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May Clay Day agenda and kit list

DoodlePippin red flower bangle

Not long now to our May Clay Day!

Agenda for the day is:

9.30-10 Welcome and set up

10.30 Show and Tell table - bring something to show everyone, whether for advice or just to show off!

11 Bangle-making demo - first part (making bangle inner, and creating a basic three colour cane to provide slices for decoration).

11.30-12.30 Making and curing time for bangle inners.

12.30 Lunch and birthday celebrations, including group photo!

1 LPCG AGM (please note there are some changes to the Steering Group this time - our Annual Report is available here)

1.30 Bangle-making demo, part 2: (making bangle strap, attaching and shaping).

2.15 Making time

4.15 last bake!

5pm Close: PLEASE clear away your tables and chairs if possible before leaving the hall.

Kit list - stuff you'll need to do the bangle-making workshop / demo.

Learn how to make a polymer bangle, including creating the base, making a simple millefiori cane, and putting the two together. If you already have a square or rectangular cane you'd like to use, bring that!

You will need:

  1. Two colours and white - will be used to make the design on the surface of your bangle.

  2. Scrap clay can be used to make the bangle inner, or choose one of your main colours if you prefer. You'll need enough to make two nine inch belts or straps of clay - approx 1 inch wide - on a thickish setting of your pasta machine.

  3. Metal cookie cutter that just fits over your hand. As a guide, most people need one that measures 6 or 6.5cm in diameter.

  4. Sharp flexible blade.

  5. Scalpel

  6. Liquid clay or bake 'n' bond (if you don't have any, you can get by without it)

  7. Wet wipes

  8. Pasta machine, roller and worksurface.

  9. Cornflour 'pounce' if you've got one.

  10. Greaseproof or layout paper

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