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April 2022 Meeting

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New to Polymer Clay?

If you are a beginner at Polymer Clay, this class is for YOU! IF you have experience, we need you, too!

We are having a tips and tools class on April the 16th at 1:30 at Crown Heights Nazarene Church, 920 NW 46th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73118 (see map below)

We will also have a demo of some basic techniques: mokume gane, bull’s eye cane, skinner blend.

I hope to see YOU!

Note: We will be broadcasting the meeting via Zoom. If you need access, please contact Betty.

March 2022 Meeting

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Silken Bubble Pendant

A Samantha Burrows Tutorial Presented by Tom

Our next meeting will be on March 19, 2022 at 1:30 pm at the 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 Betty.

Tom is going to show us how to make a Silken Bubble Pendant.

Tutorial and photo from Samantha Burrows of Jessama Tutorials – used by permission.

Supply list

  • Polymer Clay – one 2oz block white, ½ block black (in the demo I used Premo)
  • If you are planning to create texture stamps you’ll also need 2oz scrap/leftover clay
    or Bubble, pebble or cobble stone texture stamp/mat.
    Preferably an innie and an outie.
  • Mini circle cutters
  • Hollow bead maker
  • Graduated Circle cutters set
  • Alcohol Inks (blues and purple are used in the demo but any colors you prefer are fine.)
  • Black Crackle paint (We will have some on hand if you don’t have it)
  • 99% isopropyl alcohol (a spritzer bottle works best)
  • Liquid polymer ( TLS, Bake&Bond, etc…)
  • A soft paint brush to be used with alcohol inks
  • Wet wipes
  • Texture mat / Sand paper for back of pendant
  • A round bottom bowl to serve as a form/mold in the oven
  • The usual clay tools:
    Tissue blade
    Pasta machine / or roller
    Shaper tools
    Pin drill

February 2022 Meeting – Scrappy Quilt Squares Veneer

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Hi All!
 
It’s almost time for our February meeting on Saturday the 19th.
We will be meeting at 1:30 PM at the Crown Heights Nazarene Church
920 NW 46th St. OKC
 
Lee Ann will be showing us how to make Scrappy Quilt Squares Veneer
 
You will need:
 

1. Four polymer Clay colors that go well together-this is a good time to use your scrap clay. chop into small pieces to make a ball about the size of a golf ball

 
2. “We R memory keepers” glass mat at Micheals or Fiskars craft
mat (work surface with measuring guides).
 
3. Pasta machine
 
4. Blade
 
5. Two sheets of plain paper
 
6. Burnishing tool – a spoon works well.
 
Hope to see you Saturday!
 
 

Minutes for the January 2022 Meeting

Minutes for January 15, 2022

The guild met at 1:30 Saturday, January 5, 2022, at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920  NW 46th St., in Oklahoma City.

There were thirteen present: seven in person,  and six online on Zoom. Four of the attendees were visitors.

Program: Connie demonstrated her twists and tips for making Jan Montarsi’s polymer snowflakes, Jan attended via Zoom.

Business Meeting:

Reports:

Vice President :

Program presenters have been scheduled as follows: Topics of the programs will be announced at a future date.

February: Tom

March: Lee Ann

The following programs were decided at the meeting:

April: A class for “Beginners in Clay.” Details to be decided.

October: Chrismons  (Christmas tree ornaments)

The remaining months have yet to be filled.

Secretary: No report.

Treasurer: We currently have 11 members. Lee Ann also announced our treasury balance.  Since we have not been able to hold a retreat during the pandemic, we are holding over the allocated funds to use for our next retreat, tentatively scheduled for Spring 2023.

Bottles of Hope– the program is currently on hold

Librarian: The library is now stored at the church, but it has not yet been set up.

Old Business: none

New Business: As with many organizations, the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic have drastically decreased membership and attendance. In light of the situation, the guild voted  to take the following actions:

Dues will be suspended for one year, or until such time as it seems feasible to start again.  

Election of new officers will be postponed until more people are interested in helping out.

The guild will still meet informally. A program sign-up sheet will be circulated so members can volunteer to present a program during the month of their choice.

Thanks- The group thanked Connie and Betty for their hard work in keeping the guild functioning during these very trying times.

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, February 19, 2022.

January 2022 Meeting

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Let It Snow!!!

by Connie (a Jan Edward Montarsi class with a twist)

Our January meeting will be Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 1:30 pm. It will once again be held at the 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 Betty.

Connie has been the “mad scientist” since Jan shared his snowflake technique with us over a year ago. She has made many, many snowflakes and has come up with her own twists to make the process a little easier. Jan may even join us via Zoom to see what she does! Below is the supply list that Connie recommends.

Supply List

White clay with tiny bit of blue or pearl 2oz conditioned, roll out thick setting

Glass glitter fine with (box lid to hold glitter (I will bring this!)

Work surface, pasta machine, basic tools

Set of Mini Christmas cutters (my favor is one inch star and mini Christmas tree

Also tiny cutters

Something for texture:  shoe tread or very rough grit sandpaper (I will bring some to use)

Penni jo tool set is good:

Scraper, tool to blend. Ball tool

4 inch tile

December 2021 Meeting

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Merry Christmas

You are invited to our

Annual Christmas Party!!

When: December 18, 2021

Time: 1:30pm

Where: Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene (see map below)

  • Please bring a snack to share and your own drink.
  • Bring a handmade polymer clay gift to play dirty Santa
  • I hope you will join us! This is my favorite day!

 

BE BLESSED!!!!

Connie

Minutes for the November 2021 Meeting

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Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild, Minutes for November 20, 2021

 

The guild met on Saturday, November 20, at 1:30 pm, for the first time in our new meeting place at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW46TH, in Oklahoma City. Internet access was good, and we were able to log into Zoom for the benefit of several members who could not attend in person. Six were present in person: Betty, Betty’s daughter, Connie, Jane, Mark, and Lee Ann.  In addition, four attended remotely on Zoom: Lori, Kathy, Myra, and Shirley.

Old business:

  • Retreat: We will not have another retreat until 2023.
  • Lack of attendance and dwindling membership were discussed. Ideas to boost membership were:
    • Doing demos – We discussed asking Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and JoAnn’s whether they would allow us to do demonstrations since they all carry polymer clay. It was suggested that Hobby Lobby might allow us to do demos on the sidewalk in front of a store and possibly making it possible for those interested to sign up for membership.
    • Placing notices in libraries
    • Shirley volunteered to send public service announcements to local NPR stations but said it would be better wait until we begin to have regular programs again.

 

New Business: There was no new business.

 

Programs: Jane presented a short Christmas project. We are reluctant to ask people to present programs until our attendance comes back up. Meanwhile, we have been asking everyone to bring something to work on and share tips with other members.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Shirley Conaway