Betty Bolerjack

Minutes for the September 2020 Meeting

Minutes for Sept. 12, 2020, meeting

Meeting at Bettys home

Call to order by Connie

Class by Betty: Anemone Jewelry

3 people in person attending

6 people on zoom

Pres. Report by Connie: I have checked with Hobby Lobby and Will Rogers flower center still nothing available.

After the first of year will ask Angel to check on Tinker credit union room.

Or back to my church, hoping if we have a place more centrally located on a regular basis we can build our attendance.

Meeting minutes approved for Aug.

Treasure report by Lee Ann:   18 members

Webmaster by Betty: she has added a prorated payment system for dues on website

We are using Facebook and email to share and communicate.

Please help post pictures and ideas on the nonmember FB group to help promote club.

Sept meeting Betty brought the gift bag. Connie won

Next drawing will be in Nov.  Connie brings gift bag

Oct. Meeting is inchie month fall theme. (however we made the decision to only do a zoom meeting and not meet in person.

Oct and maybe Nov. meeting will be zoom meeting only!

The Oct class will be by zoom with Jan Edward Montarsi (snowflakes) let it snow!!!

The Nov meeting the class will be by Marlene Gremillion. Not sure what the class will be (zoom)

Dec. is normally our Christmas party. We bring snacks to share and a dirty Santa gift, something you made out of Polymer clay. I will bring plates and plastic ware. Please bring your own drink.   Hoping we can all be there!!!

Submitted by Connie

Meeting for September 12, 2020: Anemone Jewelry

Our September meeting will be held at the home of Betty Bolerjack, 6712 Randi Rd, Oklahoma City on 09/12/2020 at 1:30 pm. Park on either Randi Rd or 67th St and come in either the front door or the back. You are welcome to join us on Zoom if you are unable to be with us in person. Zoom details will be available on our private Facebook group and will also be sent out via email. Please contact Betty for more info if you wish to attend as a guest via Zoom.

This month, Betty will be teaching us how to make simple, but fun Anemone jewelry. We will create the flowers, bake them, then put the jewelry (necklace, earrings, bracelet) together. If you have never tried polymer clay and would like to see if it’s something you would enjoy, this is the class for you! Very few tools are needed and some of those can be found around the house. This class is designed so that you can gather your supplies and take them to your computer so those joining us via Zoom can also create along with us.

Please have your clay conditioned and any custom colors you wish to use mixed ahead of time. Sheet your clay on #3 (medium) setting on your pasta machine. If you are rolling it out by hand, it should be approximately 5 playing cards thick.

Supplies

(Please note that if you are new and wanting to just dip your toes in, Betty has many of these items that can be borrowed if you are with us in person)

Clay: 

Approximately ½ pkg (1 oz.) each of 3 colors. You can also make the flowers in just one color for which 1 block (2 oz.) would be plenty. If using a single color, you will need a small amount of a contrasting color clay for the centers.

Findings and other items:

6mm jump rings in a finish to coordinate with your chosen clay color(s)

Clasps of your choice

1 pair earwires

Swarovski Hot Fix or other flat back glass crystals, sizes 12ss, 20ss, and 30ss (optional). If you prefer, clay beads can be made for the flower centers.

Extra-Fine Glitter (coordinate with your clay colors)

PearlEx or other mica powder (coordinate with your clay colors)

Sculpey Gloss Glaze, Varathane, or other finish of your choice

Tools:

Work surface

Baking tile

Pasta machine or clay roller with playing cards (do not need to bring if your clay is prepared ahead of time)

Clay blades

Graduated round cutters ( ½” or ¾”, 1”, 1 ¼”, 1 ½“, 2”)

Something to create texture – a piece of lace, a favorite texture sheet, a ball of aluminum foil, low grit sandpaper or stair tread, etc.

Stiff brush – could be an old toothbrush – stiffer is better

Needle tool or toothpicks

Small paintbrushes to apply glaze and mica powder

Needle nose pliers to open and close jump rings

Any other favorite tools you might want to use

Minutes for the August 2020 Meeting

8 members (3 in person) 1 visitor

Class by Connie Farrell: Baby’s Breath and Air Plants

Future meetings at Betty’s until we get all-clear with the virus

Sept meeting at Betty’s home. Gift bag exchange – bring gift bag if you won previously

Connie will check back with Hobby Lobby for Jan. 2021

Will also check with:

Metro tech

RV meeting places

The Paseo Arts District

Minutes approved from Aug meeting

Sept class will be done by Betty easy flower necklace

We will be reaching out to artists who may be willing to teach a class or do a demo on Zoom (Betty will post in public FB group)

Still need a program for Oct.

Marlene will do the program for Nov. by Zoom

After Jan., Penni Jo will also do a program

Webmaster: Betty working on the member-only FB page will post class recordings there.

Connie moved to stop using Slack and just use Facebook. 2nd by Penni Jo. All approved.

We need members to post pictures on the public page Facebook to help promote the Guild

Treasurer: 18 members

Submitted by Connie

Meeting for August 8, 2020: Air Plants and Baby’s Breath

Our next meeting on August 8, 2020, at 1:30 pm, will be at Unity Church, 5603 NW 41 st., 73122 (across from the Putnam City Administration Building). We hope to see you there! For those who can’t attend in person, we will once again be doing a Zoom meeting. Details will be posted in our private Facebook group and sent out via email. If you will be joining us as a guest on Zoom, please contact Betty here to get the Zoom info.
 
Connie will be showing us how to make air plants and baby’s breath.
 
  
Note that the middle air plant is real!
 
Supplies for baby’s breath and air plants
  • work surface  
  • pasta machine
  • tissue blade
  • any other basic tools
  • ball tool
  • 22 Gage floral wire
  • clay, not a lot, about 2 oz
  • color: Air plants come in all colors. Google air plants.  Small amount of white clay for baby’s breath

  • super glue 

  • round varied sizes glass to shape leaves on. I use glass: Christmas balls/small jar to hold while baking. You can use a glass jar or paper tubes, something it can bake on to get a curved shape.

Minutes for the July 2020 Meeting

July 11, 2020
5 in attendance 3 on zoom, met at Betty’s home.

The minutes were approved as posted.

Lee Ann reports that we still have 18 paid members.

Demo by Tom Gibson: fairy wings

Betty will make another FB group to help market our group. She needs us to help post on FB group pictures, ideas, tips, tools, classes, tutorials to make it fun and inviting! The other FB group will become for members only.

We discussed ways to build attendance, add new members, and get more people to step up. We still need a vice president and a secretary! Betty and I have been doing both along with our other duties.

We traded summer inchies.

We had a drawing. Betty and Tom won and will bring gift bags for next drawing in Sept. If you won previously, please bring a bag as well in SEPT.

OCT will also be inchie exchange again, fall theme.

No state fair this year.

The next meeting on Aug. 8th will be at my church. Unity church at 5603 NW 41 St. OKC 73122

Aug. Connie Farrell will be doing the class on air plants and baby breath.

Minutes by Connie Farrell

 

Meeting for July 11, 2020: Wings and Tails from Angelina Film

Our next meeting will be at 1:30 pm on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Betty Bolerjack’s home, 6712 Randi Rd, Oklahoma City. We look forward to being back together again but we will also be broadcasting over Zoom (contact Betty here for more info) for those who cannot attend in person. Hand sanitizer will be available and there is plenty of room to spread out. Though not required, feel free to wear a mask.

Tom will be doing a demo of Angelina film for wings and tails. There are many variations and styles of wings that can be made. Following is a list of the items he will be using:

Angelina Film and Fiber

Wing patterns and Vellum or Premium Tracing Paper

Liquid clay – can be any color, but a color that contrasts with the Angelina Film is preferable

Wire – 20, 22 and 24 gauge

Wire tools

Quick drying glue –like Lisa Pavelka Poly Bonder, Super Glue, Mend-All Mighty Gbutlue

Scissors

Craft Knife

Hemostat (clamps)

Iron and/or other heat source, i.e., Candle, Wood burning tool, Heat gun

Ironing board or heat resistant surface

Teflon sheet or Parchment Paper

REMINDER: This is Inchie month. Bring Inchies to trade. The theme is Summer.  This is also Drawing month. If you won a bag from our last drawing in January, please bring one this time.

 

Minutes for the June 2020 Meeting

The June 13, 2020, meeting of the Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild was called to order by President Connie Farrell. It was held via Zoom and we had a total of 15 in attendance: 13 members and 2 guests.

During Show and Tell, Connie showed a Cosclay air plant that she had made and Tom showed us several parrots that he has been working on. One of them was a BOH that had angel wings and tail made from Cosclay.

Our program was presented by Deb Hart. She showed us how to create her art deco cane, how to create tube beads, and then how to apply the cane to the beads.

A discussion was held regarding a place to meet as Connie still hasn’t heard from the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. Tom had heard from them, however, and said it doesn’t look promising. Connie checked with her church and we should be able to meet there most of the time. She is going to talk to them some more. Betty is going to clarify the policy with her church. Meanwhile, we will begin meeting again in person at Betty’s house, starting in July.

Since we still don’t have a Vice President, Tom agreed to teach us how to make Fairy Wings in July. We still need August and September. Connie offered to show us how to make baby’s breath and her air plants but no definite date was established.

Bottles of Hope are still not being delivered due to Covid-19. However, continue to make them so that we have plenty when we can once again deliver them to the cancer centers.

Lee Ann had problems with her connection so sent the Treasurer’s report after the meeting via text.

Our Webmaster, Betty Bolerjack, has set up an email list on MailChimp to make communication of important information easier.

There was discussion about the need for a members-only Facebook group instead of or in addition to the current public group. The consensus was that we need a members-only group in addition to the current public group as long as it doesn’t put too much of a burden on Betty. The public group does need some rules, such as no selling.

There was no other business.

July is Inchie month with the theme Summer. It is also Drawing month. Our last drawing was in January. Angel, Connie, and Tom were the winners so should bring gift bags to the July meeting.

Submitted by Betty Bolerjack