Color Inspiration - Happy Hyacinth
by Kristal Wick
I have a pal with the most incredible English Garden. I take many pics when visiting for jewelry inspiration. As I'm clicking away, we always laugh and say there's nothing more inspiring than the color pallets Mother Nature creates! She told me a few fun tidbits about the hyacinth flower that were most popular in the 18th and early 19th century. Most of the bulbs come from the Netherlands and are poisonous if ingested. The juice from the bulbs were used like glue for book binding in past days.
She shared with me the most interesting flower fact about Floriography (the Language of Flowers). It became very popular during the 19th century in England with many books written about it, specifically the meaning attributed to each flower. Floriography was a cryptological way of communicating using specific flowers in flower arrangements. These arrangements were coded with a message from the sender expressing his (usually a "his") feelings which could not be spoken out loud in Victorian society. There were floral dictionaries in those days for interpretation. Can you even imagine that way of communicating? The hyacinths' meaning was loveliness.
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I rarely do monochromatic color pallets in my jewelry designs but this one was too spectacular to pass up. The deep rich purples needed a bit of brightening up so I added a touch of amethyst shading with the seed beads. I wire wrapped different shades of purple seed beads around a gold base using 28-gauge purple wire. I also made eye pins and jump rings out of 20-gauge wire and added little bead caps to the Swarovski crystals for a dash of elegance. The purple tassel is the final touch of texture pulling the piece together.
How lovely is that?!

Creatively,
Kristal
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Happy Hyacinth - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration happy hyacinth
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Happy Hyacinth - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration happy hyacinth

Materials

28 Gauge Round Purple Enameled Craft Wire - 120 ft
H5-J28-120FT
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20 Gauge Round Gold Tone Brass Craft Wire - 30 ft
H18-C20-30FT
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4mm Amethyst 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Bead - Pack of 12
A13-88A
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6mm Amethyst 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-88B
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8mm Amethyst 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-88C
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6mm Light Amethyst 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-101
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8mm Light Amethyst 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-76
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4mm Amethyst 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-55A
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6mm Amethyst 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-55B
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8mm Amethyst 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-55C
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Tools

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