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Drifting Dreams Moonstone Pendant by Nambroth Drifting Dreams Moonstone Pendant by Nambroth
This is a Moonstone carefully hand wrapped in Argentium sterling silver. This pendant rolls with delightful bursts of icy blue, cyan, and even an amber colored 'bolt'.

Moonstone is a fantastic stone that can appear milky 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.

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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:iconkikakrause:
kikakrause Oct 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work!
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:iconchivesthetoad:
This is breathtaking. You are wonderfully talented.
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DAnnsCreations Feb 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I Love Moonstone!! :blowkiss::icondelightfulplz::glomp:
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:iconcelero38:
It's as if there's a nebula in there...
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:iconbluenova25:
love how neat your work is :D
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:iconperianardocyl:
Wow. O_O
Now, when you say hand-wrapped, you do mean PLIER-wrapped, right? Sorry, I'm just starting out. ^^
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Nambroth Dec 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Some with the pliers, yes! But a lot of it is with my hands. I only use pliers when I need to, for fear of marking the silver up.
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:iconperianardocyl:
Erm, disregard that. ^^; Just read the description.
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skezzcrom Nov 20, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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