Color Inspiration - Enchanting Purple Passion
by Kristal Wick
I love the rich, deep color of pansies and when I saw this spectacular purple beauty in my neighbor's garden, I could not resist the photo opp. The purple color looked like velvet and immediately transported me back to my childhood and the love of my life-Donny Osmond!

I admit it, I crushed on Donny big time, had his posters on my bedroom walls and even a pillow case with his picture saying "Sweet Dreams." I know, I know...I can hear you all snickering and asking what the heck does this have to do with purple pansies? Donnie's fave color was purple so I wore purple EVERYTHING for about a year (even my socks were purple). Talk about passion! My fave flowers were purple pansies for a long time and I committed to filling the church with them upon our wedding day (which sadly never happened). So, you can see how near and dear to my heart these beautiful blooms are. What a delight to use them as inspiration for this simple pearl necklace.
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Enchanting Purple Passion - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration enchanting purple passion
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Enchanting Purple Passion - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration enchanting purple passion
I shaped a piece of 18-gauge wire into the main focal. I then selected various colors of Swarovski pearls from the color pallet and made simple loops to create 85 dangles. I added them onto the wire and embellished with a handmade chain of Swarovski crystals, pearls, head pins and metal findings. Make a smaller set for fun earrings. Who knows, maybe you'll be inspired by one of your crushes too!
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Enchanting Purple Passion - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration enchanting purple passion

Materials

Pink Mabe Pearl 9 to 10mm - Pack of 1
A8-910AP
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White Mabe Pearl 12 to 13mm - Pack of 1
A8-1213AW
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 pieces
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  • Price: $17.97
  • Gold Club Price: $13.48
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White Mabe Pearl 12 to 14mm - Pack of 1
A8-1214W
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White Mabe Pearl 9 to 11mm - Pack of 1
A8-911W
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Silver Filled Eyepins 24GA 1.5 inch - Pack of 10
S8-16
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8mm Amethyst 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-55C
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
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18 Gauge Round Half Hard 1/10 Sterling Silver Filled Wire
H10-18H
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design