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Carving and Casting Axe Pendants

Posted by Lora Lee Yelverton on

Sharing a behind the scenes on how I made these Axe Pendants. From carving the wax to casting and clean up.

Hope you enjoy.

LLA

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How I Left Etsy Behind and Built My Customer Base.

Posted by Lora Lee Yelverton on

I just wanted to share how moving from Etsy helped me. Don't be afraid of change. It is sometimes the start of an amazing adventure. I left Etsy in 2013 due to them closing my shop down with no warning and wanting me to give detailed descriptions and photos on a ring I had made. Now it took me years to learn the skills I needed to make that ring and it was original. I had never seen anything like it anywhere. I refused to share that information with them. There were already stories being shared about artists' work being copied overseas and even in the USA and I didn't want to show anyone else how I made that specific item. So I closed my Etsy shop and walked away. Created my own website.

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