Color Inspiration - Hawaiian Waters
by Kristal Wick
This beautiful nature shot is taken in Hawaii using many filters. I fell in love with all the colors and knew I had to make some kind of jewelry piece using this image as inspiration. The coppers and blues complimented each other so well, I actually toyed with the idea of doing a jewelry series using only this color pallet. Who know, I just might! For now, let's dive into this beauty!
Puzzles seem to be taking on a new life, trending once again (for the millionth time) with everybody hunkering down at home these days. They appeal to all ages and come in so many colorful images and tastes. I think their appeal is a warm feel goodness invoking a comfy home scene, fireplace blazing with good friends and family to tackle the new challenge together.
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I wanted to experiment with the idea of using metal clay to make a bracelet imitating puzzle pieces. So, I rolled out a wide band of copper clay and textured it. Then I used a straight pick and carved the pieces from the band and made holes for the jump rings. I added some small round inclusions and then fired everything. I fired the pieces in a kiln but you can torch fire them as well. Once the bracelet was fired, I used turquoise chips and resin to create little pools like tiny creek beds for the chips. I then made jump rings using 3 different colored wire to attach everything. I threw a few seed beads onto the jump rings for interest. I don't know if this piece is more fun to make or wear!

Creatively,
Kristal
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Materials

20 Gauge Round Amber Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-M20-30FT
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Baby Blue Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-F20-25FT
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  • Price: $6.90
  • Gold Club Price: $5.18
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Sea Foam Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-B20-25FT
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  • Price: $6.90
  • Gold Club Price: $5.18
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New! 1 Kilo Tumbled Undrilled Small Gemstone Chips - 1 Kilo Bag
E6-5
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  • Price: $9.97
  • Gold Club Price: $7.48
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Tools

Wubbers Wire Working Set - Basic
G15-11
  • G15-11
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Straight Steel Pick
CVR-400.30
  • CVR-400.30
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  • Price: $3.95
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WireJewelry High Density/Super Duty Hard Fireclay Brick, Rated up to 3200 Degree Fahrenheit
G32-30
  • G32-30
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  • Price: $21.95
  • Gold Club Price: $16.46
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Jumbo Max Flame Butane Torch
SOL-310.00
  • SOL-310.00
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  • Price: $49.95
  • Gold Club Price: $37.46
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Wire Wrapping/Beading Work Station
G16-43
  • G16-43
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  • Price: $87.97
  • Gold Club Price: $65.98
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design