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Lichen Green Mini Labradorite Pendant by Nambroth Lichen Green Mini Labradorite Pendant by Nambroth
Not the best photo-- this was just a snapshot taken with indoor lighting, really quickly! I had to get it shipped.

A last minute piece to be given as a Christmas gift by my friend! He wanted a special pendant to give his mother.
This is just a little hand-cut labradorite bead, wrapped in solid Argentium sterling silver wire. The stone itself is very small, only about 12mm. The piece is finished on both sides so that either side can be worn facing 'up'. :)

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:

- This one is already gone, but I have other pendants.. and, 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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:iconsparkie46:
sparkie46 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so beautiful! I've been wrapping about a year and have SO much to learn - you work is beautiful!
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MargoElf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Writer
Amazing piece of art. I can only imagine, how much work you had to put in this. Im also amazed how pricsed it is.

Beutiful! :star:
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ArtistInDistress Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How on earth...? How does someone hand make this? This is beyond words...simply amazing...
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artfullyannie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very intricate. beautiful! LOVE IT
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lonewhiterose Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Pardon my french, but this is fucking gorgeous
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your french sounds fine to me!
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Augos Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student General Artist
stunning
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:iconpretty-mimi:
pretty-mimi Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so talented :nod:
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CeceliaMoran Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And now I wish I wasn't committed to saving my money for books.
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MellieMasterPrime Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this pics u have of the pendents! all lovely!
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:iconhaskasimo:
Haskasimo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Once again stunning!
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ShadowCheetah Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I've been following your work forever now and I've always loved all the jewelry you've made. But this on in particular is so unbelievably gorgeous! Amazing work! Somehow, you seem to keep getting better and better every time you do anything. O_o
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avator Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
My favorite one so far =)
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:iconmetalfist0:
Metalfist0 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks so nice !
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:iconallen98:
Allen98 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
These are absolutely amazing! but i was just wondering... Do u use really long piece of silver wire? Or are there lots of little ones haha
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lots of really long pieces of wire!
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:iconallen98:
Allen98 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow thats really awesome, I suck at shaping silver wire haha
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alira23 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
This is gorgeous!
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WeWoKa Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude... that's almost ethereal!
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:iconspore-man:
spore-man Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Good lord! You have outdone yourself this time!!!
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WindDream Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Seems that it's from a magical movie^.^ Good job^^
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bsbhorsegirl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is the most elaborate I've seen from you. It's beautiful!
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
:D looks like your best yet ^~^
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tearsraven Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my favorite pendants you have done. It does remind me of lichen and creeping green things
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I know the color's off because of the lighting, but it would be really cool if you did some antiqueish pieces. I can see one that looks kind of older with a neat green stone in it.
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Tartaritantana Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student General Artist
God, your jewelry is so amazing :love:
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RegalWyvren Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow this one is really intricate. I've said this before but you make beautiful silverwork
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kaede-kit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Very beautiful!
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DancingDragon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
*Long, low whistle.* Holy intricacy!
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:iconlululetti:
lululetti Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, very beautiful work!! :)
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:iconamateri:
Amateri Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your work with Labradorite!
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o-Kleodora-o Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
This one is just spectacluar!! How do you keep track of all those wires as you work? o.0
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
I don't always, then they remind me by stabbing into my fingers...
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:icono-kleodora-o:
o-Kleodora-o Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Ah, what's wireworking without a little clood being drawn, right? XD
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LustGodVampire91 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*0* It makes me think of when I was little and me and my dad would go fishing!
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:iconozem03:
ozem03 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
It's wonderful
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:iconkata:
Kata Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow I love this one :) Beautiful!
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:iconellenmellenn:
ellenmellenn Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Very Beautiful:)
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DragonLover2000 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! I wish I had the money to buy one from you, these are absolutely gorgeous! :(
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work!
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Kieuomo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
All of your pendants are beautiful, but even though this one is smaller, I think it's my favorite. Wish I could afford some of your work! Someday when I'm wealthy XD
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tattoosuzette Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
gorgeous
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HM-Dragon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great as always :)
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GersifGalsana Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Writer
I love your swirly, musical silverwork.
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Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   General Artist
I know of Labadorite as usually blue not green so this is a nice difference, also as you said it is like opal, However unlike opal I think this particular type of stone does not meed to be kept moist or it will degrade kind of flaw in opal. I like the yellow hue in the silver again it fits very nicely. :) :thumbsup:
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Many opals don't need to be kept moist, either. :) It all depends on where they are found, and the makeup of the opal. Some are very stable... some are not. ^^
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Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011   General Artist
Well then the only kind I have are the unstable ones; I just thought all were needed to be set in water at some point thanks for the info.
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darklittle1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
*speechless*
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