Greetings and welcome! If you have wandered this way, perhaps you are curious about the creator of this little virtual space.
My name is Lora and I live in northern Ontario.
I have been many different things in my life, but I have found a special joy in working with my hands and creating with metal. I began making jewellery after watching a television program where someone was making very simple charm-on-a-cord type jewellery. After doing a little research online, I discovered wire wrapping, and since I was already twisting wire in safety applications as an aircraft mechanic, I decided to experiment.
After some time, and a lot of practice, my wire wrapped jewellery was on display at a local studio and I received many requests for custom work. Over the years, I’ve been able to add many new skills to my repertoire, such as soldering, metalsmithing, fold forming and lapidary. I think my work has come a long way since I first started, and I’m looking forward to going further still.
My creative ideas come from all around me, from physical things that inspire to more mystical influences. Though I always start a piece with an idea of how it will turn out, sometimes the act of creation has a mind of its own, bringing new ideas and possibilities.
I feel that one of the most important things to my work, is that there is no “mass production” feel; every piece is hand-crafted and unique. Even when making identical pieces, such as a pair of earrings or some of the charms, there are always differences, subtle as they may be.
On a more personal note, I am a solitary eclectic pagan/witch. My beliefs are derived from many different paths, because I believe that all paths have a truth to them. Though I grew up in a different faith, I have always been a witch at heart. I just didn’t really have a name for what I felt until I was in my late 20s.