December 21, 2013

The December meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi.  This will be our annual Dirty Santa Christmas Party.  Each of you should bring a wrapped – or gift bagged – gift that is polymer clay related with an approximate value of around $15.  I know some of us use our 40% off coupons at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and JoAnns for items to go in the gift box or bag.  This gift can be clay, clay tools, something made from clay or something in some way related to polymer clay.  Do not put your name on your gift. 
The Dirty Santa exchange will be determined by drawing numbers and the person with #1 gets the first and the last pick.  Each gift can be stolen twice at which point it becomes “frozen” with the person who stole it the second time.  That’s all I can think of at the moment as far as rules go but we’ll run over them at the meeting before we begin.
Please bring finger foods to share. 
I will be demoing how to use some of your favorite canes and/or surface techniques to make a seriously cool window ornament.  We will be using pearl or metallic clays – your choice – for the backgrounds and trim.  I will provide the glass balls.

Now for our supply list:
Clay – conditioned
2 blocks Pearl or metallic color of your choice
1 block white
1 block of your favorite color
Clay – surface techniques
This could be canes, marbled sheets, mokume gane sheets, pretty much anything that you have in your collection.  I’ll have some to share and will review my marbling technique for anybody who is interested. 

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.


Genesis – I’ll have some to share
Modge-Podge mold with border mold across the bottom (I found mine at Michael’s in the paint aisle where the Modge Podge is.  The molds are orange.)  I will have a couple to share.
Round cutter – approximately 3 ½ inch – largest in the round cutter set. 
Small round cutter – approximately ½ inch

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