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« on: March 16, 2010 05:00:27 AM »

First off, this was very much inspired by this lovely beaded tree by beadedbyamy: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291431.0

Second: details! My eldest brother finally got married to this lovely girl I totally adore (and I say 'finally' because they've been together for ten years now), and they decided to have a beach wedding. I wanted to give them something keeping with that theme, and flailed about for a bit before remembering the aforementioned tree. (I'm usually a stickler for 'useful' gifts, but I also did the photography for the wedding, so. They get this. *G*)

I used copper and silver wire, green glass chips and white shell chips from a broken necklace my GF gave me. This was the first time I've played with tree-making, though I've toyed with wire stuff before. I thought the entire project would take forever, but it was actually surprisingly easy!

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010 05:46:12 AM »

What a lovely gift!  I love the symbolism of two coming together that is implied by the two colors of wire.  I am sure this will be treasured.

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010 06:07:03 AM »

I love the way you used the two colors, and the roots look really nice!

I actually just threw out the tree you were inspired by.  It was nice, but my technique has improved a lot since then, so it doesn't represent my current style and quality. I'll probably do my next "beach" tree soon, though.  I just got commissioned by a wonderful lady to make a french beaded bouquet for her wedding, which will be at the beach! I like to make little extra gifts for brides that commission me. Tongue 

Anyways, this is a lovely little tree!  Wonderful work! Smiley

« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010 08:00:38 AM »

What a pretty, thoughtful and loving gift.

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010 09:00:14 AM »

This is absolutely beautiful.  I love how the roots look on the shell, very natural.  Great job.
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010 09:02:53 AM »

What a cool gift.. Very creative and pretty.. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010 09:19:23 AM »

Neat idea!  It turned out beautifully.

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