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.