Color Inspiration - Autumn Pearls

by Nancy Chase
Taking the dogs for a walk in the Adirondack Lake region of New York on an autumn afternoon I stopped for a moment and focused my camera on the humus beneath me.
The oak wooded grounds were shining in the soft, afternoon light, just before sunsets' glow. The acorns spread on the forest floor looked to me like beads broken from a necklace strand and strewn along the woodland floor. Light camel colors to rusty browns, and dark earth, this color palette spoke to cooler days ahead. At a bead show recently, I was inspired when I found this unusual variegated strand of pearls.
Nancy Chase's Color Inspiration - Autumn Pearls - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration autumn pearls
Nancy Chase's Color Inspiration - Autumn Pearls - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration autumn pearls
Though this color palette did not register the tiny green grasses underfoot in my photo, this 5 strand bracelet is accented with lovely evergreen pearls along with brass, copper, taupe, and tumbleweed tones. Flat round copper beads accented each row to give an asymmetry both eye catching yet grounding. Adding the copper crimps, traditionally used for securing wire designs, added richness to this seasons tone. The wire wrapped pearl charms dangling from the last row of the bracelet delights the wrist with movement.

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Materials

Soft Flex Beading Wire--Medium--.019
BDC-419.00
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Sterling Silver Crimp Bead Twisted 2x2mm - Pack of 25
K10-19
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Silver Filled Headpins 26GA 2 inch - Pack of 10
S8-13
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Tools

Mighty Crimper
PLR-584.00
  • PLR-584.00
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Chain Nose Wire Pliers
G2-508
  • G2-508
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Round Nose Wire Pliers
G2-507
  • G2-507
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design