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7/5/18

July Meeting Notes & Supply List

The July meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, July 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi.  Joyce will be showing us how to use a transfer to make a veneer for a bracelet the easy way. We will be using Souffle clay for this technique.  Transfers will be made available for you.  To make a more interesting bracelet you might want 2 or 3 colors that will make a pretty skinner blend. We will be stepping thru the process of how to make a very simple bracelet.  A picture of a sample transfer is attached. 

Supplies:

2 bars of Souffle* clay in complimentary colors for a blend
1 bar of White Souffle* clay
GermX Advanced clear, not the green one
Old credit card
Metal Bracelet blank that is already formed

NOTE:  You must use Souffle clay for this technique to work.

In Addition: Bring your normal working supplies - pasta machine, roller, work surface and stiff blade

There is a lot to go over for this meeting. Please make the effort to condition at least the black and white clay before the meeting. That will allow us to start on time and you will have time to condition other clays as you get caught up. The more you condition the more we can accomplish on Saturday.

Reminders: The weather is getting HOT- you may want a cooler with an ice pack to transport your clay.

The library has no control on the temperature in the room. We recommend layers of clothing

The Display Case can use new items each month. At the June meeting Arlene challenged members to bring something made from the fish cane we made during last month's meeting.  These would be a great addition to the Display Case but feel free to bring anything you want to share for a while. 

NOTE TO GUESTS:

We have had several people visit our meetings recently.  Our Guild’s policy is that a person can attend 2 meetings free.  After that, people have the option to pay $5.00 per meeting or join the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild.  Our membership year begins in June with an annual membership fee of $20.00.  The prorated new member fee is $2.00 per month, so members joining after the June meeting will pay a prorated new member fee. 

6/6/18

June Meeting Notes & Supply List

The June meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, June 16th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi.  The topic for this meeting will be The Meeting of the Canes.  Joyce will be leading this meeting.  This will be a fast paced meeting so be sure to be on time so you won’t miss anything.

June is also our annual membership renewal month so if you did not fill out a membership form and pay your 2018 dues already, be sure to come prepared for that. 

Bring with you to this meeting: the following supply of Premo clays

CONDITIONED - Large 8 ounce Premo White or two, lots (or a minimum of 4 two ounce bars)
CONDITIONED - Large 8 ouncePremo Black block (or a minimum of 4 two ounce bars) 
Translucent at least 2 two ounce bars
Lots of colors – these can be the 2 ounce bars in bright colors, light colors and dark colors

The more clay you bring, the more canes we can make. Each cane we make can use up to a whole bar of at least 2 clay colors.  Must have lights and darks. You can work from the block or make your own colors by mixing. You will want some contrast so an abundance of black and white is useful. And bring at least one yellow and 3 bright colors that will go together for a fanciful fish cane.

We will be going over the following canes:

Bull's-eye Canes
Jellyroll Cane
Shaped canes- triangle, square and round
Wrapped bull's eye
Striped slab
Snail jellyroll
Fish Cane
Complex Canes

In Addition: Bring your normal working supplies- pasta machine, roller, work surface and stiff blade

You will also need: a knitting needle for the fish eye

There is lots to go over for this meeting. Please make the effort to condition at least the black and white clay before the meeting. That will allow us to start on time and you will have time to condition other colors as you get caught up. The more you condition the more we can accomplish on Saturday.

Reminders: The weather is getting HOT- you may want a cooler with an ice pack to transport your clay.

The library has no control on the temperature in the room making it very hot at times, very cold at others. We recommend layers of clothing.

The Display Case can use new items each month. Thinking this month we might go with the fairy house scheme. I'm going to make a flow chart but it would be lovely to put some done pieces in there.

NOTE TO GUESTS:

We have had several people visit our meetings recently.  Our Guild’s policy is that a person can attend 2 meetings free.  After that, people have the option to pay $5.00 per meeting or join the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild.  Our membership year begins in June with an annual membership fee of $20.00.  The prorated new member fee is $2.00 per month, so members joining after the June meeting will pay a prorated new member fee.