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Her Sanctuary 250 - Contest Prize by Zorias Her Sanctuary 250 - Contest Prize by Zorias
Piece # 250 "Her Sanctuary"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista DeSelms © 2013

First off, I’m so sorry for the quality of the picture, but this was taken on my iPhone :p Anyway, this piece was so fun to create, and photograph. You all know me, normally the photographing part is hell, but the piece is so gorgeous. I also had a blast naming the piece, all I could think of was this wonderful safe place, centered around a gorgeous tree. So here is the final prize for this year’s giveaway. I wish you all luck in winning it!

By request here are multiple views of this piece:
Her Sanctuary 247 - Contest Prize - Multiple Views by Zorias

Sage Amethyst wrapped in round Argentium Sterling Silver wire.

Sage Amethyst also goes by the name Denio Denditic Agate, though it is neither Amethyst, nor Agate. It is a beautifully purple colored Chalcedony which has no banding in it as Agate and Amethyst have. It does have intriguing dendritic patterns; these patterns are made up of the element manganese that plumes in beautiful designs. Sage Amethyst is mostly minded out of Nevada in the USA.

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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Ilyere Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
That is such a curious looking stone, it's as if there is a small tree inside or something. O: Your wire wrapping is flawless.
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha ha, yes it is quite unique. Thank you for the compliment :)

:butterfly: Krista
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Like so many of your other pieces of jewelry art, your stone choices and your wraps show how talented you are!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much, I do pride my work on the stones used, but to be fair, I only picked this stone to go in the vote, my fans picked the stone for the wrap :D Which just goes to show how great of taste they have! Thank you for the compliments :)

:butterfly: Krista
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Krista you are more than welcome!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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LittleNespa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
very good :)
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D

:butterfly: Krista
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
It's beautiful :hug: I'm finally (sorta) on facebook, will visit now!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks :) I'm glad you're on facebook! I friended you! :D If you need any help with FB let me know :)

Krista
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I might take you up on that, I'm not doing well!
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minerva1210 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful!!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :)

:butterfly: Krista
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o0Kara0o Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, Krista! This is so beautiful! If I didn't know, I'd say you purposefully wrapped the wire to look sci-fi. It so fits the stone's nebulae-look! The wire on top that sweeps to the side reminds of of comet tails---stunning! And the Argentium wire---it's a wonder that more jewelers don't use it! I know so many women who have sterling silver jewelry that begins to tarnish, even when they clean them with the 'proper' solutions.
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ditto on the Argentium, I'll never use anything else, I guess I'm a silver snob lol. I love to make things kind of flowy and ethereal :) I'm glad you enjoy it so much! :D

:butterfly: Krista
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o0Kara0o Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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o0Kara0o Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And the picture isn't clear? xD This is clearer than any pictures I can take of inanimate objects---especially metal!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha ha, it's just not as good as my camera is, I guess I'm spoiled :)

:butterfly: Krista
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Stormweaver-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is probably one of my favourite pieces you've done. I am in love with that stone it's absolutely beautiful!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I have two other pieces of the same stone from the same lapidary, absolutely brilliant stuff if you don't win this one I'm always up for commissions! :)

:butterfly: Krista
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Stormweaver-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've been wanting to commission you for a while, unfortunately my funds are too low right now.
I will someday though, You make incredibly beautiful work, it's always a pleasure to see new
pieces in your gallery ^-^
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know just what you mean about funds, I've basically stopped wrapping unless commissioned, Just just can't afford it with sales down so low. I look forward to making something beautiful for you when you have the funds :)

Thank you for the compliments :)

:butterfly: Krista
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Stormweaver-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome ^^ and I'm looking forward to it as well
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so pretty! I love the design in the stone. Can you post more pictures of this one? I would love to see the back.
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! By request I'd normally post pictures of the back and other angles but we just moved and I don't have real internet yet except on my phone, it was a struggle to get this up on here and FB. :p Maybe in a week or two I can show the back in my scrapbook.

:butterfly: Krista
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay thank you!!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your welcome :) If you don't see them up remind me, but I'm pretty sure I'll have internet by the end of this week or the start of the next.

:butterfly: Krista
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay thank you~
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here they are: [link] We got internet a lot quicker than I thought we would... probably due to all my whining that we didn't have it :D

:butterfly: Krista
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :)

:butterfly: Krista
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