Craft meeting March 27, Monday, 6pm

A reminder, we will learn encrusting of either boxes, birdhouses or letters, which will be really a GLUE lesson one week from today. Before you begin, you will be shown how to properly use the following:

Tacky Glue
Hot Glue
Loctite Super Gel Glue

These three glues are allowed in the Civic Center, but keep in mind, there are numerous others which, when properly ventilated, provide excellent adhesion. We will not be covering these but for an on line lesson, please visit http://ThisToThat.com

There will be a limited number of birdhouses for sale along with letters, which some of you have reserved from Linda Ebeling. The club will have smaller letters also on a limited basis for use on the craft table next year.

If you have a box, letter or birdhouse you would like to cover, please bring it along. There will be two small boxes for practice available.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

Loctite Gel Glue
Hot Glue Gun and pad
Tacky Glue
Paint brush approximately 1/4 inch in width (to apply tacky glue evenly)
Good tweezers, preferably serrated (to pick up small shells)
Very thin “poker” such as a dental tool is helpful or toothpick
(this to align your shells perfectly)

Please come when you can, but we will begin glue instructions at 6 pm for the first group.

Many shells are available for sale especially with encrusting in mind. As is our motto, these are sold to members below your retail cost, one of our benefits for you.

Looking forward to a fun night.

Craft Meeting – Monday, February 27, 2017

Are you ready to make some mirrors? We are ready for you with blank frames
either to assist in creating for the craft sales table or to buy to take
home, or bring your own! If you bring your own, it is advisable
to remove the mirror to avoid scratches and glue drips while creating your
project.

If you go to Pinterest, and ask to see shell mirrors and you will get
endless ideas to inspire you.

There is a new shipment of craft club shells for sale from a purchase and
two nice donations we have received this past week. As usual, they are
priced to sell at very low prices so that you can select your favorites to
make mirrors.

Donna Clarke and Sandy Diezel made a large mirror last year during our
meeting and finished it at home. This mirror brought the club over $400 on
the raffle table! Everyone wanted a chance to win this beauty.

We will have examples of three different type of mirrors for you to see.
If you are a novice, our experts will be on hand to direct mirror projects
for the craft table so that you can learn.

Mirrors are flat. This allows us to use Tacky Glue in lots of places, so
please add this to your supply list which is as follows:

Glue gun and sticks
Glue pad
Tacky Glue (can be purchased at Joanne’s, AC Moore or Michaels)
Forceps or tweezers

I will have a Dremal tool or nail tool and a wire brush on hand to insure
your shells are in good condition for your use. Almost all shells need a
little care before applying and you can learn how to make your shell
collection at home even prettier.

Thank you to those who have done this before for your assistance in
directing a mirror project! We are no club without our volunteers so big
hats off to you for your help.

I am looking as well for a volunteer to handle the sales table. There are
LOTS so this will probably be a full time job for the night.

Remember, we begin at 6pm but come when you can. At 8:30pm we will begin
to clean up our mess so as to exit the Civic Center by 9pm.

Hope to see you!

Craft Meeting – January 23, 2017

Our beginning shell flower demonstration night went very well. All who attended made shell flowers and learned to stem them. Our gratitude to the teachers who stepped in to help our new members:

Linda Laurin, Cindy Treece, Shanti Moore, Debbie Anderson

It takes a club to be a club. Volunteers are always appreciated.

We sold quite a few shells last night and hope to use the proceeds to order more shells in the future. We will be ordering wholesale from the following company:

Atlantic Coral Enterprise, Inc
atlanticcoralenterprise.com

Please take a moment to browse if you wish and let me know what shells interest you from this site.