Color Inspiration - Oyster Coast

by Nancy Chase
A colorful wall of lobster-trap buoys caught the eye of jewelry designer, Nancy Chase. She took the used sea theme and colors in her charm bracelet design.
A salty sea breeze met us as we opened the car doors. A friend recommended this Gulf-side eatery for dinner. When walking up to the entrance I was mesmerized by a large wall of lobster buoys. The bright pink, and navy colors, along with sun faded ambers, greens, and golds made a mosaic of color.
Nancy Chase's Color Inspiration - Oyster Coast - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration oyster coast
Nancy Chase's Color Inspiration - Oyster Coast - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration oyster coast
The chalky whites and creams on the buoys looked to the presence of pearls. Adding craft enamel wire, I wove each 26-gauge strand through and around the large hole pearls to make each charm unique - just as each buoy is marked with its unique stripe. A jumble of color, and a gold chunky chain, a light, lovely accessory for summer!
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Materials

6.5-7mm Large Hole (1.2mm) White Rice Fresh Water Pearls - Pack of 20
A8-07
  • Lesson Quantity: 16.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.27
  • Gold Club Price: $13.70
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26 Gauge Round Amber Enameled Craft Wire - 90 ft
H5-M26-90FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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26 Gauge Round Silver Plated Hot Pink Copper Craft Wire - 90 ft
H17-D26-90FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.80
  • Gold Club Price: $5.85
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26 Gauge Round Blue Enameled Craft Wire - 90 ft
H5-C26-90FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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26 Gauge Round Green Enameled Craft Wire - 90 ft
H5-E26-90FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.80
  • Gold Club Price: $5.10
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26 Gauge Round Teal Enameled Craft Wire - 90 ft
H5-F26-90FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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26 Gauge Round Natural Enameled Craft Wire - 90 ft
H5-H26-90FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $6.80
  • Gold Club Price: $5.10
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26 Gauge Round Bronze Enameled Craft Wire - 90 ft
H5-I26-90FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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26 Gauge Round Olive Enameled Craft Wire - 90ft
H5-R26-90FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.80
  • Gold Club Price: $5.10
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Gold Filled Chain Flat Cable 1.09mm - 10 Feet
C4-131U
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $25.20
  • Gold Club Price: $18.90
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Gold Filled J Hook Clasp w/ Fig. 8 Connector Small 14mm - Pack of 1
J3-74
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $7.20
  • Gold Club Price: $5.40
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Gold Filled Jump Ring Open (.025) 22ga (OD) 5mm (ID) 3.9mm - Pack of 25
J11-176
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $10.28
  • Gold Club Price: $7.71
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Tools

WireJewelry - Essentials Jewelry Pliers Set with Case, Set of 5
G15-21
  • G15-21
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $124.95
  • Gold Club Price: $93.71
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design