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Vibrant Orange Labradorite by Nambroth Vibrant Orange Labradorite by Nambroth
This is a labradorite, polished on both sides, carefully hand wrapped in Argentium sterling silver. It's unusual to find a stone with this color orange!

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, 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!

I hand wrap these pieces with nothing more than my fingers and a tiny pair of pliers. I purchase the stones already polished from rock and gem shows.

Thanks for looking. :)



[[ Since so many ask-- yes, I do sell these on my personal site: [link] ]]
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:iconmohhhs94:
mohhhs94 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
look how beautiful that is :P
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natasha221122 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
if i order one-how much would you charge?
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natasha221122 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
i cannot find this pendant on your website- how much is it?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry, you can't find it because it sold over 5 years ago. I make new ones from time to time if you want to check in, but each is one of a kind.
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MonsterBrandCrafts Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
you've been featured here: [link]

:heart:
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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artsyfartsyme Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Student General Artist
i love the way the wire sweeps across the stone at the top. its absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
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dawn99 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
OMG! I thought this was a drawing!Can't believe you actually made this!
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Wolf-of-Samhain Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This popped up in my random favorites again and brought me to marvel at your work once again. By far the most impressive work I've seen. All of your work is astonishing. =)
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MademoiselleMischief Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:star: You've been featured here: [link]

:rose: MissTempest xox
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
These stones must cost you a fortune! I've never seen a lab this color before. You do such an intricate ewrap but don't overpower the stone :)
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stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O wow, beautiful!
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow
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:iconkisusuomi:
KisuSuomi Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
My friend would like that jewel :rose:
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Medicine-Widow Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I think this is my favourite, but it's a tough choice; all your work's so beautiful :-)
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:iconpathea:
Pathea Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist
That's beautiful!
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AremRae Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you ever do custom work? I believe your silver work would look stunning with a resin scorpion pendant.
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zeescribe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
i love your style. where did you find this lab? i've never seen one so orange before. gorgeous.
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
This one was at a local Rock and Gem show in NY state. :)
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Dontwannabemyself Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Great work.:heart:
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Draconigenae666 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
OOOh! i used to pick up stones like that all the time! especially when my family went to new brunswick :)
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:iconmyworld1:
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, wow, beautiful!!
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:icontemni-chan:
Temni-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
is this one going into your featherdust shop?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes, it is there. :)
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BlueNephelim Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen Labradorite that color before.
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Shadow-Ookami Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow that's pretty. When I first saw this I thought it was amber. Still beautiful. I'm amazed at how you wrap them with the Argentium silver?? That's unbelievable the way you make those intricate loops and such.
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Ahrog Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Wow, these are gorgeous! You should make a tutorial *puppy eyes* C: The designs you make are beautiful..
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'd make a tutorial, but there are already a lot of great ones out there! My approach is really haphazard and I have no set technique or plan.. I make it up as I go. I'm afraid a tutorial wouldn't be very helpful!
[link]
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Those pages should help get you started. I wish I had known about them when I started doing this! I would have wasted a lot less silver as I learned and bumbled along, hehehe. :D
In the end, if you can get a good setting on the stone, the additional decorative bits are all up to you. This is what makes wire wrapped jewelry unique and personal-- the flourishes are sort of like a style, and you want to be as unique as possible. :)

Best wishes!
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Esbilick Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
The craftsmanship is indeed outstanding. Not just on this one but on all of then. Congrads on the DD. I saw one of the other pieces you made as that.
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Pyro-Jellyfish Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
That is truly a beautiful stone, and your wrapping on this particular piece is exquisite! Wonderful work!
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Magic-Dragon-Paul Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow, That's beautiful!
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pyrowriter Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Absolutely stellar stone and lovely wrapping. I really wish I could afford it!
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MythArcana Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I don't know what is more beautiful; the stones or the unique frames you put them in! This is so remarkably beautiful and just a pleasure to look at! Most excellent creation!
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wolvensong Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay, I'm going to sound like a complete idiot, but here I go: are labradorite and moonstone the same? The shots of the blue stones and this one look so different. :?
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
They are the same type of feldspar, yes! The color depends on the way the layers in the stone refract.
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wolvensong Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah, I see. That's awesome, thank you for letting me know ^^
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RiaX3X Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Wow, such skill to wrap them with just pliers and your fingers! Really beautiful. I hope to maybe buy one from you in the future.

The stone reminds me alot of tiger eye, unless its another name for that stone :)
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MatildaMare Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is sooooo cool!!
It's bueatidul!
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DigiBentoBox Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
Labradorite comes in orange? I wonder how different its 'flash' is from the others?
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
I've got a video of it on my site! :D
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dj-aida Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Call me blind, but I couldn't find the video! :( I'd like to see it, so could you please provide us with a direct link? Much obliged!

Your jewelry is simply gorgeous, and both your digital and traditional artwork is wonderful as well.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
It's okay! It's near the bottom of this page:
[link]

If it won't work, click here:
[link]

It's not the best video, but it gives you an idea. :D
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dj-aida Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Oh my. It truly is amazing. My favorite stone is quartz, and I have a pendant made of uncut quartz that looks like a chunk of ice, but I think labradorite has now become my second favorite.
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DigiBentoBox Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh I saw it! Wow that is quite nice, considering how different it is from the others. I wouldnt be surprised if it is snatched up quickly!

If I had the money (as in if I had the job and age) and if it wasnt weird for me to wear jewelry, I would purchase it! I love dreamy stones like that!
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PencilStub Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I love the different colour, it's a very gorgeous piece.~:heart:
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Clan-Guard Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Aahhh so beautiful! Orange is my favorite color! That's very intricate work there! Very nicely done!
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SilveryFrostDragon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
that stone is such an amazing color! great job!
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woow...
I just watched all of those necklaces, and damn, they are gorgeous! I only wish I had the money! If I ever can afford it, I'll swear to buy one! :love:
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LabradoriteWolf Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love labradorite, and I have many of them :love:
Even one which is as big as my hand :O
Labradorite is the most wonderful stone in the world :)
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live4pain Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
awesome
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