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May 20, 2012

June 2012 Meeting: Gift or Name Tags

This month Kay will be teaching the class on gift or name tags. She is a paper artist who transforms some of the paper craft techniques to polymer clay.

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Supply list:
I used mostly Premo or Sculpey III, but any polymer clay will do. Any one can bring stamps if they have them, I will be bringing stamps to share. If participants want to have clay for the tags pre-cut that will speed the class along.
I will have samples to show.

  • water mister or spray bottle
  • 1 oz. or 1/2 pkg. of two (2) colors that represent the school of a graduate (graduate gift tag): Wedding colors if a wedding gift tag
  • 12 ” - Yarn or ribbon of same 2 colors if desired (graduate gift tag) or wedding gift
  • 1 oz. white (Accent or pearl is OK, too) (baby gift tag)
  • 1 oz. - pastel blue or pink (or both if desired) (baby gift tag) Any pastel color will work.
  • 1 - charm bezel (like Lisa Pavelka’s), Approx. 1 1/4” at widest space
  • 1/2 oz - or one section of 2 oz block any chosen color (charm)
  • 1/4 ” ball - gold, silver or bronze colored clay for accent (charm)
  • 4” - 6” - scrap of ribbon, narrow (1/4 inch) OR WATER TO MIST

Optional: White granite clay, 1/4 or 1 section of a 2 oz. block, round cutter 3 in. ,tiny shells or beads for decoration

Swap: The theme for the June swap is “Summer”.

Meeting is on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Hobby Lobby on I-35 and South 19th in Moore (2650 Service Road, Moore,OK 73160).

May 13, 2012

Minutes for May 2012 Meeting

We had 10 members present for our May 2012 meeting. We started with Show & Tell, where several members brought items they’d made or started at the retreat. Tom showed his dragon sculpture, complete with glowing eyes, and his pheonix from Christi Friesen’s class. Ruth and Lisa showed a necklace they had collaborated on. Myra showed a necklace she made using animal print beads. Angela showed a notepad cover made using Pluffy clay and her CF-inspired moth and Make & Take items. Everyone shared great tips on how they made their show & tell items.

Questions & Answers

Instead of doing a lesson this month, we had an informal Q&A session. Some of the topics discussed included using polymer clay on canvas, different ways of using mica powders, and how to create armatures. We’re so fortunate to have such knowledgeable members who are so willing to share!


Our bimonthly raffle included a prize from Alex plus a retreat goody bag and a mish-mash of leftover retreat items. The winners were Lisa, Tom, and Lori. They will be bringing July’s raffle prizes.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Hobby Lobby in Moore, when Kay will show us how to stamp and texture name tags.

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