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February Meeting: Hearts

This month, Angela Mabray, April Salcedo and Cassy Salcedo will be showing us how to make three different types of hearts. They will also be informing the guild about the Hearts 4 Heroes Campaign with a hand out containing information on guidelines for creating the hearts. You can read about Hearts 4 Heroes here.

  • When: Saturday, February 9, 2008, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Do not forget about the new meeting times)
  • Where: The new Hobby Lobby in Norman, 2417 W. Main, Norman, OK. (The classroom is up front, near the check stands. Go right after entering & it’s the first door on the right.)

Angela will be showing us how to use image transfers with polymer clay to make candy hearts.

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Supplies:

  • Clay: Small amounts of several pastel colors
  • Tools: Scissors, needle tool or toothpick, stiff-bristled paintbrush, clay knife
  • Rubbing alcohol (optional)
  • Corn starch or baby powder (optional)

April will be showing how to construct pillow bead hearts with optional stamped words, patina and a demonstration on using the Kato liquid medium to get a clear glossy finish.

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Supplies:

  • Clay: Approximately a half a block of any type of clay you prefer - you also may want to bring a small amount of scrap clay.
  • Tools: a small amount of craft wire, wire cutters, chain nose pliers and round nose pliers (April can share if you don’t have these items), Pasta Machine, small heart cutter (April will have hers to use if needed)
  • Rubber gloves (that fight tightly to your fingers - this is to eliminate finger prints on your hearts during construction)
  • Lanyard hooks, if you plan on making hearts for heros.
  • Optional: Kato liquid medium, clay friendly heat gun, small paint brush.

Cassy will be showing us how to make an encased heart.

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Supplies:

  • You can use from the supplies listed for the other projects (just bring some additional clay and the color of clay you would like to encase your hearts in, Cassy used black).

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ~ Lao Tzu

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