Color Inspiration - Flowers in Pike Place
by Nancy Chase
This vibrant flower photo was taken by my Dad. A life long amateur photographer, he snapped this at Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA. The Pike Place Market has been a Seattle icon for more than a century. Considered "the soul of Seattle," in the downtown center, locals and tourists shop, visit, eat, and take photos.
Dad gave me this photo several years ago. One of my favorites. Bursts of color, shades of copper, golden yellows, great fresh reds, with purples tucked into the side. A background of lush greens highlight the flowers in close-up.
Nancy Chase's Color Inspiration - Flowers in Pike Place - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration Pike Place flowers
Nancy Chase's Color Inspiration - Flowers in Pike Place - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration Pike Place flowers
The photo inspired my new found wire craft - designing, and shaping spring knots. I wanted to make larger knots using a 1/2 inch diameter dowel to then thread fabric through the larger holes. This silk 'fairy fabric" is perfect to thread the larger knots with all six strands. The very small spring knots ( made with 24 gauge craft wire on 3/16 inch diameter dowels) are threaded with just one silk strand. The lightness of the silk is inspired by the soft colors of the flower petals. Strong greens, purples, golds, red, and copper craft enamel wire is arranged to highlight the knots. 18 gauge 12mm copper wire jump rings link to form a neck chain without a clasp. Elegant, and pretty as a pictur
Nancy Chase's Color Inspiration - Flowers in Pike Place - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration Pike Place flowers

Materials

18 Gauge Purple Enameled Aluminum Wire - 200ft
H14-R18-200FT
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18 Gauge Green Enameled Aluminum Wire - 200ft
H14-H18-200FT
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18 Gauge Gold Enameled Aluminum Wire - 200ft
H14-D18-200FT
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18 Gauge Fuchsia Enameled Aluminum Wire - 200ft
H14-F18-200FT
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Tools

C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
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Wubbers Medium Bail Making Pliers
G2-1302
  • G2-1302
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design