Northern Lights pendant #2
The Eskimos on the island of Labrador believed this eye catching glow was the northern lights trapped in the stone. Each piece of Labradorite shines with different colors and patterns and makes you feel as if you are the keeper of the light.
This pendant comes installed on an adjustable sliding cord. The labradorite stone measures about 1.5 inches.
A peek into my process:
This piece of jewelry is created by hand with a unique process called Electroforming.
I start with the stone or crystal and add my design in copper metal around it.
Then the piece is painted in conducive paint, and hooked up to an anode of copper (a highly conductive metal) and an electrical circuit. The piece sits in a magic potion for sometimes up to 24 hours as the current runs through it.
This process “grows” the copper on the parts of the piece that are able to conduct an electric current. By playing with the amps and volts of the current I can create different textures in the metal.
The lines, bubbles and bumps you see are ELECTRICITY in physical form!
After the piece is removed from the magic potion it is finished with sanding, filing, and polishing by hand.
Finally, I hand paint a Patina to each piece. Creating an antique and ancient artifact look.
This electric alchemy creates one of a kind designs and each piece will come out completely unique. Sometimes even to the surprise of me, as the creator! It is a labor of love and trust in the workings of the universe that makes each piece so special.