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We have a new meeting place, Blue Santa Beads in Media, PA.

We meet the third Sunday of each month at  Blue Santa Beads, 1165 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063.   348sBlue Santa owner Sara Caldwell kindly volunteered her wonderful shop. The shop has a parking lot parking and is easy to get to by car or public transit.  Get directions here.

We have a new web address, too!   It’s the same blog and website, but our new address is Phillypolymerclayguild.com.

Go to our Welcome Page to learn more about us and how to contact us. Follow this link to the FAQ file for everything you need to know about our meetings.

Enjoy the most up to date news on the blog, or check out the rest of the site. Hope to see you at a meeting soon!

 

March guild meeting
 
Where: Blue Santa Beads
When: Sunday March 17th – Noon to 5pm
Cost: Free to members
Join fellow polymer artists and enthusiasts for a day of claying and fun. Bring some clay and basic tools and clay along .   
 

Patty Pickup will be demonstrating part 2 of Links and Findings (click here for info on part 1 and materials list.)

 

In addition to conditioned clay, if you have them bring your extruders and extruder discs.  Mica powders if you’d like you links to look like metal. Finally, bring any already made polymer clay beads or cabochons that you want to try to link together.

Besides Patty’s demo

Martha Aleo will also be talking about the golden age of polymer clay swaps. F rom Martha …
Remember all the polymer clay swaps?   I’ve taken my swap goodies out of mothballs. We will be sorting through them at the March Philly polymer guild meeting. Some items will be sold at Clayathon. There is some incredible work here not to mention work by some big names before they became big.

 

 

 

We are going to have a two-part workshop at our February 17 and March 17 meeting.
Patty Pickup will show us how to make links and findings from polymer.

Mar1Everyone know how to make beads and cabochons in polymer clay but we reach for the string, the cord, the wire to join our pieces. In this demo/workshop we are going to look at how to use polymer clay to create chain links and findings in polymer clay.

Part 1 February (Concentric Cutters)

Materials list:

In addition to conditioned clay (I like Kato but bring what you like except Sculpey III) , please bring (if you have them — no need to go shopping if you don’t as I will bring some)

Concentric Cutters: Circles are fine, ovals are even better, any shape really works (By concentric, I just mean that you need the same shape in different sizes. They don’t even need to be the same shape but that is a good start. Remember these shapes are for links so small is good. Kemper tools are fine. Makins cutters come in lots of fun shapes
You can buy a set with a lot of good shapes on Amazon.

 

We will continue with Patty’s Links and Findings  workshop in March.  Plus there will be an extra surprise at the March meeting that we will let you know more about in the next blog post.

 

Upcoming Meetings  
Please note our new meeting time noon to 5
We know Sunday mornings can be busy with church or family obligations so we changed our hours to make it easier to attend.

 

 

January Meeting Cancelled

The weather people have predicted freezing rain for Sunday afternoon making the trek out to Blue Santa Beads in Media a little more challenging than usual.  So we have cancelled the meeting.  The next meeting is February 17, theme TBA.  Suggestions welcome.

But not all is gloomy in Polymerville.  If you had been wanting to go Clayathon and found yourself shut out, four places have opened up.  If you want to register, don’t delay.  Contact Arlene Groch.

I wanted to write a more comprehensive post on Elise Winters who died earlier this year, but I find myself too sad to write much of anything. So let me say that if I remember Elise for anything, it is not for her artistic ability, and her innovative spirit (which would have been more than […]

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It’s getting to be that time of year. Snow is falling as I write this and the holidays are almost here. I hope you will join us for our November meeting at  Blue Santa Beads for a holiday party/clay play day. Check out the newsletter to find out all the info on the meeting.

November guild meeting

Where: Blue Santa Beads

1165 W. Baltimore Pike, Media Pa. 19063

(610) 892-2740

When: Sunday November 18th – Noon to 5pm

Cost: Free to members

Join fellow polymer artists and enthusiasts for a day of claying and fun. Bring some clay and basic tools and clay along .   We are having a holiday get together and clay day, if you’d like bring a dessert or non alcoholic beverage to share.  Anyone who’d like to give a short demo is welcome to Don’t forget your show and tell as well.

If you plan on attending please RSVP by clicking HERE so we have an idea of how many people to expect

Upcoming Meetings

Please note our new meeting time noon to 5

We know Sunday mornings can be busy with church or family obligations so we changed our hours to make it easier to attend.

November 18th – Guild Holiday Party

December – No meeting

January 20th

Membership  – Join now

We were able to keep the membership fee to the low price of $40.00. Being a member helps support the guild and gives you the benefit of access to Guest Artist meetings which are member only, it also gives you a first shot to sign up for a master class and a discount at Blue Santa Beads in Media.

Please sign up today using the Paypal link.

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS!!!

October guild meeting
 
Where: Blue Santa Beads
1165 W. Baltimore Pike, Media Pa. 19063
(610) 892-2740
When: Sunday October 21st – Noon to 5pm
Cost: Free to members
Join fellow polymer artists and enthusiasts for a day of claying and fun. Bring some clay and basic tools and clay along .   
Learn how to make holiday ornaments with Sherman Oberson   
We will learn how to cover glass ornaments with clay to make holiday ornaments 
Supplies
basic clay tools  
clay in an assortment of colors
Pearlex  Powders
We will supply some glass ornaments for you to cover.  Please bring some to chare if you have them.
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Don’t forget your show and tell as well.

if you plan on attending please RSVP by clicking HEREso we have an idea of how many people to expect 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings  
Please note our new meeting time noon to 5
We know Sunday mornings can be busy with church or family obligations so we changed our hours to make it easier to attend.
October 21st – Holiday Ornaments
November 18th – Guild Holiday Party
December – No meeting
 

CF Rainbow Tree 2018 Ornament Donations

Polymer clay artist Katie Oskins is collecting polymer clay ornaments that will be displayed at the Csytic Fibrosis wing of a hospital in Ohio. They will be given to patients and staff. to read about her cause Click Here.
We will be creating ornaments in our October meeting. I thought it would be a great way to make the holiday season a bit brighter for people going through a tough time by participating. I will collect ornaments at the September and October meeting and ship them out before the deadline. They can be the ornaments we make that day or ones you bring.  If you wont be making it to either meeting check out her page for information on how to donate directly.
 

Membership  – Join now 
We were able to keep the membership fee to the low price of $40.00. Being a member helps support the guild and gives you the benefit of access to Guest Artist meetings which are member only, it also gives you a first shot to sign up for a master class and a discount at Blue Santa Beads in Media.
Please sign up today using the paypal link below
 
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Join us for our September meeting at  Blue Santa Beads where Martha Aleo will be demoing Wire techniques that will go well with polymer clay.

September guild meeting 

Where: Blue Santa Beads
1165 W. Baltimore Pike, Media Pa. 19063
(610) 892-2740

When: Sunday, September 16th – Noon to 5pm

Cost: Free to members

Join fellow polymer artists and enthusiasts for a day of claying and fun. Bring some clay and basic tools and clay along.   
 
 Learn how to make two cool bracelets with Martha Aleo   
 
These bracelets would look great with some polymer beads added. If you want to follow along with Martha, here is the supply list. 
 
Supplies
14 gauge wire – Martha uses copper
Steel wool
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters
Mandrel – the size of a sharpie pen
Sandpaper
Steel bench block
Ball peen hammer
 
Martha will bring some supplies and tools to share. Blue Santa Beads sells most of these supplies.  
if you plan on attending please RSVP by clicking HERE so we have an idea of how many people to expect 
Don’t forget your show and tell!
Upcoming Meetings  
September 16th – Wire bracelets
October 21st – Holiday Ornaments
Please note our new meeting time of noon to 5!
We know Sunday mornings can be busy with church or family obligations so we changed our hours to make it easier to attend.

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