Color Inspiration - Winter Waters
by Kristal Wick
As artists, we usually have a few (or many) revered artists we follow for inspiration. Dale Chihuly is one of mine. Among all the elements I love about his glass work, I am constantly amazed by how he achieves the depth of colors within a piece. This image is no exception and titled Winter Waters Icicle Chandelier. I love how the blues have a gradient development and contrast so nicely with the copper-colored background paint of the building walls.
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Winter Waters - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration winter waters
Kristal Wick's Color Inspiration - Winter Waters - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration winter waters
I started forming wire for this focal piece of this necklace using 12 gauge. You could also use 14 gauge or aluminum wire. Use a sturdier wire for this project especially if you end up pouring resin within the focal. It's a lovely statement piece even without the resin. It's also very adaptable if you want to make the focal smaller or larger. Simply increase or decrease the wire length and bends.
I added glitter, thin glass shards and a few tiny shells to create the look of water on the beach as I interpreted in the Chihuly inspirational image. Resin is a fun way to take your wire forging to another level. The shapes and textures are unlimited and really fun to explore!

Creatively,
Kristal
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