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Minutes for the September 2020 Meeting

Minutes for Sept. 12, 2020, meeting

Meeting at Bettys home

Call to order by Connie

Class by Betty: Anemone Jewelry

3 people in person attending

6 people on zoom

Pres. Report by Connie: I have checked with Hobby Lobby and Will Rogers flower center still nothing available.

After the first of year will ask Angel to check on Tinker credit union room.

Or back to my church, hoping if we have a place more centrally located on a regular basis we can build our attendance.

Meeting minutes approved for Aug.

Treasure report by Lee Ann:   18 members

Webmaster by Betty: she has added a prorated payment system for dues on website

We are using Facebook and email to share and communicate.

Please help post pictures and ideas on the nonmember FB group to help promote club.

Sept meeting Betty brought the gift bag. Connie won

Next drawing will be in Nov.  Connie brings gift bag

Oct. Meeting is inchie month fall theme. (however we made the decision to only do a zoom meeting and not meet in person.

Oct and maybe Nov. meeting will be zoom meeting only!

The Oct class will be by zoom with Jan Edward Montarsi (snowflakes) let it snow!!!

The Nov meeting the class will be by Marlene Gremillion. Not sure what the class will be (zoom)

Dec. is normally our Christmas party. We bring snacks to share and a dirty Santa gift, something you made out of Polymer clay. I will bring plates and plastic ware. Please bring your own drink.   Hoping we can all be there!!!

Submitted by Connie

Meeting for September 12, 2020: Anemone Jewelry

Our September meeting will be held at the home of Betty Bolerjack, 6712 Randi Rd, Oklahoma City on 09/12/2020 at 1:30 pm. Park on either Randi Rd or 67th St and come in either the front door or the back. You are welcome to join us on Zoom if you are unable to be with us in person. Zoom details will be available on our private Facebook group and will also be sent out via email. Please contact Betty for more info if you wish to attend as a guest via Zoom.

This month, Betty will be teaching us how to make simple, but fun Anemone jewelry. We will create the flowers, bake them, then put the jewelry (necklace, earrings, bracelet) together. If you have never tried polymer clay and would like to see if it’s something you would enjoy, this is the class for you! Very few tools are needed and some of those can be found around the house. This class is designed so that you can gather your supplies and take them to your computer so those joining us via Zoom can also create along with us.

Please have your clay conditioned and any custom colors you wish to use mixed ahead of time. Sheet your clay on #3 (medium) setting on your pasta machine. If you are rolling it out by hand, it should be approximately 5 playing cards thick.

Supplies

(Please note that if you are new and wanting to just dip your toes in, Betty has many of these items that can be borrowed if you are with us in person)

Clay: 

Approximately ½ pkg (1 oz.) each of 3 colors. You can also make the flowers in just one color for which 1 block (2 oz.) would be plenty. If using a single color, you will need a small amount of a contrasting color clay for the centers.

Findings and other items:

6mm jump rings in a finish to coordinate with your chosen clay color(s)

Clasps of your choice

1 pair earwires

Swarovski Hot Fix or other flat back glass crystals, sizes 12ss, 20ss, and 30ss (optional). If you prefer, clay beads can be made for the flower centers.

Extra-Fine Glitter (coordinate with your clay colors)

PearlEx or other mica powder (coordinate with your clay colors)

Sculpey Gloss Glaze, Varathane, or other finish of your choice

Tools:

Work surface

Baking tile

Pasta machine or clay roller with playing cards (do not need to bring if your clay is prepared ahead of time)

Clay blades

Graduated round cutters ( ½” or ¾”, 1”, 1 ¼”, 1 ½“, 2”)

Something to create texture – a piece of lace, a favorite texture sheet, a ball of aluminum foil, low grit sandpaper or stair tread, etc.

Stiff brush – could be an old toothbrush – stiffer is better

Needle tool or toothpicks

Small paintbrushes to apply glaze and mica powder

Needle nose pliers to open and close jump rings

Any other favorite tools you might want to use

Minutes for the August 2020 Meeting

8 members (3 in person) 1 visitor

Class by Connie Farrell: Baby’s Breath and Air Plants

Future meetings at Betty’s until we get all-clear with the virus

Sept meeting at Betty’s home. Gift bag exchange – bring gift bag if you won previously

Connie will check back with Hobby Lobby for Jan. 2021

Will also check with:

Metro tech

RV meeting places

The Paseo Arts District

Minutes approved from Aug meeting

Sept class will be done by Betty easy flower necklace

We will be reaching out to artists who may be willing to teach a class or do a demo on Zoom (Betty will post in public FB group)

Still need a program for Oct.

Marlene will do the program for Nov. by Zoom

After Jan., Penni Jo will also do a program

Webmaster: Betty working on the member-only FB page will post class recordings there.

Connie moved to stop using Slack and just use Facebook. 2nd by Penni Jo. All approved.

We need members to post pictures on the public page Facebook to help promote the Guild

Treasurer: 18 members

Submitted by Connie

Meeting for August 8, 2020: Air Plants and Baby’s Breath

Our next meeting on August 8, 2020, at 1:30 pm, will be at Unity Church, 5603 NW 41 st., 73122 (across from the Putnam City Administration Building). We hope to see you there! For those who can’t attend in person, we will once again be doing a Zoom meeting. Details will be posted in our private Facebook group and sent out via email. If you will be joining us as a guest on Zoom, please contact Betty here to get the Zoom info.
 
Connie will be showing us how to make air plants and baby’s breath.
 
  
Note that the middle air plant is real!
 
Supplies for baby’s breath and air plants
  • work surface  
  • pasta machine
  • tissue blade
  • any other basic tools
  • ball tool
  • 22 Gage floral wire
  • clay, not a lot, about 2 oz
  • color: Air plants come in all colors. Google air plants.  Small amount of white clay for baby’s breath

  • super glue 

  • round varied sizes glass to shape leaves on. I use glass: Christmas balls/small jar to hold while baking. You can use a glass jar or paper tubes, something it can bake on to get a curved shape.

Minutes for the June 2020 Meeting

The June 13, 2020, meeting of the Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild was called to order by President Connie Farrell. It was held via Zoom and we had a total of 15 in attendance: 13 members and 2 guests.

During Show and Tell, Connie showed a Cosclay air plant that she had made and Tom showed us several parrots that he has been working on. One of them was a BOH that had angel wings and tail made from Cosclay.

Our program was presented by Deb Hart. She showed us how to create her art deco cane, how to create tube beads, and then how to apply the cane to the beads.

A discussion was held regarding a place to meet as Connie still hasn’t heard from the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. Tom had heard from them, however, and said it doesn’t look promising. Connie checked with her church and we should be able to meet there most of the time. She is going to talk to them some more. Betty is going to clarify the policy with her church. Meanwhile, we will begin meeting again in person at Betty’s house, starting in July.

Since we still don’t have a Vice President, Tom agreed to teach us how to make Fairy Wings in July. We still need August and September. Connie offered to show us how to make baby’s breath and her air plants but no definite date was established.

Bottles of Hope are still not being delivered due to Covid-19. However, continue to make them so that we have plenty when we can once again deliver them to the cancer centers.

Lee Ann had problems with her connection so sent the Treasurer’s report after the meeting via text.

Our Webmaster, Betty Bolerjack, has set up an email list on MailChimp to make communication of important information easier.

There was discussion about the need for a members-only Facebook group instead of or in addition to the current public group. The consensus was that we need a members-only group in addition to the current public group as long as it doesn’t put too much of a burden on Betty. The public group does need some rules, such as no selling.

There was no other business.

July is Inchie month with the theme Summer. It is also Drawing month. Our last drawing was in January. Angel, Connie, and Tom were the winners so should bring gift bags to the July meeting.

Submitted by Betty Bolerjack

Penni Jo Couch Matchbox Pendant class.

I’ll be teaching a class Oct 26th here in Maysville at the Senior Citizens Center. No charge, except for lunch. 9:30am to 4pm.
Class covers the Matchbox Pendant, Faux Cloisonne design (or choice of other artworks) and the free form Calla Lily Pin or Pendant.

Faux Cloisonne & Matchbox Pendant Class
Saturday October 26th
Maysville Senior Citizens Center
4th Street & Elm St • Maysville, OK 73057
9:00 to 4:30
Hosted and taught by Penni Jo Couch
PenniJoCouch@Gmail.com

There are a few spaces left so let me know if you would like to come soon. I’ll email you the pdf tutorial with the materials list.

405-830-9148

Again, the Class is free but the homemade lunch is $7.00

If you can come, either email, message or call me. I’ll put you on the list and send you the class pdf (it’s free too)!

Eagle Feather Cane Workshop on Saturday July 27th with Penni Jo

Penni Jo will be teaching how to make the Eagle Feather cane. no charge. If you sign up she will send you the tutorial (as soon as it’s finished and I’m on the last page) . The date is Saturday July 27th from 9 to 5. Here is the materials list for the cane:

•Strong Polymer Clay needed:You may use Pardo, Premo, Kato or Fimo Classic. Just be sure you use the same clay brand throughout the cane to assure a good, strong cane.
Colors –
•2 to 3 blocks White,
•1 block of a Medium-Dark value Brown {Pantone 469u}, (NOTE: If using Premo, Mix 1 part Raw Sienna with 1 part Burnt Umber),
•1- 2 blocks of Black,
•1/2 – block Yellow. NOTE: A small part of the Yellow and Brown will be mixed with some of the white to make the Ivory color in the feathers.
•If using Premo, 1 1/2 blocks Ecru will work for Ivory and you won’t need yellow.

•Scissors

•Scotch or masking tape

•Pasta Machine for making the Skinner blend. In the instructions PM will stand for Pasta Machine.

•Long, flexible tissue blade or other flexible blade for cutting cane.

•A long rigid blade for cutting feather slices.

•Small piece of card stock for baking surface.Materials Needed for Projects Included

•For Earrings lower right, Instructions begin on page 14.

•2 ear wires, 2 eye pins. If no eye pins approx 5 inches 20 gauge wire. Beads: two 6mm silver tone, four each red & black seed beads or your choice of colors, sizes and style of beads. Optional beads on page 15, step 10.

•For Pendant left Instructions begin on page 13 at Step 68: Materials needed,

•Daisy shaped Separators, one 8mm, two 5mm and two 4mm spacers.•Eye Pin.

•Wire: about 5 inches of 20 or 22 gauge wire for feather pendant wire wrap.

•Tiny bits of colored clay red, turquoise & pearl clay.

• Viva Decor metallic paints or mica powders Turquoise, Coral or Scarlet, and Micro Pearl.