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Emerald CZ and Sterling Silver Ring Hand Made by Lora Lee

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.

Focus On The Positive and Let The Rest Go!

Focus On The Positive and Let The Rest Go!
There are so many distractions in life. Things to think about, see, understand or worry about. Sometimes it all becomes so overwhelming and hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I have learned over the years to stop, refocus my thoughts and actions, to put them towards positive things instead of the negatives. If I can't control it, LET IT GO. I can't control anything but myself. I am in charge of my actions and my thoughts. So it's up to me to change how those things affect me and the people around me. 

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.