September 7, 2015
'Cherry Blossom' Wire Statement Necklace
I'm working on some new pieces this Labor Day and trying to move into some fall color palettes. I love this mix of red, pale green, purple, crystal, and pearls--a perfect color pairing for the coming cooler fall and winter seasons.
The colors remind me of delicate cherry blossoms with their pale, creamy, almost translucent petals or sometimes faintly pinkish-lavender petals, deep red centers, and pretty green foliage.
Silver mixes with copper and antique bronze in lots of layers to add extra depth and visual interest to the simple design.
The wire focal elements, connectors, and silver and copper chain links are all handmade using German copper wire. You can find tutorials for the wire focal elements here and here.
The pretty floral toggle clasp and small antique bronze chain are the only elements not handmade.
The beads featured in this piece include amazonite, amethyst, shell, crystals, and glass pearls. Who'd have thought this color combination could be so interesting?
Off to find more fall color palette inspiration. What colors do you like to wear in the fall and winter months?
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