Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Week 33-Labradorite Pendant



I found a source for some really nice labradorite-my favorite stone-at the G&LW Show last month. I set this one in a Viking knit bezel accented with some coils of tiny wire. I had it for two days. I made it on Thursday and it sold on Saturday. :D

20 comments:

  1. This is just amazingly beautiful. I see why it sold so quickly. The wire work is perfect.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  2. Nancy this is gorgeous..Love the labradorite (i'm a big fan of it!)..

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  3. Gorgeous! That might be the best labradorite I have seen in a long time.

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  4. Great stone! Your setting compliments it perfectly. I love how you adorned the frame wire with beads, adding sth special to the plain design. :-)
    Jutta

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  5. Thanks, Jutta! Actually there a couple of practical reasons why I do that. It helps me keep my stitches even, and it creates a small space for my viking knit wire to connect to the wire holding the stone in the back.

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  6. This is amazing! I love it! The colour and the handwork is perfect. Nice done.

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  7. Thank you so much for the insightful extra explanation, Nancy! I am not only a curious novice, but also very keen on designs which are based on practical thoughts - and I am grateful that you so generously share your thoughts on the process.
    Jutta

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  8. Beautifully done, Nancy!
    Many blessings,
    Terry

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  9. I love Labradorite too. And this pendant is gorgeous...

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  10. I love the stone in this design, wonderful color and depth. Cheers!

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  11. Where or how can I buy this ???

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  12. This one was sold, Bekca, but I could recreate something similar.

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  13. You mentioned you found a great source for labradorite. Can you share the name of your source?

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  14. Boy, I got this so long ago I don't remember the name of the vendor. But I haven't seen him at the G&LW Show in a couple of years so I'm glad I have a stash. Szarka sometimes has some nice labradorite at Magpie Gemstones.

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  15. Thanks. I also should have said I absolutely love the necklace you made. Labradorite is my favorite and your wirework on this one is just amazing.

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Sorry I had to turn off comments for a while as I was getting spammed to death. For people wondering where to get the free tutorials, they are available at Szarka's website, www.magpiegemstones.com. Click on the resources and tutorials link. Thanks, Nancy

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