Learn how to make an Labradorite Pendant Necklace.
If you love Labradorite then this tutorial is perfect for you. By following this step by step guide you will learn how to make a beautiful Labradorite, pendant necklace.
Labradorite originates from the island of St Paul in Labrador, Canada. It is a gemstone that may appear dull and uninteresting in the dark however when the light hits it, the magic is revealed and an array of beautiful iridescent colours appear!
Labradorite is also referred to as ‘Firestone’, as if you look closely within it you can see ‘dancing fire.’
To make this necklace you will need a Labradorite Cabochon and rondels. By using a large cab, you can create a wow statement necklace! Or if you prefer, use a smaller one for a refined look.
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Find the centre of the strand of labradorite. You will use approx 21cm's of the strand for each side of the necklace, cut the strand at the centre take off a few rondelles from the centre point until you are left with approx a 21cm length for each side of the necklace, leave these lengths on the strand. Cut a length of beading thread longer than you need approx 80cm's long, thread on the pendant through the jump ring then a 4mm spacer bead and 3cm's of labradorite rondelles, repeat twice more adding spacer beads and rondelles ending with a spacer bead, add the remaining 11 cm's of the labradorite rondelles, then add a crimp bead and a bolt ring clasp.