Color Inspiration - Land and Sky
by Kristal Wick
One of my fave reasons for living in Colorado is the colors! That's why Colorado's nickname is "Colorful Colorado." The mountain scenery, sky, rivers, lakes and plains are constantly changing with the shadows of the day and seasons. As an artist, I find these changes constantly fascinating and inform my artistic expression. I'm definitely not alone as so many creators throughout history have painted and been inspired by those magnificent mountain ranges and magical blue skies!
I took this picture with my cell phone in the car (from the passenger seat - don't worry, I wasn't driving). As we drove around a bend in the highway, this view literally made us gasp in awe and I knew someday I'd use this color pallet in future jewelry creations. Mother Nature is the best colorist in my opinion!
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Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Land and Sky - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration land and sky
I used 20-gauge amber colored wire and Wubbers pliers to create the whimsical heart links. I then connected the links with large peacock blue colored 20-gauge wire jump rings. The dangles are bicones combined with my hand painted silk beads. I put it all together with a lobster clasp as the final touch.
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Materials

20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Sea Foam Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-B20-25FT
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Peacock Blue Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-L20-25FT
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  • Gold Club Price: $5.18
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20 Gauge Round Amber Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-M20-30FT
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  • Price: $5.80
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6mm Light Topaz 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-21B
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  • Price: $2.57
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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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  • Price: $170.72
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design