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Lavender Labradorite Cuff Bracelet by metalsmitten Lavender Labradorite Cuff Bracelet by metalsmitten
Cuff Bracelet! Solid sterling silver with a lavender-flash (hard to find) Labradorite stone.

More photos/for sale here: [link]
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SimeonsJewellery Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a pretty stone.
The rubover setting is a good choice to show it off! :D
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you! :) that's the kind of setting that i specialize in hehe.
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Labradorite comes in lavender?
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
yup! it's kinda rare though, pretty hard to find.
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Do you know what regions it usually pops up in?
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
i actually don't really know :( sorry :( and i'm not sure if there's a specific mine producing lavender labs, or it's found with any labradorites just in smaller quantities, or what. hm. i'll ask next time i talk to my lapidary friends.

if you look up "spectrolite" though, that's basically super fancy labradorite out of finland, it can get really bright colors and be very pretty :)
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Maybe it's from the Finnish Mines.
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
They do get some awesome purples, but they're usually brighter. Iunno. :D I'll ask next time I find some.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Oh that's so simple and lovely. Wish I could wear cuffs. (And I'm jealous as hell because I've been stalking the elusive purple labs for years and not found a good one :p )
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
why can't you wear cuffs? :D

[link] this is the guy i bought this stone from (this is a different one, looks like it's not quite as nice but does still have some lavender) keep an eye on this guy's shop or maybe you could even write him and see if he can find one for you :) it's always so hard buying labs online though, so hard to see the real flash =/
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
They just look awful on me. I've tall and all my shirts are already short, so I feel like it draws attention to that. (And the fact that being tall my wrists ain't delicate :( )

Thanks for the link. I've got a few things from [link] but yes, I don't like to buy labs online. The number of labs I've bought trying to get that perfect purple. It's crazy ;)
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
if it's any consolation - i'm incredibly tiny, so the only bracelets that i can ever wear that don't immediately just fall off are ones that are custom made for me. and i have such tiny wrists that they don't look good on me either. that's actually why i almost never make bracelets... it doesn't occur to me to make them, because i can't usually wear them :D

do you ever go to gem shows? it's always so much nicer to be able to handle the labs etc before you buy them.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
My mother is that way. She has tiny wrists and likes bracelets *tight* So almost the only ones she has are ones I made her. I used to make all my bracelets small since she'd had me convinced her wrists were normal and mine were freakishly huge. Ends up we're both on opposite ends of the spectrum ;)

I do. Not the big ones out west, but there are some decent new england shows. Just went to one yesterday and picked up some roughly faceted labs actually. The texture just seemed to suit. Kind of medievalish or fantasy inspired. (Also picked up a piece of meteeorite for myself, but that wrap is tanking. Not true, it's fine, but not what I'd wanted for the piece.)
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D live n learn haha.

rough faceted labs sound really cool. lemme know if you ever upload a picture of them? :) and what's wrong with the meteorite? that's another one of those stones that i just love.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Here's one of those new labs. [link]
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful! like an oil slick :D om nom
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Will do. They're similar idea to [link] and [link] but rather shorter and stouter. Same dealer actually. It's very mean how he keeps labs right by the entrance...

Nothing wrong with the stone. Man, I was all but petting it and the guy gave me a discount because I think he knew I wasn't putting it down. I'm just not pleased with my wrap. When I get photos I'll pester everyone for ideas.
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
pretty!! :) (and i just had to laugh at your descriptions on the labs, about how they're impossible to take good photos of... i feel your pain! at least you've got nice looking hands/fingers though, hah. i have to use myself as my ring model in photos, and i usually end up having to zoom really far in to cut out as much of my hand as possible from the pictures...)

i'd -love- to see the meteorite when you get pics. do you know what kind it is?
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
gorgeous color for labradorite!
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
that's exactly why i snapped it right up when i saw it, hah :D
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
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elderarc Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice! I rarely see bracelets from you. :)
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
i have a lot of things i secretly don't like :D so i make/use them rarely, haha.
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elderarc Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol I know! I can't stand to wear a bracelet for more than a few hours while out. They come off at home. But then my necklaces come off as soon as I come home too.
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
i almost never actually wear jewelry. :blush:
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elderarc Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ironic, eh? I wear rings but that's it.
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metalsmitten Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
i love rings, they're the only thing i'd really wear every day... except that they get in the way of metalsmithing :D
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