bohemian etched necklace with labradorite
This one-of-a-kind design features a hand-cut brass pendant, which I hand-etched with an intricate grid design. I hand-cut the phases of the moon out along the grid. Finished with a complementing drop, which I hand-etched and completed with a smaller polished amethyst cabochon. Full pendant measures approximately 3 inches in length. Finished with a 27-inch long brass chain.
Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family and is treasured for its remarkable play of color, known as labradorescence. It was discovered in Labrador, Canada, by Moravian missionaries in 1770 who named it for the area. Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms.
A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition - promoting psychic abilities. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.