Our meeting this month was at the SW OKC Library because the OKC Arts Center was not available due to the state fair. Lee Ann opened the meeting with show and tell. Nance showed a bargello necklace she had made. Tom showed his prize winning sculpture, “Dog Days of Summer.” Penni Jo displayed her mica shift experiments. She made several pairs of earrings. Lori shared several items that she made at the bead show in Wisconsin, including a faux fossil, water creatures and some copper etchings.
Penni Jo taught a class on making a rose cane. Everyone had very successful attempts. It was fun to see the variety of colors.
The treasurers report was given and the guild now has 21 members.
Lee Ann announced the upcoming classes:
- Oct – Lisa will teach the Ikat cane
- Nov – Cheryl will teach covering an Altoid tin
- Dec – will be a swap, usually something we’ve learned during the year
- Jan – Lori will teach
The guild will again demonstrate at the State Fair on Sunday, Sept 16. The demonstration will take place in the crafts building which is next to the OKC Arts Center. You may enter through Gate 3. LeeAnn has the banner. Bring a polymer item to work on and be ready to answer questions. Nance will have Bottles of Hope available at the fair.
The April retreat was discussed. Lisa will help with donations. Penni Jo handed out the submissions for teacher selection. The guild voted and selected Syndee Holt. She will teach her “Four Fauxs” and transfer techniques.
There was no swap this month. For next month’s goodies, Tom, Cheryl, Lori and Kay are responsible to bring items.
Next month’s meeting will be Saturday, Oct 13, at 1:30 pm back at the OKC Arts Center.