Color Inspiration - Colorful Colorado
by Kristal Wick
They don't call it "Colorful Colorado" for nothing! According to Google, the name was chosen by congress in 1861 for the territory of Colorado because of the magnificent scenery of mountains, rivers and plains. Also, because the sun shines over 300 days each year.
I love living in a post card and I took this beautiful picture from my back yard in Loveland, CO. I find nature so inspiring, my iPhone is filled with stunning images. I'm sure my pals on Facebook get totally sick of me posting mountain range after mountain range but I just can't help it when the sky continuously changes colors due to the sun rising and setting. When I was deciding on this color pallet, I covered the bottom 1/3 of the image with my hand and the pallet consists mainly of shades of blues. Remove your hand and take a look at the entire image - now there's many shades of tans and light sage added to the mix which lessons the intensity of the blues and adds some interesting light to the image as a whole.

Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Colorful Colorado - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, colorful colorado necklace
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Colorful Colorado - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, colorful colorado
I used the specific colored wire from the pallet in my picture to hand form individual wire hearts (since the image was in Loveland, Colorado) using 20 gage wire. After work hardening them by hand hammering each heart, I then linked them together with complementary seed beads and jump rings to create this trendy chain. This chain makes a great bracelet as well as earring too!
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Colorful Colorado - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, colorful colorado necklace

Materials

20 Gauge Round Antique Copper Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-Q20-30FT
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20 Gauge Round Blue Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-C20-30FT
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20 Gauge Round Teal Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-F20-30FT
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20 Gauge Round Vintage Bronze Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-N20-30FT
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated American Blue Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-J20-25FT
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
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Steel and Wood Bench Block 3x3 Inch
G17-25
  • G17-25
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design