November 2014 Meeting: Dressy Earrings

by Myra on November 4, 2014


Penni Jo will show us how to create and embellish a tiny dress or gown for pendant, earring, ornament, etc. Dresses can be fancy or plain, your choice. The same technique can be used to make pendants or pins if you do not want earrings.


  • Wire plain or coated: 22 to 24 gauge
  • Polymer clay: Solid color of your choice for gown. Small amounts of two or three shades of clay for ombre ribbons. Flower & leaf colors. Translucent & white for swirls
  • Mica Powder: micro pearl, or for dark colors, interference gold or other interference colors. If you choose a light colored clay, you’ll need regular Gold Mica powder as Interference Gold will not show up well on light colors. (I will have a variety of mica powders for use in class for use.)
  • Findings: jump rings – 4, earring wires – 2, optional: eye pins and or headpins if dangles are desired.
  • Optional: Bake ‘N Bond or Poly Paste. (Penni Jo will have some in class for use)


  • Clay tools like Penni Jo’s Clay Tools or your favorite
  • Jewelry tools: round nose pliers and a wooden clip clothespin
  • Scissors

Guild announcements: We will be voting on Lisa Pavelka’s classes for our upcoming retreat at the November meeting. See the choices here. If you can’t come to the November meeting, contact Tom or someone else to act as your proxy. Let your voice be heard! It’s also inchie month, and our theme is Fall/Thanksgiving.



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November 1, 2014

After greeting our visitors, Tom opened the October meeting with Show and Tell. Among the inspiring pieces shown were a prehistoric gecko, necklaces, Bottles of Hope, a panda, candy corns and other Halloween-themed items, and witch pendants from last month’s lesson. Our program this month had two parts. First, various members shared ideas on how […]

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Minutes for September 2014 Meeting

October 6, 2014

Minutes recorded by Cheryl Rains. With 19 members in attendance, Tom opened the meeting with Show and Tell. LeeAnn showed a Bottle of Hope and a pendant made from Helen Breil’s new book. Nance showed her fall leaf brooch. Tom displayed two Bottles of Hope. Chris and her friend taught a dual class on making […]

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October 2014 Meeting: Inchie Tips and Candy Corn

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Our next meeting will be Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds. The topic for our October meeting is what to do with your inchies, and how to display them. Penni Jo will have some thoughts on displaying these miniature pieces of art, and as a special treat, […]

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Meeting announcements: Due to the State Fair, we will be meeting this month from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Covenant Life Church, 3106 N. Utah Avenue, OKC, instead of our usual meeting place. Utah Avenue is about halfway between Meridian and Portland – here’s a map to help you find your way. This is also inchie month, with […]

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Minutes for August 2014 Meeting

August 31, 2014

We had 15 members (including this month’s new members Marsha and Alice) and 1 visitor at the August 9, 2014 meeting. Show & Tell items included Bottles of Hope, a fish sculpture, pendants, earrings, and Best Flexible Molds texture sheets. Angel was our instructor this month. She presented “Let’s Swellegant.”  Her pre-baked pendants and countless […]

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August 2014 Meeting: Let’s Swellegant!

August 3, 2014

Our next meeting will be on August 9, 2014, from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds. This is our raffle month, so if you won something in the last raffle, bring some goodies for this one! At this meeting, Angel Mance will explore Swellegant, a metal coating system brought to us […]

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