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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

Snowed in but optimistic

The weather here has been absolutely brutal.  The snow’s been on the ground since November and temperatures are often way below zero, not to mention the gusting winds. On some days though, it is beautiful. Even on horribly freezing, cloudy days – … Continue reading

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Hearts, Love and Valentines

Is there a more familiar symbol than hearts for expressing love, likes and such?  Don’t we constantly say things like “I love this” for anything that we find pleasing from food to romantic love? According to Wikipedia – “The combination … Continue reading

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My New Bracelet Obsession

I’ve recently come to the realization that bracelets are my favorite jewelry item – don’t quite know why.  It used to be earrings, maybe pendants, but this past year I seem to be creating bracelets more than anything else.  Of … Continue reading

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Inspired to Weave Wire Again

Other than a particular basket weave bracelet I’ve been making (over and over again due to popular demand), I really haven’t made anything new using wire weave techniques.  But then, why argue with success ? I’ve changed the clasp on … Continue reading

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Christmas Collie/Sheltie Ornaments

Originally posted on Shinrin Art Blog:
These are Rough/Smooth Collie or Sheltie holiday ornaments I made out of polymer clay and hand painted with acrylic paints. I made them in nine different colors (golden sable, mahogany sable, tricolor, blue merle,…

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Wire Wrapped Cross Tutorial

Tools and Supplies A 6″ piece of 16ga or 18ga round, soft wire for frame 12 or so inches of half round, half hard, 16ga wire Round nose pliers Square or Chain nose pliers Wire cutters Chasing hammer Small file … Continue reading

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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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