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November 2022 Meeting: Apoxie Sculpt and Dazzle Dust

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This month our meeting will feature two demos presented by Tom where he will show us some of the uses for these products.

The Meeting will be Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 1:30 pm CT at Betty’s house, 6712 Randi Rd, Oklahoma City, OK.  (see map below)

The meeting will be available via Zoom. Please contact Betty if you need access.

Apoxie Sculpt

First is Apoxie Sculpt, a two part sculpting medium that combines the features and benefits of sculpting clay with the adhesive power of epoxy! Its smooth, putty-like consistency is easy to mix & use. Self-hardens (No Baking); cures hard in 24 hrs., semi-gloss finish. Adheres to nearly any surface. Great for sculpting, embellishing, bonding and filling most anything. Accepts paints, stains, mica powders & more for a variety of finishing options.

Dazzle Dust

Second is Dazzle Dust a heat set powder coat sealer for metal, clay or anything that can be heated to 300F. Dip or pour powder on hot item – baked clay or metal charms etc

Supplies

No tools or supplies needed this month since this is a demo only but feel free to bring a project to work on. There will be plenty of time to enjoy working on projects together.

October 2022 Meeting: Chrismons

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Next Guild Meeting: Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 1:30 pm CT at Betty’s house, 6712 Randi Rd, Oklahoma City, OK (see map below)

By special request, we will be making Chrismons, a word that is short for Christ Monograms. They are special Christmas ornaments that are symbols of Christ created in white and gold. The class will be taught by Betty. There are a wide variety and she will have many to choose from. Just bring your imagination and creativity along with the following supplies and tools.

The meeting will be available via Zoom. Please contact Betty if you need access.

Supplies

  • White or Pearl Clay, at least one block
  • Gold Clay (optional) 
  • Something gold to trim your Chrismon with. This could be any of the following. (Note: Silver can also be used as well as a tiny bit of red/green, but gold is the primary color.)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Mica powder (such as PearlEx)
  • Glitter
  • Inka-Gold
  • Gilder’s Paste
  • Seed Beads
  • Gold & Pearl beads

Etc.

Tools

  • Pasta machine
  • Acrylic roller
  • Exacto knife
  • Scissors
  • Needle tool or toothpick for making a hole
  • Patterns (provided for those who attend in person)
  • Quilting template plastic (provided for those who attend in person)
  • Any other tools you think you might want or need!

Here are some links to patterns, ideas, and quilter’s template sheets.

This is a website owned by a friend of mine. He has many resources, including photos of cross stitch Chrismons. I have adapted these in the past to use as patterns.

Scroll down below the symbols on this page for a link to download a PDF of Chrismon patterns.

Quilting template plastic

Single  12”x18” $1.99
6-pack  8 11/16” x 11” $5.99

September 2022 Meeting with Syndee Holt

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Big news this month! We are excited to have Syndee Holt as our special guest artist via Zoom! She will be sharing a technique she calls 5 Minute Moku as well as her Tips, Tricks, and Toys. If you’ve ever had a class with Syndee, you know she is a lot of fun and has lots of tips and tricks up her sleeve.

Also, we are back to meeting at Betty’s house for now where we have a large TV for viewing Syndee’s demos. Meanwhile, Connie and Marc have been exploring a new meeting place. We hope to know something about that soon. 

The meeting will be September 17, 2022 at 1:30 pm at 6712 Randi Road, OKC. See map below. We will be broadcasting the meeting via Zoom. If you need access, please contact Betty.

5MinMoku
SynsTipsTricksToys

Supply List

If you want to clay along, here’s what you will need to bring:
  • 3 or 4 colors of clay. Light, dark, medium.
  • Acrylic roller or wooden dowel around same size
  • Clay blade, pasta machine
  • Couple small sheets of paper
  • Cutter of any shape. Syndee uses a rectangle.

August 2022 Meeting: Lace and Painting with Polymer Clay

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For our meeting this month, Connie is going to show us two simple but fun techniques: Polymer Clay Lace and Painterly Earrings: Painting with Polymer Clay. The meeting will be held on August 20, 2022 at 1:30 pm. We will meet at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th Street, OKC. See map below.

1. Polymer Clay Lace

Supply List

Mat mold like you use for icing.

Liquid clay

Old credit card, old room key to spread to clay

Here’s a piece of Polymer Clay Lace and an example of a possible use

2. Painterly Earrings: Painting with Polymer Clay (Ginger Davis Allman)

Supply List

Three colors of clay such as red, blue, yellow

Translucent liquid clay

Two to three ceramic tiles. One for mixing clay and one to bake on

White clay: conditioned and rolled on a number 3

Palette knife or some kind of tool to mix.

Normal supplies – work surface and cutting blade, paper towels, wipes, etc. This is a messy project!

*Painterly Earrings Photo courtesy of Ginger Davis Allman

 

July 2022 Meeting: Faux Stained Glass

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Our next meeting will be Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 1:30 PM. We will meet at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., OKC. See map below for directions. We will be broadcasting the meeting via Zoom. If you need access, please contact us through our Facebook page.

Marc is going to teach us how to make faux stained glass that we can use in polymer clay projects. Let your imagination run as you explore the many ways you can incorporate this idea into your next project.

Items marked will be provided to those attending the class in person. If you are joining us via Zoom and have any questions regarding the supplies needed, please contact us at the link above. We will answer your questions as quickly as possible.

Supplies

1mm thick Plexiglas (provided)

Golf club tape or Lead foil adhesive backed tape (available at Amazon)

*Gallery Glass paint (1 or more colors of your choice)

*Note: You can use as many colors as you desire or go for a clear no color look.

Tools

Metal straight edge ruler 

Xacto knife

Small green self-healing cutting mat if you have one

Toothpick

Small paint brush

**Pattern (provided)

**Note: There are 8 patterns on the sheet, but only one is needed. 

No June 2022 Meeting

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Since so many members are going to be traveling this month, we have decided not to meet in the month of June, 2022. See you all on July 16!

 

May 2022 Meeting

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All About Transfers

Includes a Project!

For our May meeting which will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 1:30 pm, we will be making transfers from line drawings to be turned into jewelry or other small projects of your choice. Betty will also show us how to color our transfers with Chameleon Markers.  Contact Betty for what is needed if you prefer to make something other than jewelry. Connie will also be demonstrating how to use Magic Transfer Paper.

We will be meeting at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., Oklahoma City. See map below. The meeting will also be available via Zoom. Contact Betty for access info.

For Pendant and Earrings:

  • Light colored clay 
  • Gold or black clay for back of pendant (or color of your choice – I like to use Premo 18k Gold)
  • Line drawing printed/copied with toner on non-recycled paper (I will provide several line drawings. However, if you have a drawing that you would like to use but can’t get the right kind of copy, we can copy it at the church.)
  • Clear hand sanitizer (Provided)
  • Bone tool or other burnishing tool
  • Cutters or templates in your favorite pendant/earring shapes
  • Alcohol markers, e.g., Chameleon or Copic Markers (We will have Chameleon Markers available for you to use if you don’t have any – another option would be alcohol inks using a small brush or Q-tips)
  • 5” Ikea bowl for adding a nice curve while baking (I will have some available to use)
  • Mica powder (optional – I like using gold mica on the gold clay to give a more metallic look)
  • Texture sheet, e.g., stair tread to texture back of pendant
  • Varathane or other sealant compatible with polymer clay
  • Findings – jumprings, ribbon crimps, clasps, etc.
  • Ribbon (I will bring my ribbons) or cord
  • Extruder (optional for creating border and bail)
  • Jewelry tools/pliers if you have them
  • Work surface
  • Pasta machine
  • Your favorite clay tools