unusual labradorite jewellery

I’ve had these gorgeous labradorite beads for ages. I bought them, because I was drawn to the shape, and the juxtaposition between the rough stormy greys, against the neat facets. I find them quite pre-historic looking and they reminded me of tiny monoliths (if you can have such a thing), some kind of Stone Henge vibe. Maybe I should stop having BBC4 on when I am working?

However, the position of the whole meant I couldn’t use them as I had imagined, and so I put them aside and pondered them a while.


handmade labradorite earrings

{Norge Necklace is here}

Then a couple of weeks ago it came to me, as things often do. I just needed to keep it simple, and simply added a silver cup detail about the pin that fixes the stones on, and voila! I love that they are so casual, you can wear them with anything.


handmade labradorite earrings

{Norge earrings are here}

The necklace comes with a sturdy spiga chain, which goes really nicely with these mini-monoliths.


unusual labradorite necklace

In other news, I’ve been reorganizing, tidying and generally getting everything in order in preparation for new products and a busy Christmas season.

I decided I really was due a bead re-sort, and was most pleased to have tackled this one Sunday afternoon.


bead tidying 2014

Rachel x

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...


  1. Reply

    Harry Newman

    22nd October 2014

    Some lovely looking jewelry, very simple yet elegant

    • Reply

      Rachel Lucie Johns

      23rd October 2014

      Hi Harry, thanks for your lovely comment. Simple elegance is what I was aiming for :)

  2. Reply

    Tracy Smith

    8th October 2014

    They are beautiful beads, very Stonehenge and the colour is lovely with the silver.

    • Reply

      Rachel Lucie Johns

      8th October 2014

      Hi Tracy, yes, Stonehenge is exactly what they remind me of. Thanks :)