Color Inspiration - Bluebells
by Kristal Wick
Fields of bluebells as far as the eye can see! That's what my cousin texted me with this beautiful picture from her European travels. Apparently, all family members know I'm obsessed with blue. Obsessed or not, the calming effect of this picture made me want to make jewelry using this inspirational pallet. I love how the subtle shading of the different blues work so well together and I tried to recreate it in my necklace by using a variety of Swarovski crystal bicones in different shades of blue. I also really enjoy combining different jewelry techniques in one piece and this one uses metal clay, bead crochet and wire working. 
Let me just start off by saying how much fun (and addictive) metal clay is! I used simple texture plates to create the design in the clay and since it's such a small charm, I torch fired it on a fire brick. Super quick and easy.
Pro Tip: If you'd like to explore learning metal clay, we have some great online classes listed in the tools section of this article.
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Bluebells - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration bluebells
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Bluebells - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration bluebells
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Bluebells - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration bluebells
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Bluebells - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration bluebells

Materials

Silver Filled Oval Lobster Clasp 13mm - Pack of 1
S3-15
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.77
  • Gold Club Price: $1.33
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20 Gauge Round Blue Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-C20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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4mm Light Sapphire 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Bead - Pack of 10
A13-129A
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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4mm Aquamarine 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56A
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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4mm Blue Zircon 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-17A
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.00
  • Gold Club Price: $1.50
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Tools

Blazer Stingray Torch, Black
TRCH-4001
  • TRCH-4001
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $49.95
  • Gold Club Price: $37.46
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Fire Brick
SOL-485.00
  • SOL-485.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.96
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WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Tucson Streaming Class Lisel Crowley Unwrapped Pendant In Metal Clay
TS_2018_01_31_CROWLEY
  • TS_2018_01_31_CROWLEY
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $116.00
  • Gold Club Price: $87.00
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Tucson Streaming Class Gail Stouffer Wrap Rings 2 Ways - Metal Clay & Sterling Sheet
TS_2018_02_02_STOUFFER
  • TS_2018_02_02_STOUFFER
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $116.00
  • Gold Club Price: $87.00
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design