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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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:iconkasha116:
KASHA116 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
I love Labradorite.Very nice work
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist
beautiful!
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a gorgeous colour to it! Wonderful design and so beautifully wrapped :)
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:iconvtglassartist:
vtglassartist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great wrapping, and an absolutely gorgeous stone!
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:iconlittle-vampire:
Little-Vampire Featured By Owner 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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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The wrapping really brings out the lovely shimmer and elegance of this stone.
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:iconanjules:
anjules Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Wow... this is gorgeous. I'm very impressed that you do this by hand.
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:iconcayca:
Cayca Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:wow:
This is one gorgeous pendant.
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:iconnoble-gryphon:
Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
so beautifull!
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drawndestiny Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
i have a question,
you buy the silver frame already made? or do you shape it?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
No, I shape it completely. All I buy are loose wires.
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drawndestiny Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
ok, then what kind of wire is it, im planning on using it on somethin, and btw is it available in gold?

sorry for too many questions ^^

thx.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sure is, but it's very expensive! Just do a google search for it, there are different places that sell it.
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paint-the-sky-teal Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
oh how i wish i had the money to afford these.
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:iconazuraxx:
Azuraxx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
where do you find/purchase your stones? They're simply beautiful. <3 I have a light blue quartz crystal that changes yellow, green and sometimes purple that's wire-wrapped. I got it in a store. These are just... amazing, though. <333
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
As noted in the description, I get them mostly at Rock and Gem shows. :)
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:iconazuraxx:
Azuraxx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Oh, my bad. D: Sorry.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's okay. :D
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sevenwillow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
perfect wrap for a beautiful stone. :)
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:iconptitsadroog:
PtitsaDroog Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Adore this stone! Gorgeous as usual.
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:iconlilpastshadow:
lilpastshadow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
LOVE the stone, wonderful fluid patterns for the shape. :heart:
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:iconbloodhowl:
BloodHowl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Just marvelous, as usual :3
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moatswimmer-inugrl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
thats a very beautiful piece i like how the curves in the metal emphasize the curves in the stone. At first glance it looked like u used squared silver wire which was interesting but i realize that it isnt squared but its still a pretty piece... wish i had stone shows then i would do some stuff like that... for now i just stick to simple beading...
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
There is square and round wire used in this piece. :)
I have to travel quite a distance to get to a rock show around here.
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moatswimmer-inugrl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
I can about imagine... thats why I was thrilled when my local Michaels had a really nice circle tigers eye its pretty.
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:iconfuzzyxpanda:
FuzzyxPanda Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, it's so beautiful! Well done! ^_^
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:iconhighlighterjuice:
Highlighterjuice Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It's so PRETTY...
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:iconpurplecatcreatives:
purplecatcreatives Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
it seems like this marquis shape would be a particularly hard one to wire wrap. i think it turned out beautifully. :)
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
a really beautiful piece
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:iconcyberamazon:
cyberamazon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
beautiful work!
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:iconadamus334:
adamus334 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
beautiful... where I can find it?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
On my website, linked in the description. :) Thank you!
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:iconguylel:
guylel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010   Artisan Crafter
I really like the 'swirly' flowing pieces coming down from the top. How much is the wire you used for this?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
It varies greatly depending on thickness (gauge) and type of silver. There are a few different gauges used here.
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o0whitexnoise0o Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Omigosh, I wish I had the money to buy one, that's so pretty! :3
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:iconmidna15:
midna15 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
wow i would love one of those gems
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:iconkayanya:
Kayanya Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing. I love the swirled ends ... great work.
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theMoondrop Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
faczinating!:love:
i like the colors and the photo of it is great!
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:iconava4zinkovsky:
AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Good work.
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:iconfrost-vixen:
Frost-Vixen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
your style of wrapping wire is so... gorgeous!, and it almost inspires me to play with wire. Making necklace charms seems like a lot of fun. =D
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:iconjaredthedragon:
JaredTheDragon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
The wrap is as beautiful as the stone... Great photo, as well!
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:iconalyandra:
alyandra Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Even though your first pieces were beautiful, everyone you post is better. This one is so amazing.
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54viruses Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
How to;
Step one; buy materials
Step two; practice, practice, practice
Step three; realize I was born with no talent for these kinds of things and subscribe to Nambroth on DA :D

This is a lovely piece with an interesting explanation on the stone. You did a wonderful job of complimenting the natural complex beauty of the stone with the graceful design of the silver wrap and chain.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Naw, with practice anyone can get good at this! :D It's just an expensive thing to practice with when you goof up a lot... I know from experience. >_>
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