Lemons into Lemonade

WOW…it has been a long time since I posted and a great deal has happened since that last April Fools Day post. On April 4th I was diagnosed with breast cancer and my focus has been wrapping my head around the diagnosis and treatment. The prognosis is excellent and my doctor tells me I am doing exceptionally well. Side effects have been minimal and I am finally back in the studio…so far nothing worth sharing.

Shortly before my chemo started, I received fabulous news from Belle Armoire Jewelry that my spoke bracelet is the summer issue cover. The issue also includes a beautifully photographed article, which includes 7 pages of instructions and step out photos.

No promises…but I hope to post at least once a month. Besides, I have a new phone that I want to ‘play’ with…maybe even a video or two. Alice Stroppel assures me I can do video…!!!!!!!!!!

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3 Responses to Lemons into Lemonade

  1. Yes you can, that means everything!

  2. Sue Duffy says:

    Loved your work in Belle Armoire! In directions – I have a question – wondering how much sand to add to mix ratio? A teaspoon, a pinch…? Thanks!

    • laurie says:

      Sue, Thank you for the compliment on the article. I am glad you are ready to jump into experimenting with the technique.
      The amount of sand depends on the amount of clay you are mixing. I am estimating a 1/2 teaspoon for a 6″X 6″ square on the largest pasta machine setting. Our goal is to create the textural element found on the surface of concrete.
      You may want to err on the side of less is more, as too much sand may weaken the finished item.
      Hope this helps…and have fun!!!
      Laurie

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