beads to decorate the Louisfille Gathering Bags. Nita VanTil organized an event that produced many beads and even more good spirits.
Showcase - Don Meadows Gorgeous Goblets and dazzling plates by Don Meadows.
Showcase - Simmons and Simmons Robert and Camille Simmons combine his lampwork and her beadwork into incredible jewelry.
The Frit Connection Need Frit?? Check out these photos!
Sept 2004 - Chocolate Cake & RWB Beads Carl Andrews brought another of his skyscraper layer chocolate cake creations. Lots of photos of the cake and of the red white and blue beads submitted for the bead Challenge
August 2004 Meeting: Share & Tell Andree Kozak and Stephanie White described their trip to Provence to learn Pate de Verre and work with Kristina Logan. Photos by Walter Green.
August 2004 Mr August &Meet the Members Don Meadows is our "Member of the Month" and photos of other members include Jo Hoffacker and Renee Mulder who will be starting an ISGB chapter in South Carolina.
July 2004 Member of the Month Joan Houghton -Theall is featured this month - very appropriate because of the amazing silver capped bead demo that she did for us.
July 2004 Bead Challenge - Vacation/Travel Marcia Manual won the challenge but check out everyone's beads. If you recognize one that we have not please let us know who made it.
June 2004 Meeting: RAZZLE DAZZLE Three challenges (dichro, appetizers, desserts), a garage sale, a display of bead displays and a demo by Sylvie! So much to do and see and so much fun!
June 2004 : Methods for Displaying Beads In preparation for the Smyrna Library show in August, members shared ways to display beads.
May 2004 Meeting The first meeting at which our new Board presided plus a photo of Camille and Robert Simmons.
May 2004 Deanna Griffin Dove Demo Photos of her demo and her beads. Thank you Deanna.
April 2004 Meeting Team Beading and Bead Sharing A cross between musical chairs and round robin team bead making was fun! While some made beads other brought their work to share.
April Fool Bead Challenge and Bead Sharing The challenge this month was Aprils Fools
2004-2005 Board Members Photos of Southern Flames 2004-5 Board Members
March 2004 Meeting Cristie Prince demo'd how to make glass bead wine-stoppers. Gerry White taught us more about using gold and silver wire and PMC clay when we incorporate beads into jewelry. Lewanda Hardy showed us how to make wire wrapped bead rings and we all made one.
March 2004 St Patrick's GREEN Bead Challenge More members than ever before contributed beads to this challenge. Help us identify the artists so we can put their name next to their bead. The Challenge drawing was one by Bonnie Anderson.
This exchange was so much fun as members got attached to the beads they selected, only to have them stolen away by other members. To see how this type of exchange works, you can click here.
Bead Exchange Beads Close ups of some of the beads that were exchanged - who made them and who won them. Check back because we should be getting some more photos to post.
February 2004 Meeting - Sweetheart Challenge Beads The February Bead Challenge was "Sweethearts". Photos of some of these beads as well as some of the other beads the members brought to share.
Larry Scott Class Marjorie Gore took some wonderful technique photos at Larry's class. We can only post a few here.
January 2004 Meeting - Larry Scott Demo We were lucky to have Larry Scott give a demo for our members as part of our January meeting.
January 2004 Meeting - Beads by Larry Scott For your viewing pleasure - photos of some of Larry Scott's beads. Note: On 2/20 we posted some additional bead photos that Marjorie Gore contributed.
January 2004 Meeting - Member Beads We ask members to bring beads to show each other at each meeting. See pictures of beads that were brought to the January meeting and help us to identify the beadmakers.
Michael Barley Class Many of the students in the two classes Michael taught commented that it was one of the best classes they had ever been in. Marjorie Gore took hundreds of photos - we could only put up a few here.
December 2003 Meeting Large turnout, fabulous food, class drawing and an amazing demo by Michael Barley (photos by Walter Green and Marjorie Gore; ham photo by Rick Hidding)
December 2003 Barley Beads Photos of the beautiful beads that Michael brought with him for us to admire and buy. (photos by Walter Green)
December 2003 Barley Demo Photos of Michael Barley making his Chrysalis Bead. (photos by Marjorie Gore)
Our New Ventilation System Don Meadows built us a new ventilation system that will be used for Southern Flames classes and demos. (photos by Walter Green)
Southern Flames Christmas Tree - page 1 See photos of 115 beads on the amazing Southern Flames Christmas tree. Beads on this page are by Angel Pruitt, Ann Schneider, Brian Renaud, Ed Mangiatifico, Kim Runge, Kristy Nijenkamp, Lewanda Hardy, Lillie Bavendam, Linda Edmunds, Lisa Ballouche and Marcy Lamberson.
Southern Flames Christmas Tree - page 2 Beads on this page are by Margo Knight, Marie Shackleford, Marjorie Gore, Michele Gill, Nita Van Til, Patsy Evins, Robert Simmons, Sachiko Kawakita, Sara Hoyt and Stephanie White. The unidentified "orphan" beads are also on this page and we hope you can identify them.
November 2003 Meeting In addition the Christmas Tree Raffle, we had four demos at the November Meeting, Sara Hoyt demo'd a bicone and her silver/striking orange technique. Kristy Nijenkamp demo'd a hollow bead. Walter Green showed us how to construct a simple setup for photographing beads and Linda Edmunds made a mermaid.
Great photos by Walter green of a fabulous demo by Rod Andrews.
August 2003 Meeting Post Gathering Bead Sharing -1 Margo Knight brought back the beads on this page to show to all of us who could not travel to Lowell, Mass to be there ourselves. All of the photos were taken by Walter Green.
We think the beads on this page belong to Joanne Zekowski.
More beads and Southern Flames members enjoying them at the August meeting.
July 2003 Meeting Silent Auction and Party Members contributed 56 items - beads, bead sets and finished jewelry for a silent auction that raised $1232.00.
July 2003 Meeting Dessert and Drink Competition Prizes were awarded based on attendees votes. Best dessert was a chocolate cake made by Carl Andrews. Best drink was a spicy lemonade made by Rick Hiddings
Southern Flames Post Cards For the past two years, Rob Lansdowne has photographed beads made by Southern Flames members and designed a postcard featuring member's work to be contributed to the ISGB for the Gathering. The theme for the 2003 postcard is Tapestry and the postcard also appears on our home page.
Southern Flames Tote Bag Rick Hidding has donated 50 of these tote bags to Southern Flames to be used for raising funds.
June 2003 Meeting Demos Sylvie Lansdowne demo'd her dragonfly and Margo Knight explained how to make ladybug murrini.
June 2003 Meeting Bead Challenge Theme was June Bugs
May 2003 Meeting Bead Challenge Theme was April Showers Bring May Flowers.
April 2003 Meeting Swap and Shop: Members at a monthly meeting held at Beads by Design.
April 2003 Meeting Bead Photos Rob Lansdowne takes photos of member beads for 2003 Southern Flames Postcard.
Southern Flames Meeting: Members at a monthly meeting held at Beads by Design.
Harlequin Bead Challenge: Beads made by Southern Flames members using the Harlequin Pattern.
Pati Walton Demo: Pati Walton well known for her Landscape and Aquarium Beads gives a demo at the March Meeting.
Brian Renoud Demo: Brian did a demo using borosilicate glass at one of our winter meetings.
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