Color Inspiration - Butterfly Blues

by Kristal Wick
This butterfly image is so stunning and unusual, I had to use the color pallet for jewelry inspiration. The blues are electric but the big surprise is the amethyst highlights. This is why Mother Nature is such a great design coach! She combines the most interesting color pallets I wouldn't normally use-such as this one.
Normally, I would use a complimentary colored wire for wire wrapping pearls but wanted to see how these contrasting colors work out. Use 24 gauge wire so you can cut and bend numerous pieces at once saving tons of time.
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Butterfly Blues - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration butterly blues
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Butterfly Blues - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration butterly blues
Still a fan of convertible jewelry, this simple design fits the bill. Chains of pearls, gemstones and beads are so trendy yet expensive so I developed a more affordable alternative. Of course you can make this project using commercial pearl chain or use up any extra pearls to make your own.

Creatively,
Kristal
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Butterfly Blues - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration butterly blues

Materials

24 Gauge Round Silver Plated Amethyst Copper Craft Wire - 60 ft
H17-H24-60FT
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga 5mm - Pack of 25
S11-16
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Sterling Silver Magnetic Clasp 6mm Button Shape - Pack of 1
K3-120
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  • Price: $3.62
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Sterling Silver Oxidized Chain w/ Pearls 3-4mm - 5 Feet
C8-331U
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Sterling Silver Chain with Stone Turquoise 3mm - 5 Feet
C8-214U
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design