I made this for beeker in the OTT October Holidays rd6 swap.
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One of her themes was "leaves" and I just got inspired to try and make a leaf pendant. Obviously, I've been making tree of life pendants for years and year (and years!!) but I've never made a leaf before. I wasn't sure exactly how to do it, so I just kinda used my years of wire experience and made it up as I went along. I really love how it came out!
It took like three hours to wrap the whole thing and add in the "veins" of the leaf. Then I gathered up a random assortment of round beads in several sizes all in autumn colors and put them on headpins and filled in the top with dangles. I finished it on a textured copper chain.
It was one of those things that I had an idea in mind when I started but I love how it worked out even more.