Tuesday 6 September 2011

The Tree of Life

Since I began creating gemstone jewellery, I always remember coming across a pendant that always caught my eye. The name 'Tree of Life' alone had me urging to replicate whatever could sound so peaceful, and then I saw what the pendant looked like - I was stunned by the beauty of people's creations.
From then on I decided I would make my own Tree of Life pendant, however the design was quite difficult and very delicate for me as a beginner. So I did what I do best and researched the pendant and collected the tools, materials and knowledge to create my own.
Below is the final product:

I used 1mm square, sterling silver wire for the main loop, 4mm silver plated wire for the trunk, branches and roots, and finally I used rose quartz chip beads for the leaves. I believe that using rose quartz against the silver really makes the pendant shine on the wearer.

I could certainly do a much better job, especially on the roots. I made a small mistake when wrapping at the bottom, but couldn't unwrap as it would have ruined the whole pendant.
I will definitely be creating more variations of this pendant in the future, however due to a lack of funds I will be unable to buy any more sterling silver wire for the time being.
This pendant will be going on sale on my store at in the next few days.

More good news keeps on coming this week with my new directory listing at UK Craft Blog which will hopefully allow my blog to expand and get comments from all over. I'm ready for some good ol' criticism (constructive of course =) ).

1 comment:

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