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January 2017

Minutes for January 2017 Meeting

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Minutes recorded by Penni Jo

Number of attending: 12

Number of visitors: None

Show and Tell

A lot of interesting goodies went around today. The images are posted on our Facebook and Yahoo pages.


Katherine taught our class today, a face and leaves project. She provided a face and we provided a leafy home for it. Lots of beautiful and colorful designs were created.

Business Meeting

Officers / Volunteers Reports

  • Secretary – Approval of Meeting Notes for Dec 2016 as posted on line.
  • Vice President – Jane Linn
    • Month: February – Almond Eastland will teach
    • Month: March – Cris Crossland will teach
    • Month: April – Retreat, no meeting. Klew will be the teacher at retreat.
    • Month: May – Betty Bolerjack will teach
  • Treasurer – Angela Mabray
    • Membership: 31 paid members (dues were collected, so this may change)


The following were elected and/or retained in office:

  • President: Penni Jo
  • Vice President (remains the same): Jane Linn
  • Secretary: Laura Clarkson


  • Bottles of Hope Coordinator: Wendi McKinnon
  • Treasurer (remains the same): Angela Mabray
  • Party Planner: Connie Farrell
  • Mail Support & Comfort: Connie
  • Librarian: Jane Linn
    • New book chosen is “Freeform Wireart Jewelry.” Jane will get the info to Angela for ordering.
  • Web Master: Myra Cleveland
    • Ready to update the Eventbrite and turn it on. We will be advised when it’s ready for business.
  • Photographer: Tom Gibson
    • Took pics of the BOH’s and Show & Tell

Old Business

Tom reported that the cost of each of Klew’s classes will be:

  • $45.00 for each single class
  • $80.00 for both classes when signed up together.

New Business

PolymerCAFE is closing their doors. Perhaps we could write to them to see if we can have some for retreat or if we can buy back issues.

Bi-Monthly Drawing/Inchie Swap

  • Next Inchie Theme: Spring
  • Inchie Swap at the retreat in April : Spring


  • Who brought: Tom, ?
  • Who won: Angela, Connie

January 2017 Meeting: Leaf Pin – POSTPONED

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UPDATE: Due to the impending ice storm, our meeting has been postponed one week, to January 21, 2017. Same time as usual, but we’ll be in Studio 2. Please check in at the front desk when arriving to get a sticker to wear while you’re in the building.

Happy New Year! Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

Katherine Barnes will present our lesson this month. We will be making a Leaf Pin, either a “spring” version or a “fall” version.


  • Bake & Bond (must have to attach the cabochon to your raw clay)
  • Polymer clay for your leaves – your choice to make a Spring Leaf pin (green clay) or make a Fall Leaf pin (several different fall colors)


  • Pasta machine
  • Work surface/4×4 tile
  • Blade
  • Scissors
  • X-Acto knife
  • Needle tool
  • Brayer or rod for rolling
  • Favorite claying tools

Optional Items

  • Small ball stylus (add texture)
  • Small knitting needle (for tendrils, if desired)
  • Soft, small paintbrush (for antiquing, if desired)
  • Leaf molds
  • Mica powder or chalk (to accent your leaves)

Katherine will provide:

  • Moon Face Cabochon (green; made with Premo; about the size of a quarter)
  • Pin Back w/clutch
  • Leaf template (paper outlines; you’ll need scissors to cut them out)
  • Leaf canes (Katherine has made several, very small, leaf canes to add for accents. Feel free to take a few slices to add to your pin creation)
  • Acrylic paint for antiquing (colors: black, white, dark brown, or turquoise)


This Saturday we will have a:

  •     Swap: Winter-themed inchies
  •     New drawing: The people who won the last drawing are: Laura, Angel, Tom and Deborah.
  •     Election of officers: If you have a person you would like to nominate please send this info to Penni Jo or bring it up during the election.

Minutes for December 2016 Meeting

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Minutes recorded by Deborah

There were 10 members at our December 10, 2016 meeting. For Show and Tell, everyone showed their dirty Santa gifts to exchange. Check out pictures on the guild’s Facebook page.

Katharine will be teaching our January meeting. Almond will be teaching in February. 

Inchies will be swapped in January meeting with a Winter theme.  

Don’t forget you can check out DVDs and magazines from the library.


In the business meeting Angel motioned to approve the November 2016 minutes. Laura seconded the motion. 


Retreat in April is being planned. Karen Lewis will be teaching.  Keep checking the website for classes.

Shirley agreed to contact magazines for publishing events.

Bring bags for drawing if you won before.

Our next regular meeting will be January 14, 2017, 1:30 pm at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center at the OKC Fairgrounds.