Steep Learning Curve!

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Upon my return from Virginia, I found a nice check from Charleston Crafts waiting for me. (I think this gig is going to work!!!) It made me feel a bit better about all of the new toys that I purchased while I was away…Inka Gold in three colors, Melanie Muir and Art Clay World templates, fabulous silk screens from Allison Gallant and Karen Woods…and an order for a Silhouette Curio.

new toy1Since I am new to the Silhouette world, it is all Greek to me. But, with the help of Mags Bonham and Cindy Pope, I am on my way…baby steps though. The ability to etch multiples of my ivory designs has great appeal. These images tend to be on the primitive side, so I may never graduate from baby steps. The flaws and irregularities work for me.

After multiple ‘disasters’, I finally etched three samples. The progression is from top to bottom, experimenting with settings and the ‘Greek to me’ terminology of the Curio. Needless to say, I am excited about my new toy. Guess cleaning the bathroom can go on the back burner for a bit longer.

Shameless self promotion. The summer issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry includes 6 articles with polymer…including my bangle article using Lynda Moseley’s Turquoise technique. Now that Art Jewelry is gone and Ornament is a shadow of it’s former self, Belle Armoire Jewelry is my go to for new ideas and materials.

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4 Responses to Steep Learning Curve!

  1. Your baby steps are way ahead of the rest of us, Laurie! I can’t wait to get my copy of the magazine, too. Thanks so much for including a link. People are already coming by to chat with me! You’re the best!

  2. laurie says:

    So glad to hear the link is bringing people to your site. The photos in the article are fantastic, but unfortunately they did not include a link to your site. Wanted to make certain you received the credit due for your inspirational tutorial.

  3. Karen Woods says:

    Was great to spend the week with you in Virginia. You were missed and glad you are back! Always fun to see what other people do with my silk screens!

    • laurie says:

      Thanks Karen. Love the week in Virginia and catching up with you and Allison. I am having a great time with the new silk screens. They are the BEST!!!

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