to have fun with polymer clay. We meet at the coolest bead shop and studio - Expressive Impressions. Check out their web site http://www.expressive-impressions.com/. Their calender will have our meeting dates and demo topic. Beginners are welcome but our demonstrations may be intermediate to advanced. Dues will start in January but you don't have to pay until after the first 2 meetings you attend.
Our first meeting was on August 23rd.
Officers were elected:
President: Maggie Westall
Vice President: Cheryl Smith
Librarian: Brenda Branson
Treasurer: Julie Eakes
The bylaws, membership guidelines and goals were agreed upon.
After the business meeting Brenda demonstrated how to use silk screens for a surface design. I demonstrated 2 types of cuff bracelets based on the Gwen Gibson video. It was fun but challenging. We used pvc pipe my husband cut in 1/2 lengthwise to make the rounded cuff bracelet. I learned at least 2 things. Not all pvc pipe is smooth on the inside and when you cut it in a band saw you have an oval bead roller not a round one. Ha ha.
The next meeting was on September 6th.
After a short business meeting stuff Cheryl Smith demonstrated a round box based on a Dan Cormier technique from the book “Polymer Clay exploring new techniques and materials“.
Cheryl did such a great job. She even provided us with the cardboard tubes for forms!
Cheryl also took some pictures of our stuff from the cuff bracelet and future meeting demos.
Hope to see them soon.
Our Next meeting will be on October 18th, 1:00 at Expressive Impression. Julie will be demonstrating her funky cane she learned from Sarah Schiver. It's going to be lots of fun. A tip from Julie is to check out COLOURlovers.com for unexpected color combination suggestions.
The ones she used for her cane are amazing together.
Like I said this blog stuff is new (and scary)to me. Hope I did ok.Maggie