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Suncatcher for Mother's Day

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Suncatcher for Mother's Day

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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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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Ms Kitty The Octopus

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Ms Kitty The Octopus

Blast from the Past. Created this years ago, still love it! Hand hammered on a stump with a ball peen hammer. This is Ms Kitty. Created from a reclaimed copper gutter. Riveted together with aluminum rivets. It's almost 4 ft by 4ft. Hangs in my living room. I love the patina on it. Has a steampunk style heart, key in one tentacle and a pocket watch dangling from the right side tentacle. 

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