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« on: August 30, 2012 05:21:42 AM »

I saw these large square beads at Michael's and thought they would make a great backing to a TOL pendant.

It too SO long to make! But I think the majority of the time was playing and figuring out exactly how I wanted it. At first, I was just going to bent the wire into a square right around the stone, but I needed to leave a little space on each side between the stone and wire so I could wrap the tree roots/branches...and it was really difficult to make a perfect square and get the stone centered. I decided to bend the wire odd ways around the stone - and I like it much better. And way easier! And I had to play around with the branches for a while since I've never made a tree without stones on the branches before - so that took a while.

I love the way it turned out, but it was a long process. I think it would take much less time if I were to recreate it though, since I know exactly how I want it.



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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012 05:39:19 AM »

this is beautiful!  And so unique!
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012 07:39:03 AM »

That is awesome and the most unique TOL I've seen yet!
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012 12:17:40 PM »

You are so right.  The wobbly square outline is much better looking than a straight one would have been - more natural. It is a lovely pendant.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012 06:54:25 PM »

 Love it!! This is a great twist on the round ones for sure.. I love this too Cheesy your work is lovely Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012 12:51:42 PM »

Thank you everyone!    Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012 06:09:27 AM »

I've got to echo all the other comments, this is lovely, and unique.  You have some mad wire working  skills there.
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