Meeting Announcements

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

Meeting for August 10, 2019

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, August 10th, 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.

Kathy Luli will be teaching Lace Bead Embroidery pendant/ornaments.

Supplies for Kathy Luli’s clay lace bead embroidery pendant/ornament

You bring:
-Bead mat (or felt sheet or dish cloth)
-Magnifiers, if you want/need them

Optional:
-Craft scissors (some will be available)
-Your favorite Clay lace, no larger than 3″
-Additional beads or crystals

Included in kit:
-Front and back felt
-Clay lace (3″ medallion in pearl)
-Assortment of beads (size 8 & 11) & crystals/rounds (2mm, 3mm, 4mm)
-Fireline thread (size=6lb)
-Needle (size 10 beading)
–Handout

Also available:
-Size 15 seed beads
-Additional colors of beads & embellishments

 

Meeting on July 13, 2019

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, July 13, 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, with a theme of “Summer”. We will also have a drawing this month, so if you won something last time, bring some goodies for this one!

Betty will be teaching us how to make either floral or beaded earrings. Both are the same technique. These are fun earrings to make and can be as long or as short as you want, depending on the chain you use and the number of links. Fewer or smaller links will result in shorter earrings while larger or more links will give you longer earrings. The samples were made on 4mm curb chain using 6 links for each earring.

Please have your beads made up before the meeting. We will not be making the beads there. The floral earrings are made with margarite beads, little flowers with a single hole in the middle. If you have Prime, you can order a set of cutters from Amazon if you don’t already have some and they will arrive in plenty of time to get your beads made beforehand. This set contains a great set for making the margarite beads, using the next to largest cutter. In the 3rd photo on this page, they are the second from the top on the right.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K756GWN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 

The alternative, if you don’t have the flower cutters, or don’t want flowers, is to make 6-8mm beads in the shape of your choice.  You can even use all purchased beads if you don’t have time to make them and just want to learn the technique. The teal colored beads in the photo are 6mm glass pearls. Feel free to contact Betty ahead of time with any questions.

Supplies

Earwires, 1 pair – your choice of finish

Chain in same finish as earwires, medium size links – at least 12 links

24+ flat or ball headpins in same finish

24 small pre-made margarite (flower) beads or beads of your choice

24 3mm crystals or seed beads if not using ball headpins

24 4mm crystals

Additional beads, crystals, etc., as desired

Tools

Round nose pliers or looping pliers

2 pairs of chain nose pliers (can be bent, straight, or both)

Wire cutters

Any other favorite tools or supplies you think you might want to use

Note: You should have at least one each of the above tools in your toolkit. Round nose pliers, though not preferable, can suffice for the second pair of chain nose pliers. Tools can also be shared.