This necklace was commissioned for my boyfriend's sister for her birthday. I'm not sure why, but when I thought of what I wanted to do her for her, I could not get Labradorite out of my head.
I happened upon this Labradorite pendant while shopping for last minute supplies at a bead shop in the city. The specimen is amazing. As I was working with it I could not stop fixating upon the way it plays with the light with each movement. It was absolutely lovely.
I tried my very best to capture the flash, or labradorescense, of the stone. The base color is a silvery gray (seen better in the photo below), but when held up to the light, flashes of green, blue and purple emerge in stunning ways.
I had a bit of difficulty wire wrapping it as the stone is drilled from top to bottom rather than side to side, as I had hoped. With Dan's help, and a little gold bead "anchor" at the base of the stone, I was able to get a nice wrap at the top. The 14 k gold filled wire seems rather dull in the photos, but in real life, it is not- I assure you.