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April 30, 2012

May 2012 Meeting: Bring Your Questions!

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There’s been a request for a question and answer session where a person can get several answers to the same question. So come loaded with questions and chances are you’ll get them answered. If you’re a guest, don’t be afraid to ask any questions you may have. Bring a project to work on if you like.

Supply List

  • List of questions
  • Paper and pencil(to jot down answers)

Raffle

This month we’ll be holding a raffle, so bring a few extra dollars if you want to participate. March’s winners (Cheryl, Kay, Alex and Angel) will be supplying the prizes.

Our meeting will be held Saturday May 12th,2012, from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Hobby Lobby on I-35 and South 19th in Moore (2650 Service Road, Moore,OK 73160).

April 25, 2012

Fun on the Safari: 2012 Twisters Retreat in Review

retreatphoto1.jpgThe tables and chairs may be all put away… but the excitement from the 2012 Twisters Retreat remains. We had 30 retreat attendees, 6 scheduled demos (plus countless impromptu ones), 2 Christi Friesen classes, and 3 days of fun. In fitting with our “Safari” theme, we had epic battles (in the Polyform-sponsored bead competition and the silent auction bidding), grazed on all sorts of goodies, and even learned some animal print canes!

Here’s what some of the attendees had to say:

  • “All 3 days were great, well organized, kept on time, good vendor presentation etc., etc., etc. I could go on beyond e-mail ability. In other words we had a GREAT time and will remember it all year.” - Julie
  • “The creative energy in that room just washed over me like a warm wave. I don’t get to work on my clay as much as I like because….well, because my life interferes! IF I have my way, next year, I will be at the retreat from “the opening bell” till the end because I was grieving just a little knowing all the information and creativity that I was missing this time. Thanks so much for your kindness to me…..I felt right at home.” - Chris

Check out these photos, plus lots more, in our Facebook photo album (we’d love it if you shared your favorite on our Facebook page, too!)

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We want to say a special thanks to our sponsors for all the goodies they donated. We’d love for you to visit their websites and say thanks for their generosity.

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Thanks, too, to all who attended and to those who spent so much time and effort making our retreat enjoyable. While the bags full of goodies and swapped inchies are nice souvenirs of our time on the safari, the real treasures are new friends, new ideas and memories that last forever.

April 2, 2012

COPCG March 10, 2012 Meeting

Welcome

Shirley welcomed us. There were no visitors and 14 members in attendance this month. The guild is sending a card to Sue.

Show and Tell

Penni Jo showed a pendant and earring made from the mokume gane technique that Shirley taught. Penni Jo also introduced her new “Penni Jo’s Clay Tools”. There are 8 tools neatly packaged in a zipped carrying case.

Jane showed a book mark and paperclip with cross embellishments that she will give to the church that is hosting the retreat. She also showed two of the inchies for the swap. She used a giraffe cane and a transfer technique for the inchies.

Shirley showed a pendant and a leaf made from the technique she taught.

Myra showed several pens and a pendant made with the mokume gane technique and a cool black and white bracelet with beads.

Kay showed a cute name tag with a tornado for the “Twisters”.

Someone brought a pendant made from the Angelina film that Tom will teach this month.

Tom had a notebook with an Angelina film cut out in the polymer clay cover.

Program

Tom taught the class this month about Angelina film.
janepjtom1.jpg He showed the several different forms in which Angelina is available and how each one can be used.
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wingcandle1.jpg He demonstrated how it could be bonded together and then melted to form wings. We were encouraged to try the different kinds and come up with our own creations. wing1.jpg

Penni Jo showed how she had made an opal. Lori made a very pretty “peacock feather”. Angelina is an exciting product with lots of applications for use with polymer.

The Raffle

The raffle donors and recipients were:

Jane brought a Lisa Pavelka border mold and steel block for hammering which Cheryl won.

Angela gave a glitter set and ProTech powder bonding agent that Kay got.

Penni Jo brought a deep cabon mold and candy paper (burrito free) for wrapping canes that Alex won.

Kay brought a shamrock cookie cutter, a Twister name pen, a PC magazine and 2 Premo red pearl clays which Angel won.

The winners Cheryl, Kay, Alex, and Angel will be responsible for bringing raffle goodies to the May meeting.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be Saturday, April 14 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Hobby Lobby in Moore.

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