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Northern Lights Labrodorite Necklace

July 3, 2011

Northern Lights Labrodorite Necklace

I have always wanted to own a piece of Labradorite, so I was very pleased to find some tear drop shaped cabs for sale at a local bead show. Feldspars are completely capitivating to me, because they seem interdimensional: when you gaze inside, you see another world. Looking into a feldspar stone like Labradorite, you almost feel like you are scrying. There is certainly something magical about the refraction of light into so many disappearing colours.

Labradorite is a very interesting stone, and it’s appropriate to work with around Canada Day because it was discovered in the province of Labrador. Eskimo legend holds that a warrior freed the northern lights from stone. The light that was not released became labrodorite.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Nissa permalink
    July 4, 2011 5:13 pm

    Lovely, I would love to get my hands on gemstones however they’re way above my price range. Eventually, a bead addict’s gotta have some hope.

    • Casey permalink*
      July 5, 2011 3:53 pm

      Thanks! This one was a great deal — I think it was $10-$15 at a bead show. I was amazed!

  2. Kathleen Burke permalink
    July 8, 2011 12:39 pm

    Casey,
    Really like this piece, too!
    Can’t say I’ve ever seen this stone before, but can say I really hadn’t paid much attention to them in the past…only because there’s so much beading to be done and just so much time, you know? (I know you do!)
    :0) Kathleen

    • Casey permalink*
      July 10, 2011 8:50 am

      Oh, I know 😉 Always so many materials and techniques to try. It’s hard to keep up. I love stones though, I always collected rocks when I was a kid.
      Casey

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