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Naantje
« on: May 03, 2014 12:30:03 AM »

I recently tried my hand at wire wrapping, because I wanted to make a craft you can finish quicker than a knit or crochet item. I made a simple bird's nest pendant that turned out fine, and then I wanted to try something more complicated. I had pinned an instructable for a wire wrapped tree of life pendant, and decided to try it out.

The seed-beads I used are not ideal for this pendant, but I wanted to practice the technique with what I had on hand before looking into more appropriate materials. All things considered, I'm rather pleased with the end result. I will definitely be on the lookout for the right kind of beads to create prettier ones Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014 06:59:35 AM »

Very pretty. I agree the beads are not the best but the the shape of the trunk and the branches and roots is lovely and graceful. I hope you will show us the next one you make when you can choose the beads you want.  Thanks for the link to the tutorial too.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014 11:40:56 AM »

I just watched the second Narnia film, my mum was watching it and I ended up perching with her. There's some sort of tree arch thing at the end of the film which starts with two trees twisted together, then it unwinds and reveals an arch..... anyway, I like the trunk of your tree, the twisting of the metal reminded me of the twisted trunks in the film  Smiley I think it's very pretty although I agree, the beads do not suit the project. I would've done the same thing though, practice with what I have and then buy the good stuff once I've got the technique down. Can't wait to see what you whip up next time.. keep up the good work!
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014 04:36:23 PM »

Awesome job on this!
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014 07:19:17 AM »

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