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Brilliant Marquise Labradorite by Nambroth Brilliant Marquise Labradorite by Nambroth
This is a Labradorite carefully hand wrapped in Argentium sterling silver.

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, 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:
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. My methods are a bit haphazard and I do not have nor do I 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.


Thanks for looking. :)



[[ Since many ask-- yes, I do sell these on my personal site: [link] ]]
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KASHA116 Aug 9, 2011
I love Labradorite.Very nice work
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:iconwolfofdesire:
beautiful!
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Xerces Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a gorgeous colour to it! Wonderful design and so beautifully wrapped :)
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vtglassartist Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great wrapping, and an absolutely gorgeous stone!
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Little-Vampire Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I truly admire your wrapping work. You're really skilled in creating such awesome designs! :D
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Ellygator Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The wrapping really brings out the lovely shimmer and elegance of this stone.
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anjules Mar 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Wow... this is gorgeous. I'm very impressed that you do this by hand.
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Cayca Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:wow:
This is one gorgeous pendant.
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Noble-Gryphon Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing
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aelthwyn Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
so beautifull!
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