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Make an Articulated Fish with Amy Sutryn at May Meeting!

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Spring is in full bloom and soon enough the hazy lazy days of summer will be upon us. Before life becomes a blur of BBQ’s, beach balls and family vacations why not come out and join us at our next meeting. It’s going to be so much fun and you won’t want to miss it.

May meeting – Make an articulated fish with Amy Sutryn. Sunday May 19th noon-5pm Blue Santa Beads 1165 W. Baltimore Pike Media, Pa. 19063 (610) 892-2740

Join us for our May meeting.  Amy Sutryn will demo how to make an articulated fish. To join in and make a fish please bring the following.

 

  1. Some clay of your choice, solid colored or a caned sheet. Rolled out 16in long and 1 inch wide, 1/4 inch thick. And another 4 inch sq. Piece for head
  2. 16 pony beads 1/4 inch dia. any color
  3. 15” of monofilament or beading wire
  4. 2mm eye pin
  5.  1 crimp bead
  6. Pretty bead that looks like a bubble
  7. Smaller bead to compliment bubble
  8.  Scrap t shirt material or other medium weight knit
    Enough to make a long strip
  1. Some clay of your choice, solid colored or a caned sheet. Rolled out 16in long and 1 inch wide, 1/4 inch thick. And another 4 inch sq. Piece for head
  2. 16 pony beads 1/4 inch dia. any color
  3. 15” of monofilament or beading wire
  4. 2mm eye pin
  5. 1 crimp bead
  6. Pretty bead that looks like a bubble
  7. Smaller bead to compliment bubble
  8. Scrap t shirt material or other medium weight knit (Enough to make a long strip)
  9. Parchment paper
  10. Scissors
  11. Exacto knife
  12. Tissue blade
  13. Toothpick

If you don’t have all the supplies don’t forget that Blue Santa beads has a wide selection.  And members always bring extra supplies to share.

Amy

June Meeting:  Sherman demonstrates totems!  Stay tuned.

My New Polymer Clay Heroes

We are busy planning the May 19 meeting. In the meantime, https://ornamento.blog/2019/05/09/my-new-polymer-clay-heroes/

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Experience the Golden Age of Swaps at Clayathon — Ornamento

We are having a bit of polymer history this year at Clayathon. I have donated the items I received years ago in polymer clay swaps for Sherman Oberson to curate. Some items will be auctioned off. But everybody will be able to see the collection of polymer pens, beads, canes, jewelry and more made […]

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Experience the Golden Age of Swaps at Clayathon — Ornamento

We are having a bit of polymer history this year at Clayathon. I have donated the items I received years ago in polymer clay swaps for Sherman Oberson to curate. Some items will be auctioned off. But everybody will be able to see the collection of polymer pens, beads, canes, jewelry and more made […]

via Experience the Golden Age of Swaps at Clayathon — Ornamento

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Experience the Golden Age of Swaps at Clayathon — Ornamento

We are having a bit of polymer history this year at Clayathon. I have donated the items I received years ago in polymer clay swaps for Sherman Oberson to curate. Some items will be auctioned off. But everybody will be able to see the collection of polymer pens, beads, canes, jewelry and more made […]

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Links and More at March Meeting

 

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.

 

 

 

Links and Findings in February and March!

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.

 

 

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