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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
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 :)
Tim141600 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing :heart:
BrainofJen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Absolutely LOVE your wire wrapping, really inspiring!
skulls-for-angels Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student General Artist
OMG! Where and how can I buy one of your amazing jewelry?!
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
On my website. :)
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?? =]
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!
skulls-for-angels Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Wooooowww..... :O
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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