Sunday, August 30, 2009

8/18 Meeting Minutes

How's everyone enjoying this HOT weather??

We had one new guest at our meeting this month and look forward to seeing more new faces in the future.

At our August meeting we discussed our set up for the Gem & Mineral Show that the SD Lapidary is hosting on September 26th & 27th at the Rancho Bernardo Winery. This is a great show, hope you can all attend.

We discussed costs for having outside instructors coming to San Diego to teach to our group.

We have plans to offer an introductory class to PMC that will be offered at the show.
We discussed having a flyer designed for our group to use at shows.

We had sign ups for working our demo booth at the September show and Cathy went over ideas for the demos. We finalized the items needed.

Our tricks and tips for the month was about texture and Ellen brought some items that she uses to create texture.

Next month is our charm exchange. If you didn't sign up for this event, you are still welcome to come. Details to follow in our email for September.

San Diego County chapter of the PMC Guild

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Next Meeting

Hello everyone! Enjoying the summer?

Next Tuesday, August 18th is our next San Diego County PMC Guild meeting. We will be working on our display set up for the Gems and Minerals Show in RB in September. Please bring the items you committed to at the last meeting so we can get a look at the booth set up. Also next week we will be working on textures. Please bring polymer clay or a molding compound and any items you would like to share with the other members to make molds of textures to use in our creations. Examples would be buttons, rubber stamps, shells, unusual textures you have around the house. Be creative and share your ideas. You are also welcome to bring items you have made using a mold or texture with your PMC. I am looking forward to seeing you next week.

San Diego County PMC Guild chapter

Monday, August 3, 2009

July 21st Meeting Minutes

Here is an update on the July PMC Guild meeting:
Cathy discussed the demonstration options for the Gem and Mineral Show in September. People signed up to work the show and we are bringing items to do a mock set up at the August meeting to make sure we have everything we need. Members also signed up to work the booth. This is a booth to demo PMC.
We had our final sign ups for the charm exchange at the September meeting. We have eight members signed up to exchange charms. If you are interested in participating in this event you will need to contact me by August 5th and pay your membership dues.
Venetia gave a treasurer’s report.
Yvonne gave a follow up on the Copper Clay that Carol demonstrated last month. Most of her information was found on the Yahoo group for Metal Clay.
This month’s demonstration was on How to Photograph your jewelry. We had a special guest photographer, Jonathan Fennell. Jonathan is a professional photographer and the husband of one of our members, Ashley. He brought some equipment (which he purchased on EBay) and we practiced photographing our own pieces with our camera or those of other members. He gave us tips and advice. I also want to thank Cathy for bringing her array of props and domes. This gave us an opportunity to see what supplies can be purchased and the use of them.
Jonathan Fennell’s web site is his email is and his phone number is 619-861-7873 for those whom inquired about him taking your photos for you.
Web sites that might be helpful: go to Product Photography How To this one uses an IKEA hamper! how to build a $7.00 set up

Thank you for all attending last month’s meeting and I look forward to seeing you in August on the 18th at 6:30 pm.

San Diego County chapter of the PMC Guild