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May 2013

Minutes for May 2013 Meeting

Tom called the meeting to order. There were 13 members present. Kathy and Craig were our visitors this month.

We began with Show and Tell. Craig showed a sculpture, a chess set and a marionette. Lisa showed a faux opal.  Myra showed a cinnabar bead and a mother of pearl inlay example.

The March minutes were approved.

Lee Ann announced the upcoming classes.  In July Myra will teach mother of pearl inlay. October will be polymer on gourds taught by Lisa. Lee Ann will talk with Penni Jo regarding the previously discussed September guest teacher. Any suggestions for classes or volunteers to teach would be appreciated.

Angela gave the treasurer’s report. We currently have 23 members, including 3 new members this month. Angela related her meeting with the tax advisor. Per his recommendation, we will continue operating as we have in the past.

We considered using the monies in the treasury to provide scholarships for members to the annual retreat. We also discussed revising the membership discounts for teaching, etc. Both items will be addressed again at a later meeting.

Nance reported that bottles are available for the Bottles of Hope project.

Jane announced that we have received Christi Friesen’s latest book, Flourish. It is an excellent book with many techniques and very reflective of Christi’s fun personality. The library drawing was for Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay by Patricia Kimle.

We will do a post-retreat evaluation in June when Penni Jo will be able to be at the meeting.

Jane, Lee Ann, Connie and Tom were the winners of the raffle. They will bring prizes for the July meeting.

The June inchie swap theme is pearl. Come prepared to tell the techniques you used to create your inchie.

Our next meeting will be June 8 at 1:30 pm. We will meet at the OKC Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

May 2013 Meeting: Faux Labradorite

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Labradorite is naturally occurring, mostly in Canada and Norway as well as some meteorites. Gem quality labradorite is known as spectrolite. Also used as decorative clock faces , tables and counter tops. Is said to have healing powers. Colors: Dark and light blue, purple, light brown, green and gold.

Supply List

  • One and a half sections translucent Premo clay with pea size silver clay.

Two sections translucent clay-Pardo if you have it.



  • Lisa Pavelka crafting foil in silver – an option is to use one of the samplet sheets, in green or blue, you got in your goody bag from the retreat.
  • Alcohol Inks in 2 or 3 of the colors listed above. Good choices are Meadow and Stream. Also ink in Slate and Butterscotch.
  • Paper towels
  • Soft cloth like T-shirt fabric
  • Alcohol
  • Glad wrap


  • Needle tool
  • Craft blade
  • X-acto blade
  • Brayer
  • Pasta machine

The meeting will be held at the City Arts Center (which has just been renamed the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center) at the State Fair Park (3000 General Pershing Blvd.) on May 11th from 1:30 to 4:30.