Color Inspiration - Santa Fe Moon
by Debbie Blair
I purchased this brightly painted ceramic moon during a long weekend excursion in Santa Fe with my mom a few years back. It hangs outside on my backyard deck, all year long. In the winter, its colors shine brightly through the dreary days, filled with gray skies and snowfalls. It welcomes spring each year, reminding me that warm days that I can spend relaxing outdoors are just around the corner.
With spring upon us, I took a closer look at the rich colors the artist used in his design and derived a palette of bright yellows, oranges, red, green, and turquoise. I really like how the use of black outlines makes each section of the design on the moon pop, so in my necklace I decided to use 18-gauge black enameled craft wire to form beaded wire links. I used 14-gauge brass wire to form a ring for the pendant, then attached a large yellow faceted resin bead and a few smaller dangles to echo the colors of the beaded chains.
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Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - Santa Fe Moon - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration santa fe moon
I hope this inspires you to create something cheerful to brighten your wardrobe in the coming spring and summer months.
Cheers!
Debbie
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Materials

18 Gauge Round Black Enameled Craft Wire - 21 ft
H5-B18-21FT
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14 Gauge Round Half Hard Yellow Brass Wire
H1-14H
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Tools

C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design