Meeting Date: Sunday, October 22, 1:00-4:30pm. Clay Day!
Attendees: Paula, Kim, Diane, Maureen, Jennifer, Gail, Mary, Yoshiko, Christine R. and Amy
Welcome newest member: Jennifer Ziv
Polymer Clay News
Today's meeting was a clay day. The group enjoyed munchies and beverages, shared claying techniques and new creations. Everyone had a great time. It was nice to see new faces and the return of members we haven't seen in a while.
Maureen and Diane reported that Bead Affaire was very successful. There were many bead vendors, but only one pc artist. Maybe some of our members will make an appearance at Bead Affaire next year?
Polyzine, the online pc magazine makes its debut on November 1. You can access this new pc-zine at http://www.geocities.com/polyzine/
Polymer Clay Express, formerly owned by Kathy Rue, is now under new ownership. Wilma Yost purchased PCE. The business is now located in Maryland. The web site URL remains the same: http://polymerclayexpress.com or http://polymerclayexpress.net
Email Wilma at firstname.lastname@example.org
Place an order by fax: 301-482-0610
Place an order by phone: 800-844-0138
Place an order by mail: P.O. Box 275, 13017 Wisteria Drive, Germantown, MD, 20874
Phone inquiries: 301-482-0435
Next Meeting: The final meeting for 2000 will be Saturday, November 18, 12:30pm - 4:00pm at the Burlington Library.
Future Meetings: All meeting dates are tentative, pending library approval. All winter meeting dates are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Use your best judgement.
A recent ethnic bead swap: http://www.geocities.com/n_late/ethnicswap.html
Donna Kato's work: http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=1197327
Katherine Dewey's web site (you can order workbooks from her classes here!): http://www.elvenwork.com/index.html
Show and Tell
Diane and Paula shared the bottles they created for the Bottles of Hope project. Diane also has access to empty chemo. bottles and will bring more to the next meeting.
Mary shared several items she has been working on. This included an ambitious and full of love project for her son. Mary is creating a nesting memory box for her little boy. The boxes, of decreasing size, are covered with pc, paint, transfers and polyshrink letters.
Yoshiko also embarked on an ambitious project: Creating color wheel blends from Premo. The small samples were strung on waxed thread. Base colors included fuschia, cobalt blue, cadmium yellow, zinc yellow, cadmium red and alizarian crimson.
Seven members participated in our first Secret Holiday Swap. All swap items are due to your secret swapper by January 5, 2001
The final swap for 2000 is a Natasha Bead swap.
Theme: Natasha Beads. (I have instructions on creating Natasha beads. I can email, fax or mail them to you. I am looking for an online site, but have not found one yet.)
Requirements: 15 beads. The beads should be one and a half (1 1/2) inches in size. The color choice is up to you. Your beads should have black end caps to provide some continuity. The end caps can be pc or other material. Remember, Natasha beads can be strung for a necklace, worn individually as a pendant or can be used as zipper pulls. Be creative!
Due Date: Next guild meeting, Saturday, November 18.
Please put the beads in a baggie and include your name. If you are unable to make the next meeting, you may send your beads to me. Please include money or stamps for return postage.
One or two beads will go toward the guild bead strand.
Polymer Clay Classes
Sunday, December 3, Polymer Clay Workshop, Linda Faiola, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge.
Upcoming Craft Shows
November 24-26, 18th Festival of Crafts, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA. Adults: $5, Seniors and members $4, Children under 12 free.
Other Guild Meetings
Southern New Hampshire Polymer Clay Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 - 9:30pm at the Peterboro Craft Center, Peterboro, NH. Contact Betty Abdu, 603-774-0011 or badu@Lr.net.
Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild meets the third Saturday of each month, except December, at The Rock Garden, Branford, CT. Contact Diane Villano, 203-467-7090 or DianeVillano@yale.edu. Web site: http://members.home.net/melanctha
Rhode Island Polymer Clay Guild meets the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:30 - 4:30. Each meeting is a clay day! Locations currently vary. Contact Sandy at email@example.com or Antoinetta at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Rhode Island Guild will be meeting on the following dates: Saturdays Nov 25 and December 23 (tentative).