Color Inspiration - Adobe Sun Necklace
by Debbie Blair
My former job with a DIY jewelry magazine used to take me to trade shows across the U.S. throughout the year. I would travel to Tucson every February, Santa Fe in March, the Philadelphia area in August, and the Pacific Northwest in October. Each location held its own special attraction for me, but while my home in Colorado was in the deep throes of winter, jet setting to Tucson's warmer climate in early February had to be the most enticing of all.
I would walk the floors of convention centers and hotel ballrooms, stocked wall-to-wall with tables chock full of beads, pearls, gemstones-every material imaginable for making jewelry. Catching up with artists and vendors was always great fun. Evenings would be spent dining with associates in the industry, bead manufacturers, and bead shop owners. I always managed to sneak in a little extra time to take in the local scenery and architecture, even if it was only for an early morning walk before the hustle and bustle of the day began.
This photo was taken in Tucson, but it reminds me of the adobe buildings in Santa Fe as well. I just love the colors of the Southwest, and the combination of coral and turquoise makes for a stylish necklace fit for any spring or summer wardrobe.
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - Adobe Sun Necklace - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration adobe
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - Adobe Sun Necklace - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration adobe
I started with a copper washer and used a dapping block and punch set to dome it. I added a white druzy and other assorted beads using wire-wrapped loops, then attached a strap of coral-colored leather lace. A handmade leather tassel finishes off this Southwestern chic necklace.
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Materials

Copper Washer, 24 Gauge, 1 Inch, Pack of 6
MET-530.05
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22 Gauge Round Dead Soft 14/20 Rose Gold Filled Wire
H6-22D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.81
  • Gold Club Price: $2.11
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Tools

24 Piece Dapping Punch Set
DAP-705.00
  • DAP-705.00
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  • Price: $85.97
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BALLPEIN HAMMER SUPREME- 8OZ
HAM-430.18
  • HAM-430.18
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  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design