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Sandcasting F Bombs

Posted by Lora Lee Yelverton on

This video shows the process I use to sandcast my popular F Bomb key chains. All my casting equipment (sand and frame) I get from https://www.etsy.com/shop/DIYJewelryCasting I also am in his wonderful group that has amazing tutorial videos and wonderful people to help you troubleshoot any issues you have. Find it on FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/262359177616661 I use a MAPP gas torch ( can get them from local hardware stores). I will try and make another video soon and include voice directions for all the steps I go thru, this was just a quick demo and we were chatting about nothing related to casting. These key chains can be purchased from my website www.loraleeartist.net Feel free to ask any questions, I happily share knowledge and if I can't help, I'll direct you to someone that can. Thanks for watching.

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Copper Rose for Momma

Posted by Lora Lee Yelverton on

Custom made this rose for my momma for Mother's Day.

A pendant like this can be made for your mom any time of year. With custom stamping on the back if you desire. Feel free to message me to create a custom piece with you!

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Suncatcher for Mother's Day

Posted by Lora Lee Yelverton on

I created this out of reclaimed copper gutter and wire. I hand cut and hammered each of the flowers and wire wrapped them on the shaped and hammered heart. The word Mom was the hardest thing, making it tight but readable in the space allowed. I added two clear crystals to reflect the light.

This was custom made for my mother. She loved it!

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Spiral Copper Mobile

Posted by Lora Lee Yelverton on

My daughter requested a spiral mobile to hang over my grandson's bed. This is what I came up with. I use reclaimed copper gutter. Hammered a large section, cut a spiral with regular scissors. The metal is 24 gauge I think. folded the center end piece up to add a hook on it. This will be what it hangs from the ceiling with. The colors are achieved by careful heating with a torch. I sealed it with ProtectaClear and added a tear drop glass charm on the end.

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How I Make Copper Daffodils

Posted by Lora Lee Yelverton on

How I made a copper daffodil out of reclaimed copper metal. Recycling is beautiful!

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