Our May Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Waldemere Fire Station. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for those who wish to socialize before the meeting begins.
This month's speaker will be our own Laurie Dunham who will talk to the group about how to create beautiful wire wrapped jewelry. She will bring in examples of her jewelry and her workshop, “All Wired Up,” will be held on our next Playday, Sunday, May 29th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Waldemere fire station. This will be a fun, hands-on workshop in which you will be able to use a wide assortment of bead shapes and styles to create your own pendant. The cost for the workshop is $45.00 for SDG members and $50.00 for non-members. You can sign up and pay for the workshop on May 10th, the night of our next meeting.
There will be a supply list handed out when you sign up. You will need a set of basic jewelry making tools: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and a wire cutter. You’ll also need a variety of beads and wire. * I have a few extra jewelry tools I can loan to students, but you may have to share. I will also bring the leftover beads from our Christmas Party (mostly pearls in assorted colors and some small round crystal beads.)
Our next challenge will be a “Brown Bag Challenge.” This is where you bring in a brown paper bag (lunch size) with 8 to 10 items from your art supply stash, (they do not have to be new), but DO try to find the types of things you would like to find in YOUR OWN bag! Bring the bag of supplies to the June 14th meeting where we’ll exchange bags and have 1 month to make something from the items we have in the bag we chose. You’re allowed to add other items from your own art supplies when creating your art, but the challenge is to incorporate the items from the bag into your piece of art. We’ll have until the next meeting on July 12th to complete the project, then we’ll vote on our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices and give out prizes to the winners! Start looking around your craft rooms & art studios and gather up some interesting goodies!!! Good luck to all!