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Topic: Agate Geode Slice Tree Of Life Pendant (Another New Experiement for me!)  (Read 3821 times)
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« on: July 15, 2010 09:55:11 AM »

Of course you guys all know me and my crazy obsession love of making Tree of Life pendants. I just enjoy making them so much and I keep looking for new ideas and new ways of making them.

Well, I was at the Flea Market last weekend and I found some awesome flat slices of agate geode and got an idea to use that as a base for a Tree. This is the very first attempt. I have more slices in more colors and I'm going to be making some different versions as well but here's the initial result:






It features moss agate round gemstone beads as "leaves" and sterling-silver plated wire for the trunk and branches. The geode itself is wrapped with an antique bronze wire. Agate is pretty much the oldest gemstone in recorded history and is THE stone for protection. Agate is said to attract strength, prevent bad dreams and aide against stress and energy drains.

I think this is a neat way of having both a cool stone pendant as well as something special and one-of-a-kind. Because of course every slice of agate geode would be unique, it's impossible to ever duplicate something like this. And I think that the agate and the Tree are a cool combo.

But your thoughts/feedback welcome!! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010 10:11:18 AM »

This is beyond gorgeous! Wisted!  You do such beautiful work!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010 10:16:50 AM »

Beautiful!  Your pendants always seem to take my breath away. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010 10:18:35 AM »

This is beyond gorgeous! Wisted!  You do such beautiful work!
Aw, thank you! So nice of you to say. Cheesy

Beautiful!  Your pendants always seem to take my breath away.   
Oh gosh, how sweet. Thanks! I'm going to blush here. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010 10:27:09 AM »

This is by far my favorite Tree pendant yet. I love the combination of the round stones and the geode. The colors and all of the elements that went into creating this piece just play off each other in such a unique way. Love it! Fabulous job  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010 10:47:46 AM »

That is just beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010 11:07:14 AM »

Well, I love everything you do, but these are REALLY cool!  I really love your choice of the moss agate beads with the geode, and I love the zig (or is it a zag?) in the antique bronze wire around the geode...beautiful work!
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010 11:49:46 AM »

This is fantastic! I too love the colors of beads you used and I love all things geode lol.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010 11:53:20 AM »

that's gorgeous! Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010 11:57:40 AM »

OMG I am in love again! Your work always amazes me! I can't imagine what you'll come up with next!
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