Meeting Announcements

Meeting for March 2020: Rose Pendant

This month, our meeting will be on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 1:30-4:30 and will once again be held at Betty Bolerjack’s home: 6712 Randi Rd, Oklahoma City

Betty will be teaching us how to make roses and will demonstrate several methods to create a rose. She will take us step-by-step through creating this beautiful rose pendant as our project. You will have the opportunity to make a slightly different pendant if you prefer. As an alternative, you can bring a box or a container such as the ones we made last month to which you can attach your roses.Rose Pendant

Your clay can be any color you choose for your rose. You will have the opportunity to practice making several roses.  You’ll get a more realistic look if you mix your rose color equally with translucent. You can also use a skinner blend or light, medium, and dark shades. Please have your clay conditioned and colors mixed ahead of time to save time in class. Any color can be used for the bezel and leaves. 18K gold was used for both in the sample.

The edges of the rose petals can be colored using mica powder such as PearlEx or chalk pastels. A darker color, contrasting color or metallic add more interest. Mica can also be used to make the bezel look more like metal.  Some suggestions to get a metallic look: PearlEx Brilliant Gold on 18K Gold clay, Aztec Gold on Gold clay, and Macropearl on Silver clay.

Supplies

Clay – color of your choice for rose, bezel, and leaves.

Mica powder or chalk pastels (optional)

TLS or Clear Liquid Sculpey

5” 20 ga wire for bail or purchased bail (can also make out of clay)

Sculpey Bezel Mold or purchased bezel

Small box for carrying your project home if unable to finish during class (finished pendant is approximately 2 1/2″)

Tools

Large ball tool from Sculpey Style and Detail Tools or similar

Small ball tool, needle tool or toothpick

¾” circle cutter

Bail making pliers or ¼” dowel rod

Needle nose Pliers

Wire Cutters

Pasta Machine

Work Surface

Blade

Small soft paintbrush to apply mica powder or chalk pastels

The following tools are optional, but can be nice to have:

Petal Veiner

Leaf Veiner OR Wilton Flower Impression Mold

Leaf Cutter from Wilton Flower Cutter set OR Leaf Cutter Set

 

 

Meeting for February 2020: Molds From Glass Containers

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Betty Bolerjack’s home:  6712 Randi Road, Oklahoma City

Lee Ann will be teaching us how to use glass containers to create molds.  She will have more examples at the meeting.

Here is the supply list:

  1.  Small clean jar or juice glass. We will be baking these so they need to be small to fit into the oven
  2.  Small towel, potholder or oven mitt
  3.  Scrap clay to cover the jar. This will be rolled out on the thickest setting of your pasta machine
  4.  Exacto knife and blade
  5.  Metal scraper (the one in “Penni Jo’s tools”)
  6.  Masking tape
  7.  White glue such as Aleene’s Tacky glue
  8.  Pasta machine

Meeting for January 2020 – Bottles of Hope

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Betty Bolerjack’s home:  6712 Randi Road, Oklahoma City

This month we will be making Bottles of Hope as a group.  Bring whatever embellishments you need to make as many bottles as we can for donation.  We will have several sizes of bottles to cover or you can bring your own.

What to bring:

Work surface

Pasta machine or acrylic roller

Tissue Blade

Favorite tools

Plus anything to give your bottle curb appeal to possible recipients

Texture sheets or silk screen

Molds

Old canes

Mica powders

Paints or inks

Sequins, rhinestones, cubic zirconia

And lots of imagination.

Any clay and any colors you prefer. You can use the sizes below to determine amount needed to cover the bottles we have plus an extra amount for a top.

A sheet rolled to the #3 setting on an Atlas Pasta Machine

or 5 playing cards thick is usually a good thickness to work with.

Our Bottles                 Around / High

Short Insulin bottle         2 7/8” X 2 1/8”

Tall Insulin bottle            2 ½”   X 2 3/8”

Sterile Water bottle         6 ¾”   X 3 ¾”

Large mouth Bulk bottle 6 1/8” X 4 1/8”

Tall Large mouth bottle  8 3/16” X 5 1/4”

Announcements

  • This is inchie month, with a theme of Winter.
  • We will have our bimonthly drawing, so if you won something last time, bring something this time!
  • Time to pay our guild dues of $24 for the year.
  • Betty needs nominations for upcoming officer elections for both President and Vice President positions.  Elections will take place at our January 2020 meeting.

Meeting for December 14, 2019 – Christmas Party Time!

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Betty Bolerjack’s home:  6712 Randi Road, Oklahoma City https://tinyurl.com/y3ruojew

It’s December, and as usual we will not have a lesson this month – instead, we will have a pot-luck and a fun social time, as well as playing Dirty Santa (so much fun!).

Everyone please bring a pot-luck dish and a serving utensil if needed.  Please let Connie know what you plan on bringing.  Plates, napkins and forks will be provided.  This year we are doing BYOB (bring your own beverage) so no cups will be available.

About Dirty Santa: REMEMBER the items in the Dirty Santa game are NOT gag gifts but should be something you’d like to receive. Everyone playing the game brings a hand-crafted polymer item. An item using a technique learned this past year or one you just enjoyed making and sharing. Playing Dirty Santa is optional – but please, please do bring an item. It is so much more fun with many participants, we had such a good time last year. Please bring your item in a bag and keep it hidden from others.

I’m reposting the rules that Tom has adapted for our Dirty Santa game:

How to Play Dirty Santa

Everyone playing the game brings a hand-crafted polymer item. Sometimes an item using a technique learned this past year or one you just enjoyed making and sharing. Please, please bring an item. It is so much more fun with many participants.

VARIATION: Since we will be showing off our gifts during Show & Tell, I will bring gift bags to mask the items for the game. Just to keep it in the spirit of Dirty Santa.

Numbers are written on pieces of paper for every gift and placed in a basket, bowl or hat.

Each person draws a number. Getting a higher number is actually better because you will have more chosen gifts to choose from.

The person with #1 picks a gift to open from the array of gift bags. The person with #2 can choose to take another bag or steal the gift from #1. If a gift is stolen, the person who had it then steals from someone else or picks another gift to open. Gifts stolen cannot be directly stolen back. They must be in the pool of opened and unopened gifts for at least one turn.

The game continues like this until everyone takes a turn select an item or stealing an item. The last person to go can steal from anyone in the game or select the remaining item.

NOTICE: If the first person has not had their selection stolen during the game, they may steal a gift from anyone else. This may open a new round of stealing, but that’s the nature of Dirty Santa.

Once a gift is stolen three times, it is retired from the game.

Meeting for November 9th 2019 – Ornaments.

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, November 9th, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m, at Betty’s house.  The address is 6712 Randi Rd.  Click here for a google map:  https://tinyurl.com/y3ruojew

This month we will be having a drawing, if you won last time dont forget to bring something.

This months program we will be covering Christmas ornaments or votive jars.  Cheryl will be providing both ornaments and little jars, here is the supply list of what you will need to bring:

What to bring:

smooth work surface

pasta machine

acrylic roller

Your retro cane from October meeting (there will be canes to purchase if you didn’t make one last month, or bring your own)

Tissue Blade

6″ metal or wooden knitting needle or skewer

disposable paint brush

Favorite tools and texture sheets

I will provide all other necessary items.

Meeting for October 12, 2019 Retro Canes

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, October 12th, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m, at New Day Church of the Nazarene, 5949 NW 39th Expressway in Warr Acres. Enter through the glass doors near the back of the building.

This is inchie month, Fall theme!

This months program will be Cheryl teaching retro canes, which will be used in November on Christmas ornaments.

What to bring:

work surface

pasta machine

acrylic roller

conditioned PREMO clay 1-2 oz each in at least 5 christmas colors (ex: red, green, gold, black, white)

Tissue Blade

Optional:  2″ round cutter

I will provide all other necessary items.

 

 

Meeting for September 14, 2019

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m, at New Day Church of the Nazarene, 5949 NW 39th Expressway in Warr Acres. Enter through the glass doors near the back of the building.

We will have our bimonthly drawing, so if you won something last time, bring something this time!

From Lori:

Due to circumstances not entirely under my control, this is going to be a demo with play time, as opposed to a project. (Although I guess veneers could be considered “projects”)

I will bring:

Silkscreens, stencils, mica powders, paints, and maybe some other things. These will be available to play with after the demos.

I’ll also have a couple of old giftcards or hotel keycards and a couple of tubs for the silkscreens

Things you might want to bring

-Standard clay tools (pasta machine, work surface, blades, etc)

-black clay (or other dark clay)

-your favorite clay colors

-any powders, paints, silkscreens, or stencils you wish to play with

If you want to try silkscreening with paint, bring a plastic bin to put water in, such as a pencil box or shoebox-sized bin.

Lori Luli