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Tree of Life Pendant

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Category Jewelry
Type Pendant, Accessory
Style Romantic, Funky, Whimsical
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Wire (multiple gauges), gemstone chips, jumprings, chain

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of the fact that, while I have only been making the trees for a short time, I've improved greatly. In fact, at a recent Art Fair, they were a big hit! (as they are on my ArtFire and Etsy sites) Not only have my designs improved, I've changed the look of the frames entirely!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? First: Google several different trees as well as directions. The directions are there, trust me! Second: don't try to make the wire conform to your concept of a tree; bend with it. (This has been the most difficult for me as I am a self professed control freak!) Third: celebrate all of your trials and experiment with different gemstone chips and wire gauges/colors. Fourth: use whatever shape you want for the frame, keeping in mind that it will be used as a pendant. I've made ovals, circles, and rectangles. I tried a heart - didn't like it - too, weird.... Just play and have fun!

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http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/auNaturaleJewelry for my tutorial

06/28/2014 Flag

I usually begin with 10-12" of 18ga wire. As for the thinner wire for the tree, I cut about 7 -10" lengths.

06/28/2014 Flag

love this can't wait to do this project

07/18/2014 Flag

I love this! Thank you for sharing this with us. I can't wait to try it tomorrow! Its wonderful

08/13/2014 Flag

Amazing!

08/22/2014 Flag