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Hope in the Desert 254 by Zorias Hope in the Desert 254 by Zorias
Piece # 254 "Hope in the Desert"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista DeSelms © 2013

So I was looking through my works last night and I realized I've been wire wrapping so little (mostly because of the lack of cash for wire) that I haven't wrapped a piece of Labradorite since last July... So I got out my stone stash and picked this beauty out of the pile and wrapped it. It felt so good to wrap, I love doing this so much, I just wish it weren't so expensive (or I wish for more sales? :D) to make high quality jewelry. I've even restrained myself from buying cabochons, so far this year I've only bough one. ANYWAY, enough moping. I had a ton of fun wrapping this piece and I hope you all love it as much as I do, it's a little ostentatious around the top but wonderfully so :D

Labradorite wrapped in square Gold Filled wire.

Labradorite is a feldspar mineral which occurs in large crystal masses in anorthosite rock and shows a beautiful array of colors. These colors are shown in a chatoyant way, an optical phenomenon in which the hue of the stone changes color or flash according to the angle from which the surface is viewed. Labradorite comes in all sorts of shades and colors; most common are blues, greens, golds, and oranges.

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.

This piece is for sale here: www.zorias.com/#!store

Yes, I do custom work.

:butterfly: Krista

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I think this piece is beautiful. I like the way the ornate top echoes and extends the fracture lines and colours of the stone. The organic flowing lines add softness to the piece.

The plain square wire around the sides prevents the ornamentation from overwhelming the beauty of the stone itself, framing without detracting, and provides textural contrast to both the top and the lines in the stone.

Soft and rounded without being ornate, the simple wrap at the bottom balances the piece and keeps it from being too plain, adding interest in metal where the stone darkens, and keeping the eye from dwelling on the top.

Overall, this piece is a study in contrasts beautifully balanced.
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Zorias Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)

:butterfly: Krista
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
You're very welcome:)
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IndigoOfTheHeavens Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Its GORGEOUS! I love how the blue and black in the stone makes you think of deep water in a crack and the rest of the stone clearly looks like cracked dry desert ground! Its PERFECT and the title is SO evocative! And love the gold around it and how its all done and spiraly too! <3
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha haa, thank you very much for the compliments :)

:butterfly: Krista
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IndigoOfTheHeavens Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
NP ^^ It's just my thoughts actually. :) I just wanted to say them and all! ^^ It so beautiful man~ :)
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HalenActtic123 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yes u are true it is hope of desert
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha ha, thanks :)

:butterfly: Krista
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meks-the-gypsy Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
After browsing around in your gallery, I think this one must be my favourite piece of yours! I love the colours, I love everything, its so elegant :)
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Zorias Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha haa well thank you very much :) I'm glad you took a look around, this is one of my favorites too. I'm a little sad, I sent it to a sales rep to show to boutiques on the east coast, so I won't get it back until next year... I hope it gets me into some shops out there but wish it had a home too, that probably sounds silly. :p

:butterfly: Krista
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meks-the-gypsy Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, its understandable. :) Wish you the best of luck getting your work into some shops then! :D
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for April!
This piece has been featured here: [link]

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Zorias Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the feature! :D

:butterfly: Krista
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   General Artist
very welcome :)
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fractalbeauty25 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is such a graceful and beautiful piece!! The top is not ostentatious at all in my opinion, it's so elegant. wire wrapping is so pretty :love:
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Zorias Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the compliments :) They are truly appreciated!

:butterfly: Krista
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fractalbeauty25 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no problem! You deserve the compliments :D
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is such a stunning piece! Wow! That stone is stunning enough but I love your simple frame too. :love:
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Zorias Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :D It is a stunning stone, you're so right! It's still for sale on my website if you're interested :)

:butterfly: Krista
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you and you're welcome :heart:
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ok4me-ocarinas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Especially in combination with the title this beautiful piece inspires all kinds of stories and images in our heads! Great work.
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I love that this piece stirs the imagination. I'm glad the piece's name and stone fit so well.

Thanks you!
:butterfly: Krista
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Scrapgirl81 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
This is absolutely beautiful. The top is perfect not ostentatious at all.
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, thank you very much :)

:butterfly: Krista
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Scrapgirl81 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
you're welcome :-)
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nihilistic-hun Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
That's a beautiful stone and it is wrapped beautifully. I usually like silver better but gold is perfect for that stone. :love:
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm usually partial to silver too, but the silver just washed this stone out completely. The gold just enriched it so much it had to be :D

Thank you for the compliments!

:butterfly: Krista
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: WOW :wow: That just "explodes" out at you! That is beautiful! I normally am not a huge fan of gold personally, wrong for my skin tone overall, but this is wonderful! Very well done!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the compliments! The gold was just the only think I could see putting it in :)

:butterfly: Krista
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it is VERY well done and really really gorgeous! :D
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thanks! :D
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Yetac Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Another stunning piece! :heart:
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :D

:butterfly: Krista
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IceFlame1019 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow o-o instant-fave!

I think a blue bead at the connector would've been a nice complement touch, but omg *-* it's so pretty

I need to get into wire-wrapping, these things are amazing >w<
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yey! Thank you! :D

I'm not much into beads and don't think I have any that are the right color blue for this... but thank you :)

:butterfly: Krista
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
It's gorgeous. Hope you had fun.
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I had tons of fun :D

Krista
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DPBJewelry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
This one just took my breath! The stone is amazing, but the wrap even more.
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D The gaudiness of this piece is barely touched by this photo, the whole top all the way around is swirls galore, I love it :D

Krista
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work, nice stone :)
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!

Krista
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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MoonlitCreek Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice piece! And that's a pretty labradorite you have right there. :D
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Yes indeed it is a pretty lab. I love labradorite, I can't believe I went so long without wrapping one, I feel all deprived and such lol

Krista
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MoonlitCreek Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's how I am with some stones like rainbow moonstone. You start to miss setting those flashy little pretties. ^_^
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No kidding, I love moonstone too, sooo pretty. I have one I'm saving, it's like the prettiest piece ever. :D

Krista
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MoonlitCreek Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have about four waiting for a good setting to come by. Moonstone can be dropdead gorgeous when you find that one amazing piece. But all of them are stunning to me. :)
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha ha, agreed :D
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