Color Inspiration - Ocean Dreams
by Debbie Blair
I was born and raised in Colorado and still call it home to this day. Strangely, though, I feel most at home when I'm near the ocean. I've only actually vacationed on the coast a handful of times, but the sensory experiences remain deeply ingrained in my memory. The scent of salty air, the soothing, repetitive sound of waves hitting the seashore, the feel of the ocean breeze on my face; these memories surface again and again, and I find myself daydreaming of returning to the seashore over and over.
This photo reminds me of an anniversary trip that my husband and I took to Napa valley a few years ago. We ended up taking a day trip out to Bodega Bay, where we drove along the rocky coastline and lunched on the most amazing crab sandwiches and clam chowder. Looking at the photo, I can actually hear the waves splashing on the rocks, and recall the strong westerly winds as we stepped out of our car.
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - Ocean Dreams - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, Ocean Dreams
For my Ocean Dreams Necklace, I created a loose five-strand braid of ocean-colored glass beads, then gathered the ends under handmade wire-wrapped cones. The long braided-leather strap ties in the browns of the rocky seashore. Wearing this necklace reminds me of all the Oceanside trips I've had thus far, and makes me hopeful of those yet to come.

Cheers!

Debbie
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - Ocean Dreams - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, Ocean Dreams
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - Ocean Dreams - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, Ocean Dreams

Materials

African Turquoise 4mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-733
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African Turquoise 6mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-734
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.07
  • Gold Club Price: $4.55
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
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  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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  • Category: Design
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