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Ms Kitty The Octopus

Posted by Lora Lee Yelverton on

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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Love Not Fear Is What It's All About

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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 day. I doubt my skills, I doubt my efforts. I see very few sales during the holidays and take it as a personal reflection on my work and what I have spent the past 5 years learning and creating. But here's the thing about doubt....and fear. You can't listen to it. You can't let it stop you. I have a fire inside that is forever burning. Some days it...

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To New Adventures!

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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 from vines across the creeks as a teen. Gardening in herbs and veggies as an adult.  Growing up I spent time in both ends of Tennessee. My dad would take us for drives all over up in those mountains and the views were just thrilling.  When I finally got a chance to hike and explore north Arkansas I felt like I had found home. I wanted to stay. We were miles deep...

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Bonfire Pendants- How It's Made by LoraLeeArtist

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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.

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Making Copper Roses

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

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