Color Inspiration - Grand Staircase

by Nancy Chase
This beautiful stairway is one of many at the Biltmore Estate, set in the Blue Ridge mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. A magnificent home which belonged to George Vanderbilt, it is now part of a National Historic Landmark known as America's Largest Home. Tours can be taken all seasons of the year. A photographers dream, both inside the house, and outside in the gardens. The architecture is astounding.
Morning light shone on this polished black metal staircase. The mottled greys, light and dark, of the marble stairs, reflected the partly cloudy light from the large windows. The curve and color of the railing inspired my four strand onyx and silver bead bracelet.
Nancy Chase's Color Inspiration - Grand Staircase - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration grand staircase
Nancy Chase's Color Inspiration - Grand Staircase - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration grand staircase
Geometric diamond shaped 4 hole spacer beads are posted across the entire bracelet like balusters on a stairway. The alternating black, and silver beads provide the decorative structure of an upper hand rail, and lower base rail. An elegant length of handcrafted beauty, I can imagine a guest wearing a sleeveless velvet dress walking down the steps, wearing this bracelet to dinner at the mansion.
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Materials

Soft Touch by Soft Flex Wire--Medium--.019
BDC-400.19
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.00
  • Gold Club Price: $13.50
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Tools

Form Dart Flush Cutters - Pack of 1
G2-16
  • G2-16
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  • Price: $8.95
  • Gold Club Price: $6.71
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Mighty Crimper
PLR-584.00
  • PLR-584.00
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  • Price: $14.97
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Sterling Silver Crimp Beads 2x2mm - Pack of 100
K10-22
  • K10-22
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  • Price: $9.82
  • Gold Club Price: $7.37
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design