Color Inspiration - Winter Fields
by Debbie Blair
Among the many reasons winter is my least favorite season is the sheer grayness of our surroundings at times. When I wake up to gray, overcast skies, even the barren trees and ground seem to echo back the gloomy tones from above. Though shortest in number of daylight hours, winter days feel the longest of all when they're cold and dismal.
However, I have come to appreciate the beauty of winter landscapes, especially out in the great wide open. My parents live in a small lake community, surrounded by farmland and ranches. They've photographed sunrises and sunsets that take this city girl's breath away. And the winter landscapes like this one reveal a quiet beauty of their own.
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - Winter Fields  - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration winter fields
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - Winter Fields  - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration winter fields
Take a closer look at the photo, and something that initially appears all gray, with perhaps a little streak of orange, can produce a color palette that's quite captivating. The rusty orange-blush and pale taupe colors mingle nicely with silvers and grays for a cohesive necklace design, which combines hammered figure-eight links and clasp using 18-gauge wire with wire-wrapped resin and glass rounds. Add a touch of silvery-gray leather to balance the matte silver pendant and the result is a charming necklace to wear any time of year.
Cheers!
Debbie
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - Winter Fields  - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration winter fields

Materials

Asstd glass, resin, gemstone beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 15.00 pieces
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antiqued silver pendant
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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silver leather cording
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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gun metal jump rings
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
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gun metal crimp ribbon ends
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
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22 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-22D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.42
  • Gold Club Price: $1.06
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18 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $18.69
  • Gold Club Price: $14.02
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Tools

4oz Ball Peen Hammer with Wooden Handle
G3-36
  • G3-36
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  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Steel and Rubber Bench Block 2.5X2.5 Inches
G17-22
  • G17-22
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $21.97
  • Gold Club Price: $16.48
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $32.95
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
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  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Premium Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-35
  • G2-35
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  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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4 1/4 Inch Bead Scissors - Pack of 1
G16-40
  • G16-40
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  • Price: $3.57
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design