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Cool Blue


About this design:

I wanted to see what blue pearl and labradorite would like together. Labradorite is my new favorite gemstone.

Components:

Labradorite, Blue Pearl, silver findings

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Very Pretty! I think Labradorite is absolutely stunning. Love that stone!!

  2. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    This is very pretty in my neck of the woods they call it larvikite…It is really close to labrodite in fact someone sold me some misrepresenting it as laborite..I am so sorry i am the worst speller…Your braclet is fabulous!!!

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Such a wonderful color combo, Penny! Great design! :D

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Penny, this is great! I love Labradorite too, it’s gorgeous when it has lots of flash! I think it looks really good with the Blue Pearl!

  5. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Ohhh – I like this!!! The two stones are great together, and you have made a very nice set!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Miss Penny I love this combination. I recently bought a finished lab. necklace clasp broke off right away. Poor string. Now I get to restring. I may add to it and make it a less simple creation or put it into several pieces. Turning my ;( Into :P

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    There was a red mouth smiley to go in there, but he didn’t work either. :P

  8. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    That’s a great combo very pretty

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    Valley Girl says:

    This is really great… Love it!

  10. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    This is really nice. I have been on a bracelet “kick” this week, can you tell me how long you make your bracelet and how you chose that lenght?

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    Copper Penny says:

    Thanks everyone. Harmony I think my bracelets are usually about 7 1/2, I make them to fit me comfortably. I find that I don’t like my bracelets tight and that gives a bit of hang. Hope this helps.

  12. hlt Designs
    hlt Designs says:

    I’ve read that Blue Pearl (Larvikite) and labradorite are the same chemically…In fact, I’ve seen websites selling Blue Pearl as ‘blue labradorate’ – coming from the same region in Norway. I love them together… the flash and the sparkle is great!

  13. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Lovely, winning combo.

  14. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    This is a beautiful bracelet! Love this combination! The earrings are so cute, too!

  15. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Lot of sparkle and a fab combo of beads.

  16. Celticcrossing
    Celticcrossing says:

    Elegant all in its own way and the way the labradorite sparkles…sigh…love it!

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