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Ms Kitty The Octopus

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. 

Love Not Fear Is What It's All About

Love Not Fear Is What It's All About
As a small business owner, artist, and just a human I have days where I doubt what I am doing. I doubt that it is worth doing tomorrow or the next ...

To New Adventures!

To New Adventures!
I can't remember a time when I was not thrilled to be in nature. Covered in dirt and sweat, crawling and exploring creek banks as a child. Swinging...

Bonfire Pendants- How It's Made by LoraLeeArtist

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.

Making Copper Roses

Making Copper Roses
I recently started making these little roses and wanted to share how I do it.

Recycling is Beautiful

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!

Copper Door Wreath

Copper Door Wreath
Custom door wreath created out of copper.

Liwet - Copper Angel Sculpture

Liwet - Copper Angel Sculpture
Liwet - The angel of innovation and creativity. A fitting name for this creation. I made this sculpture in 2013.

Fear Has NO Place Here

Fear Has NO Place Here
So every time I start thinking about how maybe I should just quit all this nonsense and do something “useful”. I look back at where I was 5 years ago. I look at the custom work I created for people and I remember why I do what I do. Why I work non stop every single day. Why I wear my body out physically to create just one hand hammered piece. Why I continue to push and learn new techniques to better my skills and creations. I remember that I have a passion. I have a love for life that needs to be shared. And in sharing that passion, maybe, just maybe it will inspire one other person to keep following their dreams.