I’m really excited about this latest DIY – I was lucky enough to be gifted (!) a bag of quick drying sand and cement by my every thoughtful husband. I had spotted a few cool DIY projects on Pinterest recently that used concrete as the medium for working with. Being a Civil Engineer by qualification I thought it only too fitting to put the practice we had mixing and testing concrete in the concrete lab in the old Civil Engineering building in NUI, Galway to use (those were the days right Laura!?). It took a couple of goes to get the consistency correct and I still need to figure out a more secure method of attaching the brooch backing to the concrete but all in all a pretty unlikely, albeit fitting in my case, material to create jewelry from! If anyone is interested in road testing a few pieces let me know!