**Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild Meeting**
Date: 11-12-11 Shown Left is a close up of some Pandora beads with molded leaves created during Myra’s class “Making Pandora Beads”.
**Introduce / welcome guests**
Shirley welcomed and greeted visitors, new members and our regular band of merry clayers.
**Show and Tell:**
Myra showed a box, necklace & an embroidered ornament. Tom showed his State Fair
Best of Show winner, a Fairy Man with fusible wings and explained he made them. Ruth showed her fab Jewelry. Her polymer clay Pandora beads have embellished with thin slices of millefiori canes and the resulting bracelet is shown right. PJ showed her new mold and cameos.
**Raffle:** (Sept winners were Angela, Angel, Stacie & Ashton) PJ remembered that she won two raffles a few months ago and only brought a single prize for the next raffle so brought a raffle item this time.
Winners were : 1. Kay M. 2. Stacie 3. Lee Ann 4. Sue and 5. PJ
(I am missing one donator. Can you let me know who you are please? Thanks. )
**Program:** Pandora beads by Myra.
She provided grommets for at least 5 beads and detailed, full color instructions. She also had more supplies for sale if we wanted to make more beads and a bracelet.
Myra enthused us all with her quick and easy way to make beautiful Pandora beads and taught us how to add canes and patterns to a bead. She taught a great class and encouraged us to let our imaginations to be our guides.
Penni Jo made beads with molded leaves. Right is a photo of the bracelet.
It was a very educational & entertaining lesson providing us all with beautiful beads.
1. Approval of Minutes:
Sue moved that we accept the minutes as posted on line. Jane seconded. Passed.
**2. Officers Reports:**
**Vice President -Angela – Upcoming programs:**
– December bring something you’ve made and swap if you like.
– January: Lee Ann – Faux Bois (fake wood)
– February: Shirley – Multi layered effects .
– March: TBD
Balance: $713.34 & $304.35 for retreat registrations.
**BOH Report** ~~ Nance
BOH’s will be going to a breast cancer group.
**Librarian Report:** ~ Jane
Received the Polymer Arts new magazine. Jane reviewed it for us. OK mag, good info on a variety of projects, techniques and selling.
We got our new Polymer Cafe Magazine. Nice new Lisa Pavelka Article.
Angela reports that we have 7 registrations:
Angela reports that 51 companies have been contacted about sponsoring our retreat with goody bag or Auction/raffle donations. Of those 17 have responded. 9 yes, 5 maybe, 3 no.
Angela requests to hear back about local hotels that are worth recommending to out-of-town guests. We have one gal from Houston who has registered and requested that we provide her with recommendations. I’ll also like to include the information on the website for others who are making travel plans.
Moved that Guild members can put a deposit up now to hold their spot in the retreat. Jane moved, Nance seconded, $20.00 will hold spot for retreat; remaining must be paid by March 24, 2012.
Times of classes to be listed on the website.
Saturday dinner decisions postponed. Find a sponsor for the dinner would be terrific.
Move to buy Convection ovens for the retreat – Nance moved, Sue seconded. Carries; buy three for $78.00 each at Walmart. Angela will order them. They may or may not be delivered to her house. Probably to Jane’s house. Two will be raffled at the retreat.
Find minimum amount of people required to reserve hotel room blocks.
12th and I-35 hotel. April 19, 20 & 21 retreat dates.
No decision was made on the number of vendors.
Our registration number is 7. Members were urged to register as soon as possible.
2. New meeting location? Keep looking!!!
What will we do with donated clay?
None of Record.
**Library Drawing for a new book ~~ Jane:**
Winning Title: “I’d Rather Be In The Studio!”
December Theme is “Red” unless participating in the project swap. Then any color is fine.
At Hobby Lobby in Moore.
December is our always-popular **Share A Project** meeting, where members take turns talking about a favorite project. Bring a Christmas ornament, a handmade Christmas gift, or just something cool you’ve made this year with polymer clay. Share a little about how you made it. And if you want, you can include your project in the swap at the meeting’s end. It’s an informal meeting where we all get to share ideas and get inspired.
Our meeting will be held **Saturday, December 10, 2011, from 1:30-4:30**, at the Hobby Lobby on I-35 and South 19th in Moore (2650 Service Road, Moore, OK 73160).
**What to bring:**
– A finished polymer clay project
– There’s no lesson this month, so you don’t need any particular supplies. But you’re welcome to bring your clay and play anyway!
If you would like, you may include your “share a project” item in the swap at the end of the meeting.
This month’s 2012 Retreat Planning Meeting will be held at 12:30 in the Hobby Lobby classroom before the guild meeting.