Color Inspiration - Lake Minnetonka Sunset Necklace
by Kristal Wick
I LOVE sunsets! I've been fortunate enough to see them from Hawaii to the Caribbean and they're all different yet completely satisfyingly inspirational. Many are sunrise folks but sunrises seem to occur a bit too early for moi' so I'm good with sunsets. The individual colors of a sunset are always a surprise to me once you break them down. That's why it's such a great exercise for any designer to do so.
For example, if I were to make a piece of jewelry inspired by this image alone, it would have focused on golds and oranges but I took that image and ran it through a color pallet program. These programs are free and really dissect the image colors thoroughly. So, you can see from this color pallet there were other shades I might have ignored. This is a great way to train your eye to see overall images in a different way.
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Lake Minnetonka Sunset Necklace - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration Lake Minnetonka sunset
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Lake Minnetonka Sunset Necklace - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration Lake Minnetonka sunset
This image is my beloved Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota where I grew up. It was a magical place and I treasure my time there. Living on that lake most of my childhood, surrounded by quintessential Midwestern beauty affected my artistic aesthetic a great deal. Thank goodness! This fun and simple project combines gemstones and wire. I love using Venus Jasper beads with blue wire but you can use any 6mm or 8mm beads for this project.

Creatively,
Kristal
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Lake Minnetonka Sunset Necklace - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration Lake Minnetonka sunset

Materials

20 Gauge Round Blue Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-C20-30FT
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Venus Jasper 6mm Round 8 inch Strand
A1-899
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Sterling Silver Chain Cable 1.8mm 18 inch - Pack of 1
C8-160F
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Silver Filled Headpins 22GA 2 inch - Pack of 10
S8-14
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4mm Aquamarine 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-56A
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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Flat Nose Nylon Flat Jaw With Spring
PLR-831.00
  • PLR-831.00
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design