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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2008 06:00:52 AM »

Ooo that's gorgeous, it looks like it catches the light wonderfully!
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2008 07:48:06 AM »

your swap partner is very lucky! It is stunning  Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2008 08:22:25 AM »

this is so sweet.. how long did it take to complete?
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2008 09:23:11 AM »

Wow, that is beautiful!
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2008 11:24:35 AM »

That's a gorgeous tree!  This will be a perfect next project (between making presents!) Smiley

I found a tut for something pretty similar here, though I think I like the simplicity of this one better!  http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_beading/article/0,2025,DIY_13745_5105319,00.html
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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2008 11:26:35 AM »

Wow.  That's gorgeous.  I can't even imagine the time or patience needed to complete that. 
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2008 11:28:28 AM »

Thanks for all the nice comments and appreciation - it was very difficult to part with -- I have the supplies to make another for myself just haven't sat down and done it  

That is so fantastic! Shocked Wow! Did you use a tutorial or make up the pattern as you went?

It is in this book http://www.amazon.com/Designer-Beadwork-French-Beaded-Designs/dp/1402740484/ref=pd_sim_b_3

Holy samole!

That's amazing!  Where did you learn to do that?

The book has really good instructions on how to do the work and this simple loop is some of the easiest french beading there is -- the only difficult thing is counting off the beads accurately.

Ooo that's gorgeous, it looks like it catches the light wonderfully!

It really does - the photo of the lower branches is my favorite - the beads are silver lined and they just shimmer.

this is so sweet.. how long did it take to complete?

All told there is somewhere between 30-40 hours work in it. That is why I haven't sat down and made the second one.  The good thing is that it is actually very easy to do while watching TV.
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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2008 11:31:00 AM »

That's a gorgeous tree!  This will be a perfect next project (between making presents!) Smiley

I found a tut for something pretty similar here, though I think I like the simplicity of this one better!  http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_beading/article/0,2025,DIY_13745_5105319,00.html

That is exactly the tree -- the only difference is the number of ornaments.  In her tute and in her book she has what must be 200 ornaments on the tree and I thought it made it look gaudy -- it is all a matter of choice and what appeals to you.
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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2008 11:52:50 AM »

Must make!

Thank you for the references!
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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2008 02:48:04 PM »

Wow! Shocked That is absolutely gorgeous!
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