May 2022 Meeting

All About Transfers

Includes a Project!

For our May meeting which will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 1:30 pm, we will be making transfers from line drawings to be turned into jewelry or other small projects of your choice. Betty will also show us how to color our transfers with Chameleon Markers.  Contact Betty for what is needed if you prefer to make something other than jewelry. Connie will also be demonstrating how to use Magic Transfer Paper.

We will be meeting at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., Oklahoma City. See map below. The meeting will also be available via Zoom. Contact Betty for access info.

For Pendant and Earrings:

  • Light colored clay 
  • Gold or black clay for back of pendant (or color of your choice – I like to use Premo 18k Gold)
  • Line drawing printed/copied with toner on non-recycled paper (I will provide several line drawings. However, if you have a drawing that you would like to use but can’t get the right kind of copy, we can copy it at the church.)
  • Clear hand sanitizer (Provided)
  • Bone tool or other burnishing tool
  • Cutters or templates in your favorite pendant/earring shapes
  • Alcohol markers, e.g., Chameleon or Copic Markers (We will have Chameleon Markers available for you to use if you don’t have any – another option would be alcohol inks using a small brush or Q-tips)
  • 5” Ikea bowl for adding a nice curve while baking (I will have some available to use)
  • Mica powder (optional – I like using gold mica on the gold clay to give a more metallic look)
  • Texture sheet, e.g., stair tread to texture back of pendant
  • Varathane or other sealant compatible with polymer clay
  • Findings – jumprings, ribbon crimps, clasps, etc.
  • Ribbon (I will bring my ribbons) or cord
  • Extruder (optional for creating border and bail)
  • Jewelry tools/pliers if you have them
  • Work surface
  • Pasta machine
  • Your favorite clay tools

April 2022 Meeting

New to Polymer Clay?

If you are a beginner at Polymer Clay, this class is for YOU! IF you have experience, we need you, too!

We are having a tips and tools class on April the 16th at 1:30 at Crown Heights Nazarene Church, 920 NW 46th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73118 (see map below)

We will also have a demo of some basic techniques: mokume gane, bull’s eye cane, skinner blend.

I hope to see YOU!

Note: We will be broadcasting the meeting via Zoom. If you need access, please contact Betty.

March 2022 Meeting

Silken Bubble Pendant

A Samantha Burrows Tutorial Presented by Tom

Our next meeting will be on March 19, 2022 at 1:30 pm at the Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., OKC. See map below for directions. We will be broadcasting the meeting via Zoom. If you need access, please contact Betty.

Tom is going to show us how to make a Silken Bubble Pendant.

Tutorial and photo from Samantha Burrows of Jessama Tutorials – used by permission.

Supply list

  • Polymer Clay – one 2oz block white, ½ block black (in the demo I used Premo)
  • If you are planning to create texture stamps you’ll also need 2oz scrap/leftover clay
    or Bubble, pebble or cobble stone texture stamp/mat.
    Preferably an innie and an outie.
  • Mini circle cutters
  • Hollow bead maker
  • Graduated Circle cutters set
  • Alcohol Inks (blues and purple are used in the demo but any colors you prefer are fine.)
  • Black Crackle paint (We will have some on hand if you don’t have it)
  • 99% isopropyl alcohol (a spritzer bottle works best)
  • Liquid polymer ( TLS, Bake&Bond, etc…)
  • A soft paint brush to be used with alcohol inks
  • Wet wipes
  • Texture mat / Sand paper for back of pendant
  • A round bottom bowl to serve as a form/mold in the oven
  • The usual clay tools:
    Tissue blade
    Pasta machine / or roller
    Shaper tools
    Pin drill

February 2022 Meeting – Scrappy Quilt Squares Veneer

Hi All!
 
It’s almost time for our February meeting on Saturday the 19th.
We will be meeting at 1:30 PM at the Crown Heights Nazarene Church
920 NW 46th St. OKC
 
Lee Ann will be showing us how to make Scrappy Quilt Squares Veneer
 
You will need:
 

1. Four polymer Clay colors that go well together-this is a good time to use your scrap clay. chop into small pieces to make a ball about the size of a golf ball

 
2. “We R memory keepers” glass mat at Micheals or Fiskars craft
mat (work surface with measuring guides).
 
3. Pasta machine
 
4. Blade
 
5. Two sheets of plain paper
 
6. Burnishing tool – a spoon works well.
 
Hope to see you Saturday!
 
 

Minutes for the January 2022 Meeting

Minutes for January 15, 2022

The guild met at 1:30 Saturday, January 5, 2022, at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920  NW 46th St., in Oklahoma City.

There were thirteen present: seven in person,  and six online on Zoom. Four of the attendees were visitors.

Program: Connie demonstrated her twists and tips for making Jan Montarsi’s polymer snowflakes, Jan attended via Zoom.

Business Meeting:

Reports:

Vice President :

Program presenters have been scheduled as follows: Topics of the programs will be announced at a future date.

February: Tom

March: Lee Ann

The following programs were decided at the meeting:

April: A class for “Beginners in Clay.” Details to be decided.

October: Chrismons  (Christmas tree ornaments)

The remaining months have yet to be filled.

Secretary: No report.

Treasurer: We currently have 11 members. Lee Ann also announced our treasury balance.  Since we have not been able to hold a retreat during the pandemic, we are holding over the allocated funds to use for our next retreat, tentatively scheduled for Spring 2023.

Bottles of Hope– the program is currently on hold

Librarian: The library is now stored at the church, but it has not yet been set up.

Old Business: none

New Business: As with many organizations, the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic have drastically decreased membership and attendance. In light of the situation, the guild voted  to take the following actions:

Dues will be suspended for one year, or until such time as it seems feasible to start again.  

Election of new officers will be postponed until more people are interested in helping out.

The guild will still meet informally. A program sign-up sheet will be circulated so members can volunteer to present a program during the month of their choice.

Thanks- The group thanked Connie and Betty for their hard work in keeping the guild functioning during these very trying times.

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, February 19, 2022.

January 2022 Meeting

Let It Snow!!!

by Connie (a Jan Edward Montarsi class with a twist)

Our January meeting will be Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 1:30 pm. It will once again be held at the Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., OKC. See map below for directions. We will be broadcasting the meeting via Zoom. If you need access, please contact Betty.

Connie has been the “mad scientist” since Jan shared his snowflake technique with us over a year ago. She has made many, many snowflakes and has come up with her own twists to make the process a little easier. Jan may even join us via Zoom to see what she does! Below is the supply list that Connie recommends.

Supply List

White clay with tiny bit of blue or pearl 2oz conditioned, roll out thick setting

Glass glitter fine with (box lid to hold glitter (I will bring this!)

Work surface, pasta machine, basic tools

Set of Mini Christmas cutters (my favor is one inch star and mini Christmas tree

Also tiny cutters

Something for texture:  shoe tread or very rough grit sandpaper (I will bring some to use)

Penni jo tool set is good:

Scraper, tool to blend. Ball tool

4 inch tile

December 2021 Meeting

Merry Christmas

You are invited to our

Annual Christmas Party!!

When: December 18, 2021

Time: 1:30pm

Where: Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene (see map below)

  • Please bring a snack to share and your own drink.
  • Bring a handmade polymer clay gift to play dirty Santa
  • I hope you will join us! This is my favorite day!

 

BE BLESSED!!!!

Connie