Saturday, September 17, 2016
Labradorite Earrings, Wire Wrap, Iridescent Labradorite Dangle Earrings, Wire Wrap Labradorite Teardrop
These labradorite beads are fabulous with an amazing iridescent mirrored quality. LOVE. Couldn't wait to make a pair for myself. The holes drilled through the beads are so small I couldn't fit sterling wire through the hole and expect it to have any endurance, so I wired in matte stainless steel wire. This wire gives the strength needed and lends itself to an antiqued feel.
Leverback wires are also surgical steel so hypoallergenic. Win. I took faceted Labradorite teardrops and wire wrapped them in stainless steel wire in a "messy" style. Earrings hang right at 1.5" from the leverback wires. Each pair is slightly different. I wired the same stone as a coordinating pendant and hung it from a strong yet delicate antiqued silver chain.
Note: these are hand cut gemstones -each stone is slightly different. I matched up the closest stones for earring pairs.
See earrings here and necklace here.