January 2015 Meeting: Jumping Jack Owl

by Myra on January 4, 2015

Our next meeting will be Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds. Enter from Gate 5, across from Forest Lumber on May Ave.

This is also our raffle month – so if you won something at the last raffle, bring something for this one! Also, registration for our retreat on April 9-11, 2015 is now live – the information and link to the online registration form is on this page.


  • A 2 oz. block of base color for the owl. The instructions refer to it as gold but variety is the spice you know.
    Yours can be whatever color you like, I think a short Skinner blend might be interesting.
  • Some scraps, no more than a 1/2″ ball is needed – Yellow and black for the eyes. Brown, beige or other contrasting colors for the feet and horns (ears?).
  • Craft cord – two 12″ lengths ( Tom used AMY Nylon 13+ craft cord and will bring enough for the class)
  • Any other embellishments that you might like -mica powder, glitter, findings, jewels, Marquis-cut diamonds, etc.

Tom will bring the (hardware) movement items: Strong thread, paper fasteners, jump ring, eyelet, and a bead (for the pull).


  • Your usual clay tools
  • Pasta machine for mixing and the clay
  • Working surface (a 4×4 ceramic tile works well)
  • Craft knife
  • Knitting or darning needle or PJ tool to smooth the holes
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters


December 2014 Meeting: Show & Tell, Dirty Santa, and Snacks!

December 7, 2014

Our next meeting will be Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds. As we usually do for our December guild meeting, we will not have a lesson. Instead, we will bring items for show & tell, and then (optionally) swap our items in a Dirty Santa exchange. You don’t have […]

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Minutes for November 2014 Meeting

December 5, 2014

We had 15 members and 1 visitor at our November 8th meeting. We kicked things off with Show and Tell that included a cat and pumpkin pin, a wide variety of personalized magnets, a turtle sculpture, bikini earrings, and a Bottle of Hope. Our presenter this month was Penni Jo, who showed the group how […]

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November 2014 Meeting: Dressy Earrings

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. Materials Wire plain or coated: 22 to 24 gauge Polymer clay: […]

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Minutes for October 2014 Meeting

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

October 4, 2014

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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