Magpies collaborate

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This new batch of Picarello/Lehocky hearts was too beautiful to pass by. Julie Picarello tidied her studio and forwarded those pesky tail ends and bothersome bits to Ron Lehocky.

Ron never met a polymer scrap he couldn’t use. Look at the lovely collaborative patterns that he melded into hearts (more here). He’ll peddle the pins for the Kids Center during Julie’s 2-day class in Indianapolis. Here are Ron and Julie on Facebook.

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The yellow pieces below are Julie’s samples for Magpie Mokume. In this version she adds leaf and inks and anything within reach into her stacks of clay colors.


  • reply Ron Lehocky ,

    Thanks, Cynthia, for the post. Great way to start my day! Working with Julie’s remnants was a joy. Every piece of her luscious scrap was a precious gem and I tried my best to use every bit of what she donated. I ended up with about 75 hearts. So indirectly she has contributed to raising $750 for The Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies. Everyone wins in this scenario. My current total is 31,450 hearts.

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