Meeting Information

Next Meeting

Saturday, September 16 at 7:00

All About Frit!!!


As you know, frit is FUN!  It's Magical stuff!!  It can make a plain bead pop, and can be a beautiful background for other surface decoration. 


Come to the next meeting for a few demos:  Paige Horton will show us how she makes frit, and Lynn Short will demonstrate using frit on a bead or two.  Lynn and Martha Fuerst will also bring some frit making and sorting tools, and everyone will be invited to discuss their experiences making and using frit. 


  And then it will be time to play with frit! 


LET'S SHARE:  Bring frit you've never used, never liked, or have too much of and share and trade with others.  There will be bags available for taking some home.




MAKE A FRIT BEAD!  A torch will be available to sample a frit that's new to you.



  Some of Lynn Short's Frit Explorations


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See you there!

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Bead Challenges!!



Beads of Courage needs beads!!  Bring some to the meeting!  Your name will be entered for a monthly drawing for a bead from the BOC Bead of the Month Program.

Make your BOC beads on a 3/32" or larger mandrel and have no sharp edges.  Do not use reduction glass, frits, powders or enamels that leave a metallic surface on the beads.  Be sure they're fully annealed and cleaned. 

Children love fun beads in bright colors - but will appreciate any we donate!  Check out their link: and our SF page for more info. 

 Have fun and develop your skills!

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  • TOOLS FOR TORCHTIME Southern Flames is asking members who may have duplicate or unused tools to donate them to our Torch-time area.  This is the place in Beads by Design with torches that SF Members can rent.  The donation of tools will make it easier for new beadmakers who have not yet purchased tools, or don't know what to purchase to work.



REMINDER: We love animals but for safety reasons we cannot have them at SF meetings or SF Sponsored Events.

Directions to the meeting
585 Cobb Pkwy S., Suite L, Marietta, GA 30060 - 3rd exit outside of I-285, North of Atlanta, is the South 120 Loop (a.k.a. Marietta Pkwy.) 2nd part of this exit, 120 Loop West, will carry you westbound back over I-75. Go 3 blocks on 120. Turn left on Cobb Pkwy and go about 1/2 block. Look for bowling alley and Easy Rental on left, turn and go in between them. Beads by Design, 770-425-3909, is behind Easy Rental.

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