Color Inspiration - My Kind of Valentine
by Kristal Wick
Truth be told-I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day. My fave part of the holiday is the day after when all the left over chocolate is 50% off! I do love making hearts but not the girly kind. Instead of the lacy, doily handmade valentines from my childhood past, I now like more of a rustic vibe with a bit of rusty metal thrown in! I guess it's a reflection of my heart in some way! The frilly, delicate young heart was more trusting, kind and open. My older and wiser heart feels like I've got more rust than lace these days!
I was recently taking a lovely winter walk with my pups along Clear Creek in Colorado and the bit of blue sky with amber/bronze trees presented such a stark color-less difference in the last time I took this walk during the summer; I snapped a pic thinking it might make an interesting jewelry color inspiration.
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - My Kind of Valentine - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - My Kind of Valentine - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration
I used a bronze focal heart from my metal clay stash I made a couple years ago. It had a couple of blue crystal inclusions that perfectly matched the pic I took on my walk. Then, I had the most fun making messy wire wrap "tornado beads" with 20 gauge antique copper wire. These were quick and so versatile; you could easily make and use them for earrings and a bracelet to match.


Creatively,
Kristal
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - My Kind of Valentine - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration

Materials

20 Gauge Round Amber Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-M20-30FT
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Rose Gold Filled Corrugated Oval Cable Chain 2.7x4mm - 10 Feet
C6-319U
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Sterling Silver Chain (Oxidized) Textured Oval Cable 3.5x4 mm - 10 Feet
C8-130U
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Sterling Silver Chain (Rose) Textured Oval Cable 3.5x4 mm - 10 Feet
C8-137U
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Tools

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