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Labradorite Spirals by magpie-poet Labradorite Spirals by magpie-poet
Yep, yet more labradorite! This one in sterling silver. I like making the spirals, I need more stones with corners and points to play with :D This one is the classic shimmery blue/turquoise color. From a really oblique angle it has a hint of green lurking. It's actually supper transparent under the flash. While I was wrapping it I thought it had developed a crack and then realized I was seeing the wire through it and that's why it kept moving! :blush:

On etsy: www.etsy.com/listing/182344054…
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:iconkietsiekat:
I've always wanted to make my own jewelry, but being inexperienced, the wire would never turn out the way I wanted it to. (also probably because I wasn't using the right kind)
So with that, the Vision for this is Beautiful. You clearly had an idea on how you wanted it to look like and you executed it perfectly.

The Originality of it: hate to say it but there's probably something out there similar. Jewelry like this is quite common, but then again its hard to come up with something different that hasn't already been made. I love the idea on the bumps though, the six at the bottom and the ones in the back, it was a beautiful idea and detail, to add.

The Technique is stunning. The swirls are elegant and very feminine, I especially love the ones at the top. (Makes me think of royalty, which only adds to the beauty of it.)

Impact: I'm amazed by it. Its beautiful and feminine.

Conclusion: work on coming up with something different to add to your jewelry to make it unique. but all and all its absolutely elegant. Anyone who wears it is going to feel nothing but beautiful.
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:icontwiggy242:
twiggy242 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Stunning
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the spiral, it's a great focus without distracting from the beautiful stone!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Thank you, I never want to distract from a labradorite (even if you win it's pyrrhic victory at best).
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Mermaidgirl147 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Photographer
Beautiful 
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ISS51 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is so beautiful, love the blue, I could write a story using this as inspiritatoin, love the metal, the heart, can't get enough of it! Heart 
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Awesome, go for it!
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I love the blue
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
You know me and labradorite :D 'ooh, I haven't played with quite that shade, must have!'
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Glad you did and you are most welcome :)
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Rhissanna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this! It looks regal, like the tip of a sceptre.
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Someday I'll get the wirework down enough to mix it with dolls...
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:iconrhissanna:
Rhissanna Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes! Yes! Make a crown!
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
The problem I have (and one you don't) is of balance. My dolls don't look gosh, neither detailed nor sharp is quite the right word, hrm. It's like sometimes the accessories are too detailed for the rounded out ness of my dolls. Okay, I'll try to explain in the morning. I don't know how to get it across in words. For some reason the wirework doesn't blend well with my dolls as of yet. (Except for the simple spiraly stuff.) Because would I love to do some crazy elvish like wirework for one of my dolls, hell yes. But it doesn't fit somehow.
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LilP0ni Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the simplicity!
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Thank you.
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:iconevil0verlady:
evil0verlady Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat idea, making the point at the bottom there. Somewhat reminds me of a leaf. ;)
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
I can see that. I like organic shapes. I've been trying how to make a leaf effect without leaving too many loose ends for things to get caught on. Nothing I've been please with yet :)
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evil0verlady Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That explains why I like your work.;) I like organic shapes too, especially in jewelry.:love:
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Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really lovely design. Looks great. :)
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Kayanya Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this :)
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Thank you :)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional
nice job
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:iconmonaki:
Monaki Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice clean design that shows your craftsmanship abilities but lets the stone take center stage.  Great work!
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Thank you. Labradorite is so beautiful I always want to let it shine.
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DanielAPierce Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lookin good
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful stone in a really nice warpping.
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Thank you. It is a gorgeous stone.
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goodboysk Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes.. your works are poems made of stones and metal.. love them!
there is some possibilities of a world class jewelry brand if you try to develop your work in that manner... Keep making them.NodHeart 
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Many thanks, hopefully better than my written poetry!
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goodboysk Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wink/Razz 
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lamorth-the-seeker Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
I understand if you don't want to 'show too much', aka give away your techniques, though. I had a lady come up to me when I was selling at the market and basically copy my bail design. It's no secret, but I think an artist should develop their own design.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
It is a little bit of that. I do sometimes take pictures, especially when I need suggestions. But while I confess I'm by far not the best wrapper out there I've still found several people ripping me off on etsy :blush: I mean, we all learn by copying, but you modify it and make it your own.
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lamorth-the-seeker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
That's how I feel too. I haven't found any copycats of my work online, photography or jewelry though.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
It was dumb luck. I have a habit of searching on etsy before I post a piece to get a feel for what others are charging for the same materials. If I need to charge too much more to make it worthwhile sometimes I'll put that piece in a gallery instead :)

How did you handle someone taking pictures of your work for the detailing? I'm not sure how I would react to that. The only times I had someone take a specific photo/closeup was either with their phone to send to a friend or to tell a teen they'll add it to their possible birthday presents list.
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lamorth-the-seeker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Oh, no she didn't take any pictures, but she and her husband(?) were looking over them up close and thoroughly and talking back and forth. We even discussed wrapping techniques. She said she'd had a hard time coming up with a bail she liked. They spent probably 30min or so looking at various pieces and talking then left without buying even the cheapest of my products. She took a card to 'look over them later and see if they wanted to buy anything'. 
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Oh, yeah, that's pretty tacky. I've chatted about technique with plenty of people, but no one has gotten that obvious.
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lamorth-the-seeker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I'm not worried that I'll see copies of my work on etsy. She did mostly pmc work, and not well at that, based on the pieces she was wearing and the ones she was carrying (she had a small container of silver beads and other stuff that she made with her for some odd reason).
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Heh. I wasn't very good at pmc myself. And boy is the learning curve pricey! (Maybe she wanted to buy something to match?)
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lamorth-the-seeker Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Your pendants, earrings, basically all of your jewelry is just fantastic and beautiful, I'd love to see the rears of them however.
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