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« on: November 29, 2009 01:57:56 AM »

Hi guys,

I've made two tree of life suncatchers/ornaments/hangy thingies recently and wanted to share.

For the branches of both and the trunk and roots of the first I kind of combined the french beading technique used for making baby's breath (which is similar to one used in making wire and bead trees) with the tree-of-life concept.

For the second one I thought I'd braid the wires for the trunk and main branches.

The first is lush, the second went a little sparse in the foliage department because I cut the wires shorter, but I still like it.

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Oh dear, the second one definitely needs another set of branches and my wire wrapping skills are shoddy! It really looks better off camera, I promise Tongue

Maybe someone else can use braiding and the wire tree technique with the tree of life idea and make a better example? *hint*!

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2009 07:26:31 AM »

Those are both beautiful!  I love the colors of the first one, too.
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2009 08:08:07 AM »

i think they are both beautiful, the second one is my favorite!
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2009 03:22:06 PM »

the first one is just fabu! I am not being critical but my taste is more towards the fuller one
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009 12:08:52 AM »

Smiley Thanks for the comments.

Critical is alright with me, if you want to be. No-one is a harsher critic than me when I'm truthful with myself, so anything you say would be praise anyway! Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2009 10:39:27 AM »

Gorgeous! I Like them both but I also learn towards the fuller one..so extravagant looking!
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010 08:05:45 PM »

Very pretty.
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2010 09:22:12 PM »

These are really great! Could you maybe provide a link to a tutorial (if any exist) or otherwise tell me how it's done? I'd love to make some of these for my mom!
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