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Blue Zephyr Labradorite by Nambroth Blue Zephyr Labradorite by Nambroth
This is a Labradorite carefully hand wrapped in Argentium sterling silver. This pendant rolls with a strange misty blue that reminds one of the sky just after sunset. Breezy curls hug the stone, lending further to the feeling of the air and sky.

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. It cannot be simulated or dyed to look that way!

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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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist
wow
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BrightEyesAimee Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
LOVE. I've made some necklaces before by twisting silver around stones but never as amazing as these :)
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Tim141600 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing :heart:
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BrainofJen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Absolutely LOVE your wire wrapping, really inspiring!
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skulls-for-angels Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student General Artist
OMG! Where and how can I buy one of your amazing jewelry?!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
On my website. :) www.featherdust.com
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skulls-for-angels Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Holly ****!! That's a lot. How do you make them anyway? I'm fascinated in the process. How do you do it?? And Also, how long does it usually take you to complete one of your art pieces other than the jewelry?? =]
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I taught myself how to make them. :) My other artworks can range in time.. anywhere from an hour to 250+ hours!
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skulls-for-angels Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Wooooowww..... :O
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Aesra Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I love how you wrap these, they're always so graceful-looking
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Ravenwitchypoo13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Writer
truely beautiful!
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pHoEbEMaE Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
This piece is gorgeous. I work for one of the largest silver jewelry stores in the country but I've never seen anything quite like this! That labradorite is beautiful too.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very kind of you, thank you!
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pHoEbEMaE Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
You're welcome. If you ever need cabs just let me know!
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Ainaeisn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
The wire wrapping balances this stone beautifully. ^_^
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urban-lingo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
whoa; this must hvae taken forever but it was worth it :heart:
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Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very good work very clean and beautiful. Like the turkey picture too :)
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JS-Design1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
I very much share your kind of 'esthetics'...
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shiftingpath Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the sort of look of rolling waves at the top in the wire. It flows together with the stone so well. It is lovely but I have one nit to pick. It is possible to make synthetic labradorescence (it came up in my Gemology class recently). Labradorite is just so comparatively cheap that most people are going to devote their time to making more lucrative stones (sapphires, rubies, and so on- you should see the vibrancy of a synthetic star ruby!) rather than a cheap version of an already cheap stone.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh wow! Thanks for the information. Last I understood that any man-made stone would not have the same cleavage and refraction that a natural one does. How interesting!!
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shiftingpath Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You can duplicate pretty much any effect with enough time and effort, since many synthetic stones are grown with all the same materials that natural ones are. For many minerals, though, it's just not worth it, when the stone costs so little to begin with. But there's a huge market for stones with asterism, for example, so I've been learning how starred stones are made sythetically, which is pretty awesome. :)

Also I love all your work. All these lovely twisted wire pieces... <3
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Houkou-NRL Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010   Traditional Artist
Where jewelry is concerned, I personally think that gold is of little value, and that people take the more precious gemstones a little too seriously (as nice as they are). THIS... This is where it's at, if you ask me. So elaborate. Just gorgeous. You continue to go above and beyond with these, and it's always a pleasure to see them.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you most kindly!
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ArmoredKoi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this! The square wire is so awesome. :heart:
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GreenEyezz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
This is beautiful! Wonderful craftsmenship!
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MinimalistFish Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Labradorite is absolutely fascinating.
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13-15-15-14-10-1 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That stone is BEAUTIFUL ~!!!
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Janix-moon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
stunning! I love this, your work is truly beautiful and you should be very proud of being able to come this far ^_^
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LittleRedGasMask Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Beautiful
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Karfunkelstone Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! :wow:
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DiachiKichouhin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
beautiful


and so out of my price range.
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dragon-de-helio Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is beautiful. How long does it take?
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a-thorn-in-the-rose Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Very beautiful and stunning, I really enjoy seeing what you come up with and respect how much work it takes to make such a piece. Keep up the amazing work.
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firebreathe Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Pretty :)
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LadyXibalba Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Beautiful wire wrapping as always, I love this piece. I was wondering is this one piece of wire or multiple? If it's multiple then congrats on making it look completely clean speaking from experience working with wrapping multiple pieces of wire is very challenging and often times frustrating. Simply stunning.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Yes, it is many different wires. I just looked at it to check but it has 9 separate wires in total in this design.
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RivisIndigoEmporium Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Elegant, enchanting, inspiring...wonderfully executed! :clap:
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TechnoEngel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is breath taking!
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SeS89 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
like it
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kittykanzashi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is gorgeous work!
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MissMacaroni Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist
This pendant is absolutely beautiful, as are all your other ones. Amazing that you do this by hand.
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celdragon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolute beautiful
really liked how you wrapped the silver around the stone
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Khima-Inez Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010   General Artist
Gorgeous work! Love the stone and your design! Can't wait to see the rest of your work
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StarRisa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The wire enchants the beauty of the stone and I rly love your the pendants u made, breathtaking! ;^;V
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NaimaAldarion Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! stunning pendant
Amazing work!
:love:
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Dragonlord-Creations Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just breathtaking! love the blue and rally like the combination of square and round wire... hmmmm.....
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mi2x Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student
wooow, that's awesome
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DoreenLong Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
It's beautiful!
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Anoiksis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:O waaauww
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DesignerMoon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Excellent work. Skilled and with a great sense of balance in the piece as a whole. Love it.
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