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Endless Waters 261 by Zorias Endless Waters 261 by Zorias
Piece # 261 "Endless Waters"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista DeSelms ©2013

So, do you all remember this piece I did for my Mom from my Dad for Christmas back in 2011?


Well she wanted me to make her some earrings to match, she told me it's her favorite piece to wear and she doesn't have earrings to go with it so here they are! These stones were way pricier than I'm used to buying, if you're into gems I actually got these off of GemSelect which is really great quality gems but really expensive! Anyway, it was a great pleasure making these mini wraps for her earrings to match the pendant. If you have a pendant you bought from me I'm always willing and able to make matching earrings for you like I did here!!!

This one won't go up on Zoria's facebook page until the end of the month when I give them to my Mom, don't want to give her any peaks!!!

Piertersite wrapped in 20 gauge, square and twisted Gold Filled wire.

Pietersite is a brecciated gemstone. This means that after its original forming the gem was broken apart, sometimes by heating and mangled, reshaped and brought together with quartz, sealing its transformation. The original form of Pietersite is that of Tigers Eye, which is why Pietersite can be found with so many colors in it, ranging from light and dark blues, fabulous yellows and golds and deep reds. These are the natural colors Tiger Eye can take and in turn can be brecciated into the same but more mixed up colors to form Pietersite. Where Tiger Eye stones are very uniform, usually with the chatoyancy all moving in one parallel direction Pietersite has a more chaotic look to it, shine and patterns going every which way. Pietersite can be found in Nambia and some areas of China, though the mining of it has slowed and it’s become a fairly rare and valuable stone.

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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pazlowq Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
the gems have such a beautiful internal texture its mesmerizing.
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, yes they are just beautiful aren't they.

:butterfly: Krisat
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pazlowq Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
well i'm not a girl so i can't really say but they look nice.
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NORANIAN Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O <3
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Zorias Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
He hee Thanks :D

:butterfly: Krista
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Oh I adore blue pietersite, it does get brutally pricy though.

You must have wrists of steel. I'm not strong enough to work with as much 20 ga as you do!
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Zorias Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love pietersite in general, it's just such a beautiful chaotic stone, I've only ever gotten to wrap blue stuff but will be really excited when I get to wrap something with a lot of colors in it :)

Oh come on, it's all dead soft except the half round and that's 22 gauge.

:)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Ah. When I first found it I kinda sorta bought out the dealer's stash of blue, and for years I couldn't find anyone else with it, so it's always been harder for me to find.

Still seems like a lot to control, but with the angle of the curves I'd thought you were using half hard :)
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MoonlitCreek Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, these are so pretty. Nice work! This makes such a lovely set. :)
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Zorias Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :D

:butterfly: Krista
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