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1  New York / New York: Central / New Hartford, NY: ArtsyCraftsy Time on: January 04, 2014 07:40:40 PM
If you make pleasure from Obsessive Crafting Disorder, this is the group for you. No matter what you make, you have a place at the table. Jewelry, drawings, quilts, ATC's, polymer clay, knitting, crochet, embroidery, painting, upcycling & recycling, zen doodling, RAAKing, and anything else. Find joy in the company of creative folks: working on our own projects, doing show-and-tells, learning from each other, or working together on collaborative projects. We'll have monthly gatherings as well as special projects and events as folks are interested.

10:30AM-4:30PM
Signature 81 www.signature81.com
9273 Kellogg Rd
New Hartford, NY 13413
No cost
Reserve your seat!
2  New York / New York: Central / New Hartford, NY: Zen Doodling, Jan 8, 2014 on: January 04, 2014 07:35:14 PM
Every Wednesday, 5:30-7:00 unless otherwise posted on website
No cost
Signature 81 www.signature81.com
9273 Kellogg Rd
New Hartford, NY 13413

Supplies provided though you are welcome to bring your favorite marking tool or something you'd like to doodle.

Get through the week with a meditative and rejuvenating hour of Zen Doodling.  Zen Doodling, also known as Intentional Doodling, is a method of relaxation and creativity but can also be used for meditation.  It is a wonderful way to get through the work week as you discharge stress and replenish yourself. As a craft form, it can be a rich technique on its own or as an addition to other forms.  It can be used in scrapbooking, jewelry, clay work, most anything. Join us in exploring this calming act of creating. No cost.  Reserve your seat at www.signature81.com
3  New York / New York: Central / New Hartford, NY: Creative Gathering, June 29 on: June 24, 2013 09:23:19 PM
"You can't use up Creativity.  The more you use it, the more you have" (Maya Angelou).  You know the joy in creating.  You know the thrill of making something work out.  You understand someone else's celebration of creating.  Now join others as we each create our own works and watch the fun multiply!  Bring your current projects or just share in the company of other creative folks.  All crafts and arts are welcome.  Carry in and carry out.  No cost and all are welcome.

Signature 81
http://www.signature81.com.
9273 Kellogg Road
New Hartford, NY 13413
(In the Kellogg Commons next to Packy's)
4  New York / New York: Central / New Hartford, NY: Zen Doodling June 26th on: June 24, 2013 09:21:12 PM
Most every Wednesdays 7-8
Supplies provided though you are welcome to bring your favorite marking tool.

Get through the week with a meditative and rejuvenating hour of Zen Doodling.  Zen Doodling, also known as Intentional Doodling, is a method of relaxation and concentration but can also be used for meditation and prayer.  It is a wonderful way to get through the work week as you discharge stress and replenish yourself. As a craft form, it can be a rich technique on its own or as an addition to other forms.  It can be used in scrapbooking, jewelry, clay work, most anything. Join us in exploring this calming act of creating. 

No cost.  Everyone welcome.

Signature 81
http://www.signature81.com.
9273 Kellogg Road
New Hartford, NY 13413
(In the Kellogg Commons next to Packy's)

5  New York / New York: Central / New Hartford, NY: Hump Day Doodling starts 5/15 on: April 20, 2013 06:45:04 PM


Hump Day Doodling
Wednesdays 7:00 8:00 PM
A Continuous Class Every Week, Starting Wednesday May 15, no cost
By Maimun N. Khan
At:
Signature 81
http://www.signature81.com.
9273 Kellogg Road
New Hartford, NY 13413
(In the Kellogg Commons next to Packy's)

Supplies provided though you are welcome to bring your favorite marking tool.

Get through the week with a meditative and rejuvenating hour of Zen Doodling.  Zen Doodling, also known as Intentional Doodling, is a method of relaxation and concentration but can also be used for meditation and prayer.  It is a wonderful way to get through the work week as you discharge stress and replenish yourself. As a craft form, it can be a rich technique on its own or as an addition to other forms.  It can be used in scrapbooking, jewelry, clay work, most anything. Join Maimun N. Khan in exploring this calming act of creating.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Alchemy: Turning Clay to Silver (lots of photographic evidence) on: October 16, 2011 08:21:01 PM
Something about Alchemy has always called to me and now I've finally learned how to turn clay into silver.

1) ignore the screams of the credit card as you buy the Precious Metals Silver Clay
2) form the clay into whatever you want
3) fire the clay
4) frown at the dull white rough objects that come out of the kiln.
5) polish
6) be amazed as before your eyes dull white rough becomes shiny smooth silver
optional 7) use Accent Gold paint and be even more astounded!

Silver and Ice brcelet

silver and ice by MunLtStmpr, on Flickr

dichroic glass earrings encased in silver clay

iced rainbow by MunLtStmpr, on Flickr

Pendant of my logo

rainbow choker by MunLtStmpr, on Flickr

Spring earrings

spring by MunLtStmpr, on Flickr

Love's Maze earrings

love's maze by MunLtStmpr, on Flickr

Baby Moon Pendant

BabyMoon Pendant by MunLtStmpr, on Flickr
This used the Accent Gold.  I truly believed that the piece was ruined when it came out of the kiln.  I did not at all expect the gross, greenish yellowish globby finish on the cat to turn gold.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / pmc ring on: September 08, 2011 08:48:41 PM
I'm taking a jewelry making class this semester and we started off with PMC Silver Clay.  This is my first piece:

pmc ring by MunLtStmpr, on Flickr

how it looks on:

ring by MunLtStmpr, on Flickr
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Hair Toys on: May 05, 2011 08:41:14 PM
I made a few hair toys over the last week and they were finally dry enough to take some pictures.

This first one is made in my usual way:
side view
IMG_0376 by MunLtStmpr, on Flickr  top view:
IMG_0378 by MunLtStmpr, on Flickr
I found the topper in a store where it was disguised as a ring.  I just removed the beads that made it a ring and glued the flower onto a dowel that I had tapered, sharpied and clear nail polished.

This one is the result of finally trying out my dremel on a wooden rod:

IMG_0375 by MunLtStmpr, on Flickr
Once it was shaped, I painted it with copper nail polish with a layer of OPI's shatter which makes the crackle effect.  Once that was all dried, I applied a coat of Triple Thick.

And lastly, the one I like the most:

IMG_0374 by MunLtStmpr, on Flickr
this was also shaped with a dremel, coated with a pale goldish nail polish, then a layer of chunky copper glitter nail polish and a final layer of Triple Thick.

I used a pin vise and mini drill bits to form the hole on the top for the beads.  And I've been buying more nail polish than I have in my entire life!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Paper Beads of a Thousand Cuts on: April 22, 2011 09:12:32 PM
Paper Beads of a Thousand Cuts

I found making paper beads to be so relaxing and meditative, from the cutting the strips to rolling the beads.  But I also have a hard time leaving things well enough alone.  Thus came the Paper Beads of a Thousand Cuts.

First (and if anyone has a better way of doing this, I'd love to hear your ideas!) I layered sheets of Joss Paper that I bought at a local Asian grocery store by watering down plain white craft glue and brushing each sheet as I set them atop one another.  It's thinner than construction paper and thicker than tissue paper.  I've been playing with are using construction paper but the sheets dont adhere as well to each other with the above gluing technique.  If it ever gets warm enough around here (so I can do it outside) and I figure out a way to go with without creating a disaster, I want to try spray adhesive.

Once the layered sheets are dry, I form the beads as they usually are formed but glue along the coil rather than just the last few inches.  For this to work, the layers need to stay glued to each other throughout the whole bead.

Once the formed beads are dry, I smooth out the bead by cutting just a touch more than the ridge edges.  (And that is how these beads got their name I was so excited to try this that I didnt use the right kind of blade and carved the way you shouldnt carve.  When I shampooed my hair the next morning, I discovered rather painfully how badly I had shredded my thumb.)
As you carve the bead, the layers of colored papers show through and the striations come through.  Be sure to seal the bead well.  I liked the effect of Mod Podge Hard Coat the best but a matte clear nail polish was also fun.
     
unsealed                            Mod Podge                          Matte polish
 
(This is my first tutorial posted on Craftster... please C/C!)
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / J&T Challenge 3: Ariel's Wedding Necklace on: April 06, 2011 08:51:43 PM

I saw these glass pearls in a catalog and fell in live with them.  First time I every loved pearls!  And this is the necklace they wanted for their home.

The pearls are wired onto the wired frame hanging off strands of fresh water pearls.  All while I was working on the necklace, I could not get Ariel, the Mermaid, out of my head.

I made a matching bracelet to go with this necklace.

that one bead really isn't sticking up as badly as this angle makes it look.  I used florist wire, so it's very soft.  And that lets me adjust the bracelet so it's very fitting.  I love these beads a bit too much!
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