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Hi! I am Lorri Amidon and have been designing and making jewelry for resale since 1999. Now that I have a small studio it is more fun then ever since I get to watch wildlife in a natural habitat and make beautiful items at the same time. I started when following my Artistic Blacksmith husband to different Blacksmith Conferences(See some of his work can be seen at Locustforge.com. Then I took several silversmithing courses as well as a blacksmithing course at the J. C . Campbell School in Brasstown, NC. The patinas on the copper are done with heat and/or fumes from household items then Polyurethane or wax is applied to hold their color and keep them unique. Some copper I leave natural to patina with age. Although if the copper is to be next to material I usually polyurethane the backing so no damage can be done to clothing.The hand hammered silver & copper have different markings and facets due to the different hammer heads and other…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 15
  • Joined July 28, 2009

Favorite materials

Copper, Sterling Silver, Brass, Iron, Gold, Wire, Beads, Gem Stones, Yarn, Pine Needles, Spartina Patens marsh grass

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About

Hi! I am Lorri Amidon and have been designing and making jewelry for resale since 1999. Now that I have a small studio it is more fun then ever since I get to watch wildlife in a natural habitat and make beautiful items at the same time. I started when following my Artistic Blacksmith husband to different Blacksmith Conferences(See some of his work can be seen at Locustforge.com. Then I took several silversmithing courses as well as a blacksmithing course at the J. C . Campbell School in Brasstown, NC. The patinas on the copper are done with heat and/or fumes from household items then Polyurethane or wax is applied to hold their color and keep them unique. Some copper I leave natural to patina with age. Although if the copper is to be next to material I usually polyurethane the backing so no damage can be done to clothing.The hand hammered silver & copper have different markings and facets due to the different hammer heads and other tools I have made with some help from my husband. So, it is a family business.
I also like to knit and have some items for sale occassionally.Plus, I am willing to take special orders and make something special for you.
My newest adventure is GARDEN SCULPTURES from glass dishes and copper pipe as well as leaves of copper that I have done some reposse work on. These are a challenge to mail. Also , PINE NEEDLE BASKETS have become a favorite to make.
Please feel free to contact me if you need some custom jewelry or knit item and have a design in mind or just want something unique. I am more then happy to work with you.

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