September 2017

Minutes for August 11, 2017

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Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild met August 11, 2017. We had 16 members in attendance and no visitors.

Show and Tell

Wendi showed her Christmas boxes with miniature scenes, our project for today. Elizabeth had delightful dragons, Connie blew us away with her Succulent garden and metal cross; Almond’s doll was stunning and very life like, Tom had wonderful bottles of hope and Penni Jo had some molds.

Program

Our program this month was Christmas Boxes with miniature Christmas scenes by Wendi. She began her lesson right after the Show and Tell. We had a choice of a Santa/Tree, etc. scene or a Nativity scene. She described the simple forms that, when very small could be combined to create a plethora of tiny people, trees and animals. Thank you Wendi for a fab meeting.

Business Meeting

Officers/Volunteers Reports:

Minutes were approved from July.

Vice President – Jane Linn

Jane reported that we are booked for the rest of the year.September, Myra with Fan pulls. The meeting will be held at the: North Haven Baptist  Church, 4600  36th Ave NW, Norman OK, at regular times.

October, November classes are scheduled and December will be the annual party

Treasurer – Angela Mabray

Balance was reported, with 31 paid members

It was suggested we donate $40.00 to the church as they requested no payment. Connie moved we do so, Angela seconded; motion passed.

Bottles of Hope Coordinator – Wendy

Very glad to see so many BOH being created and brought in to the meeting. The children love them.

Library – Jane Linn

Discussion Polymer Week Magazine. Consensus, we will order one magazine to see if it is the sort we could use.

Webmaster – Myra Cleveland

Everything doing well. She posts all our lists and minutes and we are delighted with her excellent service.

Photographer – Tom Gibson

Continues to post all photos taken in the meeting onto the web and the Yahoo Page.

Party Planner – Connie Farrell

Christmas Party Sign up sheet is next.

Mail Support & Comfort – Connie Farrell

Let her know if someone is ill, etc.

Old  Business:

** Retreat: Tom Gibson: Send name or names of artists from which you would like to learn.

New Business:

None

Bi-Monthly Drawing/Inchie Swap

Next Inchie Theme: Fall, in October October: Fall

Drawing – Who brought: No notes here

Drawing – Who won: Unknown, but I think (Penni Jo) won

(Note: sometimes the drawing will be held on  a day when we bring inchies.)

September 2017 Meeting: Ceiling Fan Pulls

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Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Due to the State Fair, we will be meeting this month at NorthHaven Baptist Church, 4600 36th Avenue NW, in Norman, OK. Directions: From I-35 coming from the north, exit on Indian Hills Road. If coming from the south, exit on Tecumseh Road. Go west to 36th Ave. NW – the church is about halfway between Tecumseh Rd. and Indian Hills Rd. We will be going in the west entrance. Click here for a map.

This month, Myra Cleveland will be showing us how to make functional and sturdy ceiling fan pulls.

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Ruler
  • Sewing needle & thread or Aleene’s Tacky Glue (NOT superglue) to secure tassel
  • X-acto knife
  • Needle tool or Etch ‘n’ Pearl tool
  • Wire cutter
  • Round nose pliers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Pasta machine
  • Blade
  • Your favorite clay tools

Materials

  • Polymer clay in your choice of colors
  • Cane slices, Skinner blends, texture sheets, and/or mica powders to decorate fan pull cap
  • Medium/large beads (polymer clay, glass, wood, or metal) to decorate top of fan pull
  • 20 gauge wire (about 24”)

Myra will provide:

  • Ball chain and connectors
  • 1/4” diameter wooden dowel
  • Small circle cutter
  • Fringe for tassels