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Luna1375
« on: May 03, 2009 02:36:22 PM »

I wanted a centerpiece for my dining room table, and I got inspired by several wire tree sculptures I've seen on here and other sites.  I've never made one before, so if I did it wrong please be kind!



I used copper wire, brown wire, green beads for the tree, and put it on some river rocks on a charger plate I got from Target.

Close up of my not-so-great wire twisting technique:


And here it is on my dining room table:


Please ignore the ugly curtain in the background that will be replaced soonish.  Comments and critiques welcome! 
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009 03:03:01 PM »

There's no such thing as a wrong way, especially here!  Yours is gorgeous!  Although it's generally customary to glue the roots of the tree to a single flat piece of rock, but I really think I prefer yours more.  It looks much more natural and I love the plate you used!  I kind of want to know where you got that plate too.. ^.^
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009 03:20:44 PM »

I know nothing about the "right or wrong" way to make these, but this one is just gorgeous.  It's one of the nicest looking wire tree sculptures I've seen and I look at them not only here, but in every shop I can find them in.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009 04:48:10 PM »

I am fascinated by these trees.  Every one I have seen is made somewhat differently, and I don't think there is a right or wrong.  The fact that each one is unique is a big part of what makes these so wonderful.  Yours is beautiful.  I especially like the charger plate and the river rock base.  It is the perfect size, too.  I have never seen one made with more than one color of wire, but I think it's neat that way.  Good job!! Cheesy

P.S. I actually like the curtain!
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009 05:10:22 PM »

fantastic!!!
i love the mulit-color wire, the green of the beads, and i'm a nut for river rocks!!
the charger you put it on is perfect!!

you did a gorgeous tree!!

hey every tree in nature is unique--and beautiful---and so is yours!!
thanks for sharing this one!

theresa
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009 08:47:46 PM »

Beautiful!  That's pretty much exactly what I want to make my mom for christmas...I've seen a lot of wire trees on here, but haven't seen any bases I really liked...until now! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009 09:42:21 PM »

I happen to have a couple of trees that I received in a swap, and I know that there are no two alike.  Yours is beautiful.  Great job.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009 10:32:47 PM »

This really is gorgeous. Great job.
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2009 03:57:45 PM »

I love it. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2009 04:09:33 PM »

What do you do to make sure it does not oxidize?
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