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Mesmerizing Labradorite Pendant and Neck

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Category Jewelry
Type Pendant, Accessory
Style Mod, Casual, Romantic, Traditional, Holiday, Whimsical
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Original handmade necklace and pendant by Bobbi Maw This is an extraordinary Labradorite Cab with a stunning blue flash. It is wire wrapped in Solid Sterling Silver to simply but elegantly showcase its brilliance. The piece screamed for something more than a simple chain, so I wove hundreds of tiny flashy faceted Labradorite beads together using the centuries old Chinese braiding technique, Kumihimo. The braided portion of the necklace measures 10 inches (25.4cm) - I then finished the necklace with Sterling Silver cones 6mm Labradorite beads, Swarovski Crystals and Sterling chain so that it is comfortable on the back of your neck when worn. The necklace can be adjusted from 17 inches (43.2cm) to just over 20 inches (50.8cm) because of the heart shaped Sterling Silver extender chain. The necklace is then finished with a Sterling lobster style clasp, and a tiny Labradorite and crystal drop. The pendant measures almost 3 inches (7.6cm) long from the top of the bail, and just over 1 1/4 inches (3.2cm) wide at the widest point.

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Amazing!

01/02/2013 Flag

Thank you!!! :)

01/02/2013 Flag

Wow, this is striking! I will have to make this one!

01/09/2013 Flag

Thank you.

01/11/2013 Flag

You have an awesome talent!

07/23/2013 Flag

Thank you very much Maggie!!

07/25/2013 Flag

Bobbi, Your jewelry is stunning! Although I'm only beginning, I hope to one day make jewelry as beautiful as yours.

07/26/2013 Flag

Can I ask what you use to polish silver jewelry with small details? I am considering buying a tumbler but the expense is holding me back.

07/26/2013 Flag

Thanks so very much maggie!! - I can understand not wanting to spend the money on a goiiod tumbler. You can get cheap rotary tumblers at Harbor Freight, but then you get what you pay for. I personally prefer a vibrating tumbler with stainless steel shot. In the meantime you could try my favorite trick for cleaning all types of jewelry - super cheap - Dawn Dishwashing liquid and a soft toothbrush. Works awesome! I only use my tumbler if I have a lot of pieces to do with no stones in them. A lot of the stones and crystals I use wouldn't survive any tumber, and the Dawn/toothbrush combo is safe for just about anything.

07/26/2013 Flag

Wow, your work is brilliant! I must admit, I would wear the pendant with a different chain as a male. Yes, men wear great jewelry these days and I can't wait to start making your projects. I just wish I found you much sooner!

01/08/2014 Flag

Thank you very much Elliott!! I do know men wear great jewelry, I make quite a bit for my brother :) At some point, I may split the 2 pieces and see what happens :D

01/13/2014 Flag

Beautiful!!!

08/21/2014 Flag

Thank you very much Cindy!!

08/22/2014 Flag