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?
) 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
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: [link]
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