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Krista DeSelms
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Current Residence: Nebraska, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Print preference: Matte, 24x36
Favourite genre of music: country, rock and classical
MP3 player of choice: Iphone Touch
Other Tech Toys: Nook Color
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!

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A Lily for My Love by Zorias
A Lily for My Love
This is a Stargazer Lily I painted with wood stain onto a 9" x 7" pine wood plaque.  I really enjoyed this work as it was a little like having a liquid form of charcoals, some shading involved but also with the ability to use a paint brush to fill in where I wanted.

Like most all of my work this is for sale, contact me if interested!

Yes, I do custom work.


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Sumptuous 336 by Zorias
Sumptuous 336
Piece # 336 "Sumptuous"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista DeSelms © 2015

This is a redo piece, I had this cabochon wrapped for a couple years now without attention, so I flipped it and re-wrapped it with better hopes for it to go to someone who needs a sumptuous little piece of Larimar to wear. 

Larimar wrapped in round Argentium Sterling Silver and square and twisted Gold Filled wire.

Larimar is a semi-precious stone classified as a type of pectolite. Although Larimar is a semi-precious stone it can cost more than some precious stones because of its rarity. Larimar is only found in one place in the world, in the southern part of the Dominican Republic. Although there are pectolite all across the world, Larimar is distinguished by its blue to blue-green color with white veins through it. This is caused by the absorption of cobalt instead of calcium. The name Larimar derives from the discovery by Me. Mendez, a Peace Corp worker in 1974, he called it Larimar for his daughter Larissa and the Spanish word Mar for the name of the Sea.

Larimar is believed to help in viewing new and different perspectives, to soften and enlighten. It aids in healing the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual body. Larimar is a stone known to help boost confidence as well as promoting a soothing surrounding and reduces stress. Larimar is a stone known to help in generating soothing energies.

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.

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.


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Completely Classic #318 by Zorias
Completely Classic #318
Piece # 318 "Completely Classic"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista DeSelms © 2015

When John and I got engaged I knew I wanted to wear pearls on our wedding day. I did my research and spent a little money and learned all about pearls and knotting and made my own necklace, bracelet and earrings. That's me wearing them on our wedding day, if you ever wanted a sneak peak into an artist's life you couldn't get more personal. When I cerated this set I took pearls from every strand I bought and reduced them to crumbs, first by putting them in acid to see if the got gummy like they should and then taking a hammer to them and seeing how deep the nacre went in them, I decided to use only 3 of the 5 strands I bought, not because they weren't real but because the quality wasn't as high as I wanted. 

Graduated Freshwater Pearls hand knotted on silk with Sterling Silver safety clasps and Argentium Sterling Silver ear wires.

A Pearl is a hard object made in the soft tissues of a shelled mollusk. Pearls are generally made up of calcium carbonate in the form of the mineral aragonite. The aragonite is held together by a horn-like compound called conchiolin. The Pearl is formed over time when an irritant is introduced to the mollusk or oyster and the organism covers the irritant in the aragonite and conchiolin compounds. The thinner the layers the more metallic and lushes the pearl will be. The most sought after pearls are wild, perfectly round pearls. Though most pearls sold today are cultured pearls, meaning they are still made within a mollusk or oyster, but that the irritant that starts the pearl being made is started by man, these are still considered real. There are many fake pearls out on the market, but generally lack luster and look plastic like.

Yes, I do custom work.

:butterfly: Krista

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:butterfly: Krista
  • Mood: Joy

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

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



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Liberthy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much fot the llama.
elvenphilosophy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama! :happybounce:
sheikhrouf23 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Happy Birthday :cake:
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 :)
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
pazlowq Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
Zorias Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!! :D It was a wonderful birthday!

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

:butterfly: Krista
MoonlitCreek Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the watch! :D
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