January Meeting Notes & Supply List

The January meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, January 20th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi.  Joyce will take the lead for this meeting.  We will be going over Julie Picarello’s technique for Mokume Gane. If you don’t already have it, you might want to purchase a copy of Julie’s book “Patterns in Polymer Clay”. Joyce has seen this book at regular book stores and at Joann’s Fabric who still lets you use coupons for books.  It is an excellent reference book for the mokume gane technique.  
Clay Supplies:
A color palette – basic: You will need 4 colors that go together but you will want 2 that are dark and 2 that are light. To help you with these color palettes you may be interested in mixing colors from the attached charts. You don’t have to use only colors from a package of clay. It’s a choice that is up to you to make. 
More Clay:
White translucent, ecru and pearl to make a Jecru color
White translucent
Metallic leaf in silver, gold or copper
Other Supplies:
Pasta Machine
Extra Tile to build your “stack” on
Tissue Blade
Impression Tools ( metal tube, cake decorating tip, spools, plastic doodads, clay cutters, hardware, leatherworking tools, bead piercing tool, etc – one or many)
Scrap clay
Water in a spray bottle
Cutters in a heart shape and/or 1 inch square cutter
Plastic candy paper - only found online
Acrylic roller or hand roller


November Meeting Notes & Supply List


The November meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, November 18th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi. We will be sharing the room for the morning portion of the meeting with the stamping group. 
Debbie Rhodes will be leading the group this month and her focus will be on skinner blends.  Making a good skinner blend is a technique that can be used in a wide range of projects. 
Please bring at least two colors of clay plus a couple of blocks of white.  You will also need your standard clay tools - pasta machine, cutting blade, work surface and plastic wrap to safely store your skinner blends to take home. 
Remember that the temperature in the library can be unpredictable so be sure to dress in layers.