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From Reality To Silver - An Acorn's Story

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From Reality To Silver - An Acorn's Story

An acorn from our Granddaddy Oak tree in our yard here in Louisiana. The ground is always covered with them every year. I used Craig Dabler's sandcasting kit to cast this one in sterling silver. I save all my scraps of silver from different projects and use them to cast things like this. So no metal goes to waste in my shop. Every bit is saved to use in casting new items. Recycling is Beautiful.

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Creating New Designs

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Creating New Designs

Step by step photos of creating a new ring design from scratch.

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Emerald CZ and Sterling Silver Ring Hand Made by Lora Lee

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Emerald CZ and Sterling Silver Ring Hand Made by Lora Lee

It's not perfect, it has flaws. I learned so much from making this one. I can't wait to make another.

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Bonfire Pendants- How It's Made by LoraLeeArtist

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Bonfire Pendants- How It's Made by LoraLeeArtist

When I say my work is handcrafted, I really mean it. Every single part of the hand drawn original design is hand cut, shaped, filed, engraved, hammered and polished. I start with flat sheet in silver and copper to create this pendant. A lot of the process is sped up to shorten the video. I hope you enjoy. Feel free to ask any questions you might have about the tools I use or the making process.

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Recycling is Beautiful

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Recycling is Beautiful

When I first started working with coin jewelry I called my business Centsations. I now just use LoraLeeArtist to cover any medium I work with. This sculpture was my Survivors Heart. I am thrilled that it now hangs in the home of an amazing woman. A survivor in her own right.  Life is beautiful. Recycling is Beautiful!

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