Bohemian-style necklace featuring a faceted labradorite cabochon nestled within stacked silver gears, flowing downward to a faceted Egyptian quartz point suspended in a recycled .22 magnum bullet casing adorned with silver filigree and matching Swarovski gemstone. Full pendant measures approximately 3.5 inches in length and is very lightweight. 27-inch long silver chain.
Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family and is treasured for its remarkable play of color, known as labradorescence. It was discovered in Labrador, Canada, by Moravian missionaries in 1770 who named it for the area. Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms.
A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition - promoting psychic abilities. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.
Caleb Barnaby is a self-taught metalsmith, with a focus in extremely detailed wearable art. He's been traveling throughout the US for the past three years in a travel trailer, which houses his custom-built mobile studio, selling his creations at fine art festivals. Many of his designs are award-winning: intricate flower mandalas made from sterling silver and recycled brass bullet casings with secret messages, crescent moons and mountain ranges hand-cut from the metal. His designs are all inspired by the natural elements around us: blooming wildflowers on the side of the road, the awe-inspiring landscapes he sees along his travels.
"Using recycled metals, I apply an intricate etching process to give them an ornate look. All of my etched designs are original and inspired by natural elements (trees, flowers and sacred geometry). After the etching process, I hand-cut the metals to transform them into their final composition. I also use non-traditional stonesetting techniques, where I create my own bezels by forging the metal to set the stone."