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Custom order for a friend

About this design:

A good friend of mine wanted me to make something for his wife for their anniversary. In usual male fashion he said just make her something! I know I have done a lot of tree of life motifs but, there is something about the tree of life that just speaks to me. It has deep meaning for me. For this piece I had a hard time choosing between different stones and different wrap styles and I kept coming back to this stone. I tried several different wrapped but none seemed "right" so that's when I decided to just go with my gut and I designed this. I wanted the stone to stand out and not be hindered by wire. One thing I loved about this store was that it has an uncommon flash. My friend gave it to his wife and she told me that one day at an event in the span of 15 minutes 3 people came up to her and commented on it! I love this item. I have it on an adjustable leather string so she can wear it all the time.


Leather, sterling silver wire, Labradorite,

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  1. kye
    kye says:

    Wow! I really really really admire the way you wrapped this gorgeous stone! It’s so unique and fantastic. Lucky lucky friend.

  2. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    That is the most beautiful Labradorite stone I’ve seen. It’s a perfect background for the tree of life design. And worn hanging from the black leather cord…I know why she got so many compliments.

  3. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Hey, great job, gf! You wired it just right, enough to secure it well & highlight it. The simple leather helps it to stand out.
    Did you patina wire before or after wrapping? What’s your process after patina & wrapping? Tumble? Handfinish with a Sunshine cloth or similar? We want all your secrets, tee hee!

  4. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    P.S. I would love to see the back, unless you want to keep that a secret…

  5. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Fantastic job….it’s a very special and unique piece. You have made this stone simply stunning.

  6. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you! I have another one I am working on. Hope to finish it this weekend! Will share pictures when it’s done. For the same friend, but for a friend of his family this time. Feel pretty lucky to have someone believe in my work and that wants to share it.

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