Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Sterling Silver Pieces

Most of my customers come to my shop looking for color, but I do also make pieces that are more restrained and even minimalist. I made a few new pieces using sterling silver and some lovely labradorite gemstone beads and sterling charms one rainy afternoon.

I own a few labradorite baubles and just love angling the pieces every which way in order to see how the colors vary from gray to blue to green. It's a stone that was first discovered on St. Paul Island, Labrador, Canada, in 1770. Its mystical properties supposedly provide relief from anxiety, hopelessness and depression and will dispel negativity. Valuable in times of change, it helps encourage clarity of thought and compatibility with others.

There's lots to read about the Metaphysical properties of labradorite on the internet, if you're curious. I feel more settled when I am wearing one of my pieces, and think it's enhanced by oxidized sterling silver, which provides a nice contrast to the shimmering colors.

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