Color Inspiration - British Blooms
by Kristal Wick
Sad to say, I have yet to "hop the pond" and visit England. Longing for a great adventure to immerse myself in all things British, I have a Brit Pinterest page and a L-O-N-G list of fab stops to make while I'm there.
I follow some really cool folks who frequent that delightful country, one in particular is author/water color artist, Susan Branch who visited Beatrix Potter's (author of childhood Peter Rabbit series) homestead. Read about it here: https://www.susanbranch.com/beatrix-potter-me/

Seeing the colorful flowers of the English countryside and this pic my Boston pal took while she was recently over there, inspired this necklace called British Blooms.



I wanted to experiment with layering 2 different wire-worked shapes and colors. This was a breeze using Wubbers round mandrel pliers. I love using Wubbers pliers as they ensure consistent loops every time! You could easily make different wire shapes, sizes and colors for this necklace. I used 18 gauge pink and purple wire, threw in a splash of Swarovski pearls, TierraCast spacers and a stunning lilac sea glass heart focal. I used eye pins for the pearl dangles and made a purple jump ring to attach the focal and swirl dangle to the necklace. This was a delightful project to make and I hope you're inspired to try it out yourself!
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - British Blooms - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration British Blooms
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - British Blooms - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration British Blooms
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - British Blooms - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration British Blooms

Materials

18 Gauge Round Purple Enameled Craft Wire - 21 ft
H5-J18-21FT
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18 Gauge Round Silver Plated Hot Pink Copper Craft Wire - 20 ft
H17-D18-20FT
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Silver Filled Eyepins 24GA 1.5 inch - Pack of 10
S8-16
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Tools

Wubbers Round Mandrel Pliers - 5 Plier Set
G15-18
  • G15-18
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WireJewelry - Essentials Jewelry Pliers Set with Case, Set of 5
G15-21
  • G15-21
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design