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Each raffle will have a timeline, a designated number of chances, a "tips at" number and a designated price per chance. Buy one chance or buy them all! It's up to you! Shipping is free in the USA!
The "tips at" number will be the minimum number of tickets that need to sell to make it to 75% retail and if at least that number of tickets sell by the end of the raffle there will be a drawing for the piece, if less than the "tips at" number of tickets sell then the piece will not be drawn for.
If the "tips at" number of chances are not purchased you will be given the options of a full refund, a credit good to buy anything in Zoria’s store or towards a custom work, or to have your chances rolled over into the next raffle.
Any international shipping charges will be refunded if you do not win. If you purchase more than one ticket and are in the USA it will charge you shipping and this too will be refunded whether you win or not!
Each raffle will start at the beginning of the month and conclude at the end of the month, so they could be anywhere from 28-31 days long. At the end of the raffle the drawing will take place using random.org! Winners will be posted and notified!
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
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
|So I keep being told that I need new cutters because the edges of my swirls are a little sharp. Well a while back I bought new ones at the store, just normal jewelry wire cutters and there was no change in the cut. So I gave up, I need these: www.riogrande.com/Product/Swan… but really can't afford them. So I was hoping people would donate enough points so that they would pay for the next couple memberships I buy and that would nutralize the cost of the cutters I need to buy. $58.95 includes shipping and it equal to 4716 points, almost the same as 2 years DA membership, which is 4792 points. So please donate so I can buy membership and get new, better cutters! When the goal is reached I will buy them and post a pretty picture of the new tool for all to see!|