Faux Labradorite DIY Jewelry Inspiration

by Jeanne Holland June 08, 2023

Learn how to create the essence of Labradorite on metal and mix with UV Resin to create faux Gemstones. Labradorite is a unique gemstone that is known for its dynamic color properties. At first glance, labradorite may appear to be a plain gray stone, but when it catches the light, it reveals a dazzling array of colors. Capture the all of its unique properties in this fun and easy DIY project. See the full tutorial here.

The Labradorite gemstone effects kit is made up of 3 metallic colors and two stains to give the ultimate flexibility in creating your faux effects.


Create faux gemstones in a custom bezel setting by affixing an organic ring to natural brass elements. Blending UV Resin and the Labradorite gemstone effects kit creates the illusion of natural labradorite without the weight or expense. Labradorite often has a beautiful iridescent sheen that can change depending on the angle of the stone. This iridescent effect is known as labradorescence and is caused by the diffraction of light within the stone's layers of mineral crystals. This effect is achieved by applying multiple layers of the metallics and stain colors within the UV Resin.


Labradorite's iridescent play of colors, ranging from vibrant blues and greens to fiery yellows and oranges, can be replicated on metal surfaces with careful craftsmanship. By using a combination of metallic paints and translucent layers, the shimmering effect of labradorite's labradorescence can be recreated, adding an ethereal and enchanting touch to the delicate wings of a metal dragonfly. The iridescent hues, brought to life through careful shading and blending techniques, create a captivating illusion of movement and transformation, mirroring the captivating nature of labradorite itself.

The dynamic color properties of labradorite make it a popular choice for jewelry as it can add a unique touch of color and sparkle to any design. Get started on your creations with these product bundles.

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