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Leesburg woman transforms found objects into art

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Becky Tison shows how she creates silverware rings Becky Tison shows how she creates silverware rings
Bobby Tison works hard on making knives at his workstation Bobby Tison works hard on making knives at his workstation
Forks Tison found to make jewelry Forks Tison found to make jewelry
Finished product of silverware bracelets Finished product of silverware bracelets
Knives made using deer antlers and sandbag stag material Knives made using deer antlers and sandbag stag material
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

"That's a box full of them and I have another box so I have a lot to keep busy," said Leesburg resident Becky Tison

Old rusted spoons and forks may seem like something you would throw away but for Tison, it's an art project waiting to happen.

"To take it from this and ending up into a product that people just love, it's wonderful, it feels good," Tison said.

She uses found objects people bring to her or throw out to make one of a kind jewelry. Tison also experiments with copper, brass and glass to make interior and exterior decorations. She finds her inspiration almost instantaneously.

"When I'm looking at the flea market, garage sales, if something hits me when I see it that's what I envision right then and there what I'm gonna do with it," Tison shares.

Her interest in craft making was sparked by watching her husband, Bobby, he has been hand forging knives since 1977.

"It's a passion," Bobby Tison said. "It's something I really, really enjoy doing, working with the metal, that really is the creative part of it."

It takes him 4 days to construct a knife, it goes through various stages and tests before it is considered complete. It's the type of work Becky has come to appreciate.

 

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