Saturday, August 25, 2012

Beaded Wire Tree

What can I make out of floral wire and a bunch of craft beads?  You guessed it!    A Beaded Wire Tree!

 It's simple enough, just cut the wire (24 gauge), thread a bead of your choice to the middle of the folded wire, and twist several times to secure the bead in place.  

 Next, separate one of the wires at the base of the twist and thread a second bead about 1 1/2 inches (or less),  from the first twist, and twist again several times.


Continue, alternating wires, threading a bead and twisting to form branches.


I made ten of these,and grouped them in pairs.





I had five groups of two, twisted together, to form the tree branches  .  .  .  .  .



I then put all the beaded branches together and twisted several times



I rearrange the wire branches and beads randomly, opting for "narrow roots" at the base.


I found a rock outside (we have plenty, from tiny to boulder sizes) and secured the tree with a "Gloop" of glue. I draped the wire roots over the rock.








I like the way the tree looks, with the blending of colors  .  .  .   .  and I hope you do too!
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8 comments:

  1. I like it too! I also like that you've anchored it on to a rock. It looks like it has roots!

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  2. I like it! very interesting, somehow I want to put it near some water.

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  3. So beautiful! the colors are amazing too! thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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    1. Thanks Debbie! Love having the opportunity to join in as a newbie. Such a fantastic idea!!!

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  4. I think it is beautiful. You did a great job...Connie

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    1. Thanks, Connie! Your delightful blog stirs up a lot of wonderful memories!

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  5. This is a real one-of-a-kind work of art. You got your creative juices going, Gail.

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  6. You are so talented. I have some beads and never know what to do. What an inspiration. I love your blog and have enjoyed creeping around. Rhonda

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