Color Inspiration - Ribbon Talisman
by Kristal Wick
talisman: something worn or kept to bring good luck or keep away evil

Ever since I was a kid I was fascinated by magic, mojo and luck. I loved my Magic 8 Ball (I wish they'd make a come-back), turkey wish bones and 4 leaf clovers. I'd collect rocks, shells and nature's other baubles on every walk searching for magic in the Universe. I believed every gal needs a good talisman
Some of my jewelry pieces are specifically made to bring the wearer luck or good fortune. I have no evidence whatsoever that there's any truth to my belief, but I enjoy the intention of it anyway! That's why I had to make this cute little ribbon bag into a talisman. A friend of mine whipped these up by simply sewing 2 ribbons side by side. She gave me a few and sadly, they sat on my worktable for eons waiting patiently to be completed.
While browsing through a gift shop, I stumbled upon this beautiful flower. I have no idea what kind it is and had not seen one before or since. So, I had to snap a pic of it for jewelry inspiration. Once I was back in my studio studying that flower, the little ribbon bag screamed from the other side of my studio "FINISH ME" (have you ever had that happen or is it just me?).


Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Ribbon Talisman - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration ribbon talisman
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Ribbon Talisman - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration ribbon talisman
I added a vintage button to the front of the little bag and finished it off with a stunning gemstone/pearl chain. Once I saw that flower, the talisman came together in a jif! I often forget how delightful and impactful gemstone chains are to use. You can take almost any focal piece, add a complimentary gemstone chain and the effect is elevated ten-fold.

Whether you believe in luck, black cats, a talisman or not, I hope this inspires you to consider using gemstone chains in your work.

Creatively,
Kristal
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Materials

Sterling Silver Chain with Pearls 1.5-2mm - 5 Feet
C8-213U
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Sterling Silver Chain w/ Pearls 3-4mm - 5 Feet
C8-193U
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  • Price: $46.87
  • Gold Club Price: $35.15
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Sterling Silver Chain w/ Pearls Silver Grey 8-8.5mm - 5 Feet
C8-195U
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  • Price: $102.47
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Sterling Silver Chain w/ Amethyst Stone 3-4mm - 5 Feet
C8-185U
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  • Price: $46.87
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Sterling Silver Chain w/ ApatiteStone 3-4mm - 5 Feet
C8-186U
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Tools

WireJewelry - Essentials Jewelry Pliers Set with Case, Set of 5
G15-21
  • G15-21
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  • Price: $124.95
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design