Color Inspiration - Fab Fall
by Kristal Wick
Fall has come and gone for this year. I don't know about you, but it never lasts long enough for me and I say that every year.
. I've had the great fortune to live in a few very beautiful locals across the country and exploring them during the fall was kind of like a hobby. My favorite fall colors were in New England. I lived in Boston for awhile and the leaf peeping in New England was spectacular every time! The covered bridges around each corner looked just like in the movies. I now live in Colorado and we mainly have aspen leaves turning a beautiful yellow color. There aren't a lot of shade variations, just the same yellow on every leaf. Seeing entire mountain sides covered with aspens in the fall are really stunning and I've taken my fair share of pictures of these. I grew up in Minnesota on a lake and those fall colors were delightful. So rich with the reds, goldens and copper leaves all mixing into a beautiful color pallet. Every year I have my pals send me pictures of the fall leaves if I can't make a trip back to visit. One of my friends sent me this picture and it was so pretty I knew I had to make some jewelry inspired by the gorgous colors.
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Fab Fall - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration fab fall
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Fab Fall - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration fab fall
I cut 2 pieces of 12 gauge copper wire and hammered the ends giving them a lot of texture. I then punched holes in both ends. You could use a drill to drill the holes as well. I added some twisted wire jump rings and a messy wire wrapped crystal dangle at the bottom. I made ear wires and loaded them with a few metal beads. One of my fave design tips is using various colored metals in one piece. That way it's more versatile in what you can wear it with. I used mainly copper in these earrings and also added gunmetal for more depth.

Even though fall is gone, these earrings are fond reminders!

Creatively,
Kristal
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Fab Fall - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiation fab fall

Materials

12 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-12D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.91
  • Gold Club Price: $1.43
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22 Gauge Round Smokey Quartz Enameled Craft Wire - 45 ft
H5-P22-45FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.40
  • Gold Club Price: $4.05
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20 Gauge Round Amber Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-M20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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8mm Topaz 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-186
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  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Tools

Texturing Hammer with 9 Faces
HAM-470.00
  • HAM-470.00
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  • Price: $47.00
  • Gold Club Price: $35.25
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WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Euro Punch Plier 1.50mm
PLR-133.70
  • PLR-133.70
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  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Benchtop Drill Press
DRL-300.00
  • DRL-300.00
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  • Price: $99.97
  • Gold Club Price: $74.98
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
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  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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Chasing Hammer - Flat Faced with Polished Wooden Handle - Pack of 1
G3-13
  • G3-13
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  • Price: $11.97
  • Gold Club Price: $8.98
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Ultra-Polish Pads, 20 pack
POL-695.00
  • POL-695.00
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  • Price: $8.95
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design