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October 2008

October 2008 Meeting Notes

What an interesting technique Jane Linn presented at our October meeting! With her guidance, eight members and three guests tried the layering effect, using layers liquid polymer clay, inclusions, and stamping. Thanks to Jane for all of her research in preparation for the meeting! Thanks also to new member Sue M., who had made sets of triangle cutters and very generously gave them away to any of us who wanted them!
**Business Meeting:**
April G. reviewed our meeting schedule:

**Nov. 8:** Christmas Ornaments with Angela

**Nov. 29:** 5th Saturday Play Day

**Dec. 13:** Christmas Trees with Nance

**Jan. 10:** (Open)

**Library Report:** Jane L. gave a very positive review of one of last month’s purchases, *Polymer Clay Techniques*, by Sue Heaser. It is available to check out.

**Bottles of Hope Report:** BOH coordinator Nance R. announced that we may have about 50 bottles. Telemundo aired a story on our BOH project on September 19 at 5 and 10 p.m. It included interviews with Angela M. and Nance R. Angela said she had sent members a link where they could view the broadcast. Angela also reported that she has taken initial steps to set up a BOH donation event for our guild at Mercy’s Cancer Resource Center and was expecting a call back to set up a time to show them the bottles and discuss details.

**Treasurer’s Report:** Angela reported a balance of $386.42 in our treasury. She had spent $11.74 to purchase more group clay at Hobby Lobby’s last sale. (Group clay is kept available for the use of first-time visitors.) Our membership currently stands at 14.
**New Business:**

**Guild Website:** Angela has set up a section where members can set up individual pages listing their specialties, linking to their websites, etc. She has sent an email with instructions and asked whether anyone had questions.

**Elections:** New officers will be elected in January. Angela reported that members may look at the list of officers and their responsibilities at []. As officers are limited to serving two years, Angela will be stepping down as president.
**Library Drawing:** There were no suggestions for a new title to purchase this month.
**Bi-Monthly Swap:** Four members brought items to swap. Next month we will be a raffle month. Winners of last month’s raffle, Lee Ann and Sue, will bring raffle items.
Swap themes for upcoming months are: **December:** Angels; **February:** Birds; **April:** Blue; **June:** Fruit.
Our meeting ended with a show of beautiful items made by members, including some wonderful necklaces and very creative Bottles of Hope.

October Meeting: Multi-layer Pendent/Pin

10070010.jpgThe Saturday October 11th meeting is going to be another great one! Jane Linn will be showing us translucent layering techniques similar to those of Kathleen Dustin, the amazing polymer clay artist. Jane has included some gorgeous examples of her work using these techniques. Come one and all and participate in this exciting meeting!
* When: Saturday, October 11, 2008, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
* Where: The new Hobby Lobby in Norman, 2417 W. Main, Norman, OK. (The classroom is up front, near the check out stands. Go right after entering & it’s the first door on the right.)
* What To Bring:
* Clear Liquid polymer clay
* Clay for background-approx. 1/2 block (1 oz.) each-your choice of colors. Jane encourages everyone to chose 2 colors-maybe a light and dark
* Pearl powders and/or Acrylic paints-your choice of colors
* Metal leaf/glitter-optional
* Canes-optional-(it looks like Kathleen Dustin used a number of canes using transparent clay and one color on her work, if your’e going for that look)
* Wire for bail -optional, if making pendent and prefer a bail to a cut hole
* 2 clean ceramic tiles
* Small stamps and stamp pads Penni Jo will be bringing some small face stamps that we can purchase (they are wonderful!). Except for the very smallest size, the stamps are not mounted so they easily stamp a curve (bead,etc.) *
* Heat gun — I think there will be enough people who already have one who are willing to share. However, Hobby Lobby has the heat gun on sale this week for $10, if you do want one *
* Flat brush-approx to inch optional, if rather use your finger to spread
* Sharpie pen-any size, any color. If you don’t have one we can share *
* Scissors
* Work surface
* Brayer *
* Exacto knife
* Pasta machine *
* Paper towels and/or wet wipes for clean up
* Wire cutter-optional-if using a wire bail in pendant
* Note: If you do not have the starred items, do not feel you have to buy them for this meeting. The guild and members have them and are happy to share.
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Reminder: Our swap theme this month is Harvest. To participate, bring one item. In exchange, you’ll receive one item from another swap participant.