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 to swap your item if you want to keep it, though! We’ll also bring goodies to snack on, and just generally have a good time of claymate fellowship.

Tom has adapted the rules of the Dirty Santa game to our purposes, so if anyone isn’t familiar with the rules, here they are:

How to Play Dirty Santa

Everyone playing the game brings a hand-crafted polymer item. Sometimes an item using a technique learned this past year or one you just enjoyed making and sharing. Please, please bring an item. It is so much more fun with many participants.

VARIATION: Since we will be showing off our gifts during Show & Tell, I will bring gift bags to mask the items for the game. Just to keep it in the spirit of Dirty Santa.

Numbers are written on pieces of paper for every gift and places them in a basket, bowl or hat.

Each person draws a number. Getting a higher number is actually better because you will have more chosen gifts to choose from.

The person with #1 picks a gift to open from the array of gift bags. The person with #2 can choose to another bag or steal the gift from #1. If a gift is stolen, the person who had it then steals from someone else or picks another gift to open. Gifts stolen cannot be directly stolen back. They must be in the pool of opened and unopened gifts for at least one turn.

The game continues like this until everyone takes a turn select an item or stealing an item. The last person to go can steal from anyone in the game or select the remaining item.

NOTICE: If the first person has not had their selection stolen during the game, they may steal a gift from anyone else. This may open a new round of stealing, but that’s the nature of Dirty Santa.

Once a gift is stolen three times, it is retired from the game.

So, let’s all come and have a great time!!!


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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September 2014 Meeting: Witchy Halloween

September 6, 2014

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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