The labradorite stone in this bookmark is stunning. There are so many colors and flashes in this cabochon, blue, green, gold, orange, and black streaks. Labradorite has tiny bits of Mica within the stone that cause sparkles when light touches it.
Inuit people of Labrador in Canada believe that the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis were trapped within Labradorite rocks. The story goes that a mighty Eskimo warrior freed the colors that dazzle the Polar skies with blows from his spear but could not break all the stones, leaving some Labradorite gemstones for us to collect then carve, polish, and admire to this very day.
I wove this design with five different weave patterns, which add texture and contrast.
I oxidized the copper to an exquisite patina, adding depth and contrast of color in the metal. I then tumbled the bookmark with steel shot; this strengthens the piece and adds a high gloss to the copper.
One of my favorite features of the bookmark is the swirls that grace the end.
Original design handmade with love and dedication by Amanda’s Treasures.