Meeting Announcements

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.

 

June 8 2019 Meeting – SIX SIDED CLASSIC, ELEGANT VESSEL

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

For this months activity we will be making SIX SIDED CLASSIC, ELEGANT VESSEL taught by Penny Jo.

What to bring:

•Vessel body clay: 1 1/2 Blocks of clay in your choice of color (or, a mix of a solid (2 parts,) and a metallic, pearl or fancy clay like Opal,(1 part) etc.)
•Accent Color Clay:
ie. Gold, Silver, or other contrasting color.
•Optional: Mica Powders to brighten the accent color if desired
•4 by 4 inch tile on which to create the base and build the sides of your vessel. (We will provide one for everyone in class so no worry if you don’t have one.) (Please do not bring anything larger as the oven is not very big)
•Pasta Machine
•Work Surface
•Exacto Knife or other Craft Knife
•Smallest Etch & Pearl rod or a small, slender, metal rod.(optional, stylus)
•Extruder (we used Makins) & two disks.
1. the disk with four openings for the thinner embellishments
2. the disk with a single small hole about 2 or 2.5 millimeters.
•Straight edge blade, like tissue blade or razor blade, etc
•Sculptors steel rib (scraper) or the scraper in the Penni Jo’s Clay Tools Kit.
•Scissors to Cut Paper
•Bake-N-Bond or Poly Paste
••Fiber-Fil®
•For decorative designs, bring your favorite molds
•Your Favorite Clay Tools

 

May 11th 2019 Meeting – Armature demonstration

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.  It will be in the Children’s Clay Room so follow the signs to get to the right room!

Tom will be demonstrating how to make armatures for sculpting.  No supplies will be needed this month!

In addition to general guild business we will be discussing the location of future guild meetings.

Please bring lots of show and tell, especially from the retreat!

This is drawing month so if you won something last time bring something for this months drawing!

March 9 2019 Meeting, Translucent Cane

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

For this months activity we will be making Teresa Salgado’s Translucent cane taught by Laura Clarkson. 

What to bring:

Clay: 2 oz each of Translucent, White and a color.  Metallics are really pretty.

Work Surface

Pasta machine

Blade

Ruler 

Cane benders, if you have them

 

Announcements:

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

 

 

February 9 2019 Meeting – Color Mixing Kits

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the New Day Church of the Nazarene.  Address is 5949 NW 39th Expressway.  North side of the street just West of MacArthur on 39th.

This month we will be learning about color mixing and working on mixing color samples.  Everyone will receive a copy of Cheryl Reich’s Color Mixing  with Kato Polyclay.  Everyone will get a total of 204 recipes and as many samples of those colors as we can get completed.  This retailed for $65.  This book is no longer going to be published so this is the last chance to get a copy. 

All you will need to bring is a work surface, pasta machine and a blade to cut clay, everything else will be provided.  If you want to bring a rubber mallet or any Kato Polyclay you have (including the concentrates) it would be helpful but isn’t necessary. 

January 2019 meeting – Bottles of Hope

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

This month we will be making little bottles of hope as a group.  Bring whatever you need to make as many bottles as we can for donation!  We will have some bottles to cover or you can bring your own.

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!
  • We will be electing a new secretary.
  • Time to pay our guild dues of $24 for the year.
  • Retreat registration will be announced.

December 2018 Meeting – Holiday Party Time!

Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

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.  Plates, napkins and forks will be provided.  This year we are doing BYOB (bring your own beverage) so no cups will be available.

Also please bring any items that you would like to show off in the display case in the Yukon Library in January. Items will be returned to you at the February meeting.

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.

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.