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Contrasts Labradorite Pendant by Nambroth Contrasts Labradorite Pendant by Nambroth
This is a Labradorite carefully hand wrapped in Argentium sterling silver. I thought this piece was pretty cool, as it is divided into orange and blue.

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.</B>

Thanks for looking. :)
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:iconzeldaam:
ZeldaAm Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It kind of looks like a peacock feather!
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:iconnaturepunk:
NaturePunk Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
The light that the stone catches is phenomenal. This piece really stands out!
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Dark-small-leaf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhggg! These are beautiful!please do a tutorial!!!
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:iconthe-hoarde:
The-Hoarde Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Really nice work!
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:iconamber-illustrates:
Amber-Illustrates Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It almost looks as if it holds a gentle flowing river and a distant city within...! Beautiful stone :)
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist
beautiful colours
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:iconjadedluna:
jadedluna Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
sorry to bother you but i looked on your site and i was wondering if you still have this particular piece i did not see it
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hi there! No bother at all. It's not listed because it sold quite a while ago, I'm afraid. My apologies!
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:iconmakkie0417:
makkie0417 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh so beautiful :]
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Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
sooooo pretty!!!!!!!! you did a great job :D
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:iconperidot-magelette:
peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
ooh, wow. reminds me of a peacock's feathers.
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:iconmichaimathieu:
MichaiMathieu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
I just bought this for my wife! So beautiful!
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AliciaMarieCreations Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010   General Artist
I love labradorite! It is such an amazing mineral. Also, fantastic wire wrapping job. I've tried it once and did not ike how it turned out.
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meow-woof Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that the colour probably changes depending on the lighting, but the way the colours are showing in this picture remind me of a peacock's tail feather! ^^ Very beautiful! I wish I could buy some of your jewelry. :<
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:iconk1ttkat:
K1ttkat Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
It's really pretty, it kind of looks like a cross between lapis and tigers' eye to me! Very beautiful.
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WolfofFallenShadows Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Fantastic work with the wrapping, that is one of the most beautiful pieces of labradorite I have ever seen!
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TricoloredInk Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
What size and kind of wire do you use, when I try to wrap my wire either wont bend correctly or breaks during the process.

Thank you for tell me... if you decide to help me
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
I use many gauges, from 18-26 ga. Are you using real silver? It shouldn't snap unless it's very hard or has been overworked.
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TricoloredInk Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
oh... yea i dont used real silver that could definitely be a problem lol
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:iconiri157:
iri157 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Wonderful piece!
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:icongoldendruid:
GoldenDruid Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I particularly like this stone. Great job!
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:iconamzimme:
amzimme Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors and stripes! I can't believe you can get these beautiful parallel swirls and such symmetry with just your own hands, and I love the delicate designs you do.
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glidergem Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
You take the ordinary and make it extraordinary in every work that you do. Your stuff is simply amazing. I wonder if you wrapped me in wire if I'd look just as stunning :D. Seriously though, you are a master of your trade. Well done.
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:iconzer0art300:
Zer0art300 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010   General Artist
Oh love this stone.
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
That stone is stunning.
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:iconzeescribe:
zeescribe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
gorgeous stone.
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:iconkwsapphire:
kwsapphire Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, as always. (Yes I'm sooooo constructive! =P)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Another fabulous piece from you that just manages to do a stone utter justice.
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:iconschreiberseele:
Schreiberseele Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
looks great
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barefeetinwetgrass Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
I love your silver-work. amazing. and that stone looks like a peacock feather.
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:iconcayca:
Cayca Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your work is gorgeous as always. I would have wrapped this stone in copper wire rather than silver because of that amazing copper flash it has. But the design is perfect.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
I only use silver because of allergies. :)
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:iconcayca:
Cayca Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I understand.
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:iconpaintedkelpie:
PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
I want it! :) The stone and wireworking go great together.
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:iconthistlesis:
thistlesis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Very gorgeous! The stone reminds me of a peacock feather. :)

I love the wirework on this, too! :aww:
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:iconkanina-writer:
Kanina-Writer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Beautiful!
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
really gorgeous
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:iconpiranis:
Piranis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of a peacock feather, I really like it ouo
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:icongajko:
Gajko Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist
Wow, i love the colours... So deep, and so light...
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:iconlambidy:
Lambidy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute :D
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:iconandreag9:
AndreaG9 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It's beautiful...:clap:
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smartmonkeee Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
pretty and shiny!! ooooo
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