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Merlinite

About this design:

Kitty knew I was looking for Merlinite. She surprised me with this piece...it is one of my birthday presents from her. I think the bottom wire looks like dragon's teeth. I made the double jump ring out of 18 ga rose gold wire. The top flat side is 2 inches long. The flat back from bottom of curve to top is 1 1/2 inches.

Components:

Merlinite, hematite, silver, gold, rose gold and copper wires

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This is gorgeous

  2. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I’ve never even heard of merlinite- it’s beautiful! You did an awesome job with the wiring!. You’re right it does look like dragon teeth. This will look so good with fall clothes!

  3. BevB
    BevB says:

    Thanks, ladies! You’re right, Robin, it is too heavy for the summer. I have time to figure out the chain.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    What a lovely gift. And a beautiful stone. I’ve never heard of merlinite either. Fun wire wrapping.

  5. BevB
    BevB says:

    Thanks, Beady!

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Never heard of Merlinite so I had to look it up. Evidently it used as a metaphysical crystal.

    There were several rocks/stones with Merlinite as a part of their name.
    Merlinite: marketing name for dendritic agate
    Mystic Merlinite: indigo gabbro
    Merlinite aka blizzard stone: black gabbro
    Merlinite dendritic opal
    Are we confused yet?

    That is one unusual big stone! I noticed that the color in some areas is lighter. Is the color in those areas blue-ish or purple-ish? It is a very impressive stone with wonderful mysterious color. Looks good with the copper wire work. Love its Dragon teeth.

    Didn’t mean to make this a lesson on rocks.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Hahaha LRC – I looked it up also – but I was too confused. Lovely stone though.

  8. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Beautiful wrapping–I like the ‘prongs’ you created along the bottom to hold the stone in place. The rose-colored wire is a nice pairing with the darker nature of the stone. Very pretty pendant :)

  9. BevB
    BevB says:

    Thank you ladies for joining my world! Lol

  10. CKitty
    CKitty says:

    We love finding unique crystals. And the rarer the better.

  11. kye
    kye says:

    Merlinite is new to me. Pretty wrapping. Pretty stone.

  12. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Ha, they do look like dragon teeth. I have an agate in this shape that I still need to wrap. You don’t see too many pendulum-shaped cabs.

  13. BevB
    BevB says:

    Thanks, ladies!

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