InstructionsHonestly, I looked at several photos of tree of life necklaces and just went for it. After several trials, I came upon a pill bottle that was the right size for the frame - about 2" diameter - and wrapped it with 18 gauge wire to make the frame. I used about 10" long segments of 22 or 24 gauge wire for the trees, wrapping them 2 or 3 times around the base of the frame before twisting them to ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Funky, Outdoorsy, Holiday, Romantic
Wire, gemstone chips, charms, chain, Swarovski crystal, stone
What was your inspiration?
While I hate the winter season, I love studying the structure of trees. All are different. One snowy day this past winter, I challenged myself to make one of the trees. I found a couple of pictures online and then made my first of many trees.
What are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of the fact that I'm not afraid to take risks when crafting. If something doesn't work, so what! It's all a learning experience!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Practice first using cheap wire! No two are ever alike, so don't stress if you can't make matching trees.