November 2020 Meeting – Veneer Confetti Earrings

Our November meeting will be held both in-person and via Zoom. We will meet at Betty Bolerjack’s home  6712 Randi Rd, Oklahoma City on 11/14/2020 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.

Marlene Gremillion will be doing our class this month and will teach us how to make Veneer Confetti Earrings. She will be joining us from Arkansas via Zoom. While we are still somewhat in experimental mode with Zoom, we are excited at the possibilities this has opened up for us in having members who live at a distance to not only join us for our monthly meetings but to also participate in teaching classes. Marlene teaches regularly in the area where she lives and we are glad to have her teach our November class. This looks like a fun project that she has prepared for us! Come join us and learn how to make these colorful earrings! I think she might even be planning to show us some other ways to use the veneers, as well.

Polymer Clay Workshop Supply List (Veneers)

By Marlene Gremillion
**Polymer Clay in a variety of colors plus white and black. I prefer Premo and Souffle by Sculpy
**Liquid Polymer would be nice but not necessary ( I will be doing a demo with black)
**Roller I like the clear acrylic type
**Pasta Machine dedicated to Polymer Clay (sometimes you can find one at a garage sale or resale shop sometimes. I like a Makins Clay Machine or Atlas 150 or 180 (You may have to order the clay machine)
**Tissue Blade
Smooth surface to work on like a ceramic tile or tempered glass or a glass cutting board (NO wood though because polymer damages that surface) I have seen some people use the plastic cutting board sheets that come in a variety of colors but they will need to be taped down to your table.
Baby wipes
Paper towels or old hand towel
Rubbing Alcohol
Rubber stamps or something you might find around the house (old buttons, lace, mesh, course sand paper, anything you can press into the clay)
Polymer clay canes you may have made
Craft or hobby knife
Spoon metal not plastic
Cookie cutters or small cutters, round, oval, square or variety, use what you have before purchasing. I will show you a variety
5×7 or 8×10 glass to put your mosaic on for curing depending on the size you wish to make
Jewelry findings if you want to make earrings
Container to cover, a jar would do fine but make sure it is clean
Parchment paper for smoothing clay
Plastic wrap like saran can come in handy
Index cards larger size or you could use card stock
Clear Plastic Sheet Protectors for a three-ring binder
Oven for Curing Clay
Makins Clay Machine, Atlas 150 or 180
Note ** items can usually be picked up at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. You may be tempted to buy the cheaper brands of Polymer Clay but I do not recommend them since they crack and break. All in the Polymer Clay Section. Most of the other materials can be purchased at Walmart, Dollar Store and any grocery or variety store.
Online shops:
Munro Crafts https://www.munrocrafts.com/default.asp
Poly Clay Play Store https://polyclayplay.com/
Sculpey Store https://www.sculpey.com/
Any questions feel free to contact me
Marlene Gremillion 501-226-9940 or gremartist@gmail.com
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