January Meeting Notes & Supplies

Happy New Year everyone!
The January meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday January 23rd, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi. Joyce is starting off the New Year with Heart jewelry and/or charms, just in time for early Valentine gifts.

Here’s a list of the fun things Joyce will be teaching:                
·        how to install a hook as a bezel
·        how to add a pin back              
·        how to use buna cord
·        how to drill clay
·        antiquing
·        how to use earring wires
·        how to make a shepherd hook from wire
·        how to add a bead to clay
·        Shaping of a heart to cut at an angle and bevel it.
·        bone/ivory cane
·        small faux flower/leaf cane

2 small hearts for earrings, 1 large heart for necklace, 1 large heart for pin

Clay: white, translucent, ecru and colors of choice for a flower- 2 colors.  If you already have a faux ivory cane and small flower/leaf cane, bring those.
26 or 28 gauge wire and 20 or 22 gauge wire 

Additional Supplies:
exacto knife with new blade
pin backs-SUPPLIED
buna cord AVAILABLE
burnt umber paint for antiquing AVAILABLE
small container for water
paper towels
earring wires SUPPLIED
jump rings SUPPLIED
deli or candy paper AVAILABLE
small flower/leaf cane
light color scrap clay for heart base
glass beads to use on heart
rubber gloves or paint brush
jewelry tools- round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and flat nose pliers. (Harbor freight has a small mini set of these). AVAILABLE

heart template AVAILABE

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