Color Inspiration - Cup o Joe
by Debbie Blair
I have a favorite spot downtown, one that a good friend introduced me to a couple of years ago, called The Little Bird Bakeshop. On sunny days I like to grab a cup of coffee or iced chai and sit out on the plaza, where people-watching is the thing to do. Colder days will find me inside The Little Bird, a hot tea in one hand and a good book in the other.
This photo reminds me of relaxing days spent outside The Little Bird. I derived a palette of darker colors, which inspired me to make a boho-style necklace using feather, tassel, and arrow motifs. I hand-stamped the words "free spirit" onto a silver blank, added a wire-wrapped bail to a turquoise drop, then attached everything to a ring made of heavy-gauge wire which was strung onto a thin strip of leather. I can swap out the leather for a chain or ribbon to give the necklace a different look, depending on my outfit.

I hope this inspired you to create a piece of jewelry using your favorite doodads.

Cheers!
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - Cup o Joe - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - Cup o Joe - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - Cup o Joe - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard 14/20 Rose Gold Filled Wire
H6-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $5.57
  • Gold Club Price: $4.18
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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
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design