Every year I like to do a simple, Christmas-themed wire project. This year I found these super fun, very inexpensive star-shaped pony beads and they obviously were just dying to be at the top of a tree!
The tutorial is for the pendant shown, but instructions are included for an alternate version you can use as a tree ornament or earrings! It's like three tutorials in one.
With this technique you can very quickly create a simple, shiny, playful little tree that you can give as a gift, or wear anywhere this holiday season.
Using only a single wire and following the the accompanying close-up, sharp photos and diagrams, you'll be admiring your new pendant (or ornament, or earrings!) in no time.
I'm a self-representing Cape Breton wire artist with a dozen years of experience writing clear instructions for online, adult learners. I love curriculum development almost as much as I love making ...
I'm a self-representing Cape Breton wire artist with a dozen years of experience writing clear instructions for online, adult learners. I love curriculum development almost as much as I love making jewellery! The two are combining beautifully with my online tutorials.
Through all the art forms I've explored - painting, digital art, clay sculpting, web design, paper art, and calligraphy - my love of colour has guided me to new discoveries. Now, over a decade of self-teaching has produced my distinctive, spontaneous style of wire-sculpted art jewellery.
My pieces weave non-tarnish wire around a wide range of stimulating materials. The warmth of semi-precious gemstones, the unlimited, variegated colours of firepolished glass, and the fascinating textures & history of beach glass all lend their own character to each one-of-a-kind creation. In my steampunk-inspired line, the patina of vintage, salvaged materials contrasts sharply with the bright & modern designs in the surrounding wire.
I love to create and I love to teach and share with others. I hope I can help you find a new technique or pattern you'll love!