August Meeting Notes & Supply List

The August meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, August 20, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi. The theme for this meeting is


We’ll be using up old canes and new canes to create a one of a kind piece. You can make a small piece that can be used as jewelry, or a bigger piece that you could wrap around something like a vase for example. It’s up to you if you enjoy working small or large.  This sounds complicated but it really is an easy project and allows your creativity to flourish!

Joyce will be going over the technique for a special type of "stacked" cane that works well in this type of design. You will need variegated leaf and translucent clay. You’ll use a minimum of 2 sheets of the leafing. TIP: The leaf can be bought with a Hobby Lobby or Michael’s 40% coupon…both have coupons available this week!

Remember - it is AUGUST and it is hot, so be sure to protect your canes (and your clay) so they do not bake in your car transporting them! I use a small refrigerated icepack in my clay bag to keep things cool.

Joyce will be leading this demo and will be bring the 8X10 glass for each of us to work on. Your supply list will include:

Clay (preferably Premo)

• One 2 oz. package Translucent

• A good supply of old canes, cane ends, single petal canes, spirals, bulls-eyes, etc.

• Any skinner blends you might have on hand

• Extra clay for special canes you may want to make---you can decide on what you’ll be making and get those done ahead or bring extra clay to make canes you might need as you design…

• Verigated sheets of leafing, green or red is usually available at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby *use your coupon this week*

“Must have” Tools and Supplies:
• Be sure to bring your normal travel kit with a minimum of your pasta machine, clear roller, clay blade, ceramic tile or other work surface, baby wipes.
• Deli sheets
• Small scissors for cutting out pattern pieces
• An envelope or ziplock-type bag to put cut pattern pieces in

“If you have them” Supplies:
• A tissue blade is very handy for cutting thin slices of the canes

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