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« on: January 09, 2010 01:53:42 PM »

I haven't submitted much lately, but now I have two new trees to show all of you!

This first one is called "Autumn Gold." When I think of autumn, I think of deep reds and golds, so I decided to tip each leaf in this tree with genuine gold plated beads. I think the whole tree came out looking really elegant.








This one is "Laura's Tree" because it was a commission from a friend of mine (Laura) who is having a little baby boy soon.  She doesn't like baby-ish nursery themes, so she decorated his room with trees and decided she had to have one of mine.  There are around a dozen shades of green, blue, and yellow seed beads in the leaves.  I also put a few creatures to make it more interesting for a child.








Thanks for looking, and if you have any comments, criticism, or feedback at all, I would LOVE to hear it!

Edit: I changed the full-shot pictures for both trees. I think they look nicer now. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010 02:29:01 PM »

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I think these are so amazing! I wish I had the patience for all those little beads. They are true works of art. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010 02:33:59 PM »

your work's always been amazing Smiley i really like that first one with the gold tips, and the creatures you added for the 2nd are so fun!
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010 02:39:21 PM »

These are fantastic amazing brillant beautiful awesome I just love them SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010 02:51:32 PM »

I'm blown away every time I see one of these goregous trees! The first one is beautiful but I really love the shape of the second one.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010 03:03:00 PM »

beautiful!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010 03:46:11 PM »

These are absolutely gorgeous! How long does it take you to make one?
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010 07:54:08 PM »

Both of these are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I especially love the little turtles & owl!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010 06:14:42 AM »

Thank you all for the wonderful support! Smiley

cinnamon teal, my trees take anywhere from 6-10 hours, depending on the complexity of the piece.  "Autumn Gold," for example, took much longer than "Laura's Tree" because I had to individually string each bead in order to create the gradient, whereas with "Laura's Tree" I created a mix of beads that I could just dump into my bead spinner and whirl onto the wire very quickly. I would say that "Autumn Gold" took at least 2 hours longer because of this.
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I applaud your creative mastery Cheesy
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