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« on: March 17, 2010 04:34:53 PM »

I know it's been a while, but don't worry- I've been keeping busy!

Summer is my favorite season. I love looking at all the different shades of greens created by trees and I love the airy, open feeling of a group of trees with the wind blowing through them. For this tree, I wanted to interpret those things by creating a tree that has a lot of leaves, but doesn't seem "heavy."

There are 3 different color mixtures, each with about 5 colors in them- light, medium, and dark. There are 2 different size loops. There are also 2 colors of wires- a dark brown and a lighter, slightly more golden brown.



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Any comments or critique are more than welcome. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010 06:31:58 PM »

Wow!  This is my favorite wire tree ever!  I love the roots and the trunk - it's fantastic!

Do you know roughly what the total length of wire used was?  I would like to try one and that would be really helpful to know Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010 06:56:02 PM »

I'm so glad you like it!

How much wire do I use for a tree?  Good question! Hmm... let's see here... I use about 5-6 feet per branch... multiply that by 117... that's 585-702  feet. (Wow... I didn't know I used so much!)  Not all of that actually gets used because I have to make sure that there's more than enough to build the root system.  However, you may want to ask some other wire tree artists.  I build my trees from the top to the trunk instead of from the trunk up like most other people, so I might be using more wire than other people out there.  Also, I never actually measure my wire, so I can promise that my numbers are accurate. Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010 12:12:47 AM »

Wow, this is gorgeous! I should come by this board more often. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2010 06:17:59 AM »

Gorgeous tree!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010 07:15:19 AM »

Wow this is super awesome and must have taken awhile. I would love to get a bunch of these for my room!
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010 01:29:44 PM »

I've looked around your topics, and you always make such beautiful trees!
But this one looks especially lively! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010 03:38:34 PM »

i just purchased an actual bonsai tree and this looks so realistic, specially from afar, i love it
how long did this take you? are  you selling it?
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Moonfleet
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010 10:04:39 PM »

Beautiful tree!! I love it.
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thesunandtheturtle
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011 12:35:33 AM »

Incredible job!  and the colors of the leaves is avery nice green.
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