Color Inspiration - Estes Park Elk
by Kristal Wick
I love living in a post card! I say this out loud dozens of times every week. Living in Colorado has been one of my greatest joys in life and I love using the natural beauty to inspire my jewelry designs. This is one of my recent delights after spending a day in gorgeous Estes Park, Colorado.
Every year I take a few trips to Estes Park to see the aspen trees turn bright golden yellow and if I'm lucky, watch (and hear) the elk rut. The combination of a deep moan and high-pitched whistles can be heard echoing all along the Front Range region and is kind of freaky the first time you hear them but once fall starts, the echoing bugle of the elk signals the mating season to the herd. It's a spectacular sight as these guys are as large as my car! And you have to be careful, they get easily agitated and I've seen a few actually charge people. One time it was a golf cart with 4 golfers in it! Worth the trip, put Estes Park on your bucket list!
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Estes Park Elk - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration estes park elk
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Estes Park Elk - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration estes park elk
I loved the color pallet of this pic I took of Elvis the elk (yes, I named him that for his groovy moves). This wire pendant is simple to make and you could mix and match many color pallets using the same design. I mixed copper, silver and gunmetal for a more varied metal color pallet. The focal looks great on chain but you could use leather or suede for a more organic look.
Creatively,
Kristal
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Estes Park Elk - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration estes park elk

Materials

12 Gauge Brown Anodized Aluminum Wire - 39ft
H13-E12-39FT
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4mm Peridot 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-60A
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6mm Light Topaz 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-21B
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Silver Filled Headpins 22GA 2 inch - Pack of 10
S8-14
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga 5mm - Pack of 25
S11-16
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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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Stainless Steel Ring Mandrel Sizes 1-15
G7-2
  • G7-2
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Steel Block--Deluxe Hardened Steel
DAP-525.50
  • DAP-525.50
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer with Wood Handle - Economy
G3-14
  • G3-14
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Wubbers Medium Bail Making Pliers
G2-1302
  • G2-1302
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Economy Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-25
  • G2-25
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Euro Punch Plier 1.50mm
PLR-133.70
  • PLR-133.70
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design