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Echoes of Neptune Labradorite Pendant by Nambroth Echoes of Neptune Labradorite Pendant by Nambroth
This is a Labradorite carefully hand wrapped in Argentium sterling silver. This round piece is so cool! I love the arcing striations in it that really make it look like it's a beautiful blue planet. I've kept the setting simple, because the stone stands so well on its own!


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.

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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:iconjohnk222:
JohnK222 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
This is quite the impressive piece! :-)
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Hollandlop92 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Beautiful stone  ^-^
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VixenFier Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I apologize for just now getting around to this. My boyfriend bought me this pendant, as well as one of your feather clips, as a Christmas present last year. I just wanted to say how much I love your work. It was a pleasant surprise when I received it in the mail with the little box you decorated. I love how personal it felt. I wear it every chance I get.
I look forward to more of your amazing works of art in the future!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm delighted that you like the pendant. It is still one of my favorites that I've made! :)
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BlargZan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
for some reason the first sentence reminded me of Dwarf Fortress.
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LadyIolet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
This is very lovely...the stone is amazing :heart:
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JulesDarkAges3050 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Amazing stone. I've got to have it
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Biorave Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The is an amazing stone Nam.
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gettraught Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. Would you mind if I used the name and design in a novel I'm writing?
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bergamont27 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
stunning
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Pookachoo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy poop, take my money! Actually I'm going to the site that these are sold at right now :3
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bonefish Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb stone + setting combo. The simple elegance of the wrapping helps frame the gorgeous textures/striations within the stone itself. Very nice!
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ZhivagoPhd Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
A gorgeous pendant! Nice tight, organic wire-working.
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snow-phantom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful just magical :)
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CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Little fearture in my jounal: [link] ^^
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkaede-kit:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
That is quite a pretty stone.
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Lenivaya Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist
If I were a celebrity, I would wear something like this at an award show, really beautiful and outstanding. Unfortunately, I am just a normal person that can just look at this :D
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Yurea Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So adorable, I just want to sink into it :3......
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megamibabe16 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Your jewelry is always gorgeous. This one is probably one of my favorites. It is so stunning. I love the way the colors flow and how visible the veins of the labradorite. I don't think I have ever seen one so blue before.
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ellenmellenn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Oh wow. This is incredible :)
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful, excellent work on this!
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adamnorde583 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
simply SPLENDID a piece!!

...the color is just CAPTIVATING and the setting is so very elegant!!

how very delightful and piece, keep up the fine work.
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richapatel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Interface Designer
wow!!! just awesome
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Candleaire Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing :heart:
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ysmth Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing! gorgeous
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
that is soooo very cool and lovely wow !
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LikeADeadStar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah! This is beautiful
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Tianithen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, I have a piece of labradorite somewhere, I like how it looks dull dark brown at first but when you move it it's like it's captured an aurora :)
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Pietroschek Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You sure show talent in what I simplify as 'stone-wrapping' without disrespect. I can't afford this, yet I wish you well! The idea that you live by your art is actually very impressive and deserves respect!
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sejason Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
This is really a beautiful pendant.
Love the blue stone :)
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Kodaic Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely gorgous. Totally beautiful. :) Fantastic work.
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ArtofDezzy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
it reminds me of the bottom of the ocean or something and i love it ..it is very good.....nice job :)
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AnglAlejandro Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Good!!!
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shisoftlips Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
It make me think of the Chronos Chain from Resident Evil 3
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Sasukura Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is gorgeous Nambroth!
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Snorticles Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
that's freaking beautiful!!!
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CharlySombreroWearer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely wonderful. It reminds me of what I always imagined a fancy water tribe engagement necklace would look like.
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Truish Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
This is soooo gorgeous! I love labradorite.
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2weirdos Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
i love this because my name is Echoe <3 no lie
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FalconofFire Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen :heart:
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deshy07 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :)
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Mizu-no-Kage Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Very nice craftsmanship on this piece. It's remarkable to say the least.
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DanielAPierce Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very good
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Allie-Knight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I love how the wire at the top looks kind of like a heart. <3
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:iconmadmorwen:
MadMorwen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
The stone is magnificent, very good choice for such a piece of art :)
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TkieSai Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
ono WOW!
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Neraine Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
This is beautiful.
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ribbonfairy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist
This is absolutely stunning!
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guitarandstyle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
This is quite nice :)
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