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Complimentary Curves Lab. by Nambroth Complimentary Curves Lab. 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/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 on my personal site: [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 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.

Thanks for looking. :)
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:iconjenya88:
Jenya88 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Featured here [link] :)
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconjenya88:
Jenya88 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
You're welcome :)
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Elegantly beautiful! I love the colors of the Labradorite and curls of silver! :love:
When I can afford to, I shall definitely be a customer! :)
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Kateryu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Just wanted you to know that I featured this piece in my latest blog post, if that's ok! You can view it here: [link] . I can take it down if you don't like it.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, thank you! :)
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Irish-Mist Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Wow! You are such a multi-talented artist! I find your gallery so interesting in its diversity & think your jewellry is amazing! I feel so excited for your future ~ it surely has to be full of sales!
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Ombre1988 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
I love your art. It looks so fragile and beautiful like right out of a fantasy book. Unfortunately that's way over my budget but I hope you're still selling these awesome pieces when I'm finished studying and earning money :)
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KigaWeirdo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Amazing... I love the way the curves embrace the jewel.
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:iconmad-lechuza:
mad-lechuza Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
oww! gorgeous!
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Moon-Wolf-eyes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
i want it :iconiwantitplz:
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:icontamayatz:
Tamayatz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student Photographer
that's pretty!
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:icondans-magic:
Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Beautiful. Great work on the curls
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Incredible work! amazing wrap for such an elegant looking stone :)
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ShadowRittach Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
I love your pendants, they inspired me to start making wire wrapped pendants. ^^ You're great with the wire, no flaws or anything.

I also had a quick question on the labradorite. I've gotten some in the past- cheap stuff with minimal shine and color. I was wondering how much a piece like this generally costs. Seeing how much color it has, it must be somewhat costly?
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FiendPets Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a great piece! I collect stones and have several pieces of labradorite, and this one is just so bright! The metalwork around it frames the perfect angle. Very nice!
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Ksenia1985 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
shape is great
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic and sweeping wrap!
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:iconnoble-gryphon:
Noble-Gryphon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Wish I could wrap like that great stuff
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:iconkaycibayerle:
kaycibayerle Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
gorgeous work!
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:iconalexluna:
alexluna Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Beautiful! Drooling over the design. My favorite parts are the coiled corners. Beautiful.
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DancingDragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Another lovely piece! One day, I keep telling myself, one day I will be able to afford one of your works! Curse my "don't spend much money on self" ethics.
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I always enjoy looking at these Nambroth. Your talents are exceedingly high, you lucky girl you! :)
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:iconcris-tina12:
cris-tina12 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow so creative..
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:iconbottomless-music:
bottomless-music Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
whoa...
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:iconmuzykantka:
Muzykantka Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
nice one!
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:iconiliveinaworldoflies:
iliveinaworldoflies Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Writer
Wow... So beautiful...
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:iconchocolateisforever:
ChocolateIsForever Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful!:heart:
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:iconmiss-tools:
Miss-Tools Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
WOW!
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:iconkwsapphire:
kwsapphire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So gorgeous, as always Nam. I keep wanting to add all of them to my collection here on DA. I also verra much want to buy one.. though any beaded chain I make for it will pale in comparison.
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Shayleena Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist
thats so nice
I like the colors
and the eatil in this
piece
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Dreadcross Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice.
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kittahxd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
If you don't mind my asking, what hardness of wire do you use? I've wanted to do something similar for a while (with the kind of free floating swirls, not the whole idea, obviously, I don't want to rip you off or anything. :]) but I'm afraid that the first time it's worn in a real life situation that they'll get all bent out of shape and unpretty. Your pieces ARE really gorgeous, though, and if I end up making anything half as beautiful, I'll count myself lucky. :D
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
I use half-hard and dead-soft wires. My pendants do hold up to wearing well; my mother and friends have several and they get worn regularly with no problems. However they do need to be handled more gently than a cast or soldered piece of jewelry because it's still possible to bend them... for example, you shouldn't sleep with one on or 'worry' it back and forth on the chain. That said as long as you are not abusive it should be okay! The trick I think is to either use the heaviest gauge wire that looks nice with the stone, or bundle the wires firmly to 'laminate' them and make them stronger. I hope this helps!
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kittahxd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
That does help, and thank you very much for the tips and replying! I don't think a lot of artists would. :]
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ShimonMoon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
This is an amazing piece. Also love the other ones you made, but this one really sticks out.
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:iconxerxan:
Xerxan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is mesmerizing
the contours of the metal are very fluid and the stone is beautiful
the cracks make it seem ancient and weathered
great piece
keep it up
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bl4ckDiamond Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is one of the most mysterious and elegant jewelery i've ever seen. it seems to me, like you sealed a part of the ocean inside of it.
(excuse my bad english =) )
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Lexath Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
This is really pretty!
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JadedFallenOne Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
wow im drooling so amazing
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captbullett Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Nice wrap !!!
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DodgerThirteen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of these days, I will purchase a piece of your work. I've been lusting after these pieces for ages now and it kills me that I don't have the money to buy one of them yet, or that the pieces I like best have already been sold. You're amazing and I hope you keep making these for a long time to come because they are truly beautiful works of art.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
That's a really kind thing to say! Thank you for such a nice comment. :)
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DodgerThirteen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's all true. Thank you for sharing these lovely pieces with all of us so we may see them, and thank you for replying, too. :)
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WanderlustAngel81 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous piece!
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:iconxenelith:
Xenelith Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Omg, this is something I could totally see the elves of Lothlorien wearing...
WANT *-*
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Hellish-Fae Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god o_o these are absolutely frikin gorgeous!!! <3 I cannot wait until my next paycheck so I can buy one!
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The-Winged-Warden Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Student Writer
Very pretty ... wish I had a necklace like that.
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snoozbuster Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
*sighs* If only I had $200... I so wish I could get this for my girlfriend. It's too bad it'll be sold long before I get the money.
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meggixdraco Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
O my gosh that is so pretty!!!
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