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403 I See Into You by Zorias 403 I See Into You :iconzorias:Zorias 2 2 326 Do Not Hesitate by Zorias 326 Do Not Hesitate :iconzorias:Zorias 8 0 Taking Flight 109 by Zorias Taking Flight 109 :iconzorias:Zorias 10 0 Deep Within the Woods 0484 by Zorias Deep Within the Woods 0484 :iconzorias:Zorias 6 0 Flower of the Gods 107 by Zorias Flower of the Gods 107 :iconzorias:Zorias 4 0 Tango 6 by Zorias Tango 6 :iconzorias:Zorias 2 0 In Memory of Jake 4 by Zorias In Memory of Jake 4 :iconzorias:Zorias 2 0 Until We Meet Again 3 by Zorias Until We Meet Again 3 :iconzorias:Zorias 2 0 So Strong 0487 by Zorias So Strong 0487 :iconzorias:Zorias 2 0 Clearing in the Woods 0478 by Zorias Clearing in the Woods 0478 :iconzorias:Zorias 4 0 A Real Turkey 0456 by Zorias A Real Turkey 0456 :iconzorias:Zorias 1 0 Wood Duck Couple 0282 by Zorias Wood Duck Couple 0282 :iconzorias:Zorias 1 2 Wood Duck Couple 0280 by Zorias Wood Duck Couple 0280 :iconzorias:Zorias 1 0 Wood Duck Couple 0278 by Zorias Wood Duck Couple 0278 :iconzorias:Zorias 10 2 Trees Over the Bridge 0268 by Zorias Trees Over the Bridge 0268 :iconzorias:Zorias 2 0 The One Red Tree 0274 by Zorias The One Red Tree 0274 :iconzorias:Zorias 1 2

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Krista DeSelms
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Current Residence: Nebraska, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Print preference: Matte, 24x36
Favourite genre of music: country, rock and classical
MP3 player of choice: Iphone Touch
Other Tech Toys: Nook Color
Personal Quote: "You have an odd talent for getting into weird predicaments." ~ My Good Friend Melissa

About Me
I love rocks. I started this adventure because I fell in love with the look of wire wrapping but as I stared learning about the focal point of each wire wrap, the stones, I became fascinated with them. Each piece I create is a unique harmony, inspired by the stone that the wire surrounds and holds. I can try and recreate pieces I’ve made in the paste but even then I find that the pieces are not quite the same; the wraps a little altered the melody discretely different.

I also love to oil paint; sometimes I see things and am just like, God I wish I could paint that right now! My talent comes from my Grandma, Dorothy DeSelms. She was an amazing water color artist, but I started painting after she passed so all technique has been learned on my own from experimentation and a couple college courses that gave me basic art theories to build on.

Other than my arts something you should know is that I’m a driven fighter. In January 2006 when I was 17 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia. It was devastating, I had graduated high school early and started college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and was six days into my first semester when I found out I had cancer. I underwent two and a half years of chemotherapy and beat the dastardly disease!

There is something that you don’t usually hear about from survivors because most are just so lucky and happy to be alive. The aftermath that chemotherapy can leave behind sometimes includes atrocious side effects. One of the treatments they gave me, Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid ran rampant through my body destroying my bones from the inside out, leading to joint destruction of all my major joints and many smaller ones. I’ve had nine major leg surgeries and have many major arm surgeries planned, in hopes that I can get back to a more normal life.

Through all of the, I’ve started college six times, in an effort to become more educated, though I believe I’ve had so much life experience I should get an honorable degree. :) I’m so proud to tell you that I’m no longer a Freshman in college, the last time I started I actually finished enough credits to be called a Sophomore!

I believe having my own fine art and jewelry business has kept me from going crazy through all of my challenges. I’m a young artist and I hope you enjoy my wire wrapping and oil paintings!


Where to find Zoria's

Our official Website: www.Zorias.com
Our official Portfolio: www.Zorias.com/Portfolio
Our Facebook website: www.facebook.com/ZoriasJewelry
Our Lincoln Arts Council Profile: www.artscene.org/member/?id=32…
Our Imgur profile: zorias.imgur.com
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403 I See Into You
Piece # 403 “I See Into You"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista Kay © 2017

Fluorite wrapped in Argentium Sterling Silver wire.
Fluorite is a very popularly known mineral. Its basic color is completely colorless and transparent but it can be found in almost any color due to imperfections. Common colors are purples, greens, yellows and blues often banded across the gem. When exposed to ultraviolet light Fluorite shows “fluorescence” which was aptly named after the stone. Fluorescence is the appearance of a bright glowing color due to impurities in the mineral. Fluorite can be mined in many countries including China, Mongolia, Mexico, the United States and many other nations.

Metaphysical: Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. Fluorite can also clear the aura of mucky energies. Fluorite is also used to enhance mental functions by balancing the chemistry in the brain.

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.

Krista Kay

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326 Do Not Hesitate
Piece # 326 "Do Not Hesitate"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista Kay © 2016

Labradorite wrapped in Argentium Sterling Silver 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. Purple and magenta are some of the rarest colors.

 Labradorite flashes brightly as a light in darkness or light at end of a tunnel and because of that is a good healing stone. Labradorite is associated with the solar plexus and has properties that aid in will power and inner core strength.Labradorite also awakens inner feeling of self-worth and guides with intuition and reduces anxiety. Also known as the Power Stone, Labradorite awakens and protects our aura through balance. 

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.

-Krista Kay

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I'm going to be creating some ads and want to know what people want to see!!!

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Molly429 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017
Hello Krista--Beautiful piece!  It's exactly what I'd like for a lapis that I have for my mother for her 70th birthday in August.  She's wanted a lapis necklace most of her life!  The stone is about 1.25" square with (very) slightly rounded corners.  It must be in gold filled wire, though, not silver.  She will wear it on a gold chain.  The wire cannot be bent into anything resembling hearts!  She's quite particular!  Please get in touch with me if you can do the custom piece--approx cost and time schedule would be helpful, too.  Thanks
Ann
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kyrawriter Featured By Owner May 30, 2017
Happy Birthday!
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SophiaKanthak Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Student General Artist
hi krista:) just wanted to tell you that I love the jewelary you create:heart: all those unique pieces are just so beautiful, please keep up the great work:D
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Zorias Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi Sophia,

Thank you so much for the compliments! I don't keep up on DeviantArt as much as I used to but if you go to my Facebook page www.facebook.com/ZoriasJewelry… like/follow it I post each new piece on there, plus I have my official site at www.Zorias.com :)

- Krista Kay
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Liberthy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much fot the llama.
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elvenphilosophy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama! :happybounce:
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sheikhrouf23 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Happy Birthday :cake:
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freeby143 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful creations :) you're so talented I wish I could make accessories like you :)
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Zorias Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for the compliments :) They mean a lot to me.

:butterfly: Krista
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spartan-locke Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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