This bead embroidered labradorite necklace is part of my “lunar” series, and it also gives a little nod to one of my favorite muses. The central stone is a deep grey labradorite cabochon with flashes of green, amber and blue. It’s set in a hand beaded bezel of matte charcoal glass seed beads, sterling silver, freshwater pearls, faceted labradorite and hematite beads. At the base is a flashy faceted labradorite briolette, with a sterling silver wire wrap.
The neckline is a mix of glass beads and handmade sterling silver chain, accented with faceted labradorite and hematite beads. It’s adjustable from about 16″ – 19″ inches, and it fastens with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp. The pendant portion measures about 1.5″ wide by 2″ long, and it’s backed with black garment leather.
Folkloric properties :
Labradorite: The indigenous people of Newfoundland believed that the Northern Lights were trapped within this stone; with it’s gorgeous play of light and ethereal color, it’s easy to understand how they’d think it came from the aurora borealis. It’s believed to be a stone of transformation, imparting strength and tenacity in the face of change. It is said to strengthen intuition and insight, to bolster self esteem and trust, and to ease fear and worry.
Hematite: is said to be grounding and protective, and to improve focus.
Freshwater pearls: are believed to impart calmness, loyalty and integrity.
✫ This lore is shared from a love of myth and storytelling; it’s not intended as medical or spiritual advice. Believe it if you need it, if you don’t just pass it on ♥