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Deviations I've Suggested for DD's

These are Deviations that I've thought were unique and well done enough that I suggested them for Daily Deviations :D Not that they all got one but I think they should have :D Pretty huh? Go check them out, fav them and comment!

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Purely Organic #315 by Zorias
Purely Organic #315
Piece # 315 "Purely Organic"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista DeSelms © 2014

This is a dainty piece of Baltic Amber, I think it turned out very elegantly, what do you thingk? 

Amber wrapped in 21 gauge, square Argentium Sterling Silver wire.

Amber is fossilized pine tree sap, and belongs to the organic gemstones family. Although it is not truly a stone it’s still viewed as a semiprecious gem. True Amber can be picked out by its natural inclusions such as insects, bubbles and other naturally occurring substances caught in it, though clear Amber can also be found. True Amber when burnt smells of pine, while fake smells of plastic.

ARGENTIUM® Sterling Silver is the highest quality of Sterling Silver available today and is highly tarnish resistant. Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. Argentium is actually 93.5% silver with the remaining 6.5% a mixture of Copper and the element Germanium which gives it a higher tarnish resistance and less people are allergic to it than normal Sterling Silver.

Zoria's is proudly registered as an Aregentium user. 

ARGENTIUM® is a registered trademark of Argentium International Limited.

Yes, I do custom work.

:butterfly: Krista


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The Sun Rises in the East  # 314 by Zorias
The Sun Rises in the East # 314
Piece # 314 "The Sun Rises in the East"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista DeSelms © 2014

This is a gorgeous and giant piece of Purple/multicolor Labradorite that I so enjoyed wrapping!!!

Labradorite wrapped in round and twisted Gold Filled wire.

Labradorite is a feldspar mineral which occurs in large crystal masses in anorthosite rock and shows a beautiful array of colors. These colors are shown in a chatoyant way, an optical phenomenon in which the hue of the stone changes color or flash according to the angle from which the surface is viewed. Labradorite comes in all sorts of shades and colors; most common are blues, greens, golds, and oranges.  Purple and magenta are some of the most rare colors.

Gold Filled Wire is not the same as Gold Plated. Gold Filled is an actual layer of gold pressure bonded to a base metal. Gold Filled Wire has over 100% more gold than Gold Platting does. Gold Filled is much more valuable, won't chip away and is more tarnish resistant than plated. Anyone who can wear Gold can wear Gold Filled without worries of allergic reactions to the jewelry.

In the notation 14/20 the 14 refers to the gold being 14k and the 20 refers to the law that to be labeled "Gold Filled" the weight of the wire has to be 1/20th gold. All Zoria's products that have Gold Filled wire is at least 14/20 quality or better.

Yes, I do custom work.

:butterfly: Krista


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Courage of a Tiger Labrador #312 by Zorias
Courage of a Tiger Labrador #312
Piece # 312 "Courage of a Tiger"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista DeSelms © 2014

This is a beautiful blue piece of Labradorite, I love when I get to wrap things with such clear colors! 

Labradorite wrapped in 21 gauge, square Argentium Sterling Silver wire.

Labradorite is a feldspar mineral which occurs in large crystal masses in anorthosite rock and shows a beautiful array of colors. These colors are shown in a chatoyant way, an optical phenomenon in which the hue of the stone changes color or flash according to the angle from which the surface is viewed. Labradorite comes in all sorts of shades and colors; most common are blues, greens, golds, and oranges.  Purple and magenta are some of the most rare colors.

ARGENTIUM® Sterling Silver is the highest quality of Sterling Silver available today and is highly tarnish resistant. Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. Argentium is actually 93.5% silver with the remaining 6.5% a mixture of Copper and the element Germanium which gives it a higher tarnish resistance and less people are allergic to it than normal Sterling Silver.

Zoria's is proudly registered as an Aregentium user. 

ARGENTIUM® is a registered trademark of Argentium International Limited.

Yes, I do custom work.

:butterfly: Krista


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Have you found me on Instagram yet? I'm on there as ZoriasJewelry!!

That is all!

:butterfly: Krista
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I'm going to be creating some ads and want to know what people want to see!!!

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Gold Filled wins!!! What should the Purple/Pink/Orange Labradorite be wrapped in?!?!? 

79%
11 deviants said Gold Filled
14%
2 deviants said Sterling Silver
7%
1 deviant said Don't vote here, this is just the picture of the Labradorite! Labradorite #27 by Zorias

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Krista DeSelms
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Current Residence: Nebraska, USA
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Print preference: Matte, 24x36
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MP3 player of choice: Iphone Touch
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Personal Quote: "You have an odd talent for getting into weird predicaments." ~ My Good Friend Melissa

About Me
I love rocks. I started this adventure because I fell in love with the look of wire wrapping but as I stared learning about the focal point of each wire wrap, the stones, I became fascinated with them. Each piece I create is a unique harmony, inspired by the stone that the wire surrounds and holds. I can try and recreate pieces I’ve made in the paste but even then I find that the pieces are not quite the same; the wraps a little altered the melody discretely different.

I also love to oil paint; sometimes I see things and am just like, God I wish I could paint that right now! My talent comes from my Grandma, Dorothy DeSelms. She was an amazing water color artist, but I started painting after she passed so all technique has been learned on my own from experimentation and a couple college courses that gave me basic art theories to build on.

Other than my arts something you should know is that I’m a driven fighter. In January 2006 when I was 17 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia. It was devastating, I had graduated high school early and started college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and was six days into my first semester when I found out I had cancer. I underwent two and a half years of chemotherapy and beat the dastardly disease!

There is something that you don’t usually hear about from survivors because most are just so lucky and happy to be alive. The aftermath that chemotherapy can leave behind sometimes includes atrocious side effects. One of the treatments they gave me, Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid ran rampant through my body destroying my bones from the inside out, leading to joint destruction of all my major joints and many smaller ones. I’ve had nine major leg surgeries and have many major arm surgeries planned, in hopes that I can get back to a more normal life.

Through all of the, I’ve started college six times, in an effort to become more educated, though I believe I’ve had so much life experience I should get an honorable degree. :) I’m so proud to tell you that I’m no longer a Freshman in college, the last time I started I actually finished enough credits to be called a Sophomore!

I believe having my own fine art and jewelry business has kept me from going crazy through all of my challenges. I’m a young artist and I hope you enjoy my wire wrapping and oil paintings!


Where to find Zoria's

Our official Website: www.Zorias.com
Our official Portfolio: www.Zorias.com/Portfolio
Our Facebook website: www.facebook.com/ZoriasJewelry
Our Lincoln Arts Council Profile: www.artscene.org/member/?id=32…
Our Imgur profile: zorias.imgur.com
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:iconfreeby143:
freeby143 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful creations :) you're so talented I wish I could make accessories like you :)
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Zorias Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for the compliments :) They mean a lot to me.

:butterfly: Krista
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pazlowq Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Zorias Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!! :D It was a wonderful birthday!

:butterfly: Krista
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lonewylfe Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Happy birthday!
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Zorias Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!! :D It was a great birthday!

:butterfly: Krista
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MoonlitCreek Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the watch! :D
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wolfgirl501 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nobu Llama Thanks plz 
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RememberTheLost13 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Thanks for the llama.  
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Marikokitty Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama
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