OUR NEXT MEETING

We meet the 4th Saturday of the month at 12 noon. Due to the Holiday we meet the second Saturday of December. We will post if a meeting is cancelled. Contact the guild for directions.

Friday, June 16, 2017

June 17 meeting

Hi Y'all, Almost time for our next meeting. We are going to be making tile bracelets from the canes we made last time. If you didn't get to make the cane last time you can still participate. Just bring a 1" x 1" cane or a decorated sheet. If anyone has one of those fancy cane cutters and could bring it that would be great. If you don't have everything don't worry. It's going to be lots of fun! Maggie Supplies: Clay kit 2 blocks Premo clay color to accent cane choice 2 long small gauge knitting needles clay blade Mold release (corn starch, armour all or water sprayer) Texture sheet of choice to texture the back of tile Index card Elasticord (stretchy plastic cording) Spacer beads to match with holes large enough to take the elasticord. Markxit Ruler

Monday, May 29, 2017

May Meet Up

Business:  Dues are still being collected for this year.  If you have not gotten your dues paid to Cheryl, please put that on your list. The member list is being updated and if you have not supplied your name, address, email and phone, please contact Nancy and do that so the list can be updated and complete.  Thanks

Next meet up is in June and Maggie will be demo-ing how to make a tile bracelet from the canes you created at the May meet up.  If you missed the May meet up come with a cane, any cane that is rectangular and you can get at least seven slices off of it for your tiles. All is not lost if you were not able to attend.  Print outs of the directions for this cane are available upon request. 
July meeting is going to be wire wrapping.  Linda will demo for us.  More details to come later.

Demo today was done by Nancy using Judy Belcher's lesson on Tessellations.  Everyone seemed to understand the concept of the jelly roll cane and the skinner blend plug.  That made our efforts easier.  Everyone dove in and we took it at a pace that all seemed to be able to keep up with.  The components were made, the placements were shown (randomly) and the cane ends were used to reduce our canes.  Once we had a good four inch cane (and some were way more generous with their efforts and had a great deal of cane to play with) we began the magic of cutting and placing and reducing and creating designs.  What fabulous colors came about and the class attendees did a fabulous job!  Pics did not come of all the canes and some were made after the pics got snapped but this group dove in and made absolutely lovely designs. 
It was amazing to see the fantastic canes that happened.  I think these individuals have learned the technique for this method and could produce another set of canes if they so desired.  Very proud of you all for taking on this beautiful process.  Every single individual left with a variety of canes with coordinating colors.  FABULOUS!  Seriously I was so proud of you all taking on this task and sliding right on to the end with very little effort and big results.

Attendees:  Maggie, Cheryl, Michele, Sally, Brian, Linda, Kathy, Kathleen, Laurie and Nancy.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Supply List for your Tessellations Cane

1 full 4 oz package of white and the color you want to be your main skinner plug.  Go with a bold dark color.  Dk Blue, Dk Purple, Dk Brown, something that will give you a nice skinner plug with a variance of color.

Also need: 
Black 1- 4 oz pkg
Another White 1 - 4 oz pkg
Gold  2 oz
Green 2 oz

This should give you the basics for your cane.  If you desire another color then add it as well.  I try to go with the main color for the blend and almost always use the black & white and gold and green as it adds enough colors to make your cane pop.  Bring enough clay for you to use the full 8 oz for your plug as this may very well be the BEST CANE you'll ever create!  You want enough to have extra!  So your plug is going to use 1 full 4 oz of color and 1 full 4 oz of white to get your basic blend. 

Bring your usual tools etc to play.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April meeting supply list

Reminder, I think this is the month to pay dues. I think they are still only $15. Mica Shift Demo A variety of different techniques will be demonstrated using rubber stamps, extruders and twisting clay. Clay with mica included such as Premo Accents clay works great, however you can blend Pearl with a standard color to obtain a pretty good result. Besides your usual clay kit, bring the following. I will have some stamps and extruders to share. You don’t need to have all the colors listed in the supply list they are just suggestions. Gold generally produces the most dramatic stamp and shave product. I did a skinner of two Accents colors and had pretty good result stamping with them. Supply List: Usual Polymer Clay kit including blades, tiles, pasta machine, etc… Extruder Premo Accents clay (the brown pendant uses Gold, Pearl, Copper and Brown) (spiral uses White Pearl, 18k Gold, Bright Green, Purple Pear, Blue Pearl, Orange and Purple) Cutters (optional) Deep rubber stamps See you Saturday, 12:00. Laurie

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 2017 Meeting

Hi Y'all, Our April meeting is coming up fast! This Saturday, the 22nd. Laurie is going to demo a mica shift technique. The usual meeting place, usual time. See you there. Maggie

Saturday, April 1, 2017

March Meet-Up

Business:  April will be the new dues date.  Dues are $15 for the year.  Once the forms and dues have been received a new listing of members will be shared.    Another reminder that Into the Forest has a new May 2nd deadline.  Cheryl's Dad is improving.

Kathy gave a fantastic demo.  She shared her techniques and bails and resin with the group.  Linda brought opals to share.  There was some major creation going on in the temp meeting spot.  Ideas, gabbing, creating, and chocolate ....what more could girls want!!!  Thanks Kathy for that fantastic demo.

Attendees:  Kathleen, Sally, Michelle, Kathy, Brian, Laurie, Linda, Julie, Maggie, Christina and Nancy

Saturday, March 18, 2017

QCC March meeting

Hi all, Hope everyone has gotten the notice of the meeting place change. If you haven't please contact me or Nancy. Here is the supply list from Kathy: Sorry this is so late. We will be working with layered translucents and resin to create pendants. Please bring your normal tools. Supply list: Translucent clay - 2 blocks Pearl clay 1 - block Colored pearl clay - assorted colors A combination of the following: canes, small charms, swarovski crystals, buttons. I will be providing pendants (2 each), ICE resin, gloves. I will have additional pendants available for $1 apiece. If you have any questions, please let me know.