2014 Meeting topics
  • Plaster jewelry
  • UV resin
  • Lead solder & textures
  • Epoxy clay
  • Fold forming
  • Dowel rod art
  • Riveting
  • Piercing a sawing
  • Patinas
  • Chain Maille
  • Charms


2013 meeting topics
  • Reclaim dried clay
  • Etching brass tubes (or shell casings)
  • Creating your metal clay tool kit/favorite tool share
  • Basic wire working
  • Making bisque clay beads
  • Covering bisque beads, repairs to dried clay pieces
  • Enameling/faux enameling, make enameled headpins
  • Cuttle bone textures and technques
  • Stenciling with metal clay paste
  • Inlay using multiple metal clays
  • Faux bone
2012 meeting topics
  • Reticulation
  • Zentangle onto Cured Polymer Clay
  • Tearaway Technique
  • Stone Setting in PMC
  • Basic Skills Saturday Workshop - sawing, drilling, forging, riveting, etc
  • Pottery Shard set into Bezel
  • End Caps
  • Kumihimo Weaving
  • Etching onto Copper Sheet
  • Hadar Jacobsen's powdered clays
  • Design - planning a piece
  • Host Reception for Wanaree Tanner at KC Artists' Coalition

2011 meeting topics

  • Making Custom Headpins
  • Using a plasma cutter and riveting tools
  • PMC on fired porcelain. Guest speaker Jeam Noren of Wenzel Noren Pottery in Blue Springs, MO
  • PMC on porcelain or glass with oil past and Art Clay
  • Hinges
  • Cold Cast Pate-de Verre (Verrey Glass)
  • Keumboo - gold leaf on fire silver clay
  • Zentagles, demo by Susan Silvy

Previous Meeting Topics

  • Creating Even Spiral Wire Chain 
  • Creating a Beaded Wire Critter or Creature (mayminutes.doc
  • Finding Closure 
  • Herringbone Wire wrap 
  • Rivets and Cold Connections
  • Using a jeweler's saw.
  • Playing with UV Resin 
  • Color and patina on metal
  • Syringe PMC and cork clay forms
  • Pewter casting
  • Forging wire
  • PMC rings
  • Dichroic glass with PMC
  • Enamels on copper
  • Prismacolor pencils on metal
  • Making charms for Christmas exchange
  • Making a Beaded Bezel for a Cabochon
 

Photos from 2009

Photos from 2008

May 2008 - view minutes from meeting
June 2008

 

Photos from Past Meetings
 

June 2008

Finding Closure:  Download the Finding Closure handout . Tutorial to make a custom wire-wrapped hook - download the directions here.