Betty Bolerjack

November 2021 Meeting

The November Meeting will be held at 1:30 pm on November 20, 2021, at the Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., OKC (map). The church is located just off of Western on 46th St and is easy to access from both I-44 and I-235. There are four doors on the west (parking lot) side of the building. Please enter through the last door toward the back of the building. Signs will be posted to help direct you. Watch your step as you enter!

Here’s the November guild meeting program…

Play in Clay

Bring a project on which you are working or would like to work on.  If you need help/advice on any project, this would be a good place to have others help.  Not to mention we can all learn, be inspired, and have fun.

I will also be bringing a quick Christmas project.   I do mean quick.  It will not take long but you could be taking home a finished holiday project and still have time to work on your own project.

In addition to your own project, if you want to do a quicky Christmas project bring:
1/2  oz  (or your choice color) Red clay  for poinsettia
pea size leaf green clay
pea size yellow clay
1 skein of green 6 strand embroidery floss  (or your choice color)
scissors
work surface
Favorite clay tools
(optional but helpful) Penni Jo’s tools rounded-end smaller sculpting tool from Penni Jo.s Clay tools

I will bring needed jewelry finding and Best Flexible Molds–PJ’s  mold-#019  Poinsettia  and Holly

Jane

Minutes for the October 2021 Meeting

Minutes October 16, 2021

  • The meeting was held at Betty’s house, with four members present (Lee Ann, Betty, Connie, and Jane), and three on Zoom, (Myra, Shirley, and Penni Jo). There were no visitors.
  • Old Business:
    • Meeting space: The group discussed the possibility of meeting at Betty’s church and decided to tentatively plan on meeting there in November, if Betty receives official approval. If it works out, the address will be sent to all members in the November meeting notice.  There would likely be no storage space available to the guild. Currently, the group’s library is stored at Betty’s house.
  • Reports:
    • Treasurer: Lee Ann reported our treasury total and we currently have 11 paid members.
    • Programs: November’s program is to be announced. December will be our Christmas party.
    • Party Chair: Connie will arrange the Christmas party. Each member is asked to create a polymer clay item for the gift exchange.
    • State Fair: Members showed their entries. There is a new coordinator who seems open to our supplying our own judge next year.
    • Retreat: due to COVID, our next retreat will not be until 2023. WE need someone to chair the retreat committee. There was some discussion of changing the month we hold it, but nothing was decided.

Submitted by Shirley

October 2021 Meeting – Medallion Cane Reduction and Projects

The October Meeting will be Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 1:30 pm. We will once again be meeting at Betty Bolerjack’s home, 6712 Randi Rd, OKC (map

The meeting will also be broadcast via Zoom. If you are unable to join us in person, you may contact Betty for info to join us on Zoom.

Penni Jo and Jane will be showing us how to reduce and use the Medallion Cane we made in August. The supply list is below. If you didn’t get to make a Medallion Cane, feel free to bring any other cane with which to decorate your choice of project as the principles will be the same. We hope you’ll join us!

Part 2, Medallion Cane, Reduction and Projects

Supplies:  

Medallion cane from Part 1 (August 14) or cane of your choice

Tools for Reduction:

6-inch ruler

Acrylic rod

Blade

Worksurface

Acrylic sheet, 1/8-1/4 inch thick    (I will be bringing some acrylic sheets to use).

Optional: 6-inch tile

Optional:  “Polymer Clay Cane Reducing Guide” by Cheryl Reich

Some ideas for Projects with Medallion cane:

Terra Cotta Wind Chime (See photo below in September post)

Supplies:

3 Terra Cotta pots of decreasing sizes

Minimum 45 inches Jute or Chord

4 Beads larger than the drain holes in the pots.   I used wooden and clay beads ( that I made)

Salt and Pepper Shaker

Supplies:

Salt/Pepper Shaker, your choice of size

Sculpey Bake and Bond

Serving Utensil

Supplies:

Serving spoon, fork, etc with flat handle

Water-soluble white glue.  If not wrapping clay around the handle back and front, coat handle with water-soluble glue and let dry.

September 2021 Meeting – Project with Medallion Canes

CANCELED! Please note that the September meeting has been canceled due to illness. See you in October!

UPDATE: The September class/project is being moved to October. September will be a play day.  Bring whatever you want to work on.

PLEASE NOTE: We have changed our meeting day to the THIRD Saturday of the month.

The September meeting will be on the 18th at 1:30 pm at Betty’s home at 6712 Randi Road, Oklahoma City (map). We will also be offering it on Zoom. Please contact Betty for info to join us via Zoom.

Jane and Penni Jo will show us how to apply the Medallion Canes we made in August to a flower pot. They will also have instructions for making a wind chime with flower pots as well as ideas for other projects (see below).

Tools:

Work surface

Knife

Pasta Machine

Craft Knife

Straight edge

Scissors

Poly Paste or Bake and Bond

Optional:  Extruder…  It is not a problem if you don’t have this!

Clay:

The cane you made in August. If you didn’t get to make the cane, please Contact Us so that we can get the instructions to you.

Project:

Small terra cotta flower pot.  I used approx. 4 1/2 inch diameter but use whatever size you wish.

(I also used my medallion decorated terra cotta flower pot to make a wind chime..

if you would like to do this,  you’ll need:

3 terra cotta pots of  decreasing sizes

minimum 45 inches of jute or cord

4 beads larger than that drain holes in the pots.  I used wooden and clay beads that I made).

However, if the flower pot doesn’t appeal to you, this cane can be used on–Picture frame,  handle for food serving piece,  buttons,  hair barrette,  bowl,  pendant, bracelet, coaster, pen/ craft knife, etc.

Minutes for the August 2021 Meeting

Minutes  for Aug the 14th Guild meeting

Members 11

5 people in person

2 on zoom

We voted and passed, to start meeting on 3rd Sat each month. We will Start on Sept the 18th.

Same time and at Betty’s home.

Motion made by Connie, Lori 2nd. All agree.

We will continue to meet at Betty’s home until the end of the year.

I have this list of the people who want to do the state fair demo. Here’s the list. I am ordering one extra ticket if you want to join!

LeeAnn, Jane, Tom, Connie, Betty

The program today was by Jane and Penni Jo : Cane

Our program for next month will be applying the cane we made in Aug.

August 2021 Meeting – Canes

Our meeting will be on Aug. the 14th at 1:30 at Betty’s home at 6712 Randi Road, Oklahoma City (map). We will also be offering it on Zoom. Please contact Betty for info to join us via Zoom. The project will be done by Jane.

Canes

We will be doing a couple of canes with ideas for projects  (pen, knife, craft knife, flower pot, Bottle of Hope, etc) to use them.  Pictures of projects will be coming soon with projects to choose from. Here is the clay and tools list.

 

Tools:

Work surface

Knife

Pasta Machine

Craft Knife

Straight edge

Scissors

Poly paste or Bake and Bond

Extruder, die with 1/4 inch square (or Lucy has a 4 square).  It is not a problem if you don’t have this!

 

Clay:

1/2 oz (1/4 block) of 5 colors of your choice-

To give an idea until the pictures come, as an example, in 1 cane I used primary colors.  In another cane I used earth tones. Monochromatic could be used.

1 oz (1/2 block) Black

1 oz (1/2 block White

July 2021 Meeting – Bring Your Own Project

The July meeting will again be held at Betty’s house, 6712 Randi Road, Oklahoma City (map) on July 10, 2021, at 1:30 pm. The meeting will be available via Zoom, but we encourage as many as can to come in person. Please contact Betty for info to join us via Zoom.

Bring your own project to work on. Also, Betty will have some fun surprises for us to play with! Everyone who attends in person will get to take something home!