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September 2011 Meeting: Bottles of Hope

Bottles of Hope FundayAs part of our group’s ongoing participation in the Bottles of Hope program, we’re spending our September meeting covering bottles. Bottles of Hope (BOH) are polymer clay-covered bottles that are given to cancer patients and survivors. These bottles often include a personal message of hope inside to encourage the individual. Read more about the BOH program here.

Our meeting will be held Saturday, September 10, 2011, from 1:30-4:30, at the Hobby Lobby on I-35 and South 19th in Moore (2650 Service Road, Moore, OK 73160).

Supplies to bring

We’ll provide some bottles — if you have your own small glass bottles to cover (generally about 2-4” tall), that’s great, too! Bring your preferred brand and color of clay, plus whatever other tools and supplies you want to use.

You may already know how you want to cover your bottle. If not, here are a few ideas:

  • Play with your supplies. Texture sheets, molds, cookie cutters, and mica powders are but a few of the supplies that can make a beautiful bottle.
  • Cover it in canes. Bring canes (or make some at the meeting) to cover your bottle.
  • Try a new technique. Since Bottles of Hope are fairly small, it’s a great way to try out a new technique you’re interested in. Browse our library and try a tutorial you’ve never tried!
  • Ask a fellow guild member. We have so many talented folks in our group. Maybe you missed a meeting where someone demonstrated a technique you’d love to learn. This casual meeting will be a great opportunity to play catch-up and help re-stock our BOH stash at the same time!
  • Get inspired. Browse Flickr to see what other polymer clay artists have done with their bottles.

Bottle of Hope, Side 1Turquoise Bottle of HopeBottles of HopeFiligree Bottle Of Hope View 1BOH: Geisha (Front)

We look forward to a creative — and productive — meeting!

Raffle

We’ll be holding a raffle this month, so come prepared with a few extra dollars. July’s winners (Penni Jo x 2, Marolyn x 2, and Myra) will supply the prizes.

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