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Meeting Announcements

Share a Christmas Project Day-December 12, 2009

Hello Clayers! It’s time for another great poly clay meeting! This month’s meeting should be very fun and informative. This month, every one is encouraged to bring a Christmas project and discuss how it was made. Also, if any of our very knowledgeable members have any great tips, please share them with the group. We discussed exchanging the projects we bring in a gift swap exchange. So bring something you would like to swap. If you’ve made something you would prefer not to swap, please bring it anyway and discuss your technique with the group. We will meet Saturday September 12, 2009 from 1-4 p.m. at the *Hobby Lobby in Norman (2417 W. Main, Norman, OK)*. Don’t forget to bring a book suggestion so we can addd another great book to our awesome library.
See you there!

Bead-In OKC Meeting

If you’re interested in beading and jewelry-making with polymer clay, you may want to check out the upcoming Bead-In. Pat Pearson has organized the group’s first meeting for Monday, December 7th, at the Midwest City Library, and she extended a personal invitation to our guild members. Details below:
Bead In OKC postcard

November 21, 2009 10:00am-12:00pm At Elements Beadery

Hi Clayers!
It’s time for another poly clay meeting and this one is going to be very very infomative. We will be having it at Elements Beadery in Bethany, OK where co-owner,Toni Mitchell, will be teaching us about jewelry finishing techniques and about jewelry findings. I gave them a list of the questions we had so I’m sure Toni will address them also. If you have problem pieces you need help with, please feel free to bring them so that you can consult with Toni or Pat after class. The address to **Elements Beadery is 6704 NW 39th Street, Bethany OK.** The meeting will be from **10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon**. We will have the business portion of the meeting after the class at a different location. Also, I think it would be great if we all could bring some examples of our work as Pat Dorety, the other co-owner, expressed an interest in what we do. Toni use to make lovely cane beads

November Meeting Date / Time Change!

The Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild will *not* be meeting on the second Saturday (November 14th) this month. Instead, the meeting will be November 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Elements Beadery, 6704 NW 39th Expressway in Bethany, OK. We’ll probably head to a nearby coffee shop (or the like) for our business meeting after the bead shop portion. More details coming soon!

October 10, 2009 Starry Night Cane Pen

Hello Clayers! This month, our wonderful and award winning President, will be teaching us Donna Kato’s ‘Starry Night’ cane. Jane says, “Apparently Donna Kato using leftover bits and pieces of clay pieces left on her work table, end pieces from canes, and leftover canes , came up with a beautiful cane that reminded her of Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night. With this cane, we will make 2 other canes and then cover a pen.”
Janes Pen is beautiful but ,unfotunately ,I have spent 2 hours trying to attach it to this announcement to no avail! I’m sorry I cannot include her images.
We will meet Saturday September 12, 2009 from 1-4 p.m. at the *Hobby Lobby in Norman (2417 W. Main, Norman, OK)*.
**Supplies to bring:**
Leftover clay you like and want to put together AND/OR end pieces of canes and leftover bits and pieces of canes equaling at least 4 oz. of clay OR 3 or 4 colors of clay that combined will equal at least 4 oz. of clay.
1 oz. black clay
1 oz. white clay
1 Bic Round Stic ballpoint pin
Elmer or Sobo glue
(Optional) Any canes you have that you might want to decorate a pin covered in your ‘starry night’ cane
**Tools (favorite clay tools):**
Work surface
Pasta machine
Acrylic roller
Knife or blade(s)
Ruler-6 or 12 inch
Our guild did wonderfully at the Oklahoma State Fair. It would be wonderful for everyone to bring there state fair entries for everyone to see! The fair displays were sort of jummbled and compacted and as a result, it was difficult so see everyones beautiful pieces. So, please bring your fair entries and we can share them at show and tell.
This month is swap month! The swap for this month is “canes” every one bring 1 to 3 canes with a total of all the canes together measuring to 3′. Also, bring a book suggestion for the library!

Sept. 12, 2009 Mold Making and Name Tags By Angela

Hello Clayers! It’s class time again and Angela will be teaching us her mold making techniqe by leading us through making a name tag. I know everyone has really been looking forward to this class. We will meet Saturday September 12, 2009 from 1-4 p.m. at the ****Hobby Lobby**** in Norman ****(2417 W. Main, Norman, OK)****.
First, she’ll go over the basics of mold-making using various brands of mold-making products. Then she’ll show us how to use those molds with polymer clay to make unique nametags, perfect for wearing to this month’s state fair demo and to our monthly guild meetings.
****What to bring:****
* polymer clay: Angela recommends 1/2 block white (for name section of
nametag) plus 1/4 – 1/2 block of another favorite color or colors (for
molded accents on nametag). strong brands such as Premo, Kato, or Fimo are best for making a durable nametag.
* favorite clay tools
* scissors
****Optional items:****
If you have the following supplies, please bring them. However, Angela
will some on hand if you don’t have them and don’t want to buy them
just for this meeting.
* charms, buttons, beads, or other small items to mold (this will be
the decoration for your nametag, so try to think of something that
reflects you!)
* favorite color(s) Pearl Ex powder
* pin back or magnetic fastener (Jane will have stick-on magnetic
fasteners available for purchase)
* mold-making products, such as Amazing Mold Putty, Super Sculpey,
Super Elasticlay MOLDMAKER, etc.
* mold release: cornstarch or baby powder and/or spray bottle filled with water
* rubbing alcohol
* pasta machine
* clay gun / extruder
This month is our ****raffle**** month. April G., Sue M. and Shirley C. were last raffle winners and should bring something to this months raffle. Everyone please bring something for the raffle as well as a book or video suggestion for our growing library.
See you at the meeting!

September Schedule Switch

Just a quick scheduling note… We’ve switched the meeting topics for September and October. In September, Angela will be demonstrating how to use various mold-making materials, and showing how to make polymer clay nametags with the molded elements. October’s meeting will be Jane’s Starry Night Cane.
Angela will bring most of the molding supplies, but be thinking of small buttons, trinkets, or toys to use for molding. Look for a more complete class description coming soon!