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About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at http://zoraida.artfire.com and my website at http://zoraidajewelry.com

Creative Again and a New Pendant

I finally made a new piece of jewelry after what seems like an eternity. I was beginning to think I’d lost all desire to create.  Thanks to my talented daughter, Sam (of http://shinrinart.wordpress.com) I was able to create this dragon … Continue reading

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I’m in the Country Now

I haven’t written a post for while.  It’s been a little rough concentrating on anything.  We’ve finally moved to our “new” home in the country after many months of setbacks.  Many of my things are still unpacked, my computer was … Continue reading

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Ronin Yoshino – Casting Call Contest!

Originally posted on Shinrin Art Blog:
Ever wanted to be an anime character? Have a role in a manga? Be a samurai swordsman, priestess with spiritual powers, a powerful youkai? Now’s your chance! You can become a character in the…

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My Wirework Magazine Feature Spring 2014

We went upstate this weekend for a partial move to our new home in Smyrna, NY.  We’re moving in stages and having mail delivered to the post office there.  It was a nice surprise to find my copy of the … Continue reading

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What is it about Celestial Themes ?

What is it about celestial themes that make them so appealing?  They always seem to captivate me.  Perhaps they are reminiscent of many nights spent looking up at the sky and feeling awed by the universe.   Perhaps some ancient … Continue reading

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My First Cold Connection with Tabs

This is my first attempt at capturing a cab using tabs instead of wire.  It’s all new to me so of course, it’s not perfect.  Unfortunately, I am impatient with tutorials and classes so I tend to learn new things … Continue reading

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More Cold Connections and Mixed Metals

I haven’t been able to stop this obsession with cold connections and mixed metals.  I don’t know what it is but I’m hooked – at least until my next obsession!  Perhaps it’s because I can create artistic pieces with so … Continue reading

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