July Meeting: Earrings

Our next meeting will be Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

We will have an inchie swap this month, with a red/white/blue, 4th of July, or summertime theme.

Kay McKinnis will be showing us how to make earrings this month. Sounds like fun!

Materials

  • 2 – 1/4 segments of clay.  These can be 1/2 segment of one color or 1/4 segment of 2 colors.
  • Gloss finish – PYM II or Lisa Pavelka’s  Satin Gloss (Kay has a large can of PYMII to share)
  • 2 – Earring findings, the sample shows pierced earrings  (Kay will bring gold and silver to share)
  • 2 – Jump rings, to match earring color (Kay will bring some in gold & silver to share)
  • 2 – 2″ head pins (Kay will bring some of gold and silver)
  • 6 – 3mm silver or gold beads  (Kay will bring those)
  • 2 – 6mm or 8mm pearl beads  (Kay will bring white pearl beads)

Tools

  • ANY VARIETY OF SMALL/VERY SMALL, TEXTURE-PATTERN MAKERS
  •  Texture pads with small patterns (Best Flexible Molds, Sculpey, or Lisa Pavelka are good sources)
  • Sculpey cutters/shapers – small squares and small circles
  • Frosting tip – round 1/2″ diameter (not sure what number it is)
  • Ruler for trimming the 1 -1/4″ square to 1″ square  ( 1″ square cutters are rare to find)
  • Jeweler’s pliers with very small tips
  • A sharp pointed tool for creating small holes in clay