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It's Complicated 139 by Zorias It's Complicated 139 by Zorias
Piece # 139 "It's Complicated"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista DeSelms ©2011

I've been learning to make bracelets lately, I think I really enjoy it, just as much as pendants :) This is a Nevada Turquoise cabochon wrapped in 20 gauge, square and twisted Copper wire.

What do you guys think? If there are people out there that have made bracelets, or are good wire workers I love true critiques.

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminum. The blue color is created by copper, the green by bivalent iron and a certain amount of chrome. Often, the material has veins or blotches running through it, which are brown, light grey or black depending on where it was found. These lively, more or less regular patterns are known as 'turquoise matrix'. Turquoise is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. In recent times, turquoise, like most other opaque gems, has been devalued by the introduction of treatments, imitations, and synthetics onto the market.

Copper is pure metalic element that is malleable and has a warm brown tone.

Yes, I do custom work.
Website: www.Zorias.com

:butterfly: Trista
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
it's very pretty, I think I'd like it better in silver though, gold tends to downplay the richness of the stone's colour
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Zorias Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is actually Copper, as stated in my description of the piece, and this stone absolutely stunning in it. The silver wasn't enough contrast for the stone to stand out.

:butterfly: Trista
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AmandaMagick Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!!!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

:butterfly: Trista
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Yetac Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunning!
How do you twist the wire? I'd like to try it one day, but I'm a bit scared that I would mess up the wire. :lol:
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Zorias Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I actually use an old electrician's wire twister, looks a lot like this [link] except old, rusted metal lol. A lot of people hand twist wire, and most use a pair of pliers and an electric drill. Lots of ways to do it, if you try it, start with brass or copper so if you screw up it's cheap wire and isn't a big deal. You also have to have square wire or won't look twisted. :)

:butterfly: Trista
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Yetac Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. Lots of options! Thank you so much for the insight! I figured there were tools for wire twisting...but I've never seen something like that. I just got some copper wire at the last Craft Warehouse sale to practice some basic wire wrapping, so now I suppose I'll go get the square wire and start learning that as well. :D
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Zorias Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yup, I hope it helps and you get some wire twisted! :D

:butterfly: Trista
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Yetac Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Of course! :lol:
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Monaco29 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Love this combination between Turquoise and Copper, congrats!
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