Sunday, April 26, 2015
April 25th Meet-Up
Business: No meeting will be held in May due to so many other obligations with the clay retreat, etc. We will meet again in June and Jennie has volunteered to give us a demo (and bring necessary supplies so we can purchase) for Kumihimo. Many members are excited to learn this new technique so it can be used with our polymer creations. Win, Win. Julie found an interesting site to get some different shaped cutters and you too can go to: polygoles.com and make a purchase if you wish. A suggestion for a group/guild setup twice a year at a flea market was mentioned and many were interested. Dues are $15.00 for the upcoming year; due in June. At this time a form with your contact info will be filled out and Nancy will make us all a new listing of info for members.
Demo was presented by Linda on a polymer bracelet to match up with a watch. Linda provided all with a kit, including a watch, and everyone made a beautiful piece to wear and show off. Thanks Linda for the demo. Great demo and lots of pretty happy endings.
Attendees: Maggie, Linda, Jennie, Pat, Christine, Nancy, Julie, Cheryl
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Hi Y'all, When I said jewelry findings that was vague. The method we will be using will involve making clay tiles for the watch band. The findings that will be useful are eye pins, jump rings and toggles if you have them. Linda is going to provide material for the "hinge". So bring clay for making small tiles. If you have square cutters that might be helpful too. Hope this helps. Maggie
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Hi Y'all, It is almost time for our April meeting. Plans are for Linda to bring watches for us to make bands for. They are about 1-1/2" across with a light colored wooden ring around the face. The bars for the bands are fixed and just shy of 3/4" wide. She is also going to show us how to replace the batteries. Yea! Bring your usual kit if you want to make beads plus wire and jewelry finding you would like to use for closures. Looking over the notes from last time I think Jenny is going to demonstrate some wire wrapping technique too. Sounds like great fun and a busy demo. Hope to see you all there. Maggie