Meetings

We have 11 regular meetings in a year. Our meetings are mostly scheduled on the 4th Sunday of each month, with the exception of February [Saturday Full Day Member Appreciation Day, November [Second Sunday, Holiay Market] 2108 the meetings would be on the 3rd Sunday.

In January 2018 our meeting will be on 4th Sunday, January 28; from 2 pm to 5 pm. This is the first regular meeting in 2018.

Place:

Reminder GAPCG Members and non-members, we have relocated! We are at our beautiful new location, closer to the artistic side of DeKalb County.

NEW LOCATION
[since February 2016]:
First Baptist Church Avondale Estates, FAMILY LIFE ROOM,
47 Covington Rd., Avondale Estates, GA 30002

From Avondale Estates City in Covington Hyw turn RIGHT on Stratford Rd, beside the church's white sign.
or
From Memorial Dr turn LEFT on Stratford Rd, beside the church's white sign.
Do not take Stratford Green it is in opposite side of the Rd.

Turn right to Avondale Preschool Academy parking.
Family Life Room is on 2nd building that has a large C on it.

Time:

Sunday, January 28, 2018; 2pm - 5 pm

Program:

Faux Enamel
Connie learned 6 years ago how to create traditional enamel pieces using glass enameling powders on copper sheet metal fired in a kiln. It can be a rather expensive and time consuming process. She found reproducing that look in polymer clay is simpler and less costly.

Leader:

Connie Clark

Supplies & Tools:

  • Light colored clay conditioned & sheeted to desired thickness for your project. Mix 3 parts white, to 1 part translucent, & a little bit grey granite Premo clay for a speckled look. Or substitute a few coffee grounds to achieve the speckled look.
  • Inexpensive cosmetic wedge sponges.
  • Scissors.
  • Sheet of copy paper.
  • Paper towel
  • Cutters of whatever shape you wish to use, or free hand cut.
  • Clear Liquid Kato clay.
  • Heat gun.
  • Disposable chopsticks or a long non-heat conducting tool to help hold small clay pieces when using heat gun.

Bring the following if you have them, if you don’t have them don’t worry about it they are additional options to experiment with or some alternatives to items listed above:

  • Pan Pastels in a variety of colors. GAPCG guild has some for use at guild meetings.
  • Embossing powders
  • Mica powders (NOTE: this is not a substitute for the Pan Pastels, but for added accent)
  • Various clay compatible sealants: Fimo liquid clay, new clear Sculpey liquid clay, Johnson floor wax, polyurethane- gloss finish, PYM II
  • Texture sponges
  • Stamp texture sheets

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2018 Meetings & Events

  • Jan 27 Saturday – 10am-5pm GAPCG Display Table at the Intergalactic Bead Show entrance area.
  • Jan 27-28 – Intergalactic Bead Show @ Infinite/Gwinnett Center for details see http://beadshows.com/
  • Jan 28 – 2-5pm Regular Meeting
  • Feb 17 – 9am-5pm Saturday, full day ! Member Appreciation Day event
  • Mar 25 – 2-5pm Regular Meeting
  • Apr 21 Saturday – 10am-5pm GAPCG Display Table at the Intergalactic Bead Show entrance area.
  • Apr 21-22 Intergalactic Bead Show @ Infinite/Gwinnett Center for details see http://beadshows.com/
  • Apr 22 – 2-5pm ! Silent Auction
  • Apr 26-29 – Full Days ! Spring Retreat (includes Thursday add on option)
  • May 20 – 2-5pm Regular Meeting
  • Jun 24 – 2-5pm Regular Meeting
  • Jul 22 – 2-5pm Regular Meeting
  • Aug 26 – 2-5pm Regular Meeting
  • Sep 23 – 2-5pm Regular Meeting
  • Oct 21 – 2-5pm ! 3rd Sunday, Silent Auction
  • Oct 25-28 – Full Days ! Fall Retreat (incl. Thursday add on option)
  • Nov 11 – 2-5pm ! 2nd Sunday; Holiday Market
  • Dec 9 – 2-5pm ! 2nd Sunday;Holiday Party

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BE SURE TO RSVP ON MeetUp to register your attendance and AND be present at the meeting to be eligible for demo supplies and surprise drawings.

As always, bring your work to show off.

 

!!Bead Bonanza!! ~ Bead Jar

What is the Bead Jar you ask?
Bring your extra beads, handmade or purchased, and put them in the Bead Jar that will be present at all of our guild meetings.
Bead Jar[s] will be auctioned off in our silent auctions.

Ok, so you made 12 beads for your latest project but you ended up needing only 9. Why not put the 3 extra beads in GAPCG's Bead Jar? If we all participate and contribute our spare, unwanted beads, the winner of the Bead Jar will go home with a true !!Bead Bonanza!! So bring those extra beads [don't have to be Polymer Clay] and put them in the Bead Jar to help the guild raise money at the Silent Auctions ~ April and October.

We accept any number of beads for the Bead Jar all year round!