Color Inspiration - Winter Sunset
by Kristal Wick
I live in a postcard. This inspiring image is proof! I took this spectacular sunset picture a couple months ago, 2 blocks away from my townhouse in Loveland, Colorado. In my youth I never used to be a sunset freak and often wondered why people took sooooooo many pictures of sunsets-I mean, don't they all look pretty much the same? Growing up in Minnesota, we took an annual vacation to Sanibel Island, Florida and my dad took hundreds of sunset pictures on the beach. Again, they all looked the same to me and in those days he had to PAY to develop the pictures from an actual camera! Today, my iPhone is filled with sunset pictures (thank goodness we don't have to pay development fees anymore) and I totally "get" what the big deal is about when viewing a beautiful sunset.
As we get older, our priorities change and I know I've learned the wisdom of appreciating simpler things such as sunsets and watching my dog sleep in front of a fireplace (way too many pictures of that as well)! And it's OK. I finally see the differences in each sunset and why they're so treasured. This one in particular, taken during a pandemic that challenged the entire world to see beauty despite all the struggles of the day. What a gift, and it's so pleasurable to use its inspiration for a new piece of jewelry
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Winter Sunset - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration winter sunset
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Winter Sunset - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration winter sunset
The base of this bracelet is made of copper washers. Easy to find and so fun to hammer texture into! I added some simple wire links with all the colors being antiques and coppers. As a last minute addition, I added the crystal flatbacks. I felt the piece was missing some type of contrasting color and the blue was the perfect choice.

Take a look at your sunset pictures. Perhaps you'll find beauty and inspiration such as this one!
Creatively,
Kristal
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Winter Sunset - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration winter sunset

Materials

14 Gauge Round Amber Enameled Craft Wire - 10 ft
H5-M14-10FT
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Sterling Silver Oval Lobster Clasp (Gun Metal) 11 mm - Pack of 1
K3-139
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Liver of Sulfur 4 oz
SOL-600.04
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Ultra-Polish Pads, 20 pack
POL-695.00
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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Wubbers Large Bail Making Pliers
G2-1303
  • G2-1303
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Texturing Hammer with 9 Faces
HAM-470.00
  • HAM-470.00
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Steel Block--Deluxe Hardened Steel
DAP-525.50
  • DAP-525.50
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Xuron Flush Cutter - Pack of 1
G2-504
  • G2-504
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design