Color Inspiration - Bugling Elk
by Kristal Wick
I'm not sure there's anything more inspirational than nature. That's why traveling or living in a tourist destination area
can be so inspiring! I live 30 miles from Estes Park, Colorado and it's always a great adventure when visiting. It's a charming town at 7,522 ft. elevation and the base for the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Fall is my fave time to visit, the bugling elk take over the town and entertain with their crazy mating behavior and wild bugling sounds. I captured a great shot of them crossing the river on a golf course this past fall and loved the colors as inspiration!

Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Bugling Elk - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color creativity bugling elk
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Bugling Elk - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration bugling elk
For my Bugling Elk Bracelet, I created randomly shaped wire links, hand hammered them and further embellished with my hand painted batik fabric beads and crystals. I used 3 different colored wires and gauges to mimic the image resulting in a bracelet capturing the rich earth tones of the elk and river.

Creatively,
Kristal
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Bugling Elk - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration bugling elk

Materials

Gold Filled Jump Rings Open (.035) 19ga (OD) 7mm (ID) 5.2mm - Pack of 10
J11-193
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.40
  • Gold Club Price: $4.80
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4mm Jet 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-93A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.18
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6mm Light Sapphire 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-129B
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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4mm Peridot 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-60A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $1.97
  • Gold Club Price: $1.48
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16 Gauge Black Enameled Aluminum Wire - 100FT
H14-B16-100FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $9.00
  • Gold Club Price: $6.75
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer
HAM-161.00
  • HAM-161.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Steel and Wood Bench Block 3x3 Inch
G17-25
  • G17-25
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design