As many of you know, I frequently find inspiration from color. I did a little nautical color palette hunting online to help me figure out where I was going with this theme.
This post has several great palettes, but I've always liked light houses, so I went right for the one with the rich red.
I went for blues and grays that were a little lighter than the original palette, but I didn't add any other colors.
I loved adding the lampwork discs to my skinny wrapped design for my nest piece and decided to use this technique again for my nautical piece. They don't represent anything nautical in a literal sense, but the colors tied together so well.
I got these beads from Jen of blueseraphim a while back during a big pre-holiday sale. I try not to purchase in one of a kind beads like this without a project in mind, but Jen's beads are so versatile that I always find a use for them pretty quickly.
I love this embellished addition to my wrapped bracelets and will most likely make more in the future. As always, if there are any color combinations that you're like to see, let me know.
This piece is available for sale in my Etsy shop right here. Voting will take place on the EBW blog in early May. Check back on my blog the week of May 9 for all of the voting details. To get a sneak peek at the other entries already up and running, search EBWC on Etsy.
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