Color Inspiration, Black Raspberries
by Debbie Blair
When my husband and I moved into our home nine years ago, we were thrilled to uncover a set of prickly bushes in the front yard that produced berries.
As spring turned to summer that first year and blossoms turned to bright red berries, we came to the conclusion that the former home owners had planted bushes that would result in a bumper crop of raspberries.

A funny thing happened to those bright red raspberries though-the center berry in each cluster turned a deep, rich purple color, while the surrounding berries remained bright red. A little research revealed that the berries on those bushes were actually black raspberries, which were ripe for the picking once they turned the dark purple hue.





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Now each July my daughter and I watch for the clusters to start turning purple, from the center outward. And as we pick each sweet handful, with just as many ending up in our mouths as in the bowl, we build layer upon layer of sweet summer memories.
Here's a necklace inspired by those beautiful reds and purples.
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Materials

20 Gauge Round Purple Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-J20-30FT
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6mm Rose 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-87B
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18 Gauge Round Magenta Enameled Craft Wire - 21 ft
H5-G18-21FT
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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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WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design