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Copper and Labradorite

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Classic, Romantic, Traditional
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What was your source for this jewelry project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo different tutorials by Perri Jackson (ShaktipajDesigns)

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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? 30x20mm (about) teardrop cab, 10mm and 7mm round beads, 10x6mm rondelle beads, copper wire and beads

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What are you most proud of? The coiled/beaded beads are very much inspired by Perri's fantastic "Braided Saturn" bead (on her Flickr page).They are the elements I love the most.

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Hi Heike, this is soooo beautiful and so much work and patience involved. I love everything about this piece, and labradorite I think is my favorite gemstone at the moment.

02/26/2013 Flag

Thank you, zivastrukelj! Labradorite is one of my all-time-favorites, and this one had such a beautiful flash. But there wasn't su much patience necessary. The bezel is basically an embellished RAW stitch (right angle weave) and the coiled beadcaps are quite easy (and fast) to make. The coiled beads needed some practice, though, and they are perhaps the elements that I love the most in this piece. :D

03/01/2013 Flag

Truly beautiful.

04/21/2014 Flag

Thank you so much! :)

05/02/2014 Flag

Gosh.. more of that Labradorite like the other project! Is it possible to share the source of where you obtain your stones? =^..^= What a beautiful design and colors! (I adore copper and labradorite!)

05/20/2016 Flag

Thank you, Heather! Labradorite is one of my favorite stones and I buy it wherever I find them. But most of the time there are only very few really beautiful beads in a strand full of, well, not so beautiful ones :). I'm from Germany, so I try to buy from European sellers. I got the cab here: http://www.das-edelstein-paradies.de/ (all the stones I bought here are beautiful). The beads are from different sellers, for ex. http://stores.ebay.de/perlerie-bacatus and http://www.precioussparklebeads.co.uk/.

05/21/2016 Flag