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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:
This is quite the impressive piece! :-)
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:iconhollandlop92:
Beautiful stone  ^-^
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VixenFier 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 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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:iconblargzan:
for some reason the first sentence reminded me of Dwarf Fortress.
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:iconladyiolet:
This is very lovely...the stone is amazing :heart:
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:iconjulesdarkages3050:
Amazing stone. I've got to have it
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Biorave Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The is an amazing stone Nam.
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gettraught 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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