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page to see what's in store for our
At our August General Meeting, we created adorable snowmen holiday decorations. They will be sold at our Fall Show as a fund raiser to help the Guild continue to do all the great things we do for our community. Maybe you'd like to purchase one? Be sure to see us at the Fall Show for this and many other wonderful hand crafted items!
Our July General Meeting consisted of a workshop in which we created greeting cards. We have several "paper crafters" who helped us make cards that the Guild will use for our Sunshine Committee. Guests were welcomed and the first card made was theirs to keep. Any additional cards made were donated to the Guild.
At our June 17th meeting, we had a Show and Sale of craft items.
One of our local residents attended our meeting and
offered for sale, at 80% discount, a variety of
craft items, including scrap booking and paper crafts,
among many other craft supply items. It was a
very enjoyable evening.
dinner was held at our May meeting. As you'll see in the
following pictures, our Italian theme was colorful and
great fun. Anji was responsible for the concept and
handled the 'swearing in' of all the new Guild
At our March 18
meeting, we took this a step further by making our own
ATCs with the help of members Doris, Anji &
Marilyn. Materials were provided for the most
part, but many members brought in their own materials as
well. This was a make it & take it meeting.
Guild members donated their cards to local school art
teachers from the Guild, and that evening's guests were
invited to take their cards home.
Some of our
favorite websites to visit to see ATC examples
At our February meeting, we briefly discussed Artist
Trading Cards. Artist Trading
Cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the
same size as baseball cards and thin enough to fit
inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or
sheets. The ATC movement developed out of the mail
art movement and has its origin in Switzerland. The
cards are usually traded or exchanged rather than
sold. Some examples were brought in and shared,
giving our guests an idea what they were all
Artist Jane Levy visited us at our
September meeting to demonstrate precious metal clay
art. Once completely dried and fired, precious
metal clay retains its original shape and leaves
99.9% pure silver or 22k gold. Jane teaches
workshops and certification classes in Art Clay
throughout the United States and creates incredible
jewelry and art pieces in this amazing medium.
The picture above
shows an example of Jane's unique art which she
titled “Wilma (Hurricane)”. Each attached
piece is created with silver art clay and tiny
pieces of items collected after the
destruction of Hurricane Wilma. We truly
enjoyed seeing Jane's creations and thank her
for demonstrating how to use Precious Metal
Beth helps Fran
and Lee is hard at work.
off our creations!|
2008 program featured Beth Katz, member
and well-known silversmith and jewelry artist.
Members and guests created beautiful pendants through a
process called wire wrapping, capturing a stone or a
natural crystal and highlighting the shape and color of
the stone selected.
2008 program featured our member Doris
Williamson who taught us how to make beaded hair sticks
like the one pictured above. This shows one
of the patriotic styles, but there were many, many beads
to choose from! Members and guests had a fabulous time
picking beads in their favorite colors and styles to
create these beautiful accessories.