BOGO 1/2 Off Sale At Centsations

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BOGO 1/2 Off Sale At Centsations

I am thrilled to offer a BOGO 1/2 off sale for a limited time. There is so much in stock and I’d love to see it clear out before the holidays. I want everyone to be able to get some beautiful creations for their friends and family for the Holidays. sale-buy-1-get-1-half-price

I don’t make this beautiful jewelry to just have it sit in my shop for a year. I want it to find that perfect home with someone that will love it and wear it. I work with these payment options – need layaway, I can do that. Need me to hold something till payday. I can do that. I use paypal for all my payments. Makes it easy to send invoices and keep up with layaway balances.

So don’t be shy, come by and browse what’s in stock to find that perfect piece. Custom orders are not included in this sale, for example: rings.

Browse here: SALE!

Just do YOU! I’ll be over here doing ME.

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I was told this past weekend by a fellow metalsmith that “You should be glad I don’t work in copper because I would create some amazing pieces of jewelry”. My response was “Well why don’t you, I’d love to see your creations.” Most people would have been upset by this…I wasn’t. In fact I almost laughed. I’m not in competition with anyone. I do ME. In fact I do ME so much that no one could ever figure out what my next creation would look like. So please, feel free to work in copper. I promise I’ll encourage and help in any way I can. Cause I’ll be over here, doing my thing, and loving every minute of it. 1912143_1561339074081380_7211698936174496311_n

LOVE LOVE LOVE. It’s why I do what I do!

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This was taken at the PeaceLoveArtYoga Festival this past Saturday. I was sitting on the ground hammering metal. Barefoot. I had so much fun playing with my metal and hammers and torch that day. I spent hours hammering and guess what….I loved every minute of it. No I did not feel good rolling out of bed the next morning lmao but I enjoyed every fold formed piece I made. I had a chance to show people what I do and how I do it. Had several people sit down beside me and watch and ask questions. It was such a great great day!

I love what I do. I love sharing that passion with people. But I think most of all, I love inspiring people to find their own passions and to follow them.

Lora Lee

http://www.centsations.net

Metanoia……Loving this word!

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Metanoia……Loving this word!

Metanoia- The journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self or way of life!!!!

That is the journey I am on today and for the past few years!

I started my business because I love creating. I started my business because I love to share what I have created. BUT in the process of sharing and trying to sell what I love to create, I also got lost in the chaos. I got lost in the frustration of marketing, branding, selling, tagging, editing photos, shipping packages and tracking lost ones. I got lost on the internet….Facebook, Pinterest, Etsy, emails, Facebook, etc.

So It’s time to find that happy place again. It’s time to go back to what I started with and why I started with it.

Metanoia – the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self or way of life!

These past few years I have been coming more and more to the realization that we have so many “things” we don’t need. Surrounded by stuff. We are constantly hounded to buy more “stuff”. It bothered me to the point that I started cleaning house, and I don’t mean dust bunnies. I mean getting rid of everything that had no value to me. It’s either useful or personal. We still have a lot of stuff to sort, but we are doing it one room at a time, one cluttered desk at a time, etc. It’s very freeing to be rid of things you have to store in the shed or stick in a closet, figure if I haven’t used it in 6mths, and for sure if I haven’t used it in a year or longer, Get rid of it!

I have also been paying a lot more attention to what I eat. I love to garden and have been making a point of growing more of the things we eat, saving a trip to the grocery store. Cut way back on dairy products, breads, and we do not buy can vegetable goods if we can help it. I will buy Speg sauce in a glass jar. And we buy frozen veggies sometimes.

We cut out beef and pork completely. We use turkey, deer, and chicken. Our fish and seafood products have been a frustrating search for USA produced and processed items. We have cut out many processed box food items too. And sugar, we switch to natural cane sugar as often as we can. White sugar just does not taste as beautiful.

Right now I have a fall garden planted. Very excited to have harvested my first fresh salad from it this week. I grow greens but I don’t let them get big, we cut them small and use in salads. We do this for Kale too. So I have arugula, kale, greens, bok choy, garlic, leeks, spinach, green onions, okra, bell peppers, ginger, herbs, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, celery all planted.

I’m trying very hard to be more aware of my foot print on the Earth. We pay attention to our garbage. Down to one bag a week and sometimes even longer. We compost all our organic material, add grass clippings to it and have been so excited to see beautiful results from it. Used it in the garden boxes this year. It’s really made a huge difference in the growth of our plants. I used salvaged pallets and old cedar boards to create my beds for my garden.

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One of the reasons I keep creating jewelry and wall art is to use some of this beautiful copper wire and sheet that I have salvaged. Upcycling is so fun. I want to make people more aware of just how beautiful recycling can be. So while I don’t enjoy shopping for clothing, jewelry, or shoes at the mall or wally world, I do enjoy bartering and trading my copper creations for handmade upcycled clothing and items I can use at home. I am very interested in the sharing economy. I try to share any knowledge I have with others that want it. I learned from others helping me, and I want to spread that. Kind of a pay it forward type thing.

I will continue to share what I am up to, what I am learning and creating. I really want to share more about how you can change the world one step at a time. It starts with you. It starts at home. Your mind, your choices, they do make a difference.

If you have any questions I will gladly try to answer them. If you want to see step by step how I do something, feel free to ask.

Lora Lee