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Blue Bands Labradorite by Nambroth Blue Bands Labradorite by Nambroth
This is a Labradorite carefully hand wrapped in Argentium sterling silver. A larger stone, this one has fun bands of blue that flash across the surface on a diagonal. Woosh!

Labradorite is an amazing stone that can appear dark at first, until you move it and the stone comes alive with colors flashing within. The effect is similar in appearance to opal fire. It is called chatoyancy/labradorescence, which is a fancy way of saying that the color 'flashes' or 'rolls' across the stone, like cat's-eye but far more vibrantly. It is a natural stone, and the effect is caused by refractive layers within the stone.

FAQ stuff, please read before asking:

- Yes! I do sell these! They are for sale here: [link]

-I hand wrap these pieces with nothing more than my fingers and some bitty pliers.
-I purchase the stones already cut and polished from rock and gem shows.
-My silver is purchased directly from a precious metals silver refinery.
-I use several different gauge and shaped wires in each piece.
-My methods are 100% self taught, unplanned, and haphazard and I do not plan on creating tutorials on how to make these. If you want to learn wire-wrapping there are already some good tutorials out there if you search on Google. Just please be respectful of the work and years I've invested in learning how to create my pendants and don't directly copy my work (I rely on these to pay my bills!).

Thanks for looking. :)
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:iconhozzo:
hozzo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You got the talent. beautifully done.
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:iconrubyredpeaches:
rubyredpeaches Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
So mesmerizing @_@
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:iconelillustrated:
Elillustrated Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your lovely creation was featured in my journal! [link] :wave:
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconelillustrated:
Elillustrated Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure. :D
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RayneNightshade Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely beautiful, and definitely inspirational!
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:iconmelliemasterprime:
MellieMasterPrime Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ur pendents remind me of the ones in my stories!
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:iconsugarpeep:
sugarpeep Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure if you know, but your pendants link isn't working on Featherdust Studios. :( Beautiful as always!
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for letting me know! I will fix that right away.
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:iconsugarpeep:
sugarpeep Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing! It's selfish really. I wanted to oogle the shinies.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oog... it seems to be a problem with the store software, which is out of my hands. I sent in a ticket... I hope they can fix it soon!
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:iconsugarpeep:
sugarpeep Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay the shinies are back!
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love your icon, 'peep!
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:iconsugarpeep:
sugarpeep Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahha thank you! ^.^
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:iconkaede-kit:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Beautiful work!
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:icondoodlingdragon:
DoodlingDragon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats sooo amazing! beautiful! I love the design you did on the top
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Artist
Beautiful!!!.......
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:iconbonefish:
bonefish Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome! Loving the wave-like motion of the silver bands.
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:iconmaxwellsdemon:
MaxwellsDemon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
That is one of the loveliest pieces of labradorite that I've seen in a long time. Great piece!
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:iconfreakkatt:
FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the swirls and that rich blue color. Great shot.
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:icontxyankee:
TxYankee Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You do some lovely work. Love the delicate swirls across the stone. :)
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:iconromanydoloresflint:
RomanyDoloresFlint Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
That stone is gorgeous! As is your work, of course!
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:iconbless-rehman:
bless-rehman Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist
it really look beautiful if mi gf wear itm Splended
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:iconmizzdezz:
MizzDezz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconpuddingcuppielyssa:
PuddingCuppieLyssa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very pretty! <3 :D
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:iconsinkingincinderx:
SinkingInCinderx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work
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:iconxx-frostbyte-xx:
xX-Frostbyte-Xx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible :D
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:iconlife90:
life90 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Writer
This looks beautiful! i just wish i could afford it lol... but it looks nice, very well done with the silver, and nice pick of the stone :) i'd totally get this for my gf if i could afford it ;D
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:iconcrackedglass:
crackedglass Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Outstanding and unique piece of art. Wonderful image capture to bring the stone alive.
I love it
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:iconjustfroelle:
JustFroelle Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wonderful... when I'm gettig married, I need one of those for my wedding!
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'd be honored!
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:iconmbboxen:
MBBoxen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist
for sale?!! i want one! :la:
and it's beautiful! ^^
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:iconsoyrua:
Soyrua Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
That's... Fantastic...
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your pendants! :heart:
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:iconthezoldyck:
theZoldyck Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
So pretty *w*
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:iconemiiixx:
emiiixx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
That is so very beautiful. I love it.
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:iconelianalara:
elianalara Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Artist
I visited your site and you make a wonderful work!
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:icondewitrika:
Dewitrika Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful~ blue colors make it more beautiful
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:icondestructiveentity:
DestructiveEntity Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
that is gorgeous!
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:iconlinkswirl:
Linkswirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Utterly stunning :)
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:iconilikesclamchowder:
Ilikesclamchowder Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, that's breathtakingly beautiful! The design is wonderful! I wish I had an allowance so I could buy such a lovely pendant...
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:iconemr373:
emr373 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
love x infinity... wish I had one... O_O
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:iconcalicolupe:
Calicolupe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
These blue ones really are my favorites. <3 Gorgeous work!
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:iconshaylawreta:
ShaylaWreta Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
i want one o.o tis so pretty
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:iconthe7thmuse:
The7thMuse Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very nice attention to detail must have put a lot of effort into this, absolutely beautiful
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:iconnatiagreenleaf:
NatiaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
WOW! This is really beautiful!!
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:iconender-wiggin42:
ender-wiggin42 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
prettys!
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:iconlovelessessence:
LovelessEssence Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning. I love labradorite, and I've never seen someone capture its beauty in a necklace like you have.
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MeinTrauer89 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful! :happycry:
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KohdiPhoto Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Photographer
Labradorite is one of my all-time favorite stones, and this one is a beautiful example. The flowing lines of the silver contrast perfectly with the sharp geometry of the stone's pattern, I can't believe you do this with only hands and pliers. Very nice work!
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