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Tree of Life Pendant

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Jewelry
Type Accessory, Pendant
Style Whimsical, Romantic, Funky
holly.ross.05 on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Women

holly.ross.05 on craftsy.com

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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Absolutely beautiful!!! Can't wait to try my hand, and see what I can come up with. Thank you!!!!

02/07/2014 Flag

How can I learn how to make this tree of life?

02/27/2014 Flag

Do you Holly Ross offer a wire tutorial

03/16/2014 Flag

Would love how to do this myself, where can I find the pattern?

03/20/2014 Flag

I am going to try this myself!

04/12/2014 Flag