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Creating New Designs

Posted by Lora Lee Yelverton on

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

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Sandcasting Tree Pendant

Posted by Lora Lee Yelverton on

Sandcasting Tree Pendant
When I first met my husband he wore this wooden tree pendant all the time. When I inquired about it, he told me he had carved it by hand and had been wearing it for years. 
He quit wearing it awhile back and I thought about it the other day, wondering where it was. I dug around and found it. I cast it in sterling silver for him. It weighs 26 grams. He loved it. 

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Sandcasting Memories

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Sandcasting Memories

Years ago I met a young woman that made clay items. I got a pendant and earrings with these little voodoo dolls on them from her. She made all kinds of cool items. She died of cancer. Too young. Leaving two small children and a husband. I think of her often. Recently the clay had gotten tacky and was looking bad so I decided to use her creations to make a silver version that I could continue to wear in her memory. R.I.P. Charity. You are not forgotten. This piece is not for sale.  

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