Tree of Life Pendant

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women 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! 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!

What you will need

  • Wire (multiple gauges)
  • gemstone chips
  • jumprings
  • chain

Q&A with holly.ross.05

ChrisCreations asked:
This is VERY cool! I love it and I'm gonna have to give it a try!!! Thanks for posting such great photos.!
holly.ross.05 answered:
Thanks! :)
ConsciousAnita asked:
Holy moly, makes my hands hurt just thinking about it lol (I have fibromyalgia and have been enjoying using finished trees I bought off ebay, I'll have to look up yours on etsy.)
holly.ross.05 answered:
I've actually moved everything to my ArtFire site (Au Naturale Jewelry) so please check them out there. I do get some hand pain if I make the tiny ones, but I started relying on my pliers more and more and that helps quite a bit.
Francsifi asked:
I've seen many of these-this one is VERY BEAUTIFUL!
holly.ross.05 answered:
Thank you so much! :)
arl_torre36407 asked:
I love it!! Very unique idea.
holly.ross.05 answered:
Thanks! :)
cadams011153887 asked:
NICE! I started making some mini trees on lava rock from the garden.. never thought of doing it this way. Thanks
holly.ross.05 answered:
You're welcome! :)