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Charmed Silence 167 by Zorias Charmed Silence 167 by Zorias
Piece # 167 "Charmed Silence"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista DeSelms ©2011

This is by far not the most unique design, I'm not even sure where I saw this kind of design first, but I thought I'd try it out and these circular designs are the only things I've ever been able to really create something nice with beads, I'm making these as a little less expensive design for those who'd like to have some of my work but can't afford some of my more complex pieces. :)

Amethyst bead wrapped in Argentium Sterling Silver.

Amethyst is the Birthstone for February and the accepted anniversary gemstone for the 6th year of marriage. Amethyst has been considered a semiprecious stone since an abundance of the crystal mineral was found in Brazil in the 19th century. Before that is was considered a precious stone. Amethyst is a quartz mineral and comes in various shades of purple. The natural occurrence of manganese in quartz gives Amethyst its purple hue.

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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tamielise Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I like this one alot ~ great job Krista!!
Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Tami! Sorry I didn't reply sooner I've been very busy with the move, but we've been in Hastings almost a week now and it's going well :)

tamielise Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are most welcome!! That is fine Krista. I am so happy to hear the move has gone well!! I hope you are feeling well through it all. I am sure it is not easy on you.
Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The move has gone really well, we had lots of help from family and friends, but now it's just John and I and it'll take a couple more weeks to get settled in completely. We think we'll have internet next week, right now I just have my phone's internet :p

tamielise Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to hear you had help with it all!! Now the fun part of settling in ~ enjoy it!!
Catch back up with me when you have the internet all set. It sounds like you have plenty going on right now. Hope you are feeling well!!
I have been so busy back to painting. I have two fairly large paintings all sketched out!! :iconredfoxplz:
Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I HAVE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!! :icongrin--plz:

Whew, anyways, we're still settling, I'm beginning to think it'll take more than a few weeks. My art room is a disaster zone, like ground zero type thing going on.

I just got a commission for a pair of earrings I'm excited to make, a bit before we moved I'd purchased all the things to start soldering, but haven't even tried one piece yet. But the customer asked if I could do it, I told her I'd try lol. I'm glad she wants them in silver, supposedly the Argentium I use is one of the easiest metals to solder because it just anneals together, I don't need actual solder. Anyway, as soon as I have a single surface not covered in boxes I'll be starting on that.

How are your paintings going? I hope all is well :)

tamielise Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yippy for you!!! That is terrific!!
The settling in and getting organized again so you can find everything ~ I remember those days!!
That is so awesome about the earrings! I'd love to see them when they are done. It never hurts to try something ~ it's the not trying that is the worse!! I am so happy to hear you are going to try soldering. I've actually laid a bead in welding ~ I would think soldering is a bit easier ~ or in your case, on a much smaller scale, making it more convenient to try. I am sure you will do wonderful at it.
Unfortunately, the painting was put on hold. My lower back blew out again and I have been having problems with my breathing. Starting to feel better, so hopefully, I will get to paint some today.
So good to hear from you!! You sound very happy! :)
xxxShi-Ro Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
simple, classy, elegant and beautiful. I love it <3
Zorias Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :D

:butterfly: Trista
Sardistri Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Very elegant, a beautiful piece :heart:
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