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, January 23, 2009

Translucent Bead

Here is a look at my first attempt of a Translucent Bead. On January 24th, Queen City Clayers Guild will work on the canes to put together this intricate layering effect and complete a finished Bead.
Maggie's wonderful artwork. The raspberry bracelet demostrates mokume gane technique. As the blue Bracelet features a Brocade technique which Maggie demonstrated in our November Guild Meeting.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

January 24 Meeting

At the next meeting on January 24, we will be making Translucent Overlay Beads.
Using Donna Kato's Translucent Skinner Blend Striped Canes as shown
in her new book " The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques". We
will make a Translucent Dot Cane, Translucent/White Jellyroll Cane,
Mokume Gane Translucent/Foil Cane, and Colored Translucent Skinner
Blend/Stripped Cane. These canes are needed to make Translucent
Overlay Beads.

Supply List includes:
*6 -7 packs of Conditioned translucent clay (DO NOT combine packs,
keep each pack separate after conditioning)
*Make 4 different Translucent colors. Mix 1 pack of already
conditioned translucent clay to a small amount of colored clay.
(i.e.. Translucent green, or translucent blue)
*1-2 packs of Conditioned White clay
*1 pack of Conditioned Black clay
*Foil i.e JonesTones ( I will be bring mine if you don't have any
*Basic Polymer Clay kit (i.e. roller, table mat, cutting blade,
pasta machine, knitting needle to smooth cane, & Polyester Batting to
bake bead on)
It will take a little time to make the Translucent Skinner
Blend/Stripped Canes, so please have your Clay Conditioned prior to
the meeting.
If you have any questions, just let me know. Well I look forward to
seeing you all, and hearing about your Holiday. Our meeting place has
downsized, so please let us know if your are coming on the 24th.
Claying away,

Monday, January 5, 2009

Congrats to Julie

Congratulations to Julie for not only creating her own really cool blog, complete with pics and instructions but also getting mentioned on Polymer Clay Daily. She is on her way to fame and we will be able to say we knew her when.


Friday, January 2, 2009

January meeting

Hi y'all,
I've been really bad about posting. Busy/lazy. Our next meeting is scheduled for January 24th at the newly downsized Expressive Impressions. Same location but the showroom will be the former classroom and the classroom is in what used to be the office. The entrance will be from the balcony. We will be doing a translucent cane covered bead and will have a supply list soon.
I have been remiss about posting a meeting report for our last meeting November 22nd.
We had such a great time. Sharon Solly, VP of the BRPCG and famous for her articles in Polymer cafe came all the way from Asheville to join us. She is so talented, such a natural and generous teacher. And a real hoot to be around. Thank you Sharon for joining us.
We also had another talented guest. Jan from Charlotte. Welcome Jan. Brenda, Cheryl, Julie and Maggie (me) were there also. Julie brought her amazing new face cane and other things along with tales from Clay Carnival in Los Vegas. Sounds like she had a blast.
We agreed to not collect dues this year until /unless we need them for room rent or supplies.
We had a ball doing the faux brocade technique. It's amazing to see other clayers choices of stamps and colors. Each turns out different. All in all it was an afternoon full of laughs and learning.